Welcome to Wisefool Press

publisher of the Enlightenment & Dreamstate Trilogies and more by Jed McKenna

In the almost two decades

that we have been publishing Jed’s books, they have achieved the status of underground classics. They have sold well over a million copies in more than sixty-five countries and been translated by publishers in Europe, South America and Asia. And, as a look at some of the feedback on this site will show, they have found a very special place in readers’ hearts.

Yes, Jed’s books are a joy to read. They’re full of charm and humor, memorable characters and delightful dialogues. But they’re also full of something seldom found in “spiritual” books; a stark and unyielding challenge to the reader. In the end, these books are about one thing, moving beyond the ego, and that’s a territory many wish to leave unexplored. Jed’s books are not all sweetness and light, and they’re not for everyone.

The tagline of Wisefool Press is “The Search Is Over”. We have good reason for saying that. Some readers have called these the last spiritual books anyone will ever need, and there’s good reason for saying that too. Jed McKenna’s books are required reading for anyone who is not afraid to go where honest inquiry leads, and no one who is serious about their spirituality can afford not to read them.

The bottom line is that spirituality has a bottom line, and Jed shows us right where it is.

"I say an eternal thank you for The Trilogy. The books continue to challenge my mind and life. I ordered my 4th complete set. Nothing compares to this writing." -JH, MN
“I say an eternal thank you for The Trilogy. The books continue to challenge my mind and life. I ordered my 4th complete set. Nothing compares to this writing.” -JH, MN
  • ". . . an American original . . ."

    “Jed McKenna is an American original.”

    Lama Surya Das
  • ". . . profoundly changed my life . . ."

    “These books have profoundly changed my life.”

    C. Jensen
  • ". . .precious gifts to humanity. . ."

    “These three books are precious gifts to humanity."

    E. De vries
  • ". . .waiting all my life. . ."

    “Thank you for the books. I’ve been waiting all my life for them.”

    C. Vankeith
  • ". . . no other author . . ."

    “I can think of no other author I’d recommend more highly.”

    M.R. Fleming
  • ". . . so compelling . . ."

    “Jed McKenna’s books are so compelling
    I can hardly put them down!”

    Ray Napolitano, Inner Directions Foundation
  • ". . . a modern masterpiece . . ."

    “Clearly a modern masterpiece that may be the only
    spiritual book you will ever need.”

    D. Shamanik
  • ". . . I want more . . ."

    “Jed’s books have turned my entire understanding of life,
    enlightenment, spirituality and everything upside down.
    I want more!”

    M. Bhagat
  • ". . . how truly profound . . ."

    “Jed McKenna’s description of life after enlightenment is
    so good that 99.9% of his readers might not understand
    how truly profound it really is.”

    Satyam Nadeen, From Onions To Pearls
  • ". . . intelligent and powerful . . ."

    “If you are ready, step into Jed’s world. It is intelligent and powerful.”

    Jerry Katz, Nonduality Salon
  • ". . . the truth of the world . . ."

    “In this book lies the truth of the world.”

    Richard Ritsudo Morrissey, Zen Buddhist Priest
  • ". . . perfect book . . ."

    "Absolutely marvelous, splendid, perfect book!"

    Shri Acharya
  • ". . . changed my life . . ."

    "I have given many copies of Damnedest to friends.
    This book changed my life."

    N. Prescott
  • ". . . a true master . . ."

    "It takes a true master to take a topic that has
    been studied since humans could communicate
    and describe it in simplicity."

    H. Froeschl
  • ". . . one of the few truly enlightened . . ."

    "Author Jed McKenna may be one of the few
    truly enlightened individuals on this planet."

    S. Roe
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Spiritual Enlightenment The Damnedest Thing

From a Spiritual Master Unlike Any,
A Spiritual Masterpiece Like No Other

AUTHOR, TEACHER AND SPIRITUAL MASTER Jed McKenna tells it like it’s never been told before. A true American original, Jed succeeds where countless others have failed by reducing this highest of attainments — Spiritual Enlightenment — to the simplest of terms.

Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment Book Two of the Enlightenment Trilogy

Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment Isn’t

One Kind of Enlightenment — It’s the Only Kind

THE MARK OF A TRUE MASTER is that he can express a subject of the utmost complexity with uncanny simplicity. Jed McKenna is such a master, and spiritual enlightenment is his subject. Jed’s books, however, aren’t for everyone. They’re for people who are tired of the spiritual merry-go-round and ready to confront the unadorned reality of the awakening process.
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Spiritual Warfare Book Three of the Enlightenment Trilogy

Guns and bombs are children’s toys.
A true war wages, and you’re invited.

IT’S AN INVITATION you may not be able to accept if you want to, or decline if you don’t. It’s an invitation to fight in a war like no other; a war where loss is counted as gain, surrender as victory, and where the enemy you must face, an enemy of unimaginable superiority, is yourself.

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Jed McKenna's
Theory of Everything
The Enlightened Perspective

Book One of the Dreamstate Trilogy

WE ARE PROGRAMMED from birth to believe that our existence is an unsolvable riddle, but if we make an honest effort, we discover that mystery itself is the riddle. Not just what is the big mystery, but why is there any mystery at all? And what if there isn’t? What if the Mysterium Tremendum is just an internal belief without any external counterpart? What if the answers to life’s biggest questions were all hidden in plain sight?

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Play A Play by Jed McKenna

It is what it is, they say, but is it?
JED MCKENNA HAS ALWAYS BEEN more about destroying questions than answering them, so it’s no surprise that Play is more Q than A. In fact, it might be viewed as a progression through the stages of self-inquiry, each of the seven vignettes taking us a bit further along on the inward journey, the early vignettes asking the questions, and the latter ones looking at those who do ask; showing us, promising us, warning us, where honest and relentless inquiry really leads.
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Dreamstate A Conspiracy Theory

If life is but a dream,
to what do we awake?
The central premise of Dreamstate, is the admittedly ridiculous but incontrovertibly true assertion that the universe does not exist. This is something you can understand conceptually, like watching a documentary about Antarctica, or experientially, like moving to Antarctica. There’s also a related phenomenon where you fall asleep watching the documentary and wake up in the frozen wasteland. That’s gotta be weird, but the truth is that you’re asleep in a barren wasteland dreaming that you’re not, so that’s where waking up gets you.