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1978: Philip Bralich served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo in Lama Kara beginning in 1978
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Philip Bralich can be contacted at pbralichaearthlinkdnet
Country of Service: Togo
Cities you served in: Lama Kara
Arrival Year: 1978
Departure Year: 1979
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
See my Memoir This includes time spent teaching ESL in Peace Corps Togo in West Africa which was very sadly cut off through an accident that caused the death of my wife and damaged my left leg. My memoir / expose of the seedier side of the beats, the hippies, and the new age is now available (Amazon, BN, etc). It details the last 30 years of my life basically beginning with Peace Corps West Africa. Phil (From the dustcover) A life well-lived. Inspired by and responding to Jack Kerouac’s Dharma Bums, this memoir details the psychological and spiritual triumph over severe psychological difficulties caused by a series of traumas endured in the Peace Corps in West Africa in 1978. Surveying the spiritual landscape of America through the seventies to the present in Zen, Tibetan Buddhist, New Age and Christian movements, this memoir describes author Philip A. Bralich’s 35-year journey through western and eastern psychology, including much reading and practice in those disciplines and an inadvertent but much loved run in with the world of the beats. The dedication: “This book is dedicated to the elucidation of “the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness,” to those who have sought to stop the madness rather than exacerbate it, to the best minds of the Eastern and Western traditions who never succumbed to the madness, and to the victims of those who did.” The opening poem: He*rd said. He said she said that they said I said … but What I really said Is I think it’s you instead. Bio: Ph.D. Linguistics. Many years teaching ESL and essay and research writing. Much experience presenting at professional conferences and publications in theoretical syntax, ESL and computational linguistics. Much experience with professional business presentations, business writing and grant writing as well. 30 years study and meditation of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism as well as a wide reading of Western and Eastern psychology and philosophy. Blaming Japhy Rider - Philip A. Bralich, Ph.D. Copyright © 2012.
Originally posted: 3/20/2012
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1978; Peace Corps Togo; Directory of Togo RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Togo RPCVs
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