HAAS, Jack




Author Tags: Travel

In his memoir In and Of: Memoirs of a Mystic Journey, Haas provides a description of the bar of the Ivanhoe Hotel, a Main Street Mecca for decades in Vancouver. Haas has lived at times in the Ivanhoe Hotel, in a little squatter's shack he built himself in Vancouver's North Shore mountains, and in estates in BC and abroad. Outside of the city he has been a wilderness explorer, moving up and down the coast of British Columbia and Alaska, working occasionally as a sea-kayak guide, caretaker, and biological assistant. He has also spent much time overseas in such places as India, Iceland, Israel, the Big Island of Hawaii, and New Zealand. Jack Haas' books arise out of his own experiences and the wonder he has found "from the profundity of being human."

CITY/TOWN: Vancouver

DATE OF BIRTH: 25/03/1966

PLACE OF BIRTH: Syracuse, NY.

ARRIVAL IN CANADA: 1972

ARRIVAL IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: 1990

BOOKS:

IN AND OF: memoirs of a mystic journey along Canada's wild west coast (Iconoclast Press, 2002)

THE WAY OF WONDER: a return to the mystery of ourselves (Iconoclast Press, 2002)

THE DREAM OF BEING: aphorisms, ideograms, and aislings (Iconoclast Press, 2003)

ROOTS AND WINGS: adventures of a spirit on earth (Iconoclast Press, 2003)

OM, BABY! a pilgrimage to the eternal self ISBN 0973467711, $16.00 paperback, $6.00 ebook ["This is both a remarkable journey through sacred India, and a pilgrimage to the immortal self. Jack Haas undertakes what would become a life-altering visit to the spiritual centers of Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism. His path eventually leads him to the absolute union of spirit and flesh, and to the inextinguishable Tao running through all of life."]

TRANSFIGURATION: the union of spirit and flesh
ISBN 0973467738, $39.00 paperback, $15.00 ebook ["Uniting Paganism and Christianity, Eastern and Western spirituality, and cosmic consciousness with earthly existence, this is the collector's edition containing Jack Haas' three autobiographical works within one volume (IN AND OF, ROOTS AND WINGS, and OM, BABY!) Although each book is an independent work, the three together comprise a most unique journey. A truly profound spiritual autobiography."]

ART IS ALCHEMY: express yourself to become yourself Iconoclast Press $19.95. ["This is a collection of 46 of Jack Haas' most striking and inspiring visionary art pieces. The book includes paintings, digital art, mandalas, and line drawings."]

[BCBW 2009] "Travel"