Banana Patch

Banana Patch

by Michael David
     
 

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Banana Patch deals with the adventures Michael Jay when he says "Aloha" to his formal education and sells all his possessions to buy a one-way ticket to Maui, to live in a place called Banana Patch, (once a real place). In Banana Patch, Michael Jay discovers the practice of yoga and meditation, and how to choose socially conscious alternatives to racism, war, and

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Banana Patch deals with the adventures Michael Jay when he says "Aloha" to his formal education and sells all his possessions to buy a one-way ticket to Maui, to live in a place called Banana Patch, (once a real place). In Banana Patch, Michael Jay discovers the practice of yoga and meditation, and how to choose socially conscious alternatives to racism, war, and dog-eat-dog (win-at-all-costs) competitive attitudes he finds so despicably distasteful. In his clumsy attempt at becoming a holy man in the Eastern tradition, Michael Jay encounters a couple lasciviously-steamy sexual interludes that cause him an internal struggle coupled with an unending set of metaphysical experiences which goes way beyond the "grasp" of his limited rational mind. Such spiritual experiences are easily explained away by those characters who practice siddhis (Sanskrit for spiritual powers), and this captivates Michael Jay's attention. He wants that kind of power. In fact, he becomes greedy for it. But, as long as he wants it, he can't have it! Take an adventure in spirit, fiction, and fantasy set in a mostly-idyllic Hawaiian hippie paradise. Take the journey to Banana Patch!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780744315479
Publisher:
SynergEbooks
Publication date:
08/22/2012
Series:
Banana Patch , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
853 KB

Meet the Author

Michael David was born in Rapid City, South Dakota on September 28, 1949, but was raised in a small wheat harvesting community in the Southeastern corner of Washington actually called Walla Walla. And, like the character in his books, Michael really graduated from a high school simply known as “WA-HI”, where he served as Student Body President. In 1968, the David attended Walla Walla College, a private, denominational, rather ridged institution of higher learning.

Michael David went on to attend Washington State University for 2 ½ years. He dropped out of WSU in 1970, sold all his belongings and bought a one-way ticket to the island of Maui, with no intention of returning. After living in a place called Banana Patch, Michael found himself moving to Portland, Oregon, joining a rock’n’roll band, and meeting Nanci, who would later become his wife and mother to their two children.

Michael attended Portland State University and there received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Philosophy. Michael and his wife moved back to Walla Walla in 1978 and have lived there ever since. Michael David served on the Walla Walla City Council from 1981 through 1991, and held the office of Mayor in 1986-87. In 1997, Michael David became a Kriyaban, being initiated into Kriya Yoga through the Self-Realization Fellowship.

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