When his mother and brother were able to care for themselves, he
moved to San Jose, California in order to study with the great mystics there. He was
deeply seeking a return of the mystical awareness which had shown him "heaven on
earth" a year before.
Graham worked as a radio
announcer, wrote plays, did narrations for numerous mystical programs, planetarium
shows, audio tapes, and also movies. His mystical brothers and sisters loved and
encouraged Graham but he couldn't break through spiritually. Instead, he experienced the
mystical purification called "Dark Night of the Soul."
During this Dark Night, a friend from Bombay, who was studying
mysticism in San Jose, suggested Graham resume his practice of Eastern mysticism by
studying with the yogi, Sri Kriyananda in 1968. Once or twice a week for a year and a half
the two friends motored to classes and lectures. But overall, Graham's Dark Night
Tired of the sound of his own voice and desperate for a spiritual
reawakening, he entered a five-month period of solitude and silence in the Sierra Nevada
foothills, outside Nevada City, California.
There, during that summer...