Born April 13, 1936, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the author graduated there from
high school in 1953 and, after a single, fruitless semester at Loyola University
of the South, enlisted in the Air Force. Honorably discharged in 1960, he soon
turned to a life of dire poverty, and pronounced seclusion in order to have as
much time and energy as possible for inner reflection upon self, God, and the
nature and purpose of reality.
Thirteen successive years of such intense self-education came to an end in 1975
when the author's father became ill. Five years of caring for his father, until
the latter's death in 1981, were followed by fifteen years of caring for his
mother until her death in 1996. In this book, the self-educated author of dozens
of unpublished books and pamphlets seeks to share with others the avenues of
thought down which his mind was lead by 13 years of heroically intense inner
concentration, followed by 22 years of moderately intense inner conversation.
- Edward N. Haas