For those of you on the West Coast, I invite you to celebrate the release of my debut book, The Electric
Jesus: The Healing Journey of a Contemporary Gnostic. These Evolver gatherings will feature aliens, ayahuasca, and chakra activations — oh my!
The Electric Jesus West Coast Book Tour
With Evolver Co-founder Jonathan Talat Phillips
Join evolutionary allies across the Evolver Spore network in celebrating the release of Phillips debut book The Electric Jesus: The Healing Journey of a Contemporary Gnostic. This potent and revealing memoir chronicles Phillips journey from being a defeated countercultural media activist through a mystical initiation involving underground ayahuasca ceremonies, kundalini awakenings, prankster spirit guides, shape-shifting extraterrestrials at Burning Man, miraculous healings, and an international movement trailblazing visionary ways to help our planet in crisis. Along the way, he uncovers the lost rites of the Christian mystery schools and secret electric messages for personal and global transformation.
These Evolver events will open with a chakra activation, followed by a reading, and a community discussion about Evolver and the rising consciousness movement flowering across the planet. Thanks to Evolver Editions/North Atlantic Books, "What on Earth?" Crop Circle Movie and the Center for Shamanic Studies and Education for being a sponsor of the tour. If you'd like to help Jonathan visit Evolver communities across the network, just go to his fundraising campaign to help the cause and receive some cool gifts.
Ojai, CA with Elevate Films
Wed, Feb. 15, 815 Libbey Avenue, 7pm
Evolver LA & Project Butterfly
Thurs, Feb 16, Project Butterfly Lofts, 821 Traction Ave #108, Downtown LA
Evolver Long Beach
Fri, Feb. 17: Gatsby Books, 5535 E. Spring St, 7pm.
Praise for The Electric Jesus
A modern Odyssey of awakening, Jonathan Talat Phillips's journey into Gnosticism deeply resonates with the eccentric moment. The Electric Jesus, a spiritual autobiography, reveals a life lived in the light of transformation, searching for the mystic core of a planetary civilization. Alex Grey, co-founder of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, author of The Mission of Art
"A fresh, vigorous, and often startling account of a man's introduction to higher planes of reality. If you've ever wondered what the new consciousness movement is about, read this book and find out." Richard Smoley, author of Inner Christianity and The Dice Game of Shiva: How Consciousness Creates the Universe
"Every cultural scene needs good personal narratives. Jonathan Talat Phillips' Electric Jesus raises a proud flag for the post-modern Burning Man and techno psychonautic era. However, Phillips also seeks for more than just a flashy escape hatch from the burdens of a materialistic or pop-cultural corporate worldview. The Electric Jesus is about the quest for true Gnosis as much as it is about the crazy costumes we wear along the way. This book is sure to be one of those that defines the psychedelic resurgence that has been recently constellated by Reality Sandwich and the Evolver Social Movement." Adam Elenbaas, author of Fishers of Men: The Gospel of an Ayahuasca Vision Quest
Entertaining, celebratory, burning, reflective, and electricbut definitely not for the faint of heart or hard of head. With tales of sex, drugs, elves and Jesus, this memoir romps through the hinterlands of body and soul. Sharon Gannon, co-founder of Jivamukti Yoga and co-author of The Art of Yoga
"A moving tale of a journey into places most of us don't even know exist." Gary Lachman, author of Politics and the Occult: The Left, the Right, and the Radically Unseen; bassist for Blondie