About the Author
From a mystical point of view, I think there is a lot to be said for ignoring personal history, and yet there is also a little to be said in favor of giving a brief resume. Ive worked as a day-laborer in Queens, New York; a brakeman on the Norfolk and Western railroad; a farmhand near Dundee, Ohio; a high school teacher in Tamale, Ghana; a forward artillery observer at Khe Sahn, Vietnam; a psychiatric nurse in Los Angeles; a plumbers assistant in the World Bank building; and a busboy in Athens, Ohio. Ive practiced mystical cultivation for a number of years and although I am pretty good at it, I have only scratched the surface. Yet despite being at this modest level, I have no problem appreciating what it is that causes me to love you and every other being.