Jeffrey J. Kripal asks me all about our Secret Teachers

I recently had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Jeffrey J. Kripal about my new book The Secret Teachers of the Western World for the Reality Sandwich website. For those of you who don’t know, Jeffrey is one of the most exciting and thought provoking academic thinkers working in the ‘alternative’ milieu today; among his many books are Mutants and MysticsAuthors of the Impossible and most recently, The Super Natural, co-written with Whitley Strieber. I am flattered and honored that Jeff took the time to read and think about my book and to ask the kinds of questions writers like to answer. Here’s a link to the interview.

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One Response to “Jeffrey J. Kripal asks me all about our Secret Teachers”

  1. Hallo. While I studied Blavatsky and Theosophy when I was young, I remained fascinated by Krishnamurti…their potential savior of the world. Despite the ugly legal battles to wrench him from his family before he finally rejected the title…he later went on to write that his strongest, most important spiritual experience…came to him AFTER he left Theosophy….and it was related to a physical injury: a pinched nerve. I know such things can happen. Efforts like “Saving the “World” can become a bad habit. Apart from Pinchback, Campbell remarked that the world was fine as it is…similar to Lao Tsu…the old man…who said the the universe was sacred as it is. Trying to artificially introduce a ‘system’ is like asking a thimble to hold an ocean. The thimble had best leave….and upon return…be good to others for the duration. Perhaps simplicity is best.

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