“Dear Reader: Prepare for a unique adventure of spiritual discovery and transformation…you have before you a wild, bucking-bronco of a ride. Hold on!” -from the foreward by Neil Douglas-Klotz, author of THE SUFI BOOK OF LIFE Otis B. Johnson was a young college professor of English in the 1960s when he joined the exodus of hippies to California to meet someone his friend said could take them where they wanted to go the fastest. Where did they want to go? They wanted to meet the divinity, obtain God-consciousness, get enlightened, find love, experience samadhi, in short-they didn’t know for sure. What happened? Otis B. Johnson became Mansur Johnson during a three year encounter with the world’s first Guru-Roshi-Murshid, Samuel L. Lewis.
Murshid Samuel L. Lewis is the first American born Sufi Master. His life stands as proof that real spiritual realization transcends any sectarian barriers–besides being recognized by eight different Sufi Brotherhoods, he was confirmed as a Zen Master, as a Hassidic rabbi by Hassidic rabis, as a master of Yoga and as a teacher of Christian Scriptures. Murshid Samuel Lewis’ gravesite is located at Lama Foundation and is considered a sacred pilrimage site.