To say Christopher S. Hyatt, Ph.D. will not ever have mass appeal is an understatement. If anything, the masses detest him en masse. And rightfully so. His radical approach to self-transformation doesn t come sugarcoated or gift wrapped. Rather, Dr. Hyatt exposes every hypocrisy and forces his readers to face themselves as they arenot as they wish to be.
In the world of Dr. Hyatt we formulate our ideas of ourselves and the world around us based on accumulated lies (aka traditions) taught to us since childhood. As a result, each person comes to believe in a fictitious I solely based on the liars in our lives regurgitating their lies onto us. ’We are all handicapped by our traditions and conclusions,’ according to Dr. Hyatt. Heroically, and luckily for many of us, he does offer a way out.
Though he passed away in 2008, his take-no-prisoners approach to self-actualization lives on. The articles contained in this booksome selected by Dr. Hyatt himselfare written by authors who carry the torch of the Doctor’s great work, including Chic and Tabatha Cicero, Peter Conte, Jack S. Willis, Daniel Pineda, Nicole Laliberte, and Dr. Hyatt s son. Some of the articles are written by his friends and colleagues: Israel Regardie, James Wasserman, Lon Milo DuQuette, David Cherubim, S. Jason Black, Robert Brazil, Wayne Saalman, Robert Anton Wilson and Timothy Leary.
This book is a treasure trove of sanity wrapped in the garment of madness.