Hippies, Drugs And Enlightenment

The tropical storm is coming to Cambodia from Southern Vietnam. The temperature has eased off to 29 degrees, a rare state of no sweat. The wind is beginning to pick up, tomorrow there might be torrential rain and flooding. Cool. I remember once feeling somewhat chilly and even throwing on some clothes as I tend … Continue reading Hippies, Drugs And Enlightenment

Before ‘Jed’ Became The Phoenix Jed

Over a year ago I wrote about the "Enlightenment: The Damnedest Thing" first proposal here, which to me looked like a strong selling pitch for a commercial product. Reading the proposal made me realise that the subtle promise of instant salvation in the books was largely a serious survival push of one man. It completely … Continue reading Before ‘Jed’ Became The Phoenix Jed

Jed Talks 2: A Medley Of Real And Unreal

The book is a thoroughly cooked medley of spiritual abstractions AND a solid grasp of the real. 'Jed' is also somewhat fixated on medical issues, and no wonder: mid-fifties and over is the time when the arrogance of the young body has been ripped to shreds with the first onset of physical decline. It is … Continue reading Jed Talks 2: A Medley Of Real And Unreal

The Great Wheel Of Life Re-Invented

THE deepest understanding of humanity sends me from the Egyptian Middle Kingdom to medieval castles of Europe to the heaps of trash on the streets of SE Asia to the Moon landing to the future human expansion into space to the inevitable cognitive immortality of future humans... Internal travel is easy, and the bird's eye … Continue reading The Great Wheel Of Life Re-Invented

Jed McKenna Evolution

Every time I read a passage from one of Jed McKenna books I feel two things. I feel a shrill sense of love for the measure of simplicity afforded to his otherwise complex mind. His very precise expressions are borne out of clarity and lucidity, the very qualities I personally appreciate in human minds at … Continue reading Jed McKenna Evolution

Words, The Feeble Construct Of Mind

The result of Jeddism is destruction of ability to think and question, but not in the way it should have been destroyed. Most of you have been fooled into willfully parting with the one and only tool that sets you apart from other animals: your Mind. You gave your Mind to another and let it … Continue reading Words, The Feeble Construct Of Mind