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on 9 March 2017
Written in 1971, this book must have been one of the first written to the new generation of 'cats' who were interested in Indian spirituality and yoga, but knew next to nothing about it. So as others have said, it's in three parts (the fourth is simply a list of recommended books). The first I found very interesting about the early journey of Ram Dass. It gives a real flavour of the time, when nothing was tired and people were open to new ideas and experiences. The second part is a kind of creative vision of text and drawing which at first will seem naive to modern eyes, and yet grows on you. There are some ideas that can seem so dry on the page, but with art really comes alive with feeling - ideas you will have read before if you're into the subject. Also, the creative spirit of the 60s is there, which is no small thing. The third part is a 'manual for being a conscious being' and again, if you've read round this subject in other books there won't be many surprises, but again, it harkens to a time when this thinking was absolutely new to the western ear. The information in the book still holds true today, despite being very earnest in the last part at points. However, the book is ultimately made with love - the love that sustained those early seekers, and continues to sustain those today looking for an idea of what a Guru is, how others made that journey, and what it might look like for you. A social history, a spiritual comic, a guide to enlightenment.
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on 25 June 2017
This book was always totally mad, and it has no equal. I bought it again to bring back memories of a late hippy youth with the new agers. Certainly not a theological treatise but with a unique spirituality of its own that, if totally chaotic, is still fun to be with if you aren't too orthodox in the religion of your grown up years!
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on 12 April 2017
The most beautiful book imaginable, i often buy this as gifts for people as that is what it is.. a gift.
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on 29 October 2017
One of my favourite books to this day, I keep it by my bed to look through when I'm feeling down or lost or need some inspiration. It's like a bible.
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on 14 December 2017
Not much to say other than this is an essential book for your spiritual library! It consists mainly of full page art work in which contain phrases and words.
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VINE VOICEon 9 January 2017
Be Here Now is a counter culture classic; hippies were curious in Indian mysticism. Ram Dass work is a feast for the eyes as well as for the mind. It is worthwhile getting a print copy.
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on 10 June 2014
Only half way through but really enjoying the book. Shame I didn't get it years ago. Could be life changing for some. Only downside is difficult to read on Kindle much better on a tablet. Can't view films as only for fecking I pads. Given that there are many more Android devices needs changing
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on 26 March 2018
Good
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on 10 April 2016
I adore Ram Dass. He makes me smile. This book did too.
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on 5 December 2016
Interesting blast from the past. There is wisdom here.
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