The 99th Monkey
A Spiritual Journalist’s Misadventures with Gurus, Shamans, Messiahs, Sex, Psychedelics, and Other Consciousness-Raising Experiments
by Eliezer Sobel


ISBN: 9781595800282
$16.95 ©2008
Trade Paper
312 pages
5 ½ x 8 ½
Body, Mind, Spirit/Autobiography
“I found it funny, beautifully written, and often extremely
moving and thought-provoking. It is going to reach
a very enthusiastic audience, and deserves to.”
     —Colin Wilson, author of The Outsider


As a freelance spiritual journalist, associate publisher and editor of The New Sun magazine, and publisher of the Wild Heart Journal, Eliezer Sobel had the unique opportunity to serve as a human guinea pig for many of the cutting-edge New Age, human potential and spiritual experiments of the past three decades.

In The 99th Monkey, Sobel recounts his explorations of the most significant alternative communities, ashrams, gurus, shamans, and consciousness-raising seminars of the past forty years.

In addition to Primal Therapy, est, and Ram Dass, the book covers Sobel’s intercontinental adventures in India, Israel, Brazil, and Haiti, as well as brushes with cults, and wild experiments with sex and psychedelics. Suffused with his unique brand of irreverent humor, Sobel’s journey into the heart of New Age spirituality will both inspire and amuse.