Colin has been seeking the Truth since he was born in 1948, and has been meditating since 1978. In 1996 encountered a disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi, Gangaji, who said : 'Stop! Be still, you are already That'. The message being that the effort and search were masking that which is always present; all that was required was to 'stop' and see what is always here. This news came like a breath of fresh air and he glimpsed the essence, that undeniable ever-present reality. He then undertook a 7 day silent retreat which resulted in his first 'awakening', and also in an ecstasy that slowly faded over the next year.
His books are based on the realization that occurred then and since. He has written many articles and poems, based on meditations, contemplations and answers to questions, then collated into books.
If the world of nondual spirituality ever seems muddy to you, take a swim in the crystal clear waters of Lake Colin Drake. I love Colin's work. Jerry Katz owner of www.nonduality.com