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JC & Me at 33 [Kindle Edition]

Cristian Matheson
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Book Description

A former child star's comedic spiritual journey leading through Hell to Heaven. Following his divorce Cris looks for solace in all the wrong places but finally hits the Cosmic Jackpot!

His path to Enlightenment though is littered with hurdles such as Born Again Baptists, first dates from Hell, spastics (that's a legitimate use of the word), magic, mystery schools, supply teaching, death, God, ETs, the Mothman, and other assorted karma, dharma, and drama.

Cris is an explorer of psychic arenas, and a cosmonaut of inner space so join him if you dare but hang on to your Halo, the ride gets wild.

If you like to get higher than Leary and more surreal than Burroughs then you'll love this book. Feel free to join Cris, he'd love your company, yes you, but get ready for a brain scrape and a mind upgrade.

Reviews for the author's work

"A hilarious batch of tales" The Emerald News

"Funny, thought provoking, quirky and instructional" Mackay Mercury Times

"4 out of 4 stars" online book club review
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Cris got the comedy itch when he co-wrote the Alien Television Workshop variety series which aired last millennium in Australia and also in England (he's getting old). His previous jobs weren't so glamorous and included picking out cigarette butts from hot tar and impersonating a Latino. He lives in Rockhampton and spends his time teaching, creating music with The Falling Echoes, an art rock band, running Stargate Activation Meditations and telling stories.

About the Author

Cris got the comedy itch when he co-wrote the Alien Television Workshop variety series which aired last millennium in Australia and also in England (he's getting old). His previous jobs weren't so glamorous and included picking out cigarette butts from hot tar and impersonating a Latino. He lives in Rockhampton and spends his time teaching, creating music with The Falling Echoes, an art rock band, running Stargate Activation Meditations and telling stories.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2522 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1499761058
  • Publisher: Essence; 1 edition (June 6, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KU7OPW2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #672,869 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps getting better! June 14, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Wow, this book lives up to it's promise. It's a wild ride and I'm officially mind blown. Also funny as hell. Loved it!
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Cris' second offering plumbs deeper than his first memoir "Bex, Drugs n Rock and Roll". This is Cris making sense of all his experience. He is fearless when describing raw emotion and no doubt his effort was cathartic. We, the reader, are invited to know his painful reality of unexpected divorce then partner him on a spiritual discovery of further enlightenment, and ultimately, a kind of healing. Cris describes fascinating parallel dimensions with the clarity and candour of one who if not personally experienced these sensations, then exhibits a magical imagination. The ultimate expression of this for me is Cris using a kaleidoscope of poetic language spun direct from his heart, in the chapter "Astral Ashram". We are challenged to experience these wonders for ourselves, Cris explains all we must do is start our own personal journey. A fascinating read, one which I would thoroughly recommend.... Five Stars...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Soulful beings Guide to self revelation June 13, 2014
By michael
Format:Kindle Edition
Wearing his heart on his Heart on his Haywain shirt Sleeve, Comic cosmonaut, Astral astronaut and Soul relief teacher Cristian

Matheson takes us on a intergalactic life journey of deep introspection and Heartfelt agony confusion and enlightenment as he

plunges mind body and soul into the world of life, society and harmonic Synthesis of philosophies, relationships, psychoactive

substances,transcendental meditation and employment in a brutally honest, hilariously bizarre and uniquely personal way.

JC & Me at 33 is a smash hit Lonely Planet Guide for Earthbound Tourists who take the incarnation train to finding self harmony.

My advice to you is just read it!
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By Michael
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If, like myself, you're a bit light in the "spiritual enlightenment" area, you may find parts of this book a bit hard to believe. Having said that, it's entertainingly written and eventful as all hell...perhaps a little TOO eventful by the end, haha, but it's definitely more worthy of your time than the latest Michael Bay "blockbuster". I suspect a little "artistic license" has been employed here and there, perhaps partly to protect the innocent, but that all seems in keeping with the relatively light-hearted spirit of the whole exercise. It's certainly a wild and woolly journey into places where few dare to tread. Set forth with an open mind, and you just may enjoy.
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More About the Author

'Comedic but honest' is how Rockhampton's Cris Matheson described his book, Bex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll. Releasing the first edition in 2005, the father of two said he wrote the book as somewhat of a memoir and keepsake for his sons to read when they got older.
'I wrote it when my boys were first born and I guess I was also saying goodbye to my 20s.'
'It's a coming of age story that arcs from when I was 5 then up to 33, it talks about interesting parts of my life, it's light-hearted but it also touches on darker issues. I'm glad I got it down so the stories are not diluted when it comes time to tell the boys some of my tales.'
With chapter titles like Amsterdamage, Balloon Head Ed, Space Bunny and many other strange phrases, Cris said the book was filled with strange and sometimes unbelievable stories that he had seen or experienced.
'I survived a two-day drunken fight up in a far North Queensland town called Aurukun; my brother was working as a pilot up there for a while,' he said.
'I used to be in a few commercials when I was kid and that gets a mention as does my time as a prog rock keyboard player for Hippo Pie, as well as a trip experience and travel stories.'
Always doing something creative like painting or making music in his electro art rock band, Falling Echoes, Cris also teaches music and English at schools throughout the Rocky region.
'I'm working now on my second book, Jesus and Me at 33, which is about the misadventures that have happened later on in my life,' he said.
'It's really cathartic to express it and it's wonderful that my work gets read around the world. Even Falling Echoes has been played on underground Russian Radio and also in France, and extensively in America. It's amazing how the digital age means you can run past the gatekeepers and be picked up all over.'
And as for Bex, Cris said it was an old pain reliever made up of aspirin, phenacetin and caffeine, which become an Australia icon in the 1950s to 60s.
'The grey rinse set like my dear grandmother loved it. They'd have a Bex and then go and quietly trip out in the bedroom. With the dyed hair and substance taking they were probably the first punks.'
EXCERPT FROM FEATURE ARTICLE IN ROCKHAMPTON MIRROR 19TH FEB 2014, WRITTEN BY AMY HAYDOCK

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