This is the compelling modern autobiographical account of Jack Haas' journey from the claustrophobic city, to the primitive wilderness of coastal British Columbia, California, and Alaska, and into the uncharted regions of the soul. During his recent ten years of exploring the wild west coast of North America, Jack Haas wandered amidst the towering forests and the crashing surf, meeting an amazing cast of eccentrics, mystics, and misfits, and all the while continuing on his own internal voyage- a journey that would lead him into remarkable wilderness experiences, alchemical transformations, shamanic realizations, and spiritual awakenings. This is a true tale of adventure, misadventure, wonder, struggle, mysticism, and miracles. It is a journey into rare experiences, and it is a journey home. Nominated for a BC Book Prize, and a Pulitzer Prize.