We have been deeply inspired by the Bardo Matrix, and the associated Spirit Catcher Bookstore which sprang up in Kathmandu, Nepal in the 70s as a sort of hippie enclave. This article reminisces on that era, and the conditions that brought forth a generation of thinkers.


Writer Terry Tarnoff, who operated the Spirit Catcher for nearly a year and a half in 1974-75, recounts in his memoir, The Reflectionist, the bookstore’s delicate existence when he says, “I open when I want, close when I want, and hope the place is still there when I return.”