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By Gary Wright

Music legend Gary Wright displays on his specialist collaboration, friendship, and religious trip with "quiet Beatle" George Harrison, and releases for the 1st time a recording of a track they wrote jointly.

Best recognized for his multiplatinum hits “Dream Weaver” and “Love is Alive,” Gary Wright got here to prominence as a singer and songwriter through the golden age of rock within the Seventies. what's no longer to boot recognized to the general public, even if, is Wright’s non secular aspect. on the center of this memoir is the religious conversion and trip that Wright skilled along his shut pal George Harrison. until eventually Harrison’s demise in 2001, the 2 spent many years jointly writing songs, consuming Indian fare, speaking philosophy, and gardening.

In addition to that includes lyrics to a music cowritten by way of Wright and George Harrison in 1971, titled “To realize Yourself,” this memoir encompasses a cache of never-before-seen photos.

Also on hand is a deluxe ebook featuring an audio recording of “To become aware of Yourself.”

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In April 1978, we arrived in Bombay after what appeared to be a 24-hour flight, in the event you extra up the entire layovers. George had consistently instructed me to stick clear of the large towns while touring in India and to be aware of the holy areas and pilgrimage spots, which to me have been the essence of India’s good looks. We spent six weeks traveling areas I didn’t get to work out on my first journey with George—Kashmir, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Agra, and Kathmandu in Nepal, to call a few—but additionally Calcutta and Banaras due to their reference to Yogananda’s adolescence. i wished to make this journey a private pilgrimage, traveling the areas the place my guru had performed out his early position as a God-realized grasp. Chris graciously went in addition to this system, filming the points of interest and folks as we went alongside. After spending the 1st evening at a resort close to the Bombay airport, we flew to Calcutta the following day. I bear in mind the sensation I had had while touchdown there 4 years prior with George, and now once more a deep experience of belonging radiated via me as we walked throughout the terminal. I felt mom India embracing me once more. the concerns of my occupation now appeared hundreds of thousands of miles away, their significance changed by way of a gorgeous feel of peacefulness—the existence and breath of this land and residential of the Vedas, sacred scriptures written millions of years in the past but nonetheless correct. whereas in Calcutta, I really desired to stopover at my guru’s domestic on four Garpar highway, the place God within the element of the Divine mom first published Herself to younger Yogananda in his tiny attic room the place he on a regular basis meditated—sometimes into the wee hours of the morning. It was once additionally right here the place the God-realized Mahavatar Babaji paid my guru a trip earlier than he left for Boston in 1920. The incident used to be defined by way of Yogananda in his publication Autobiography of a Yogi. watching for an indication after spending hours deeply praying for divine permission to visit the USA, he says, I felt that if I cried once again, expanding the intensity of my internal ardour, my mind might break up. At that second there got here a knock at the door of my Garpar highway domestic. Answering the summons, I beheld a tender guy within the scanty clothing of a renunciant. He entered the home. “He has to be Babaji! ”. . . . He replied my idea. “Yes, i'm Babaji. . . . Our Heavenly Father has heard your prayer. He instructions me to inform you: persist with the behests of your guru and visit the USA. worry no longer; you will be safe. ”24 After settling into our resort and attempting to compensate for misplaced sleep, we ultimately acquired up, had a meal, and organized for a vehicle to force us to Garpar highway. We had formerly contacted the Yogoda Satsanga Society—SRF’s organizational identify in India—to set up for somebody meet us on the Garpar domestic. i used to be triumph over with joyous anticipation as we drove towards our vacation spot. Chris was once busy taking within the array of points of interest, sounds, and stinky aromas as we meandered down the colourful, noisy streets towards our vacation spot. Our driving force bogged down and got here to a surprising cease in entrance of the home and Chris and that i walked as much as front door and rang the bell.

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