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.
I’m catching up with him next week. Stay tuned!
I got this email from a listener today that I just had to share. Cracked me up!
“I had been trying to grasp “I am that” for years. After I discovered your revolutionary learn advaita at home in only 45 hours course and studied the suggested textbooks, I have lost the “me” in only 2 years. No trip to india. No being raped by a guru or wearing funny clothes or chanting.”
In other news, I got a phone call from His Bobness this morning. He sounds fit and healthy but said he’s getting old and feeling it at the gym. Always great to hear his voice. I didn’t even mind that he woke me up.
Hofmann, the inventor of LSD, died, aged 102 (who says drugs are bad for you?). He apparently had a mystical experience as a child that influence heavily his experiments with LSD:
It was during one of his ambles that he had his epiphany.
“It happened on a May morning — I have forgotten the year — but I can still point to the exact spot where it occurred, on a forest path on Martinsberg above Baden,” he wrote in “LSD: My Problem Child.” “As I strolled through the freshly greened woods filled with bird song and lit up by the morning sun, all at once everything appeared in an uncommonly clear light.
“It shone with the most beautiful radiance, speaking to the heart, as though it wanted to encompass me in its majesty. I was filled with an indescribable sensation of joy, oneness and blissful security.”
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