“The Wheel”

“On a long road, well into the night, the first frenzied, chaotic sounds of ‘The Wheel’ emerged from the car’s speakers; then the introductory beats of the side drum; and finally, that gorgeous, drawn-out note from the steel guitar: the one that was like the universe extending its vast arms in embrace. The man’s hand floated out from his body and began to describe soft figure eights in tune with the music. His body started to gently sway in synch with his arm. There were the drawn-out steel-guitar notes, yawnings of the galaxies, and, set behind them, the everyday business of the world. The song described the small wheels of particular life and the grand wheel of the cosmic One. As the man danced in his seat, he reconnected those dreamy hippy days with present spiritual ones. No difference existed. The dance one delighted in as a youth could still be danced, even in a car, in the dark, so many years later.”

Richard Maddox

Richard Dietrich Maddox's writing focuses on the search for permanent happiness, the goal of finding paradise on earth, the attainment of human Enlightenment. His work, though fiction, attempts to convey the profound spiritual Truth passed on to humanity by Enlightened Masters. Maddox approaches spiritual wisdom from a Western level of experience, presenting characters to whom readers can easily relate, offering situations in which readers might well have found themselves. His work offers, in a style which those living in the West will find understandable, the possibility of blissful existence.

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