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The Man Who Drove with His Eyes Closed

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This book tells the amazing story of how Stephen Russell became the Barefoot Doctor. He talks of all the great teachers he studied with - including original self-development luminaries including RD Laing, Fritzjof Capra, Ram Dass, Gregory Bateson and Al Huang - and how they helped him to become a great teacher in his own right. Written in the tradition of Gurdjieff's "Meet ...more
Paperback, 255 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Hay House (first published 2009)
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Mar 16, 2012 rated it did not like it
Really appalling - this guy cannot write - he uses a very juvenile style whereby everything is an extreme - he is the most this or that. He also seems to have a need to drop names - perhaps to qualify his own, self determined?, monicker "The Barefoot Doctor".

I only read the book because I got it free at a tree huggers convention. I must have been in-between books because I did actually finish it.

I had to question the validity of some of the things in the book, including the story involving the t
Jul 27, 2013 rated it did not like it
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Abandoned half way through, which I very rarely do. I found it to be self-indulgent, badly written and very dull. Really started to creep me out and get on my nerves. This man thinks he's wonderful. I googled him and it completely put me off wasting any more time on this book.
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