Q & A series, circa 1970 …

 

 

You seem to be in an especially good mood tonight…

Alex Horn: “I’m ALWAYS ‘in essence’ — can’t you see that?”

 

 

What made you decide to become a teacher?

A: “I was BORN to be a teacher! It was no accident or mere coincidence that [some notorious guru] died the night I was born. When I heard about this, I knew right then and there that I was born to take his place – MEANT to be – DESTINED to be – another great leader and Fisher of Men – Self-observing, Self-remembering, Self-evolving No. 4 Man – Balanced Man – Conscious Man – REAL Man – Teacher of ‘the Work’ and all the great religions, teachers and teachings in the world!”

 

 

Did you ever have a regular job?

A: “I was a garbage man!”

 

 

What was your relationship like with your mother…?

A: “My ‘mother’?  She bullied me to death and controlled every move I made – even when I was in college – and drove my poor father into an early grave.”

 

 

What was your father like?

A: "He was a kind and gentle rabbi."

 

 

Have you ever tried hallucinogenic drugs?  LSD, hash, peyote or mescaline?

A: “No.”

 

 

What do you think of the Beatles and their great new album? (Abbey Road)

A: “What are the Beatles compared to Bach?”

 

 

What happened to your teeth…?

A: “I had to get them pulled out and wear dentures.”

 

 

Why?

A: “My dentist said I had ‘self-cleaning teeth' and didn’t have to brush like other people did.”

 

 

You only believed that yarn because it made you feel special!

 


 

The Cults