Author Topic: Jed McKenna worth reading?  (Read 1188 times)

Jay-Eye

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Re: Jed McKenna worth reading?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2016, 10:56:41 PM »
I've read what you can read for free on Amazon just now. It is not enough to form a full opinion. The dog on the cover is cute. It seems you may need to read his trilogy before the Theory of Everything.

Hmmm ... read a few bits of the third book of the trilogy. It reminds me of a lot of books published in the late eighties and early nineties that were fundamentally fiction with some esoteric factoids in there for good measure. He has a deal with the universe to publish three books.

I think it more likely he had a deal with a publishing house :D

EDIT: This is interesting: http://www.spiritualteachers.org/jed_mckenna.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1y6d9Eiz58
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Jay-Eye

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Re: Jed McKenna worth reading?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2016, 09:00:41 AM »
Thanks, Matthew. It's entertaining and even thought provoking stuff and I'm sure there are truths contained therein but I don't like the idea of it being fictional and him not really being a real person! A bit like those irritating "One Minute Manager" books that were all the rage for sales managers back in the 80s. I think the path to enlightenment is elusive enough without taking guidance from an imaginary guru!  ???

There seems to be some suspicion that it's really Adyashanti writing in unfettered/uncensored style? I dunno.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2016, 09:06:33 AM by Jay-Eye »

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Re: Jed McKenna worth reading?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2019, 01:06:17 AM »
I read several of his books and found them entertaining, but light on the details of ways and means. In other words, I didn't find much actionable instruction there.

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