Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Local author Stephen Campbell's Stoned Messiah: The Revelation of Stephen has been published by Pennywyse Press ($10, 164 pages). Pennywyse Press is an imprint of Imago Press, a local publisher.
Summary (from publisher):
Spanning a 16-year period that begins in a drug-induced vacuum of nothingness and ends with the author floating in a pool of spiritual radiance, Stoned Messiah tells of the journey of Stephen Campbell - a.k.a. Mr. Nobody. This book favors no specific religion and, at the same time, honors them all. It contains much knowledge, a bit of wisdom, some humor, and a few surprises.
Stephen Campbell - a.k.a. Mr. Nobody - was born on the day that Mickey Mantle hit the longest recorded home run in baseball history. He’s an ordinary man who had an extraordinary mystical experience on his 41st birthday. Just as Noah was told to build an ark, Stephen was told to write this book. He explains everything you need to know about everything you want to know. He explains who God is, as well as who you are. In relation to God, he explains where you came from and where you're headed. His book is a pleasant blend of Eastern and Western thought, as he believes that the many religions are the many buckets of water drawn from the same well.