THREE LOST WORLDS A Memoir of Life Among Mystics, Healers, and Life-Artists by Jim Gilkeson (Mammoth, $19.95, paper, ISBN: 978-1-939301-62-8, 300 pages)
THREE LOST WORLDS A Memoir of Life Among Mystics, Healers, and Life-Artists
by Jim Gilkeson (Mammoth, $19.95, paper, ISBN: 978-1-939301-62-8, 300 pages)
Explore this insider’s account of life in an order of modern mystics, an apprenticeship in energetic healing, and life in a clothing-optional retreat center in Northern California.
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This spiritual coming-of-age memoir takes the reader on a storyteller’s journey into three tiny, experimental subcultures in the U.S. and Northern Europe. In a series of short interlocking vignettes, spanning the years from 1949 to 2015, Gilkeson traces his unlikely path from a conventional upbringing in the Midwest, down the psychedelic rabbit hole, and into the ferment of the late 1960s. He emerges as a brother in an order of modern mystics and later as a practitioner and teacher of energy healing at a clothing-optional retreat center. Three Lost Worlds is a reflection on a pivotal period in American spiritual history, the heartfelt journey of a modern seeker caught up in the protracted spiritual walkabout of a generation.
“A lived-in perspective on the creative, cultural ferment of the 70’s. Three Lost Worlds is like visiting an amusement park of the mind.” ~Diane Lonsdale Haynes
Publication date Nov 1, 2022)
JIM GILKESON is the author of A Pilgrim in Your Body: Energy Healing and Spiritual Process and Energy Healing: A Pathway to Inner Growth. In his twenties and early thirties, Gilkeson was a member of an esoteric spiritual order. After leaving the order, he learned energy healing in Europe, where he lived for eleven years. He was a member of the healing staff at Harbin Hot Springs in Northern California from 2001 until that retreat community was destroyed in the 2015 Valley Fire. www.jimgilkeson.com
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