Many books criticising religion have appeared in recent years but most have been written by people who never had a religious belief or lost it early in life. This one is different, in that it offers an inside view of what it feels like to be immersed in two quite different belief systems, Roman Catholicism and Transcendental Meditation, and then to leave them. In both cases, though for different reasons, my main feeling has been one of relief. No doubt for temperamental reasons, I find that I am more content and at ease when I don't adhere to any belief system. Whatever I may have been in the past, I now regard myself as an unqualified supporter of the values of the Enlightenment, increasigly under threat today.
Why is the book free? Because I want it to be read. I hope it may be useful to anyone who is beginning to question the need to adhere to any totality belief system but wonders what it will feel like to let go. I want to show that it can yield a great sense of freedom.