Holy Madness: The Shock Tactics and Radical Teachings of Crazy-Wise Adepts, Holy Fools, and Rascal Gurus.

New York: Paragon House, 1991. First edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. xxiv + 296pp. Green papered spine lettered in red, cream papered boards. Bibliography & index. A study of the phenomena of the "crazy saint." From the publisher: "Holy Madness explores this universal dimension of spirituality in a readable and brilliant blend of history, philosophy, theology, and first-person accounts. Here are Fools for Christ, sitting naked on garbage heaps; eccentric Zen masters baffling their students with beatings and belly laughs; and enigmatic rascal gurus and spiritual clowns like Da-Ananda, Chögyam Trungpa, G. I. Gurdjieff, and Aleister Crowley." Georg Feuerstein Ph.D (1947 – 2012) was a German Indologist who authored over 30 books on mysticism, Yoga, Tantra, and Hinduism. He translated, among other traditional texts, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita. Light bruising to lower spine, else a tight, clean near Fine copy in mylar wrapped near Fine dust jacket. Item #61162
ISBN: 1557782504

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