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

The Search Is Over: ‘Jed McKenna’ Mystery Solved

I have the name and all the particulars. Many candidates were mentioned, many names argued over: Peder Sweeney and August Turak, Stephen Gray (Adyashanti) and a Richard Rose student,  Thomas Pynchon and Richard Bach, Kenneth McMordie and.... on and on. I went with my intuition which said: none of the above. Well... the answer is … Continue reading The Search Is Over: ‘Jed McKenna’ Mystery Solved

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