|Graham Ledgerwood began practicing
meditation, yoga and mysticism as a youth in Canada in 1958. Subsequently, over many
years, he studied and practiced numerous forms of Mysticism The
Eight Main Yogas, Sufism, Jewish Mysticism, Christian Mysticism, Zen,
Egyptian Mysticism, The Tao, Theosophy, and many more mystical paths.
While living in New Haven, Connecticut, he officially became a
neophyte mystic in 1963. In Phoenix he was a law and business reporter and copy editor for
the Arizona Weekly Gazette for two years. During that time a number of local mystics
became his friends and mentors. And in 1966 he became a US citizen.
In 1966 Graham also experienced a mystical initiation, an
expansion of consciousness, which changed him. This experience, called universal awareness or cosmic consciousness, was a major event in his life. It
stayed with him for three months. During that period his mother contracted breast cancer
and his younger brother fell seriously ill with sugar diabetes. Graham went back to Canada
to care for them and, during those months, the mystical state gradually dissolved.
When his mother and brother were able to...