January 10, 2008 -- Thursday evening

At Cafe Trieste on Market Street .... in my walk home from work, from Montgomery Street and Market to the Mission District, I found four readers. Six, actually. One was more studying a map in a guidebook, so I decided it didn't count and the other told me no.

Reading The Reincarnation of Edgar Cayce?: Interdimensional Communication and Global Transformation, by Wynn Free and David Wilcock. Edgar Cayce was an American psychic who lived between 1877 and 1945. He was most famous for his prophesies, though he felt that healing the sick was his most important acheivment.

His favorite book of all time--In Search of the Miraculous, by Peter D. Oupensky, about the ideas of Georges Gurdjieff. It's about searching for the miraculous....and finding it. To be more precise--it's about a connection with God and higher levels of ourselves. He read it when he was eighteen, took it traveling in Europe with him, and has been reading it ever since. He still has his original copy. It changed the course of his life, in that it made him start seeking truth.

Recently he read a book about crop circles called Secrets in the Fields, by Freddy Silva and reads daily infusions of the poet, Rumi.

He reads for greater understanding.