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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.



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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  




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