Welcome

by L. Ron Gardner

Welcome to Electrical Spirituality, the website of spiritual teacher/mystic-philosopher L. Ron Gardner.  I named my website Electrical Spirituality because the spiritual Dharma I teach and write about is electrical in every way—radical and demystifying and correlated with Ohm’s Law. And because I’m an electrical guy (Sun conjunct Uranus in my natal chart), when I turn my attention to subjects other than spirituality--politics, culture, and health, et al.--my radical (gone-to-the-root) and sometimes revolutionary viewpoints can best be described as electrical. To learn more about me and this website, click on “About” on the menu bar.

Directly below this Welcome piece are my Current Posts. At the top of the right column are my books, which you can learn about and read samples writings from by placing the cursor on the titles under “Books” on the menu bar. Below my books are my Recent Posts (which, when no longer “recent,” can be accessed in “Archives”).

Feel free to comment on anything on this site, but please keep your comments civil and to the point. Site-readers are welcome to join my Facebook Group -- Meditation-Consciousness-Spirituality, which provides ongoing dialogue on spiritual matters.

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Sam July 16, 2014 at 12:41 am

You claim to be an expert in various fields, but, in my expert opinion (I use the word expert the same way you do), you are just another snake-oil salesman trying to drum up business by attacking everyone around you, in order to draw a crowd. For Shame!

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L. Ron Gardner July 16, 2014 at 10:18 am

Sam, let’s see how much of an expert you are. Point out where I’m wrong. Moreover when a contemporary spiritual writer or teacher is good — for example, see my five star Amazon reviews of Namkhai Norbu’s “The Cycle of Day and Night, ” Avi Sion’s “Buddhist Illogic,” Adyashakti’s “Monsoon of Grace,” and Paul Muller Ortega’s “The Triadic Heart of Siva,” I have no problem acknowledging it. Methinks I offended one of your “sacred cows.”

I’d like to know what “snake oil” you think I’m selling. Spiritually, I direct people to the Spirit Itself, and I recommend plenty of books other than my own (see my recommended Spiritual List in my books). Politically, I direct people to Ayn Rand’s and Murray Rothbard’s writings.

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stevefraser January 4, 2015 at 5:26 am

Please don’t forget the books of Frederick Hayek and Ludwig von Mises.

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L. Ron Gardner January 4, 2015 at 9:13 pm

Steve, people can move on to those guys and Austrian economics — but for a political base, I recommend Rand and Rothbard.

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Chris Arciniega August 7, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Hey Ron,

I appreciate your website, and the work you put into it.
It would be great to have the option to sign in to your website as a member in order to post replies much easier, and faster.

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L. Ron Gardner August 8, 2014 at 2:06 am

Chris, thanks for your input. I’m going to leave it as it is for right now, but perhaps consider your idea down the road.

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Douglas Bennet October 4, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Hello Ron Gardner,
I discovered your web site after reading several of your book reviews on Amazon. Though I may not always agree, I do find them interesting and thought provoking. I am writing to alert you to the possibility that someone is using your name as their profile and making bizarre comments in Amazon.com discussions.

Here is the person’s profile page:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A3QY84MAVXPRIE/ref=cm_cr_rev_detpdp

Sincerely,
Doug Bennet

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L.Ron Gardner October 5, 2014 at 12:57 am

Thanks Douglas. Can you point me to some of the comments, so I can have specifics when I report this to Amazon?

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Douglas Bennet October 5, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Ron,
I tried to find them again but had no luck. It seems this person posts ridiculous things and uses profanity, then deletes the comments. I only mention it because it would reflect poorly on you for those who may think it is you. Sorry I didn’t find any, the comments were in reviews of books on Buddhism and Christian Mysticism. If I see it again I’ll let you know.

Regards,
Doug

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L.Ron Gardner October 5, 2014 at 7:33 pm

Thanks Douglas, I appreciate it.

I step on a lot of toes with my writings and critical Amazon review. But the people I criticize can’t deconstruct what I write, so some of them end up resorting to ad hominem or, in this case, a fake L. Ron Gardner, to try to get back at me.

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Douglas Bennet October 7, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Hi Ron, just FYI…
I was reading your Amazon review of Robert Adams book and noticed deleted comments where you reply to a “ca_cicero”. That’s the person using your profile name. You can see it at the permalink below. It appears when you click on “earlier post” link at comment:

http://www.amazon.com/review/R12A51FQM8ETKT/ref=cm_cr_rev_detmd_pl?ie=UTF8&asin=1889051535&cdForum=Fx17YRBTVS5MKN4&cdMsgID=Mx30BIBW8F88XRG&cdMsgNo=2&cdPage=1&cdSort=oldest&cdThread=TxAT7GP8Z6X0IO&store=books#Mx30BIBW8F88XRG

Take care,
Doug

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L.Ron Gardner October 8, 2014 at 3:02 am

Douglas, thanks. I’m very aware of ca_cicero. He’s a cyber-stalker who constantly changes his handle. But I still haven’t seen a post or comment by him under the name L. Ron Gardner. If you do, please let me know and provide me with the link.

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Douglas Bennet October 8, 2014 at 3:52 am

Yes, I will paste a link here if I can catch it before he deletes it. He must be a real loser.

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Douglas Bennett October 22, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Hi Ron, just to let you know…that guy at Amazon that was using your name has changed it a few times since I posted. Now he’s using “applewood”, another long time book reviewer. This guy should be banned from using Amazon. if he switches back to your name again, here is what will be connected to your name on the fake profile. Have you seen it?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A3QY84MAVXPRIE/ref=cm_cr_rev_detpdp

I’d ignore this piece of work, if I were you.

Best regards,
Doug

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L.Ron Gardner October 22, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Douglas, yes, what he’s doing is “below the belt.” Applewood is a respected reviewer, and this guy, at least for a time, “stole” Applewood’s handle and posted under it.

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Douglas Bennet October 22, 2014 at 6:44 pm

…what’s even worse is that he “stole” your REAL name and used it for some time…while those reviews were still up. I don’t think Applewood can claim exclusivity for that handle at Amazon.

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Douglas Bennet October 22, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Ron, he took down the reviews he had up which were ugly and full of profanity, you didn’t miss much. There really should be recourse on his behavior at Amazon. Applewood should be alerted because his name was there with those reviews.

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L.Ron Gardner October 22, 2014 at 5:17 pm

I alerted Applewood, but I don’t know if Amazon will do anything about it.

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Douglas Bennet November 30, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Ron, he’s at it again.: http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A3QY84MAVXPRIE/ref=cm_cr_rev_detpdp

I sent a message with this link to Amazon, don’t know if they care.
Good Luck,
Doug

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L.Ron Gardner December 1, 2014 at 2:29 am

Douglas, this is a waste of time. You sent this to me before. Do NOT contact me again regarding this unless you can direct me to a specific comment of his using my name.

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Edward July 9, 2015 at 5:51 am

I saw your essay on Visser’s website dedicated to throwing stones at Ken Wilber’s ideas. Do you critique Wilber’s ideas in any of your books or somewhere on this website?

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L. Ron Gardner July 15, 2015 at 2:09 pm

Edward, I’ll be posting my Amazon reviews of Wilber’s book here within a week –and they along with my essays at Visser’s site cover most of what I’ve written about Wilber. At this time I’m more interested in taking apart “Soapbox” Sam Harris than Wilber — and I’m now working on a book that deconstructs Sam the Sham.

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al alazraki August 9, 2015 at 5:40 pm

in what order should i read the books on kashmir shaivism i am not beginner except in that area

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L. Ron Gardner August 9, 2015 at 6:17 pm

Al Alazraki, start with “The Philosophy of Sadhana.” Then read “The Doctrine of Recognition,” or”
“Pratyabhijnahrdayam: The Secret of Self-Recognition.”

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IJ September 13, 2016 at 7:05 am

Mr. L. Ron Gardner who IS the spiritual expert has never resorted to ad hominem and abusive filthy comments like “sicko cockroach-man Matt -ca_cicero” has been doing for many years.. The f’ing stinking shi*bag Matt ca_cicero who boasts and brags brags so much about the Self always resorts to ad hominem and filthy abusive language and behavior towards anyone who makes fun of him.

That itself proves Cockroach-man Matt ca_cicero is a hypocritical fraud not to be trusted at all. He deserves no respect or compassion from anyone. Matt gets the treatment he richly deserves. Nobody gives a f’ing damn if sicko Matt ca_cicero quotes from Sri Ramana Maharshi. It means absolutely nothing coming from sicko Matt ca_cicero, as anyone can quote Sri Ramana Maharshi. Big deal.

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IJ September 13, 2016 at 7:07 am

I meant to post the above comment in an another section. My sincere apologies for the error.

IJ.

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IJ. March 14, 2017 at 7:41 pm

ca_cicero the cyber-stalker of Mr. Gardner is pretending he even knows Tamil. He most certainly knows the meaning of bad words in Tamil because that is how tama-sick and raja-sick ca_cicero actually is. LOLOLOLOL!!! Hahhahahahaha!!!!

To

ca_cicero “the cyber stalking-troll of Mr. Gardner”

ca-cicero, your moniker in Tamil truly reflects your big fat, bloating ego no doubt (me-me). You are a circus “Bu**oon” LOLOLOLOL!!!!!! Hahahahahaha!!

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IJ April 6, 2017 at 7:55 pm

I see ca_cicero “Matt Geigerhausen” the cockroach still trolling at Amazon in Mr. Gardner’s review sites. Poor pathetic insect that it is. It looks as though it is even trying to learn Tamil. LOLOLOL!!!! No it is just showing off as always. Such phony devotion to Bhagavan Sri Ramana indeed. Must be very feeling lonely in the cell of the psychiatric facility in Germany it has been locked up in permanently. If only they took away it’s computer. LOLOLOLOL!!!!! Hahahahaha!!!!

IJ.

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L. Ron Gardner April 6, 2017 at 9:12 pm

IJ, it’s unbelievable that he had the nerve to accuse you of posting as him here. Nobody but him would post as Matt Geigerhausen. How would anyone even know his name? I never knew it until he posted here. But unlike his Amazon posts, he can’t delete his ones here.

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IJ April 7, 2017 at 12:51 am

Mr. Garder,

Yes. He accused Green and then he accused me for his immature posts under his own mane Matt Geigerhausen. Matt Geigerhausen aka ca_cicero can only point fingers and blame others for his own shenanigans. You can easily make out who posts comments in your web page from our email addresses. ca_cicero dare not post comments here because as you said he cannot delete them like he does in Amazon. He cannot resort to his hit and run tactics as he does over in Amazon . He is a shameless and deceptive coot who will never attain moksha. Besides he does not deserve moksha. ca_cicero posts all those boring, lying and ridiculous nonsense in your reviews because he is extremely jealous of your own spiritual progress and achievements which he has been unable to achieve in his own miserable life. His recent posts shows how jealous and envious he is of you. He has not had a single person in amazon who agrees with his comments.

IJ.

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IJ April 7, 2017 at 12:53 am

Mr. Gardner,

Sorry I misspelled your name earlier.

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agnostic April 9, 2017 at 4:27 am

Mr. Ron, you speak often of the hrit chakra, in particular as being two fingers to the right of the sternum. Is this to the right of the sternum, looking at the body, or on the right side of one’s own body? I believe it is the former. In other words, it is on the heart side of the body, but I would like some clarification if possible please.

Also, you have said that you are not enlightened, and that respected teachers like Nisargadatta Maharaj and Robert Adams you do not believe were either. Which teachers who have died within the last 50-75 years would you say were enlightened? I take it you would say Ramana Maharshi and Adi Da, based on my reading of your writings. But are there any others in your estimation?

Thank you for your continued and deep commitment to the dharma. I really appreciate it, and have learned alot from you, even having studied for over 35 years.

-David

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L. Ron Gardner April 9, 2017 at 10:26 am

David, it’s on the right side of one’s own body. If anyone other than Ramana Maharshi and Adi Da attained Heart-mastery in the past 50-75 years, I’m not aware of them. And, of course, Da considers his own Realization unique.

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IJ April 9, 2017 at 6:07 am

Mr. Gardner,

That obnoxious insect of a cockroach “ca_cicero aka Matt Geigerhausen” from Germany deleted his comments in your review thread at Amazon once again. Why does he even bother posting them in the first place? What a stupid nutter he is. How come Amazon continues to recognize him in good standing to post his abusive comments towards you regularly?

IJ.

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L. Ron Gardner April 9, 2017 at 10:20 am

IJ, that’s why it’s a waste of time to engage him in comments. Moreover, it’s the same thing over and over with him. His expertise is in reviewing dildos — and just as I don’t venture into his field of expertise, he should stay out of mine, which is reviewing spiritual books.

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IJ April 10, 2017 at 1:07 am

Mr. Gardner,

LOLOL!!! Hahaha. That is very true. ca_cicero should stick to tamasick and rajasick vasana dharma of his and should stay out of your reviews. I fully agree. I still remember he posted a five star review of a dildo at Amazon and then deleted it out of shame and embarrassment. What an imbecilic circus buffoon that ca_cicero is. How can a person like him get moksha even in his next few lives of his? It is impossible. It will take eons for ca_cicero to realize the Self and get moksha. He can only keep dreaming, the dunce he is.

IJ.

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IJ. April 15, 2017 at 1:00 am

To

The German cockroach ca_cicero aka Matt Geigerhausen.

Hello Amazon circus buffon. I mentioned you in the September 2014 archive titled Igor Kufayev: A True Guru?

LOLOLOL!!!! Hahahahaha!

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IJ. June 19, 2017 at 6:12 am

Where is the German cockroach ca_cicero aka Matt Geigerhausen hiding? Has it been exterminated by the “Self”? Is that why his bogus guru “Papaji” HWL Poonja laughing in all of his books?

The cockroach ca_cicero has the audacity to question the spiritual expert of Amazon, Mr. L. Ron Gardner? How dare the despicable insect of a vermin ca_cicero do such a thing?

LOLOLOL!!!! Hahahahaha!

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