SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—"The Bohemian physicist--contributes a balanced scientific non-establishment for this expanding society. I don’t mean to disparage the work, either--among all the blatherers there sometimes appears a breakthrough thinker. Originality has always required a fertile expanse of fumble and mistake. That’s the beauty of the option. Your life might turn out to be just what’s required to save the planet--Sarfatti’s Cave is the name I’ll give to the Café Trieste in San Francisco, where Jack Sarfatti, Ph.D. in physics, writes his poetry, evokes his mystical, miracle-working ancestors, and has conducted a several-decade-long seminar on the nature of reality and his own love life to a rapt succession of espresso scholars." Bohemia, Where Art, Angst, Love and Strong Coffee Meet, Herbert Gold, Simon & Schuster, 1993.
"Jack Sarfatti, Ph.D., Director of the Physics/Consciousness Research Group, is the catalyst without whom the following people and I would not have met -- These men are the godfathers of this book." Gary Zukav in Acknowledgments to The Dancing Wu Li Masters. Jack, as a matter of fact, actually wrote large parts of the physics sections of Wu Li Masters and worked closely with Gary on the re-writing of contributions from other physicists whose cooperation Jack brokered. Gary had no physics education and was Jack’s roommate in San Francisco’s Bohemia – North Beach, which is how he got the opportunity to come to Esalen because of Jack’s invitation that led to the Wu Li book.
Author Jack Sarfatti was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 14, 1939. He graduated with a BA in Physics from Cornell and later earned a PhD in Physics from the University of California. His bio is on Wikipedia.