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Friday, July 13, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: An Outlaw Makes It Home by Eli Jaxon-Bear @annasacca @fsbassociates @elijaxonbear

An Outlaw Makes It Home:
The Awakening of a Spiritual Revolutionary
by Eli Jaxon-Bear

Spotlighting this funny and personal memoir, we get taken on Eli Jaxon-Bear's journey around the world.  Won't you keep him company?

Can drugs, sex and revolution lead to lasting fulfillment and love? This memoir by Eli Jaxon-Bear, framed as a teaching story, using Joseph Campbell’s model of the hero journey, answers this question in an exciting, funny and deeply personal memoir. 

From being attacked by possemen on a civil rights march in Alabama to becoming a federal fugitive in a cabin in Colorado, Jaxon-Bear’s life then leads us to the uncharted Andes, a Zen Monastery in Japan and a Sufi initiation in Morocco. We are taken on a roller coaster adventure of discovery in the search for freedom and finally finding true love and fulfillment. We see the tests and challenges that confront all of us as we navigate through life in the search for happiness.


Peter Coyote wrote, An Outlaw Makes It Home, bares it all. An often laugh-out-loud, but always playing-for-keeps quest for spiritual wisdom and enlightenment, it unfolds in rapid fire short bursts of improbable adventure, with a startling turn in the heartwarming discovery after an eighteen year search. Jaxon-Bear does not spare himself or try to polish his flaws and mistakes: in that regard, he is a warrior.

Eli Jaxon-Bear is the author of An Outlaw Makes It Home, Wake Up and Roar, Sudden Awakening and  Fixation to Freedom.  He has worked as a mailboy, dishwasher, steel-worker, teacher and organic farmer.  He was a community organizer with VISTA in Chicago and Detroit before entering a doctoral program at the Graduate School of International Studies in Denver, Colorado.  He has been living with his partner and wife, Gangaji, Since 1976.  They currently reside in Ashland, Oregon.  Eli meets people and teaches through the Leela Foundation.

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