A lifelong seeker of truth and meaning, author John M. Boye shares his spiritual journey from the Christian faith of his childhood to the covens of witchcraft to the mindful practice of Zen Buddhism he now embraces.
Growing up in a nominally Lutheran family, John recounts his fascination from a young age with all things religious and spiritual. Through his school years, battling obesity and the poor self-confidence that often comes with being different, John continually senses the important presence of the unseen in life.
As he explores different religions and belief systems, moving from Christianity to Hinduism, following his father into the secret world of Freemasonry, dedicating himself to the practice of witchcraft and paganism for over two decades, and finding wisdom in the teachings of Zen Buddhism, John ultimately realizes he must turn his search inward to find the understanding he seeks.
With compassion and insight, John shares the lessons he's learned from some of the world's most ancient, and revered religions. Why Is God Upside Down? provides the perfect framework for other seekers to pause, reflect, question, and reengage as they continue their own search to find manifestations of divine presence and meaning in life.
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About the Author
John M. Boye was raised as a Christian, practiced paganism for over twenty years, and ultimately became a Zen Buddhist. He is a Past Master of Freemasonry, and also an initiate of the Caliphate OTO.
Since 1996 John has served as a nondenominational minister. He began writing about spirituality in 2000. In addition to cofounding both a temple and a festival in Connecticut, he also lectures at churches, schools, universities, and spiritual gatherings.
John earned his undergraduate degree from SUNY New Paltz, and his master's degree from Norwich University. He lives with his family in the beautiful Hudson Valley region of New York, where he writes, cooks, studies Zen Buddhism and enjoys being a devoted husband and father.