Guruphiliac Blog Owner: Jody Radzik
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Jody Radzik is the owner of the Guruphiliac Blog, whose purpose is stated as:
“While we understand that gurus are held sacred by many, they are also public figures deserving of scrutiny. Our primary aim is to inject a little humor into what can be an excessively self-righteous enterprise, and to illustrate the primary truth that no matter how divine their devotees believe them to be, gurus poop on the same pot we do…Any self-respecting guru would understand this and make every effort to show his students that s/he poops on the same pot as they do…This site is dedicated to the truth. The truth that gurus are merely plain, old ordinary people just like us. They complain like us, shit on the toilet like us and most imagine they have special powers, just like a lot of the least mentally stable among us.”
Jody Radzik believes that followers, adherents and devotees project enlightenment, powers, holiness, purity, etc. onto their “Gurus”, “Religious Figures” and/or “Religious Objects”. Fair enough.
Jody Radzik is not an easy person to understand. One might easily assume that Jody Radzik is a free-thinker, a skeptic, a rationalist, a disillusioned ex-devotee, a grumpy guy or a mixture of all of the above. However, the truth about Jody Radzik is not only amusing and surprising, it is going to be very disillusioning to Jody’s coterie of guru-bashers (who often praise him on his Guruphiliac Blog and Guruphiliac Yahoo Group).
Jody Radzik is the webmaster for Atman.net, which provides links to an online book by Bruce Morgan, an article by Jeffrey J. Kripal about Kali’s Child, the NonDualLogicality Blog (where you can listen to Jody garble on non-duality), NonDualShaktism Blog (where you can listen to Jody garble on Shaktism) and a site dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Kalika. Jody believes in tantric Shaktism and Advaita Vedanta (although Jody’s interpretation of these two are non-orthodox). Jody is also a devotee of the fierce Hindu Goddess Kali Ma, whose picture he links to from his guruphiliac site. Whenever Jody refers to “Ma”, he is actually referring to Kali Ma. Jody Radzik is also openly into Raves and psychedelic drugs (more on this later).
On Google Groups (using the name “Jodyrrr”) and on the NonDuality Salon Group (using the name “Jodyr”) Jody Radzik (the Gurphiliac Blog webmaster) claimed he is self-realized, joining the ranks of Saints, Siddhas, Sages and Mahatmas. Jody said:
Guruphiliac Jody Radzik: “Hello all. My name is Jody Radzik. I’ve come to the NondualitySalon seeking to discuss Atman. How can we discuss Atman? How can this ‘essence’--never seen by the mind--be described. I think all of us know It cannot.
But the fact is that when Atman reveals Itself to Itself, the mind of the individual being involved in the transaction is blessed with realization. This mind, while never able to ‘grab’ Atman, is nonetheless impacted by the experience. At the moment of realization, the idea that we *are* our minds falls away. However, the mind itself is intact, and once realization occurs that mind will have just begun a journey. Where does this journey lead? I’m not sure. That’s why I’m here.“
--jodyr. (Reference - Must Be A Member)
Guruphiliac Jody Radzik: “But the lesson of the evening for me was that people who call themselves spiritual will never believe that I’m realized. I’m just way too out there for them. Ma has made me the counter example to all they’ve come to expect about spirituality and about realized folk.” (Reference)
After reading through Jody Radzik’s posts on Google Groups (under his name “Jodyrrr”), it became apparent to me that he has a compulsive need to be “right”. Jody trashed and bashed anyone who dissented with him and accused them of “projecting” and having “uninformed opinions”. Although Jody ranted about realization (claiming he is self-realized), he broke down into shrieking hissy fits, labeling (or is it “projecting”) others as being “stupid and crass”. Sri Sri Jodyrrr (the self-professed Saint and Mahatma) exhibited (and continues to exhibit) the behaviors of ordinary, over-emotional and non-realized humans. As if this is not embarrassing enough, Jody Radzik (the guru-basher-extraordinaire) admitted that he has a Guru whose name he keeps secret (in fear that others will “criminally libel” his Guru, as he does with other’s Gurus).
Just when one thought that Guruphiliac Jody Radzik’s foot-kissing devotion to Mother Kali (a fierce Hindu Goddess) could not get any more embarrassing for him...it does. The author stumbled across this gem:
JODY: “As a personality, I’m a Jungian nightmare. I’m identified with the Great Mother archetype in the form of the Hindu goddess Kali, to the point where I even act it out in drag. This would also be considered anima possession by some.
Fortunately, my Jungian therapist knows that this is exactly where ‘I’ need to be, this being part of my role to play in the Lila this life.
However, that’s not to say that I’d *ever* recommend it to anyone else. There’s something quite insane about it, and it can get kind of scary too.
It was sort of like being blasted by a psychic nuke, and then picking up the pieces of a shattered ego.
Thankfully, it didn’t kill me. Therefore I am stronger. This is the way Ma has worked in my life.
Jai Ma Kali Dakshineswari Ki Jai!“
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That’s right, Mr Guru-Buster Guruphiliac Jody Radzik was so obsessed (some could argue “possessed” or “mentally unstable”) with Kali, he actually dressed in drag to enact his love for the Goddess!
One must remember that Guruphiliac Jody Radzik’s devotion to Kali is not something of the past. Guruphiliac Jody Radzik still (to this day) praises Kali and thinks that her love is manifesting as various exposures on the internet against Gurus he happens to dislike.
Let us take a closer look at other disturbing quotes from Guruphiliac Jody Radzik:
Jody Radzik: A Sex Slave For Kali:
Guruphiliac Jody Radzik: “I can positively describe that experience as making love with God. I know that’s what it was. Nobody can tell me different. I will argue until the day I die that that’s what my experience was. It was a wonderful experience and it’s led me to greater opening. Every now and then I do Ecstasy again because it brings me back to that incredible experience that I can’t even begin to describe. It’s there. It’s there that I learned how to make love with God. It’s how I offered myself as a sex slave to God, through MDMA, and it’s brought me to really a wonderful experience of life...Kali has her fist up my ass up to her elbow and she loves every minute of it!” (Douglas Rushkoff; 1944; “Cyberia”: Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace)
About the quote above, Guruphiliac Jody Radzik submitted a comment to a blog that gave a slight clarification:
Guruphiliac Jody Radzik: “I was slightly misquoted in Cyberia in this particular instance. What I actually said was: ‘Kali has Her fist up my ass, and I love it.” (Ref - Comments Section)
Not only is Guruphiliac Jody Radzik Kali Ma’s “sex slave”, he also thinks the Goddess has her fist up his ass (to her elbow) and he “loves it”! Guruphiliac Jody Radzik openly stated that he requires the aid of “ecstasy” (also known as “MDMA”, an illegal psychedelic drug) to reinduce his hallucinations of having sex with the Goddess.
Guruphiliac Jody Radzik: “I regard the manifest universe as my Mother. I call Her Kali. She is also my Lover, but that’s a whole different sack of potatoes.” (Reference)
Guruphiliac Jody Radzik: “My Mother is like a transsexual porn star, because the universe is Brahman in drag.
She makes hay with Herself as a He, The One being the Other being the One.
And during all this She takes pictures, to give us something to believe in.“ (Reference)
Guruphiliac Jody Radzik: “Ha! Good call Greg. It was in the desert, and that is me in my manifestation as Lilakadevi, Ma Kali’s little porno princess, holding my mobile Kali shrine.
--jody.” (Ref - Must Be A Group Member)
Key Words & Phrases: Drag, anima possession, a fist up my ass, a transsexual porn star, lover, porno princess, sex slave...Guruphiliac Jody Radzik is a pervert for Kali.
For all those Anti-Cult advocates, Anti-Guru advocates, Anti-Hindu advocates and Anti-Superstition advocates who love to reference Guruphiliac Jody Radzik on your blogs, websites and forums, take note!
Jody Radzik requires Kali to be his pretend sexual lover since he apparently can’ find a date. Don’t worry Jody...It’s all Ma’s will :-)
Some very amusing excerpts from a conversation between Jody Radzik and Greg Goode:
Guruphiliac Jody Radzik: “The difference between them and myself is that I’ve always lived in and enjoyed the world, and that Mother has made it exceedingly clear to me that She will bestow realization on whomever She wants, despite their disposition as ascetic wannabes. Unfortunately, no one believes I know what I’m talking about, except my guru. In the interest of maintaining the status quo, he doesn’t enter the debate, even though he confirms my assertions as I’m making them. This isn’t to say that I don’t get along with them. I do for the most part. However, I’ve found myself in raging debates, the whole bunch of them vs. me. I find this situation quite enjoyable, but it seems to shatter their quaint ideas about what the center exists for, and so in deference to my guru I usually keep a lid on it…I’ve been blessed to have taken initiation from a monk of the Ramakrishna Order, and I’m quite convinced he’s a bona-fide, yet successfully hidden saint.” (Reference)
Apparently, Jody Radzik converses with Mother Kali on a regular basis and hears her voice in his head. Sounds rather spooky, if you ask me. Imagine that, the Supreme Goddess of the Universe conversing with you? Some Gurus (and schizophrenics) claim they do the same thing. Jody also said he has a Guru (*gasp*) and that he took initiation from a monk of the Ramakrishna Order that he regarded as a saint (*another gasp*). I guess Jody never witnessed this monk pooping.
Jody Radzik has a Guru and sees nothing wrong with it. When it comes to others and their Gurus, however, Jody Radzik subjects them to ridicule, defamation, bitter sarcasm and bold-faced lies on his Guruphiliac Blog and Guruphiliac Yahoo Group. In Jody Radzik’s illumined world, the realized are indistinguishable from liars, deceivers and potty-mouthed extremists. Weird? Eh?
Guruphiliac Jody Radzik: “My guru basically left me to my own devices with the mantra he gave. His advice is always the same. Pay your bills. Don’t party too much. Restrain yourself some. Meditate. Pray to the Lord and come every Sunday. He offers his time generously but keeps the personal relationship to a minimum. He always gives the same, somewhat boring lectures along with his gentle advice and admonishments. I’m convinced he’s a great bhakta saint, but to many he’s just a cute little village man from West Bengal presently living in California. His satsang is small because he doesn’t allow projection, and he doesn’t perform psychotherapy. That filters out everyone except the sincere who already have or develop a liking for the teachings of Ramakrishna and his disciples. He leaves the therapy to the therapists while he gently points you in the direction of understanding. In my book that makes him an ideal guru.” (Reference)
Guruphiliac Jody Radzik: “My guru, a Ramakrishna Math swami, is about the most low-key and unassuming person I’ve ever met. His teaching is the same teaching his guru gave, which is the same teaching Ramakrishna and Vivekananda gave. I have many problems with some aspects of this teaching, and I expressed my opinions about them often in the context of my weekly discussions with him and his satsang. Not once, ever, did he have any problem with it at all. I’ve found some agreement with a few other members of the group, but the bottom line is that it doesn’t perturb my guru in any way at all.” (Reference)
Jody Radzik’s comments amount to nothing more than face-saving deceit and self-serving hypocrisy. Jody seems to live in an egocentric universe where his experiences, opinions and beliefs are tantamount and superior to everyone else’s. What about other’s convictions about the genuineness of their experiences with their own chosen Guru? What about other’s beliefs and ideas about an “ideal guru”? Apparently, no one else’s opinions or experiences matter except Jody Radzik’s.
Jody thinks he is perfectly entitled to criminally libel other’s Gurus (under the direction of voices he hears in head, which he attributes to Kali Ma), all the while ferventy protecting his own chosen Guru, sniveling that others are “criminally libeling my guru” (whom appears to be Swami Chetanananda from the Kali Mandir). Jody is essentially trying to argue that his Guru is better than all other Gurus. Consequently, all of Jody’s opinions, arguments and judgments about Gurus are deflated, irrelevant, superficial and just plain weird.
Jody Radzik’s Guru: Swami Chetanananda
It is perplexing, amusing and highly entertaining to note that the Guru-Bashing addict, Jody Radzik, tries to pass himself off as some type of Guru by talking and preaching exactly like Gurus do. For example, let us look at Jody’s cultish introduction of the concept of “who”. Yes, the concept of “who”. Haven’t you heard of it before? Before you start sounding like a Ferruginous Pygmy Owl, let us allow Jody to explain (taken from his nonduallogicality archive, emphasis on “who” added by me: Refs: 01 - 02):
Guruphiliac Jody Radzik: “It occurred to me that thinking of who as a quantity is a measure of realization’s effect on a life.Before awakening, we are our who exclusively. When we decide to embark on a spiritual journey to find ourselves, we start out by adding to this who, sometimes greatly adding to it, with the materials we come across while being spiritual people.As far as I can tell, much of spirituality seems to only add to who levels. Sure, it may turn you into a bliss bunny, and that’s certainly good consolation for some. But being a bliss bunny is only a different color of who. Many, many people get stuck right here. If they can feel bliss around their guru, they think they’re getting “it”. These folk spend their lives chasing experience, never really seeing the truth that lay just beyond, in plain view, the whole time they were looking for it.
There was just too much spiritual who in the way.
In order to reduce your who, you’ve got to turn your mind back on itself, and attempt to learn as much about your process as possible, and do so fearlessly. You’ve got to become an eater of who, processing the landscape of emotional complexes through your awareness of them. You’ve got to dive into your most fearsome nightmares. That is the only way to truly know yourself and get access to your deepest who.
And perhaps after a few decades or so, you’ll suddenly see that you are not this who at all. You’ll understand in a very clear and very real way, that you are ‘this’.
But, that doesn’t suddenly drain the who out of the mind. The who which was still there sticks around, and changes gradually in the awareness of ‘this’. This is what I mean about levels of who indicating the effect that realization has had on a life.
So start eating your who, slowly at first. A therapist can be really helpful here, but you should probably make an effort to find a good one. I’d recommend one trained at a transpersonal psych college. That’s no guarantee of quality, but at least they’ll be able to get their heads around your spiritual trip.
Brahman is indivisible, and Atman is Brahman. Atman is not separated from Brahman to become a “drop,” it is the whole Brahman known to an individual life.There was never any separation. There is only apparent separation. It’s a mirage, not a difference in location.Seeing ourselves as these “drops” puts a layer of symbolic thinking between personal and impersonal awareness, keeping personal from opening up to see what’s always been present, the impersonal truth. Breaking the bonds and opening awareness would be the trick. I guess that’s what spiritual practice is about. However, even with those bonds we think need breaking, we are always right here, in front of our noses, as Brahman.”
Say what? Who is Jody trying to fool with his Guru talk? Not only did Jody’s comments make no sense, he is talking about realization as if he is realized. Oh yeah, Jody claimed he is realized. After eating through all his “who”, the end result is Jody’s disgust that Guru’s poo! Now that sounds like a realization worth striving for. I'd suggest drug rehab in combination with a therapist.
It is laughable when “non-dualists” attempt to express their non-dual “truths” by utilizing the vehicle of duality. As soon as non-duality is preached, five main things blossom into existence:
- The speaker.
- The spoken.
- The means by which the spoke is spoken.
- That to which the spoke is spoken.
- The means by which the spoken is heard, understood, assimilated, etc.
As soon as Jody opens his mouth to talk about non-duality, he is affirming and preaching duality by utilizing the vehicle of duality. To whom exactly is the explanation of “oneness” for if there is only the “self” and none other? Why is it that duality is easily perceived and validated in our everyday life, yet non-duality is unseen, difficult to grasp and is mummified in spiritual terms and philosophy? One would think that an easily validated “truth” is more meritorious than one not so easily validated. In Advaita Vedanta, the opposite holds true. I’m sure Jody has a good explanation for those who are gullible (some would say “brainwashed”) enough to believe him. Maybe I fail to understand these things because I haven’t eaten enough of my “who”? Then again, maybe non-dualists are “projecting” (Jody’s term) their inner emptiness, inner void, self-negation and denial onto the Universe? There’s a thought!
There is another perfectly good reason why we shouldn’t believe Jody. He poops. No matter how deep his insights, how vast his realization, how profound his experiences, Jody is no better than any other Guru because he poops in the pot just like every other Guru does. Jody should change his Gospel of “Who” to the Gospel of “Poo”. After all, this is exactly the type of illogic that Jody uses against Gurus. Therefore, Jody’s illogic can also be used against him and his alleged “realization”.
Jody is no dummy. He knows how to weave thoughts and concepts that superficially appeal to those who are rational and logical. Jody rightly points out that followers (devotees) essentially project “enlightenment”, “powers”, “holiness”, “purity”, etc. onto their “Gurus”, “Religious Figures” and/or “Religious Objects”. I agree. However, I also believe that non-followers and ex-devotees essentially project their negativity, hate, anger, fear, un-holiness, impurity, etc. onto “Gurus”, “Religious Figures” and/or “Religious Objects”. That’s right, this is a two-way street. Jody derides positive projections from followers but doesn’t say one word about his negative projections or the negative projections from non-followers and ex-devotees.
Jody has a big problem with pooping Gurus. The thought that Guru’s poop disgusts Jody so much he cannot fathom being devoted or eulogizing anyone that poops. Enter Kali Ma! Stone idols and paper pictures of Kali Ma don’t poop. Pooping problem solved.
“There’s a sexual element to house. E is an aphrodisiac and promiscuity is big. In everyday life men usually repress their ‘anima.’ Ecstasy forces you to experience what’s really going on inside.” Diana (who runs her own house club down the block) is amused by Jody’s inclination to talk about taboo subjects. Jody goes on proudly, exuberantly, and loud enough for everyone else in the street to hear. Being publicly outrageous is a valued personality trait in E culture adapted from Kesey’s Merry Pranksters.
“E has a threshold. It puts you in that aahh experience, and you stay there. It might get more intense with the number of hits you take, but it’s not like acid, which, with the more hits you take, the farther you’re walking from consensus culture. With E, your ability to operate within the confines of culture remain. You can take a lot of E and still know that that’s a red light, or that there’s a cop here and you don’t want to fuck up too much. On acid, you can be completely out of your head, and walking in a completely different reality.”
“So E is not simply watered-down LSD. While acid was a ‘test’, Ecstasy is a ‘becoming’. Acid involved a heroic journey, while E is an extended moment. The traditional bell curve of the acid trip and its sometimes brutal examination and stripping of ego is replaced with a similar vision but without the paranoia and catharsis. By presenting insight as a moment of timelessness, E allows for a much more cyberian set of conclusions than the more traditional, visionquest psychedelics.”
“Rather than squashing personal taste and creating legions of Birkenstock clones, E tends to stimulate the user’s own inner nature. Hidden aspects of one’s personality–be it homosexuality, transvestitism, or just love and creativity–demand free expression. All this is allowed to happen, right away, in the E-nvironment of the house club. Reintegration on E is unnecessary because the E-xperience itself has an immediately social context. If anything, the E trip is more socially integrated than baseline reality. E turns a room of normal, paranoid nightclubbers into a teaming mass of ecstatic Global Villagers.”
To Radzik, the club lights, music, and Ecstasy are inseparable elements of a designer ritual, just like the campfire, drumbeats, and peace pipe of a Native American tribal dance. Arriving at the club in time for the sound check, Jody and Diana dance a while under the work lights. Jody’s diatribe continues as he demonstrates the new hip-hop steps he picked up in Los Angeles last week.
“The Ecstasy comes through the house music. The different polyrhythmic elements and the bass … this is current North American shamanism. It’s technoshamanism. E has a lot to do with it. It really does. I get a little nervous but I’ve got to tell the truth about things. But the system is probably going to react against the E element.”
Diana cuts in: “And then they’ll just shut you down like they closed our party last week.” She takes a cigarette from behind her ear and lights it. Jody still dances while Diana stands and smokes. Neither he nor the E culture will be taken down that easily. “E is an enzyme that’s splicing the system. E is like a cultural neurotransmitter that’s creating synaptic connections between different people. We’re all cells in the organism. E is helping us to link up and form more dendrites. And our culture is finally starting to acknowledge the ability of an individual to create his own reality. What you end up with, what we all have in common, is common human sense.”
The E-inspired philosophy borrows heavily from the scientific and mathematics theories of the past couple of decades. House kids talk about fractals, chaos, and morphogenetic fields in the same sentence as Deee-Lite’s latest CD. Jody’s cultural neurotransmitter” image refers back to James Lovelock’s Gaia hypothesis, which is the now well-supported notion that planet Earth is itself a giant, biological organism. The planet is thought to maintain conditions for sustaining life through a complex series of feedbacks and iterations. A population of ocean microorganisms, for example, may regulate the weather by controlling how much moisture is released into the atmosphere. The more feedback loops Gaia has (in the form of living plants and animals), the more precisely “she” can maintain the ecosystem. Evolution is seen more as a groping toward than a random series of natural selections. Gaia is becoming conscious. Radzik and others have inferred that human beings serve as Gaia’s brain cells. Each human being is an individual neuron, but unaware of his connection to the global organism as a whole. Evolution, then, depends on humanity’s ability to link up to one another and become a global consciousness.
These revelations all occur to house kids like Jody under the influence of E. This is why they call the drug a “cultural enzyme” The Ecstasy helps them see how they’re all connected. They accept themselves and one another at face value, delighted to make their acquaintance. Everyone exposed to E instantly links up to the Gaian neural net. As more people become connected, more feedback and iteration can occur, and the Gaian mind can become more fully conscious. Jody and Diana both believe that house culture and the Gaian mindset literally “infect” newcomers to the club like a virus. As Osmosis opens, Jody watches a crowd of uninitiated clubbers step out onto the dance floor, who, despite their extremely “straight” dress, are having a pretty Ex-uberant time.
“This looks like a group of people that might be experimenting with Ecstasy for the first time. They’re going to remember this night for the rest of their lives. This is going to change them. They are going to be better people now. They’re infected. It’s like an information virus. They take it with them into their lives. Look at them. They’re dancing with each other as a group. Not so much with their own partners. They’re all smiling. They are going to change as a result of their participation in house. Their worldview is going to change.”
Indeed, the growing crowd does seem uncharacteristically gleeful for a Thursday-night dance club. Gone are the pickup lines, drunken businessmen, cokeheads, and cokewhores. The purposeful social machinations–getting laid, scoring drugs, or gaining status–seem to be overrun by the sheer drive toward bliss. Boys don’t need to dance with their dates because there’s no need for possessiveness or control. Everyone feels secure–even secure enough to dance without a partner in a group of strangers.
Whether that carries into their daily life is another story. Certainly, a number of new “cyberian converts” are made each evening. But the conversions are made passively, as the name of the club implies, through Osmosis. “Unlike acid, which forces users to find ways to integrate their vision into working society, E leads them to believe that integration occurs in the same moment as the bliss. The transformation is a natural byproduct–a side effect of the cultural virus.
As club regulars arrive, they wink knowingly at one another.” Jody winks and nods at few, who gesture back coyly. The only information communicated, really, is “I am, are you?” The winkers are not so much the “in” crowd as the fraternity of the converted. They’re all part of what one T-shirt calls “The E Conspiracy”. These are the carriers of the cultural virus. No need to say anything at all. The E and the music will take care of everything (wink, wink).
“The sixties went awry because they wanted a sweeping cultural change to go on overtly,” explains Radzik, nodding to two girls he’s sure he has seen before. They wink back. “And that didn’t happen. What’s different about house is that no one’s trying to ’spread the message.’ It’s more like, we’re into it because we love it, but we’re not out to convert people. ‘Groove is in the heart’ [a Deee-Lite lyric]. We just want to expose people to it. People decide that they’re into it because they respond to it on a heart level. I think the bullshit’s going to come apart of its own accord.”
“So is this a dance floor filled with socially aware, fully realized designer beings? Certainly not. It’s a dance floor filled with smart kids, sexy kids, not-so smart kids, and not-so sexy kids, but they do seem to share an understanding, in the body, of the timeless quality of bliss and how to achieve it through a combination of dance and E. Even the music, playing at precisely 120 beats per minute, the rate of the fetal heartbeat, draws one into a sense of timeless connection to the greater womb–Gaia. The lyrics all emphasize the sound eee.” “Evereeebodeee’s freee,” drones one vocal, in pleeesing gleeeful breeezes, winding their way onto the extreeemely wide smiles of dancing boys and girls. It’s just the E! Likewise, the way in which E infiltrates society is much less time-based and confrontational than was the case with acid. E infiltrates through the experience of bliss, so there’s nothing to say or do about it. The meta” agenda here is to create a society with no agenda.”
As Jody screams over the din of the house music, “Fuck the agendas. We just have to manifest our culture. You have to trust your heart. That’s what Jesus really said. And that’s what E does. It shows people they have their own common sense. They realize, I don’t need this!”
Bruce Eisner shows up at about midnight, exploring the house scene and its relationship to Ecstasy for the second edition of his book Ecstasy: The MDMA Story. A veteran of the sixties and just a bit too old to fit in with this crowd, he almost sighs as he explains to E-nthusiastic clubbers how E’s preservation of social skills and ego make it a much better social transformer than the psychedelics of his day.
“In the sixties, we were sure we were going to have this revolution that would change everything overnight. And it never came. We got the seventies instead.” A few girls laugh. They were born in the seventies. Bruce smiles slowly. He’s got a dozen stoned kids hanging on his every word, when in fact he’s trying to understand them.
“With E, you don’t get so far out, like on acid, where you lose touch with the physical world. It allows you an easier time to bring the insights back in. Huxley talked a lot about the importance of integrating the mystical experience with the worldly experience. He had that one trip where he decided, ‘The clear light is an ice cube. What’s important is love and work in the world.’ And love and work in the world is what Ecstasy shows you. It’s a model for enlightenment, and the challenge is bringing that into the real world.”
So maybe revolution has become evolution as house culture awakens to the fact that there is method behind Gaia’a madness, and that Darwin wasn’t completely right. Life naturally evolves toward greater self-awareness, and we don’t need to push it anywhere. The universe is not a cold sea of indifference but the warm, living waters of an oversoul composed of waves of love–Gaia’s morphogenetic fields. The mock self-assuredness of the “me” generation gives way to the inner wink-wink-say-no-more knowing of the E generation, as the sixties bell curve finally touches down, and ego fully reintegrates into a postpsychedelic culture.
Douglas Rushkoff: “Jody Radzik, for example, believes he once encountered the spirit of Kali directly. To him, there was nothing dark about it, he tells me as he makes a graffiti picture of the goddess onto a billboard at a construction site in downtown Oakland: ‘I can positively describe that experience as making love with God. I know that’s what it was. Nobody can tell me different. I will argue until the day I die that that’s what my experience was. It was a wonderful experience and it’s led me to greater opening. Every now and then I do Ecstasy again because it brings me back to that incredible experience that I can’t even begin to describe. It’s there. It’s there that I learned how to make love with God. It’s how I offered myself as a sex slave to God, through MDMA, and it’s brought me to really a wonderful experience of life.’ Several TOPYs who are walking by stop to watch Radzik paint. ‘Whoah!’ exclaims one girl. They stare in astonishment. ‘Better be careful, man!’ warns the largest of the guys, whose nose has at least three rings in it. ‘Kali is dangerous. She’ll get you really hard. She’s the Destroyer.’ The TOPYs shake their heads and walk on in horror and disdain. Radzik looks up from his work and shouts after them with a wide smile: ‘Kali has her fist up my ass up to her elbow and she loves every minute of it!’ (Reference)
When devotees attribute extraordinary experiences or visions to their Gurus (without the aid of drugs), it’s all “projection” according to Jody Radzik. But when Jody Radzik had a drug-induced experience (and re-induced the experience by using illegal psychedelic drugs), he claimed his sex-slave hallucinations were real experiences. This is the type of Anti-Guru weirdo who attempts to invalidate others spiritual experiences.
→ Ape Man Exposes Godmen
→ Guruphiliac Jody Radzik Blog
→ Jody Radzik’s Pictures Of A Rave In Sante Fe
→ Jody’s Yahoo Profile
→ Jody’s Wikipedia Profile
→ Some Of Jody’s Postings On The “Ammachi Free Zone” Yahoo Group
→ Some of Jody’s Postings On The “Nonduality Salon” Yahoo Group
→ Some of Jody’s Postings On The “Meditation Society Of America” Yahoo Group
→ 1,600 posts for “JodyR” on Google Groups
→ Guruphiliac Can’t Find A Date
→ View A Poem That Jody Posted In Praise Of Kali Ma
Rushkoff: “My good friend Jody Radzik - the guy who first introduced me to raves, actually - started up a blog this year. Jody is about the most loving and optimistic person I’ve ever known. That’s why I was surprised that instead of touting a new spiritual or cultural phenomenon, Radzik had decided to bash one.”
→ Click Here to read one of Jody Radzik’s posts on Google Groups defending the use of marijuana.
→ Click Here to read how Jody said:
Guruphiliac Jody Radzik: “If Adi Da is a regular user of marijuana he’s just gone up 50 points in my book!”
→ Four months after this page was published (exposing Jody Radzik’s shameless use and promotion of illegal drugs) he posted the following comment on a blog:
Guruphiliac Jody Radzik: “Yeah. I need to be stoned ALL the time.” (Reference)
→ Click Here to read the following post:
“Jody Radzik, identified in a Rolling Stone feature on smart drugs and rave culture as ‘one of the [rave] crowd’s resident gurus,’ believes that ‘[t]he planet is waking up…Humans are the brain cells. The axons of the nerve cells are the telephone lines.’”
→ Click Here to view the archive to HarshaSatsangh and where Jody said:
Guruphliac Jody Radzik: “Fortunately, we have the shelter of the Great Saints and Sages to take refuge with. When we come to be blessed with sincere aspiration their grace will manifest in a myriad of ways, assuring us an appropriate course of action in our spiritual practice no matter what role we are playing in the world.”
I didn’t know there were Great Saints and Sages who didn’t poop. Is it possible that Jody changed his views? Don’t you just hate when people flip-flop, willy-nilly, from one extreme to the other?
→ Click Here to read an amusing thread where Radzik, Jody goes all out of his way to defend his systematic bashing of Gurus, all the while praising and defending his belief in the Hindu Goddess, Kali Ma. Jody doesn’t realize that he is projecting power, holiness and divinity onto his concept of Kali Ma (ironically, a behavior he bashes with devotees of Gurus). Jody acts exactly like devotees, constantly referring to “Ma” and whatever she wills for him. Jody acts (or tries to act) like a realized person who knows “The Truth”. The big question is: Are you willing to let your son or daughter get addicted to Ecstasy and Psychedelics to find “The Truth” that Jody is pushing through drug-induced hallucinations?
Jody Radzik (owner of the Guruphiliac Blog) and Sarlo (owner of the GuruRatings WebSite And Yahoo Group) are friends and often praise each other on their own webpages. For starters, Sarlo (who, for some mysterious reason, does not divulge his full name) is a Rajneesh / Osho devotee (and refers to him as “my Master”), started his spiritual journey (and had a decade-long love affair) with LSD and marijuana (Reference) and refers to himself as “Swami Deva Sarlo” (claiming he is a “master”, initiate and a “god”). “Swami” means 'master' (a title usually conferred on initiates belonging to the Osho cult) and “deva” means 'god', 'angel' or 'divine being'.
Like Jody, Sarlo believes that he is self-realized. As a matter of fact, in an article entitled “Sarlo Declares Enlightenment”, he said:
Gururatings Sarlo: “According to Osho, one of the biggest obstacles to enlightenment is peer-group jealousy. One’s friends will simply not accept that this trippy asshole has arrived at the ultimate fulfillment while they languish in darkness. I am prepared to meet this challenge head-on. The courage to brave my friends' scorn has been bolstered by: a) the knowledge, from Phil 101, that you donít exist; b) end-of-millennium urgency; c) the discovery of ordinariness as a way out/cover-up; d) any or all of the above.” (Reference)
Sarlo is also a contact for an Osho-related center in Canada:
Osho Samaroha Meditation Center,
Ma Dhyan Amiyo
3676 W. 38th Ave.
Vancouver V6N 2Y2 BC
Tel.: +1-604-261-5312 (which resolves to “Gaile P. Winterton”)
I was told that Sarlo’s first name is “Don” and that he hails from Ontario Canada. There are two entries for “Don Sarlo” from Ontario listed in Canada’s white-pages:
Cookstown, ON L0L 1L0
Sault Sainte Marie, ON P6A 4R1
One should rightly wonder why Rajneesh/Osho is listed on Sarlo’s subjective Guru-Ratings website as being one of the greatest Gurus ever to walk the Earth. I think there are many people who would take issue with such a claim. As a matter of fact, many people already have (Refs: 01 - 02 - 03 - 04 - 05 - 06 - 07).
Sarlo praised Jody’s Guruphiliac Blog as a “worthy project” and that he puts “the humourous bite on the usual guru excesses: money, sex, and power”. Ironically, Rajneesh’s excesses in money, sex and power are unparalleled in Gurudom (remember the 93 Rolls Royces?). Needless to say, Sarlo ignores the faults and failings of Osho (his “Master”) and ranks him as one of the greatest Gurus ever to walk the planet. Sarlo then has the audacity to point his self-righteous fingers at other Gurus and whine, snivel and lament about their faults and failings. Funny enough, Sarlo created a disclaimer page where he admitted that his bogus Guru-Ratings service is based on the subjective opinions of a layman (Reference).
So what did Jody Radzik have to say about Rajneesh/Osho? On his Guruphiliac Blog, Jody said:
Guruphliac Jody Radzik: “A tip of our tantric hat to Osho for his attempts to sustain such a large chakra-puja. Such wide scale transgression was certain to result in all kinds of transformation in the participants...But he had management problems and it all fell apart. We're sorry we missed the fun.” (Reference)
Jody Radzik praised Osho’s sexual excesses as a large “chakra puja” (which is a tantric ritual that involves two to ten couples who engage in ritualized sexual activities, aka “an orgy”), dismissed Osho’s many faults and failings as “management problems” and expressed regret that he missed the fun! That’s right, sexual promiscuity, power-abuse, wealth and hedonism are things that Jody Radzik and Sarlo think are laudable, praiseworthy and serve as valid criteria to give high-ranking marks to Gurus whose feet they happen to kiss and adore. It is amusing that Jody and Sarlo both profess devotion to Gurus, yet trash and bash other Gurus as if they are free from the Guru-affliction they love to point out in others. Pathetic.
In a nutshell, the Guruphiliac Blog trashes and bashes Gurus because they poop and their followers project stuff on them. Period. That’s really what the Guruphiliac Blog is all about. But the irony of it all is that Jody Radzik has a Guru himself and ceaselessly projects holiness, divinity, enlightenment, etc on his chosen God concept (i.e., Kali Ma - a fierce Hindu Goddess who wears severed heads as a necklace and severed limbs as a dress).
On his Guruphiliac Blog, Jody attempts to inject some humor into his posts (which he does with limited success) but at the cost of truth (Jody mixes truths with untruths; or more bluntly, truths with bold-faced lies). Jody is doing all of this because he believes he is self-realized and that he is being guided by a voice in his head (which he attributes to a Hindu Goddess he made love to and is a sexual slave of). Those who dissent with Jody are usually retaliated against using several tactics:
- Accusing the other person of “projecting” (although Jody doesn’t “project” at all).
- Bringing up the “E” word (“ego”, not “ecstasy”).
- Publicly divulging other’s emails and then encouraging his entourage of anonymous and potty-mouthed followers to e-mail them with complaints.
- Accusing others of not eating enough of their “who”.
- Accusing others of being funded or being “paid shills” (let’s not bring up the issue of who supplied him with illegal club drugs, funded his purchase of illegal club drugs and is funding his Anti-Guru campaign) Ouch!
Hopefully, now that you understand Jody Radzik and his Guruphiliac Blog better, enjoy, laugh and take everything you read with a grain of salt. It doesn’t get much weirder than this folks.
Kali Ma willing, I might just make Guruphiliac’s Stalk-Logs.
Update: March 13 2006: I made Guruphiliac’s StalkLogs! Aum Kring Kalikaye Namah Aum.
Update: March 28 2006: Jody Radzik removed his stalk logs (apparently running scared and trying to do damage control).