Cullen Dorn was born in New York City in 1947 and raised in East Harlem, barely making it through high school. Homeless on three separate occasions, he has served in the Army, been a mailman and taxi driver in New York, a bartender in Miami, and is currently an airline grounds operator in Orlando and resides in Kissimmee, Florida.
"Populated by souls in bodies amid bodies seeking souls, The Hierophant of 100th Street blends the grandeur and cosmic tragedy of West Side Story with the spiritual wisdom of A Course in Miracles. Dorn's landscape is as bleak as drug-ravaged Spanish Harlem, clitoridectomy in Egypt, and the bowels of the American penal system and, at the same time, as transcendent as Afro-Reggae and the channelings of Edgar Cayce. This is a novel in which characters are truly born again and again and again. . . . It moved me to tears." --Richard Grossinger, author of Planet Medicine and The Bardo of Waking Life "This book is special. An unusual and passionate novel, moving and fun to read, The Hierophant of 100th Street is a mixture of esoteric wisdom and Hugh Selby's Last Exit to Brooklyn. A large novel in scope, it somehow manages to include both hell and heaven. Dorn really is an untutored genius." --Gerald Rosen, author of The Carmen Miranda Memorial Flagpole and Growing Up Bronx "While Dorn does connect the spiritual aspect of the story to the larger picture of 100th Street, it is these characters that brought the book to life for me...The Hierophant of 100th Street shows that life may not be all that it seems and that even in the darkest of situations, there is promise, if not in the here and now, then somewhere else." --Diary of an Eccentric