A disillusioned young man journeys to a remote Greek isle in search of renewal. By chance he meets an elderly hermit who helps him in his quest. The sage turns out to be none other than Robert Lax, (1915-2000), a major minimalist poet and close friend of Thomas Merton. Their conversations offer an unprecedented and revealing description of the man Merton said, “was born with the deepest sense of who God is,” and whom Jack Kerouac described as “a strange wonderful laughing Buddha.”
“The Way of the Dreamcatcher introduces us to a man numerous authors have affectionately termed, ‘a saint’” – Br. Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O., last secretary to Thomas Merton
“This is a gem of a book. The book’s true subject is holiness.” – Kathleen Norris, author of The Cloister Walk and Acedia and Me
“Lax emerges as a Gandalf-like figure who has found refuge on a quiet isle off the shore of Middle Earth.” – Jim Forest, founder of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship
“Georgiou has painted a loving portrait of a remarkable human being. A doorway to a man who deserves much attention has been opened.” – Peter Maravelis, City Lights Books, San Francisco
“Read this book, especially if you are a writer, artist, mentor, or spiritual director.” – Paul Fromont, Prodigal Kiwi, New Zealand
“The love expressed in this book is what we are all here for.” – Jacob Needleman, author of What is God?
S.T. Georgiou teaches Religion and the Interdisciplinary Humanities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. He holds a Ph.D. in Religion and Art and is the author of Mystic Street: Meditations on a Spiritual Path and The Isle of Monte Cristo: Finding the Inner Treasure.
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