Born in 1924 in Paterson, New Jersey, to Polish Catholic parents, Thaddeus Stanley Golas was a child of Einstein’s Relativity but also of the Great Depression. He served a long European tour of duty in WWII, and was in Patton’s Third Army in Antwerp, but narrowly avoided combat at the Battle of the Bulge. The G.I. Bill helped him earn a BA in General Humanities from New York’s Columbia University where he studied under Jacques Barzun, among notable others.
A school friend of poet Allen Ginsberg, he saw the rise and fall of the hippie movement in the San Francisco "Bay Area Vortex" of the 1960s, and was one of the first authors to write a spiritual handbook. Thaddeus Golas, known for the classic manual on human consciousness, The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment
(Seed Center, 1972) returns to publication 40 years after he delivered the simplest, most powerful, and effective, spiritual handbook ever written.