By Jonathan Talat Phillips
Jonathan Talat Phillips is author of “The Electric Jesus: The Healing Journey of a Contemporary Gnostic,” co-founder of Evolver.net and Reality Sandwich, and coordinates the 40+ Spore chapters in the Evolver Social Movement. Join author and Evolver.net cofounder Daniel Pinchbeck, Chris Lindstrom of Berkshares, and Sustainability Officer at Occupy.com, Evan Wagner, for "Evolver Salon: Re-imagining Currencies: The Future of Money," Saturday 4pm on Stage C.
It’s February 17 and I’m standing, exhausted and elated, in front of a full room at Gatsby Books in Long Beach, CA. Once again, we’ve filled up the seats and people are standing in the back as I deliver my opening line, “If you told me several years, I’d be here talking about Jesus, plant medicines, yoga, and the environment, I would have laughed. Back then, I was a skeptical materialist who thought political action alone could solve our problems.”
But perhaps even more incredible than tales of mystical awakening is the notion that here I am on the final night of my Electric Jesus West Coast book tour, knowing we have shattered the odds.