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VIRTUAL AUTHOR EVENT // Paul Moser - Seeking: An Encounter with Spiritual Ecstasy and Its Aftermath

Due to COVID-19 this will now be a virtual event on Zoom.

Join Napa Bookmine on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 5:00PM PDT for a Virtual Author Hour with Paul Moser and his book SEEKING: AN ENCOUNTER WITH SPIRITUAL ECSTASY AND ITS AFTERMATHThis is a free event.

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ABOUT SEEKING: AN ENCOUNTER WITH SPIRITUAL ECSTASY AND ITS AFTERMATH

A young man in full rebellion against his Catholic education is swept up not by an addiction to drugs or alcohol, but to something every bit as powerful and potentially destructive: the overwhelming state of ecstasy brought on by his single-minded drive to live a solitary, ascetic life.

Grappling with an affluent but empty upbringing, he stumbles upon what he comes to call the "atomic weapons" of eastern religious practices and is ultimately confronted with not only devastatingly pleasurable sensations arising from solitary meditative practices and self-denial, but also with their inexplicable, sudden loss.

From a suicidal low point, he manages a slow recovery with the aid of a thoroughly unusual collection of saviors, including a brilliant young nun, an enigmatic old restaurant owner and his wife, and a fiery French lover. It is a decades-long journey from the despair of irreparable loss to the blossoming of acceptance.

ABOUT PAUL MOSER

Paul Moser is the son of James E. Moser, writer of more than forty of the earliest episodes of the classic television police drama, "Dragnet," as well as creator and writer of the medical series "Ben Casey" and other dramatic shows of the fifties and sixties. Paul's education included 14 years of Catholic school, including six with the Jesuits, after which he worked as a sommelier, a wine retailer, and finally as a winemaker for nearly 30 years. He has turned to writing only since 2008, and has since penned three satirical books: The New Revised Catechism, T-Bull and the Lost Men, and Inside the Flavor League. He is a regular contributor to the Napa Valley Register's Op-Ed page, and blogs at thisunholymess.com. His new book, Seeking: An Encounter with Spiritual Ecstasy and Its Aftermath, is a memoir. He has llived in Napa Valley since 1982. 

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ISBN: 9780984794164
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Published: Currach Press - December 13th, 2019

A young man in full rebellion against his Catholic education is swept up not by an addiction to drugs or alcohol, but to something every bit as powerful and potentially destructive: the overwhelming state of ecstasy brought on by his single-minded drive to live a solitary, ascetic life.