Sunday, June 22, 2014

'This book changed my life,' featuring the usual suspect


Vincent Murphy

In a guest post for a website called "Us vs. Th3m," Vincent Murphy writes about how he decided to give up his lucrative finance job and work with the homeless instead. 

What propelled him to that decision? Well, he ran across a certain writer while browsing in a used bookstore:

Near to my office was a second hand bookshop. The selection was usually piss poor, but in amongst the tatty Sven Hassells and endless ‘Sally Sixpence Sells a Shawl’ type Catherine Cooksons, a weird looking paperback pompously titled ‘Prometheus Rising’ caught my eye. It looked exactly like the kind of hippy-dippy nonsense I wouldn’t touch with a bargepole made of depleted uranium and cold sores, but in its favour the back featured a quote from Philip K Dick:

“Wilson managed to reverse every mental polarity in me, as if I had been pulled through infinity. I was astonished and delighted.”

One of the delights of doing this blog is that I run across pieces such as this sometimes to share with you. Read about how Murphy's discovery of the concept of reality tunnels changed his life. And if you like, compare with Caroline Contillo's account of how reading Quantum Psychology changed her life.

As a "reward" for reading his blog posting, Murphy has posted RAW currency designed by Bobby Campbell. "Feel free to print & distribute," Murphy writes.

1 comment:

BrentQ said...

I can definitely relate to this.

5 years after discovering RAW I followed the western migration of creativity, moved to the west coast and now work with the homeless.