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Be Here Now - Ram Dass

Paperback Published: 4th February 1993
ISBN: 9780517543054
Number Of Pages: 416

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“We’re talking about metamorphosis
We’re talking about going from a caterpillar to a butterfly
We’re talking about how to become a butterfly.”
In March 1961, Professor Richard Alpert – later renamed Ram Dass – held appointments in four departments at Harvard University. He published books, drove a Mercedes and regularly vacationed in the Caribbean. By most societal standards, he had achieved great success... And yet he couldn’t escape the feeling that something was missing. 
Psilocybin and LSD changed that. During a period of experimentation, Alpert peeled away each layer of his identity, disassociating from himself as a professor, a social cosmopolite, and lastly, as a physical being. Fear turned into exaltation upon the realization that at his truest, he was just his inner-self: a luminous being that he could trust indefinitely and love infinitely.

And thus, a spiritual journey commenced. Alpert headed to India where his guru renamed him Baba Ram Dass – “servant of God.” He was introduced to mindful breathing exercises, hatha yoga, and Eastern philosophy. If he found himself reminiscing or planning, he was reminded to “Be Here Now.He started upon the path of enlightenment, and has been journeying along it ever since.

Be Here Now is a vehicle for sharing the true message, and a guide to self-determination.

With over 150 pages of metaphysical illustrations, practical advice on how to implement a yogic regiment, and a chapter dedicated to quotes and book recommendations, Be Here Now is sure to enrich your emotional, physical, and spiritual life.




Such an engaging read, incredible use of stories and analogies mixed in with amazing in depth knowledge and wisdom. Would recommend every person working on their spiritual path or gaining ancient mystic knowledge to read Be Here Now.



A book I cannot live without


I had heard so many times that be here now was a must read and now that I've read it I couldn't agree more. It's so well written, so enlightening, just totally beautiful. When it arrived I wanted to have a quick flick through and ended up reading it cover to cover! Now I read parts every day. It's fun, immersive and profound.





Self growth and just a good yarn



A great read for everyone


An insightful and inspirational read.



Deep and insightful


Not for the faint hearted, this is a spiritual journey.

Geraldton Western Australia


Be Here Now

4.8 5


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ISBN: 9780517543054
ISBN-10: 0517543052
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 4th February 1993
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 20.3  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 1