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By Wayne Teasdale

ISBN-10: 1577317041

ISBN-13: 9781577317043

The Mystic middle chronicled Brother Wayne Teasdale's trip right into a multifaceted spirituality mixing his conventional Catholic education and the japanese manner of sannyasa (Indian monkhood). A Monk on the planet tells what the adventure has intended for him — dwelling as a monk outdoors the monastery, integrating teachings from the world's religions together with his personal Catholic education, combining his full of life religious perform with the prerequisites of constructing a residing, and pursuing a process social justice in a huge American urban. In telling his tale, Teasdale indicates how others can locate their very own inner monastery and convey religious perform into their busy lives.

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Rawlinson (1997: 185) has aptly characterised Bennett as 'a man of considerable intellect, fascinated by systems and formulre, but given to sudden lurches'. Nevertheless, at the same time as he ransacked the esoteric systems of the day, Bennett acted as guru to other seekers. For example, he led his own study groups in and around London in the 1930s, based on his own interpretations of Gurdjieffian and Ouspenskian ideas. These endea­ vours culminated in the establishment of households for work and study: at Coombe Springs in South London in 1946, and in the Cotswolds in the early 1970s.

P. Blavatsky downwards, has any authority to impose his teachings or opinions on members. Every member has a equal right to attach himself to any school of - 46 - THEOSOPHY AND hs HEIRS thought which he may choose, but has no right to force his choice on any other. Neither a candidate for any office nor any voter can be rendered ineligible to stand or to vote because of any opinion he may hold, or because of membership of any school of thought to which he may belong. Opinions or beliefs neither bestow privileges nor inflict penalties.

Grossberg et al. {eds) Cultural Studies (London: Routledge, pp. 53 1-55). Shallcrass, Philip, 1998: 'A Priest of the Goddess', in J. Pearson et al. {eds) 1998, pp. 157-69. - 35 - STEVEN SuTCLIFFE Spangler, David, 1996: Pilgrim in Aquarius (Forres: Findhorn Press). ), 1970: The Aquarian Guide to Occult, Mystical, Religious, Magical London and Around (London: Aquarian Press). Straus, Roger, 1976: 'Changing Oneself: Seekers and the Creative Transformation of Life Experience', in J. Lofland, Doing Social Life {New York: John Wiley, pp.

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