Ecstasy, Equipoise and Eternity. DADAJI -, Shri Dadaji Gurudev Mahendranath, Aleister Crowley: related works. From the David Tibet collection.

Ecstasy, Equipoise and Eternity.

(London): (Privately Printed - Mike Magee), ND (1980). First Edition. Softcover stapled booklet. Octavo (11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches). 10pp. Printed yellow paper wrappers stapled down left hand side. The work is described by the publishers as "The first part of the Trilogy dealing with the historical origins of the Adinath Sampradaya and deals with the Natha Way of Life." It includes several paragraphs in tribute to "Saint Aleister Crowley" who was a major influence on Dadaji and his teachings. From the library of British artist, writer and musician DAVID TIBET (founder of the music group Current 93) with his tiny OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE (as David Bunting) and acquisition date (17-VIII-81 ev) in the upper margin of the first page. Dadaji: Shri Paramahamsha Mahendranath (born Lawrence Amos Miles: 1911-1991), was an Englishman who is said to have had a youthful acquaintance with Aleister Crowley and who in later life embraced Indic religion and Tantrism. He spent many years in India, becoming a guru of the northern Indian Uttarakaula Tantric Order having received initiation under Shri Pagala Baba of Ranchi, Bihar. He then became a teacher himself, with his instruction - often delivered aphoristic prose and poetry - fused traditional eastern Tantric and religious philosophies and practices with Western magical techniques. His teachings formed the basis for the Arcane Magical Order of the Knights of Shambhala (AMOOKOS), an occult order founded in 1982 by Michael Magee (Lokanath Maharaj) which gave training to a number of now well-known figures before succumbing to the seemingly inevitable divisions that plague such groups. "Fanzine" type production values. It appears like a typical large format stapled booklet of the period. Wrappers a little dusty at the edges, corners creased, otherwise an about VG copy of a rare booklet. Item #68706

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