"Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains"

"You have to get lost before you can be found."

Jeff Rasley

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Organizing/Leading Nepal Himalaya Trekking since 1998

Basa Village Foundation

Jeff Rasley, Author/Writing Coach/Book Publisher 

jeffrasley@gmail.com

Trekking, Travel, & Mountaineering Expedition Planning

Basa Village Foundation                                                                   

Programs, Classes, & Interviews                  

Writing Coaching and Midsummer Books Publishing

Scientech  Club and Foundation

 Write  on!  http://tinyurl.com/jeffrasleypage                

Jeff's Books (click on title to view on Amazon): 

You Have to Get Lost Before You Can Be Found is a memoir of suffering, grit, and love of the Himalayas and Basa Village. It is also a travelogue through the Himalayan region and a book about transitioning from a mere adventurer to a committed philanthropist doing culturally sensitive development in the Basa area of Nepal. Want a T-shirt with a quote from the book: https://outspokenimages.threadless.com/designs/go-to-the-mountains "Go to the mountains" (I have no financial interest in the company or sales of the shirts.)

Island Adventures is an anthology of tales (with photographs) of adventures and spiritually challenging experiences on islands all across the world. 

Polarized! The Case for Civility in the Time of Trump Describes the historical and current reasons for and dangers of the toxic polarization of the US political culture and makes the case for a grassroots movement for civil discourse in social media.

Hero's Journey: John Ritter, the Chip Hilton of Goshen, Indiana; a Memoir is a meditation on what it means to be a hero and how the meaning has changed; a nostalgic memoir of childhood heroes, and an unauthorized biography of the 2d greatest athlete of Goshen, Indiana.  

Bringing Progress to Paradise; What I Got from Giving to a Himalayan Village An astounding adventure in the Himalayas becomes a critical reflection on the tangled relationships among tourists, "do-gooder" missionaries, and native people in "exotic" locales. It's also the story of the Basa Village Foundation. For a Buddhist perspective on the book: http://tinyurl.com/436jy8a

Godless -- Living a Valuable Life beyond Beliefs The history of religious and political ideologies is bloody. Crusaders and Islamic-Jihadist terrorists divide the world into believers and heretics. Their propaganda has persuaded followers to torture and slaughter unbelievers. "Godless" proposes a cure for the pathology of fanatical religious beliefs and political ideologies using the wisdom gained in Nepal, from Quakers, and American Pragmatism.

False Prophet, a Legal Thriller is a murder mystery, a romance, and rant against the injustices of the legal system inspired by a case the author handled in his 30 years experience as a lawyer in Indy. 

MONSTERS OF THE MIDWAY 1969 - Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll, Viet Nam, Civil Rights, and Football is historical fiction, a comedy, and a romance set at the University of Chicago. The narrative is about the struggle of the star of UChicago’s football team to cope with the cultural revolution on campus, a 2-year losing streak, and a girlfriend who hates football. Historical photos of Chicago, U of C, and Hyde Park are included.  

Pilgrimage: Sturgis to Wounded Knee and Back Home Again, a Memoir takes the reader on a motorcycle road trip without a bike.  The pathway to understanding the shared roots of all humanity led the author across the wide Pacific and to the summit of Himalayan peaks. Enjoy a ride of discovery to the source from whence we all come.  Book trailer on YouTube: "Pilgrimage" by Leila

Light in the Mountains -- Namaste, Rakshi, and Electricity in a Himalayan Village describes the development of my relationship with Basa Village and is a call for people in the West to gain the wisdom of communal connection I have learned from the Rai people of Nepal.    Light in the Mountains is a 2013 Gold Medalist for Best Book Cover, awarded by Authors dB.

-   A few of my Expeditions with Adventure GeoTreks:

        * Basa-Pokhara Lake District Philanthro-trek 2017

        * Pikey-Basa Philanthro-trek 2013

        * Basa-Mera Peak 2011

 * Jiri-Pikey Peak-Basa-Phaplu 2010

        * Kangel-Basa-Khumjung 2009

        * Basa Village 2008

        * Langtang-Helambhu 2007

        * Khumbu-Gokyo 2006                

-  Our glorious welcome into Basa - YouTube   

        Blogs, Interviews, & Reviews:

         High Frequency Healing

          Dr. Doug & Friends Radio

          BookLemur

          Backstory Sessions

          Baltimore Talking

          DownWithTyranny

          Nuvo

          Around the World

          GoNOMAD

          Living & Thriving with Rustie

          Rock Your World Naturally

          Friends Journal

          NAN Sports Talk

          The George Espenlaub Show

          Baltimore Talking

          The Nobody Guide to Life

          Better Angels

          Sayin' it Plain

          Synchronized Chaos

          Tuck Magazine

          Friends Journal

          Hashing Out the Law

          Mature Preneur with Diana Todd-Banks

          ClimbTalk

          The George Wilder Jr Show, Chicago

          TLb TV

          Spiritual Fizz

          Bucket List Travel Club 2

          Bucket List Travel Club 1

          SuperPower Experts

          The Art of the Matter

        The Art of the Matter

          Tuck Magazine

          Creative Magic

          Synchronized Chaos

          Free Will Life

          Independent Voter Network

        Transformation

          The Knowledge Show

        DownWithTyranny!

          Hell Yes Life

          Unframe of Mind

          Living Unconventionally -2

          Living Unconventionally -1

          The Billionaire Lifestyle

          The Frederic Bye Show

          Burmmet's Conscious Blog

          Keeping the Nostalgia Alive

          Butterflies of Wisdom

          Different Strokes

          Creative Magic Unchained

          Chris Brake Show

          The Bright Side

          The Larry Stevenson Show

          GLOBAL DEBAUCHERY

        Book Goodies

          Creative Magic Unchained! 

          Creating Positive Change

          Get it Together

          The Knowledge Show

          Authenticity Radio 2016 New Year Message

          Bucket List Travel Club

        Savino Veritas

          Empowerment Radio

          Sarcastic Sinners

          Who You Calling Old

          NSOL Radio

          Points of Inquiry

          Design Flaws

          Fire Your Mentor

          The Awesomeness Show

          Kovacs Perspective

        Fundraiser Solutions

        Spiritual Peak Center

        Authors Talk About It

        The Bucket List Life

        Living Life on Purpose

          Authenticity Radio

        The Humanist Hour

        You Read It Here First

        Morgen Bailey's Writing Blog

        Life's Issues with Lloyd Rosen

        SuperNova with Lena Ski

        Help! My Mid-Life Sucks!

        Kegal Eagle and the Coach

        Life Changing Insights

        The Bright Side with Tekneshia

        Magnificent Time Radio

        Do the Right Thing

        Real Talk with Hollywood Lee

        Do the Right Thing Right

        New Book Journal

        Who You Calling Old

        Bright Side with Tekneshia

        Life's Issues

        Life Changing Insights

        Synchronized Chaos

        Between the Lines

        Examiner.com

        ReadWave

        Readers' Favorite

        UChicago Alumni Volunteer Leaders Lounge

        Shout! Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine

        Magnificent Time

        ReadWave

        Triangle Variety Radio with Patrick Walters

        Conscious Discussions Talk Radio

        Indies Unlimited

        GARRIS & GAGZ Sports Talk radio

        Triangle Variety Radio

        Synchronized Chaos

        Real Money with David Holland

        Authenticity Radio

        George Espenlaub Show

        Beyond the Limits Magazine

        Triangle Variety Radio Show

        Attention Deficit Sports Disorder

        Seeds Born to Light

        Conscious Discussions Blog Talk Radio

        Source of Wealth

        Free Kindle Fiction

        Story Finds

        WEBE Radio

        Novel Spaces

        Morgen Bailey's Writing Blog

        Indies Unlimited

        Say This Write

        Kris Wampler's Blog

        Around the World Blog

        Authors Den

        Travelanthropist

        Reader Views

        Around the World Blog II

        Patheos

        Your Life Matters

                                Links to some published articles