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Jacob Atabet (Library of Spiritual Adventure) Paperback – October 1, 1988

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A writer's search for proof of spiritual and psychic miracles leads him to the mysterious figure known as Jacob Atabet and involves him in a heady quest to pierce the barriers between matter and spirit. Murphy's prose bears eloquent testimony to this euphoric exploration of inner space. Recommended where metaphysical sf is popular. JC
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Jeremy P. Tarcher (October 1, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0874774225
  • ISBN-13: 978-0874774221
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 20 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #344,573 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Harry Widoff on June 13, 2000
Format: Paperback
This brief book combines Mysticism, Art, Genetic Manipulation, Quantum Theory and Life-Extension. Its set in the post-LSD San Francisco Bay-Area.

Our lead character is investigating an event which took place in a church he briefly rested in. This leads to denials on the part of the priest and attendees as to what really happened. The identity of the individual seems to be all over the map from a young healthy male to an aged man.

Based on a near identity supplied by the priest, a very intense, laid back but strange cast of characters emerges. These individuals are the clearing house or grades of entry to the introduction to Jacob.

Jacobs art is ethereal, primitive and psychedelic. The art is reminiscent of photo-microscopy of amebas and one celled animals. Jacobs art also has a transforming effect upon certain individuals, hence his odd assortment of acquaintances. They're not a cult following or his keepers, but are his protectors.

Michael Murphy also wrote "Golf in The Kingdom", a mystical journey through the sport of golf. As opposed to your standard sci-fi or speculative fiction, Jacob Atabet crosses boundaries of science, literal self-renewal and re-invention from the parallel worlds of mysticism and the micro/macro-cosmos.

Physicist Neils Bohr had a Yin-Yang symbol in the center of his family crest, a Yantric lotus and a manta on the outer border. The family crest of a physicist? Micheal Murphy melds these 2 seemingly opposing worlds into one where birth, creation and accountability all merge within ourselves and is reflected in our waking world.

I would like to see this in print not only to replace what has recently gotten lost, but to make it available to persons I always reccommend this book to.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paul D. Fillinger on December 8, 2007
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this is a most amazing book. For fifty years there has lived an artist in North Beach that could have been the inspiration for this book. His name is Jordon Belson.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 16, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book is amazing. If you find yourself on "the path," this is a must read.
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