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The Electric Jesus: The Healing Journey of a Contemporary Gnostic

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  58 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
When Jonathan Talat Phillips experiences a devastating loss as a countercultural media activist, he unwittingly starts on a mystical journey marked by underground ayahuasca ceremonies, kundalini awakenings, prankster spirit guides, extraterrestrial encounters at the Burning Man festival, and miraculous energy healings that reshape his skeptical worldview. Along the way, he ...more
ebook, 240 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by EVOLVER EDITIONS (first published January 1st 2011)
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Dec 07, 2011 Faye rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: cool people
Alien spirit guides, colored auras, and healing experiences - these are just a few parts of Jonathan Talat Phillips's "The Electric Jesus" that may make a skeptic raise an eyebrow. But this book isn't antithetical to skepticism, and it isn't a departure from logic or rationalism. I consider myself a skeptical person, and it has no bearing on my acceptance and love for these spiritual and mystical experiences brought on by plant medicines, most notably, ayahuasca, the "star" plant of this book.

Jun 26, 2012 Charles rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: give-away
Now that I've had a bit of time to reflect, this book seems shallower and slimmer than it did after I finished reading. In retrospect this seems like one of those books written as a career move. Hold this up side by side with a book of similar conceit (how I got where I am today, and all the weird adventures I had along the way), such as Robert Anton Wilson's Cosmic Trigger, and it is glaringly obvious. Dip into The Electric Jesus and you'll have to wipe your feet before stepping back into the h ...more
Spencer Tucker
This is a fun read and left me inspired. I met the author at Lightning in a Bottle and after a five minute conversation he gave me a copy and insisted I take it.

It isn't as substantial as I'd hoped but it was a nice inquiry I to values and reads quick. Really made me want to try ayahuasca, something that was already on my bucket-list already. His other drug descriptions are colorful and accurate. I'll return to this bookif I ever run low on young idealism.
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Jun 23, 2016 Tim H rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A rather quick read and some might say, lacking in substance. However, there are hundreds of multi-hundred page books about esoteric subject matter. This, however, possesses a sort of charm as a means of personal reflection and experiential translation by the author. You find bits and pieces which resonate with you and this serves as a somewhat valuable encouragement and insight that others are feeling the same things you have been and have even displayed the courage to walk the path.
Jun 15, 2012 Steve rated it it was amazing
Excellent on its own, and lead to some other great ones!
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“With the illusion stripped away, I could see that we were part of an ocean of light. We are light flowing, moving, and transmuting shape similarly to the way that water morphs into steam and ice and snow.” 6 likes
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