My journey in the wilderness led me through more than 40 countries and basically every modern faith system. In each country visited, I sought out spiritual leaders and cherry-picked what I wanted from their teachings, forming my own belief system. I've whirled with dervishes in the land of Islam
; I've changed sanskrit with Hindu
babas; I've sat for weeks with Buddhist
monks in silent, cross-legged meditation; I've explored witchcraft
, alchemy and other New Age
practices under the misguided guidance of sexual conquests; I've practiced yoga with yogi gurus
and TaiChi with Taoist
masters. I've obsessed over Egyptian mysticism, Greek gods, Celtic culture and Nordic lore.
I was on a royal crusade to achieve Christ Consciousness;
I became my own god.