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One afternoon last spring, I was sitting with my dear, wise
friend Vera at the local juice bar, sharing a blue-green algae
shake, when she was suddenly overcome with inspiration. "Stacey,
your debut in the last issue of What Is Enlightenment?
was truly evolutionary. I mean, there you were, hosting
luminaries from the Buddha to Teilhard de Chardin, who were
popping in to WIE'
s new Fourth Dimension Conference
Room to offer their views on the latest developments in the
You have quite the job, old girl.
So, I was thinking, why don't you continue breaking
spiritual ground and present the world's first
fourth-dimensional satsang?!" "Satsang?"
"Vera, I have to admit that even with all the advanced personal
growth work I've done, like in my lunchtime yoga class and with
my holotropic breath counselor, I've never actually been to a
." "Well, Stace," she said, "don't let that stop
you because you owe your readers the benefit of all spiritual
possibilities, even ones you personally don't know that much
And, these days the 'satsang
with its plethora of new, or 'neo,' advaita teachers, is
attracting quite of bit of interest."
Now, don't worry,
dear readers if, like me, you're in the dark about
and advaita, because I took Vera's advice, did
some research, made a few calls, and am here now to present, for
your spiritual edification (and mine), this very special
the first neo-advaita "satsang,"
spiritual gathering, to take place without the usual
impediments of space and time.
Stacey's fourth-dimensional, satirical satsang is
constructed from direct quotes connected by short, fictional
linking words and phrases. All quoted material appears in