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Reviews of books by Jack Haas:

"...very strongly recommended reading..." The Midwest Book Review      

"Few like Jack Haas go the whole hog. ...eminently readable." Nandakumar Nayar (      

"...the voice crying out in the wilderness, bravely, madly, tenderly, densely, so wondrously well." Jonathon Kerslake (editor, Lived Experience)     

"The Kerouac of the new millennium." Frank Wolf (extreme adventurer and author of Blind Bay)    

"...a glorious illumination of our spiritual birthright." Benjamin Tucker (author of Roadeye)     

"Jack Haas delivers a wonderful message." Judine Slaughter (Express Yourself Books)

"...stunning and poetic..."

"...groundbreaking..." Joann Turner (The Messenger)




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book cover west coast British Columbia Canada Vancouver Island

IN AND OF: memoirs of a mystic journey


by Jack Haas   


ISBN 0973100710


Excerpts from the book:

Apocalypse, Revelation and Redemption   spiritual travel   archetypes   soul journey   God consciousness : inner self     inner peace, immortal self   wilderness education   west coast anarchy   Good God, bad God   Co-operative cosmos   sacred debauchery   remarkable people   spiritual wilderness adventure   Genius, madman, mystic   Spiritual group dynamics   The ecstasy of Hell   eccentric women   Jerry the bear man   The writing life   psychedelic journey   The inglorious Ivanhoe Hotel   Queen Charlotte Islands, Haida Gwaii   the inner alchemy of writing   alchemy of the unconscious   God's love   the rapture of wonder   city insomnia   free spirit   living free   seeing auras   the homeless   spiritual independence   deflating the ego   surrender into nobody   the astrophysics of apathy   magic mushrooms and God   The Fall of Adam and Eve   Of animals and omens   fear of bears and fear of life   Real and unreal fear   Mother Earth's sadness   the spirit of sea kayaking   hitchhiking with God   mushroom picking   dream communications   west coast Kumbh Mela   Alaskan Zen master   the Zen of sea kayaking   anima encounter   what's in a name?   mysterium coniunctionis, the chymical wedding   Jesus Christ, fisher of men   the rose within   wholeness: marriage of east and west   advaita vedanta: oneness   closing memoir  



roots and wings Big Island of Hawaii lava

ROOTS AND WINGS: adventures of a spirit on earth 


by Jack Haas     


ISBN 0973100745


Excerpts from the book:

opening soul journey   fallen angels learning to fly   the perils of life on earth   writing in Old Delhi: learning namaste   charlatans and missing persons: India   Mother India incarnate   synchronicity and coincidence   the laughing saint   spiritual shit stories   returning home, the shift in life   jokes and pranks   a living buddha   this holographic life   St. Francis of Hawaii   kundalini and earth energy   ruthless baptism by Jesus Christ   enlightenment of wonder   implausibility, mystery, and gratitude   divine revelations in New Zealand   twin souls   ascension of flesh in Old Jerusalem   free spirit   prayer and forgiveness: surfing the spirit   Goddess Pele and the Big Island of Hawaii   free spirit swimming with dolphins   Dharamsala: the spirit of healing music   Gaia, the Mother Goddess   Viking Spirit in Iceland   Christ and Iceland   bohemian hostel in Galway, Ireland   Guinness and the power of prayer   Wild side of Donegal: letting loose   Alien encounters and the Godself   Eccentric evangelist   Mother Earth, Lava, and Volcanoes experience   Christ and Mother Earth, Hawaii   alternative community, ayahuasca journey   the Christ within, and redemption   highly sensitive people, openness, and the spirit realm   human suffering and healing sorrow    Issa: Jesus Christ in Tibet   the human predicament and God   the eternal self, drinking cavacava   healing Mother Earth, Gaia   being true to yourself   alchemy, eternity, and Tao   Love: the siblinghood of humanity  



om baby, fine art, Goddess

OM, BABY! a pilgrimage to the eternal self


by Jack Haas    


ISBN 0973467711


Excerpts from the book:

Walt Whitman: opening quote   Journey of life: entering the flesh fractal   earthly attachment, and spiritual detachment   Spiritual transformation   Daemon, ego, and transformation   Dingle, Ireland   Pub life in Ireland  Nataraja and the Goddess   Ah, Amsterdam   electronica, music of unity   Psychedelic trip into eternity   Om, the vibration of eternity   Meeting the Mother Goddess   Delhi to Dharamsala: oversoul emanations   the great emptiness: om mani padme hum   Guru Nanak communication: Sikh devotion    Native American mystic elder    bathing at the ghats   Rishikesh and the holy Ganges   Krishna and Christ   Sarnath, India, mystical experience   Communion with God   Kali Temple, Dakshineswar, India   Transcendental consciousness    Mystical Mt. Arunachala   communion with Ramana Maharishi   union of spirit and flesh   Life as an illusion   Cosmic androgyny   integrating the shadow   Goa and enlightenment   Shiva and  Shakti   Ardhanarisvara   Hari-Hara    The Matrix   life as a dream   samadhi   Divine intervention    squaring the circle   Philosopher's stone    Highly sensitive person, Mercurius   Ascension, etherealization   Sophia   Christ and Sophia   spiritual liberation   Sophia, body of the Cosmic Christ   Zen of Christ   Love and emptiness   Tao of being    timelessness, identity, eternity   The void   Tao, wu wei   cosmic androgyny  


Comparative Religion/Mysticism


way of wonder, sri yantra mandala


a return to the mystery of ourselves      


by Jack Haas    


ISBN 0973100702


Excerpts from the book:

prologue   the wonder of existence   education and indoctrination   the art of forgetting   organic mysticism   oriental spirituality   mystic India   mystical Christianity   biblical exegesis   immaculate conception: the virgin mind   becoming as children: innocent mind   newness and metanoia   inner metamorphosis: death and resurrection   genius and madness   the mystery of God   the kingdom of God is within  





dream of being, line drawings, ideograms

THE DREAM OF BEING: aphorisms, ideograms, and aislings


by Jack Haas     


ISBN 0973100753


Excerpts from the book:

dream quotes   the dream of being   the wall   lost bees   light   the treasure   the secret   the self   the exile   sowing the seeds   the messages   life   futility   effort   hunter, hunted, game, and catch   self knowledge   a fool   salvation   catechism   the other side   a tool   mining   doing and not-doing   punctuated existence, an asterisk   old souls   the runner, the flyer   the flight, the flown   uncaught   in the ether   messiah   the fledgling   flying fish   destiny and fate   gnosis and wisdom   knowledge of good and evil, enlightenment   perspective and truth   ignorance and mind   wonder, the sermon   ecstasy   duality   mirrors   acceptance   the kingdom   oneness   infinity, sameness, and qualitative mathematics   being dreamed, the record   divinity, manifestation, incarnation   logos: in the beginning was the word   the whey, the way, and the wei   the depths, of spirit   the garden, the wilderness   judgment and genesis   you and eternity   selected prose poems     




early unpublished books:

I, for lack of a better term: a soul's soliloquy     Anarchy of Spirit: an epistle for ridiculous times  


unpublished chapters of THE WAY OF WONDER

On apathy - on being, not doing


selected excerpts and current notes:

Archetypes, emanations, and oversouls     Battling negative energy and forces   The Tao of Being (modern Taoism)   Union of Shiva and Kuan Yin   The great silent, aware stillness   African Amsterdam: aspects of the cosmic self   Kuan Yin and Amsterdam Enlightenment   Integrating energies and vibrations   Christ in Tibet  


selected excerpts from notebooks:

Buddha nature   Bodhisattva   Zen   Shiva   Roshi  


recent notes

earlier notes

very old writings


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