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A Bio that Reads Like Fiction

In 2005. my beloved spiritual mentor, Abbot M. Basil Penington – a Trappist monk – died from injuries sustained in a vehicular accident. Since then, I had been without a spiritual guide although I had searched far and wide. Recently, my search brought me to a most magical place in cyberspace. – the website of Edward Hays. I am just beginning to explore this new-found wonderland and among my discoveries is his short bio, which reads like a juicy chunk of fiction. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a profile that reads like a short fairy tale? “Edward Hays portrays himself as walking the razor’s edge between madness and magic. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, he describes his childhood as being surrounded by silent applause from his parents, his brothers Joe and Tom and his sister Jane. “With that enchanted childhood as a bulletproof vest, he entered adult life — but never totally abandoned the wonder-world of stories and imagination. His professional education was shaped in the magic monastery of Conception Abbey in Missouri, where the Benedictine monks opened his …