Thursday, May 12, 2011

Ray Clements (J.B.), Interview #137

Name:  Ray Clements (J.B.)

Where do you live? Newburyport, Massachusetts

What do you do as a vocation?  I write.

What are your two favorite books?
Having read them both at a very impressionable time in my life, there are two books that have stayed with me through the years; Upton Sinclair's, The Jungle and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe.

What are your two favorite songs?
The Pretender by Jackson Brown, (who explains the song like this; "'s not me exactly, although sometimes people applaud for me at the moment in the song as if I am, but in truth there is a bit of the Pretender in me, but it's anybody that's sort of lost sight of some of their dreams...and is going through the motions and trying to make a stab at a certain way of life that he sees other people succeeding at. So maybe it's a lot of people of a certain generation who've embraced a very material lifestyle in place of dreams that they had that sort of disintegrated at some point."), and John Lennon's Working Class Hero.

Why are you interested in spirituality?
I think for the complete answer you would have to read my book, Zor. The short answer would be, "It's time." With so much dividing the world; capitalism, politics, religion, race, sex, education, culture, etc; we need to concentrate on something that unites the world.  Spirituality is the answer and, for the first time in history, philosophy, spirituality, and science are leading us to the same conclusion. 

What is your favorite quote?
"Everything is the result of something else. To have, what you have not; you must do, what you do not."-Zor

Your Hero?
Mohandas Gandhi, for obvious reasons.

A spiritual lesson you hope to learn? 
No one can save the world, but any one can change it.

Where do you feel spiritually connected.
I have always been drawn to the ocean, and that is where I am the most spiritually connected.

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1 comment:

Jan said...

I think that you need to extend on why Gandhi is your hero. But I love your answers to the other questions!