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Hermann Hesse – writer - German Nobel prize-winner - e.g.¨The Glass Bead Game, ¨Steppenwolf, ¨ ¨Siddhartha,¨ ¨Demian,¨ ¨Peter Camenzind.¨

George Ivanovich Gurdjieff – writer/philosopher – teacher - e.g. ¨Beelzebub´s Tales to his Grandson¨, ¨All and Everything¨.

Peter D. Ouspensky – writer – teacher – e.g. ¨In Search of the Miraculous¨, ¨ The Fourth Way¨.

Jiddhu Krishnamurti –¨ a kind of philosopher¨ (in his own words)- spiritual teacher ‘discovered’ by Annie Besant, Theosophy– venue: Brockwood Park. Hampshire. U.K. – e.g. ¨Freedom from the Known,¨¨ The First and Last Freedom. ¨

Ramana Maharshi – Vedanta mystic – Arunachala – India.

Lao Tzu – Chinese sage – philosopher – spiritual teacher – e.g. ¨The Tao Te Ching.¨

Carl Jung – psychologist – dream-analyst - e.g.¨Memories, Dreams and Reflections¨

Alan Watts – Zen Buddhist -writer - e.g. ¨The Wisdom of Insecurity¨, ¨ The Taboo against Knowing Who you Are.¨

Chogyam Trungpa – Tibetan lama – e.g. ¨Meditation in Action.¨ ¨Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism.¨

Jiyu Kennett– Roshi (Zen master) – English woman – e.g. ¨Selling Water by the River.¨Abbot of Mount Shasta Zen Monastery, California.

Dhiravamsa – Theravada Buddhist teacher – Thailand.

The Dalai Lama – Spiritual leader of the Tibetan Gelugpa sect.

Sangharakshita – British Buddhist, Teacher of the Vajrayana

Carlos Castañeda – writer – e.g. - ¨The Teachings of Don Juan.¨¨ A Separate Reality.¨¨¨ Tales of Power.¨etc.

Colin Wilson – writer – e.g. ¨The Outsider,¨¨Religion and the Rebel¨etc.

Jack Kerouac – writer - e.g. ¨Big Sur¨, ¨ On the Road¨, ¨The Dharma Bums. ¨

Allen Ginsberg – writer – poet – philosopher – e.g. ¨Doing your own Being.¨

Lyall Watson – socio-biologist & writer – e.g. ¨Gifts of Unknown Gods,¨ ¨The Romeo Error. ¨

Aldous Huxley – writer – philosopher – e.g. ¨Island¨, ¨Brave New World¨.

Michael Adam (Kim Taylor) – writer – illustrator – calligrapher – friend – e.g. ¨Man is a Little World,¨A Strange Wild Place,¨¨My Wild Lone.¨

William Blake – poet – philosopher.

Teilhard de Chardin – Christian mystic – philosopher.

Werner Erhard – founder of E.S.T.

Rabindranath Tagore – poet – philosopher – e.g. ¨Gitanjali¨.

Pir Vilayat Khan – Sufi mystical teacher. The Western Sufi Order.

Kahlil Gibran – writer – poet – philosopher - e.g. ¨The Madman.¨

Jalaluddin Rumi – Sufi mystic – poet – philosopher.

Van Morrison – musician – composer – e.g. – ¨Astral Weeks¨, ¨Tupelo Honey.¨

Ravi Shankar – musician. Sitar, surbaha and tabla.

Robert Redford – actor – film director.

Daniel Day-Lewis – actor. ¨The Unbearable Lightness of Being.¨ ¨My Left Foot.¨

Bonnie Raitt – singer – song-writer. ¨The Nick of Time,¨¨Longing in their Hearts.¨

Li Po – Chinese poet

Bernard Leach – master potter

Shoji Hamada – Japanese master potter

Richard Bach – “ Jonathan Livingstone Seagull”

Vimala Thakar – Indian spiritual teacher associated with Krishnamurti

Pak Subuh – founder of Subud

The Poems


“The Way to Nowhere”


The book exposes the way in which past knowledge and conditioned thought confuse the mind and prevent the individual from attaining his or her maximum human potential, and shows how belief divides and separates one from another, inevitably leading to perennial conflict in human affairs. It points the way, and serves as a guide, to the task of awakening into full conscious awareness and oneness with the ground of being for those who are ready and committed to the path which, as the reader will discover, is a way to nowhere.

Alan S. Jones