Confessions of a Post-Spiritual Maverick .... a sort of memoir



Below are listed a selection of people and books that greatly influenced the way I have come to view myself and the world, as well as influenced the way I write.
Links to other sites worth investigating are also included.

The Method of The Siddhas
by Adi Da
- 'The man having an ecstatic vision is in the same condition as the man watching a TV commercial.' This is the book that turned my life upside-down and into a devotee of the Divine.


Spiritual Enlightenment - The Damnedest Thing
by Jed McKenna
- no one knows who he is, but he packs a punch with a remarkable sense of humour. Beware, there's nowhere to go after this one!

Pass The Jelly - Tales of Ordinary Enlightenment
by Gary Crowley
- a marvellous example of the living of life without judgement. The love generated by the author is palpable.


The Mystique of Enlightenment
by U.G. Krishnamurt
- an uncompromising critique of the foibles of following any 'spiritual' teacher or teaching. One of the nails in the coffin!

Coversations With God (series)
by Neale Donald Walsch
- a series of books full of heart and laughter. The series reaches a spectacular conclusion with the final, 'Home With God, in a life that never ends'.


by Hermann Hesse
- a literary genius, using simple and stunningly beautiful prose, writes about the futility of seeking for the Truth. What was the book like in the original German?

by Nic Sheff
- one of my favourite memoirs; gritty, raw and an immensely powerful journey through addiction. (PS. Substance abuse is not the only addiction!)
  Stranger in a Strange Land
by Robert A. Heinlein
- a remarkable book about a Martian far more spiritually advanced than the humans he encounters. I 'grok' with the absurdity of it all.
E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
by David Bodanis
- well, after all, I worked as a research scientist for all those years. Fancy writing a biography of an equation. A great read!
  The Messenger
by Markus Zusak
- pithy and a remarkably creative style of writing makes this book a winner in every way. If I write a second book, this is the one I want to emulate?!
jl forrester
- a devotee of Adi Da who has put together a site discussing the esoteric traditions of spiritual practice.
  WordsFlow Writers
- no doubt about it, writers' groups are a must for any aspiring writer! This one has helped me a lot over the years... and it's been heaps of fun to boot!
Jed McKenna Weblog
- this section of a blog dedicated to the writings of Jed McKenna, has a wonderful discussion about the essence of the "post-spiritual" person. Definitely worth a read!

'..... but like every thing and every process, including the greatest
of teachers, teachings and communities, they all have to be
released into the void from whence they came.'

from Chapter 23 - 'The White Sports Car'