A little about my friend, I read his book a long time ago, I am sure that it influenced me and I am sure that I probably swaggerjack his style. He writes in plain approachable, irreverent, speech, like the parr hesia of the ancient Greek philosophers. I was contemplating calling him the F-bomb Guru but I will just think of him as that in my own little mind.
Here is a picture of him with my business partner, Lynn Marie Le.
Strange story, one of my first paintings was of a cabbalist secret, it was of an ahimsa. I knew when I painted it that I would end up giving it to a rabbi, but I had no idea that rabbi would be one Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford.
His writing style gave me permission to be myself. In a world where people have categories like garbage cans where it can’t be philosophy, and comedy and occult, it has to fit nicely in it’s little box and have all of the corners sanded off so dumb little babies don’t gouge their eyes out on it, he gave me the courage to say, “fuck it!” I just gotta be me.
Baba Lon like me was demonized and ostracized because of being not normal. Maybe a little difficult to understand. Possessed of a creative intelligence, and an understanding that makes everything pregnant with meaning. He is a Jnana guru, a yogi of philosophy. We will leave humility to those who are endowed by god to be humble. Hoist with his own petard he might be but it is commensurate with his stature. I will defend his honor as i would my own, perhaps more vigorously so as I am privy to guilty knowledge about my own doings. I remember Osho, Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh, once said, “there are two ways people will make you irrelevant, they will crucify you or make you a god.” I might add, they will turn you into the devil, but I guess that is a kind of god too.
He is part of an authentic Western Guru lineage, in line with Aleister Crowley. I have felt for a long time that Jesus was trying to bring the guru tradition to the west and that he succeeded, not so much through the Roman Catholic Church but through Mary Magdalene. After Jesus died she went to France. 9 french men went to the holy land, dug under Solomon’s temple into a secret chamber they knew was there and whatever they came back with made the Church grant them sovereignty over themselves and the sanction of the religious authority. They started the first knightly order and the Freemasons are of their descendants. Lon, as part of his heritage, and possibly unbeknownst to him, has knowledge of kundalini yoga, he is a bit of a tantric siddha, and he is also a taoist. Crowley merged all of these religious concepts in his teachings with kabbalah.
Spoiler alert, I heard this is going to be the cover of his next book.
Let any of his antagonists show that they can shake a spear as well as he. I heard that he killed two Vatican Assassin Ninja Warlords with a flick of his middle finger. They were so distraught that he thought poorly of them that they committed suicide, one of the guys chopped off his own head and then his mates. I heard that he taught Charlie Sheen how to talk awesome. The most interesting man in the world was modeled after him, and Chuck Norris wears a beard because of him.
Why did the Chicken Qabbalist cross the abyss? I don’t know where to go from here. Should I go with the pure rhyme and say, “for a kiss” or should I say “for a wish”? Or should I forget about rhyming altogether and say, “to be one with everything”? I don’t know. These are the jokes folks! I will be here until the end.