Somewhere out there-way out there, somewhere between Buddha and the last of the wild places, this book came to life. In today's terms it might be called a cyber dropout manual. It revisits mankind's sixth sense. Nobody gets left out. Nothing is sacred. Political correctness is boring. Welcome back to the natural world for an end-of-the-world party. A party that kicks out electronic drugs and avoids the hangover.
More than three hundred single panel cartoons, several soul-moving essays, a goodly mix of profound poetry from outer space and inner sanctities. This collection is something trippily unique in the way of mirrors for a modern mankind. Well traveled, very hip philosophic Zen humor-with American Taoist roots. Entwines the human galaxy into a soulful dunking with the wise and timeless Starman-who appears as protagonist with delightful unexpectedness. We are constantly elated at the potentials for coming home to no more progress.
Prof Shenandoah's daily cartoons create an intriguing philosophic diary of sorts. The artwork is created in a blindfold mind tradition-pure Zen, silent senses Tao. Each drawing is a one-time, no corrections allowed, shot at the bullseye of instinctive wisdom.
Challenging, non-conformist philosophy at its finest. It's our invitation to contemplate our potentials in a post-cyber lifeway, a personally fashionable peace in the guts of our own true being. It's the nearest thing to having a 'how to' handbook that transcends bibles, bayonets and bullshit. No more "going forward" on another system's lieing, two-faced treadmill. This book stops here as it goes everywhere. You may be the next winner to hook up with the vast potential lurking in the improbability of it all. Laughter prevails. Love is everywhere.
The author is thankful for the inspiration of Joan Baez, Doonsbury, Pogo by Walt Kelly, J. Krishnamurti, Benjamin Hoff, James Lowen, Robert Heideman, C.S. Lewis, Cat Stevens, J.K. Rowling, Douglas Adams, Thomas Paine, The Counselors, Moody Blues, Asterix & Obelix, Luky Luke, T.C. McLuen, Madam & Eve, Richard Bach, Baba Ram Dass, Idries Shah, Lao Tse, Tim Lowe, Zen Flesh-Zen Bones, York Minster, Levi, Andy Wilson, Charlie Chaplin, Stephen Souder, Eric Friedman, John Steinbeck, Chateau St. Ambroise, Deep River Jim, Robin Hood, Kalil Gibran, Geshe Thubten Norbu, Johnny Coyne, Uncle Cosmo, The Nullarbor Ravens, Mt. St. Helens, Art Buchwald and Karl Hass.