As a child the author was groomed for the Jewish rabbinate but chose to study physics and mathematics at university instead, where he embraced atheism. After completing his degree, a psychedelic experience rekindled his interest in religion. How to reconcile the contradiction of a rational scientific outlook with the seemingly irrational coherence of the universe as exposed by the psychedelic experience was an intellectual challenge he could not resist. It churned in the background of his mind while he raised a family and pursued a career as a software designer. Retirement provided the opportunity to settle his thoughts and formulate how such a reconciliation might be humanly meaningful. That reconciliation is the substance of “Physical Spirituality”. Michael is also the author of the “Oracle of Love”, a popular contemporary interpretation of the I Ching.
Physical Spirituality proposes that spirituality can be better understood as a phenomenon arising from the material world rather than a precursor to it. Viewing spirituality in this light has important implications for psychedelic explorers.
The Oracle of Love is a contemporary interpretation of the I Ching, a Chinese oracle and book of wisdom dating back more than two millennia. This second edition updates the original publication to accurately reflect the contents of the popular Oracle of Love website as at June 2016