I wrote this little book late last year as an attempt to sum up my version of advaita – which mean integrating what I’ve learned from Bob over the years with what I’ve learned from the world of science.
Bob has read it and given it the thumbs up, so I thought I’d share it here. Click on the book cover to go to the Three Illusions site, where you can read excerpts of the book, buy print or e-book versions of it, and listen to podcasts.
I promised to post this interview up many months ago but totally forgot! I recorded this for my G’Day World show but though you might all enjoy it as well.
Tim Freke is the co-author (with his writing partner Peter Gandy) of many books about the Jesus myth – including THE JESUS MYSTERIES and THE LAUGHING JESUS. I chatted with him recently about one of their books “The Gospel of the Second Coming”, a marvelous book that manages to combine humour and insight – it explains the Jesus myth as a Gnostic parable. As Tim points out during our chat – nobody really thinks there was an historical “good Samaritan” or “prodigal son”. They are understood to be parables. Tim explains that the whole Jesus story is a series of parables wrapped up in another parable – the parable of Jesus himself.
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Yesterday I spoke with rebel Catholic priest Father Peter Kennedy on the phone about why the Catholic church has sacked him from his South Brisbane parish and is trying to forcibly remove him from the premises. I told him I’d like to do a video interview with him about his situation. He replied “I’d rather talk about advaita!” It turns out Fr Kennedy has been to visit Bob a few times.