18.07.09 at 8:48 am ·
This may be total co-incidence.
The other day, I was in a bookstore, and picked up a copy of a VERY old EJ Gold book, titled, Autobiography of a Sufi, published some time in 1976 or 1977. It has photos of Gold, of his wife of the time, creepy pen and ink drawings.
Even thirty plus years ago, EJ looked repulsive, as though molded from Crisco.
What caught my eye was that at the back of the book was yet another photo of EJ Gold.
Gold is sitting on a throne like chair, undressed except for perhaps a pair of shorts or loincloth. He’s bald, clean shaven, and because of his overall plumpness, looks eerily like a large baby wearing dark glasses.
Here’s the thing–I had to blink, hard, because that photo, the pose and the chair made it seem that EJ Gold was impersonating Da Free John.
I dont know if this was mere coincidence, or some peculiar inside joke.
But the man must have some sort of charisma, because otherwise, its hard to see how someone who was so eerily creepy looking, could have attracted a following.