Thaddeus Golas is known for having written The Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment, which has become known as a classic book on human consciousness and spirituality. The book was first published in 1972 by J.E. Casey of San Francisco. The Guide, as it is affectionately called by those who have read it, is thought by many to be one of the very best descriptions of, as well as a trigger for, the transcendental experience. It has been described many times as "The last book you'll ever need to read on Spirituality"