What is the path to enlightenment? Biblical characters would roam the desert for 40 days and 40 nights. Nietzsches Zarathurstra lived in a cave. Budha shed all of his possessions. But how in the world would this kind of thing work now, in a time when deserts have sprouted into cities, caves are all in national parks and any child who can walk carries a cell phone?In The 33rd Year, Neal A. Yeager paints a picture of one mans difficult and unique philosophical quest--its rewards and its costs. This is a book about the search for... something.