Be Here Now
by Ram Dass
Editor: Random House USA Inc
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We’re talking about metamorphosis, we’re not talking about moving from a caterpillar to a butterfly, we’re talking about how to become a butterfly.In March 1961, Professor Richard Alpert – re-named Ram Dass – held positions in four departments at Harvard University.He publishes books, drove a Mercedes and regularly on holiday in the CaribbeanAccording to more societal norms, he had achieved great success.And yet, he couldn’t escape the feeling that something was missing.Psilocybin and LSD that has changedDuring a period of experimentation, Alpert peeled at each layer of his identity, dissociate himself as a teacher, a cosmopolitan socialist and finally, as a physical being.Fear turned into exaltation at the realization that to his most faithful, he was just his inner self: a luminous being that he could trust indefinitely and loves infinitely.And so a spiritual journey beganAlpert directed to India where his renowned guru him Baba Ram Dass – “servant of GodHe was introduced to conscious breathing exercises, hatha yoga and oriental philosophy.If he found himself remembered or planned, he was called back to “Be Here Now”.He began on the path of enlightenment and has been traveling along it since then.Be that Here Now is a vehicle for sharing the real message and a guide to self-determinationWith over 150 pages of metaphysical illustrations, practical tips on how to implement a yogic regiment, and a chapter devoted to the book’s quotes and recommendations, Be Here Now is sure to enrich your emotional, physical and spiritual life.
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