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IN AND OF: memoirs of a mystic journey
by Jack Haas
ISBN 0973100710, $16.00 paperback, $6.00 ebook
The highly acclaimed, modern autobiographical account of Jack Haas’ journey from the claustrophobic city, to the primitive wilderness of coastal British Columbia, California, and Alaska, and into the uncharted regions of the soul. The book traces Jack's unique life from homelessness on the streets of Vancouver, to being a resident in a down-and-out east end hotel, to building a squatter's hut in Vancouver's forested North Shore mountains. Eventually Haas escapes from the city altogether, and begins living like a true west coast vagabond, embarking on a magical ten year odyssey, exploring the wild west coast of North America, wandering amidst the towering forests and the crashing surf, and meeting an amazing cast of eccentrics, mystics, and misfits. Throughout it all Haas continued on his own internal voyage- a journey that would lead him into remarkable wilderness experiences, alchemical transformations, and spiritual awakenings.
This is a true tale of adventure, misadventure, wonder, struggle, mysticism, and miracles. It is a journey into rare experiences, and it is a journey home.
Apocalypse, Revelation and Redemption spiritual travel archetypes soul journey God consciousness : inner self inner peace, immortal self wilderness education west coast anarchy Good God, bad God Co-operative cosmos sacred debauchery remarkable people spiritual wilderness adventure Genius, madman, mystic Spiritual group dynamics The ecstasy of Hell eccentric women Jerry the bear man The writing life psychedelic journey The inglorious Ivanhoe Hotel Queen Charlotte Islands, Haida Gwaii the inner alchemy of writing west coast Kamasutra alchemy of the unconscious God's love the rapture of wonder city insomnia free spirit living free seeing auras the homeless spiritual independence deflating the ego surrender into nobody the astrophysics of apathy magic mushrooms and God The Fall of Adam and Eve Of animals and omens fear of bears and fear of life Real and unreal fear Mother Earth's sadness the spirit of sea kayaking hitchhiking with God mushroom picking dream communications west coast Kumbh Mela Alaskan Zen master the Zen of sea kayaking anima encounter what's in a name? mysterium coniunctionis, the chymical wedding Jesus Christ, fisher of men the rose within wholeness: marriage of east and west advaita vedanta: oneness closing memoir