Within this extraordinary memoir, Radhanath Swami weaves a colorful tapestry of adventure, mysticism and love. Readers follow Richard Slavin from the suburbs of Chicago to the caves of the Himalayas as he transforms from young seeker to renowned spiritual guide. The Journey Home is an intimate account of the steps to self-awareness and also a penetrating glimpse into the heart of mystic traditions and the challenges that all souls must face on the road to inner harmony and a union with the Divine.
Through near-death encounters, apprenticeships with advanced yogis, and years of travel along the pilgrim's path, Radhanath Swami eventually reaches the inner sanctum of India's mystic culture and finds the love he has been seeking. It is a tale told with rare candor, immersing the reader in a journey that is at once engaging, humorous and heartwarming.
Radhanath’s account invites us baby-boomers to look a little deeper into how we found, lost, kept, gave away, were given (back) the faith—how we managed to find the 1960s a time of grace and wonder. For this invitation, we can all be grateful to Swami Radhanath.
A generational journey to the East by Radhanath Swami, who found the real goal of all seeking, the Journey Home is one of the most remarkable and intimate portrayals of the life and adventure of an American Swami, providing the reader the opportunity for a similar transformation.
The Journey Home which is an autobiography of Radhanath Swami, is a stunning story worth reading... Though his journey from the external to the internal world is an awe-inspiring journey, it is possible that it may frighten many as he had undergone physical, financial and mental tortures from men irrespective of race or creed, almost taking Radhanath Swami to the jaws of death. It is an amazing story. Yet Radhanath Swami's determination as an ardent seeker of truth is clear.