Book conversations: Eli Jaxon-Bear, The Awakening of a spiritual revolutionary
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The Awakening of a spiritual revolutionary
This book conversation is about Eli's memoir, An Outlaw Makes it Home: The Awakening of a Spiritual Revolutionary. In this deeply personal memoir, he describes his early life and journey of spiritual searching, from the civil rights marches in Alabama to his time as a federal fugitive during the Vietnam War, from the uncharted outback of Peru to a monastery in Japan. It is in India that Eli meets Papaji, ultimately ending his search for freedom and finally finding true love and fulfillment.
Eli Jaxon-Bear is the author of An Outlaw Makes It Home, Wake Up and Roar, Sudden Awakening, and Fixation to Freedom. He has worked as a mailboy, dishwasher, steel-worker, teacher and organic farmer. He was a community organizer with VISTA in Chicago and Detroit before entering a doctoral program at the Graduate School of International Studies in Denver, Colorado. He has been living with his partner and wife, Gangaji, since 1976. They currently reside in Ashland, Oregon. Eli meets people and teaches through the Leela Foundation: leela.org.