Enlightenment Blues is Andre van der Braak’s compelling account of his relationship with a prominent spiritual teacher. It chronicles both the author’s spiritual journey and disenchantment as well the development of a missionary and controversial community around the teacher. It powerfully exposes the problems and necessities of disentanglement from a spiritual path.
Andre van der Braak lived in Andrew Cohen’s spiritual community for eleven years, and was an editor for its magazine What Is Enlightenment? Currently, he lives in Amsterdam, where he teaches philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and at Luzac College in Alkmaar.