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    DescriptionThis book explores the religious phenomenon referred to as crazy wisdom - the purposefully outrageous, convention destroying behaviour of spiritual adepts in every great tradition, from Christian Fools for Christ through the Sufi Path of Blame, to the charismatic leaders of new religions. The author explores the core of the spiritual process through eight critical in-depth cameos of holy madness in action in the lives of eight contemporaries, including Chgyam Trungpa, Bhagwan Rajneesh and Aleister Crowley. This revised and expanded edition includes a new assessment of the American guru Adi Da (formerly Da Free John) and the psychopathology of blind faith, using the example of Shoko Asahara (founder of Japan's infamous terrorist sect AUM). The author offers guidelines for choosing a wise, enlightened guide or guru, and tips for avoiding the exploitative.


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    Title
    Holy Madness
    Subtitle
    Spirituality, Crazy-Wise Teachers, and Enlightenment
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Georg Feuerstein
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 726 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781890772543
    ISBN 10: 1890772542
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.0
    BIC E4L: REL
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: VXA
    Ingram Subject Code: RP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25420
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 25
    Libri: I-RP
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A13116500
    DC22: 206.1
    DC21: 206.1
    DC22: 206/.1
    BISAC V2.8: REL062000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BL624 .F478 2006
    Thema V1.0: QRVK
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised and expanded ed
    Publisher
    Hohm Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Hohm Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    15 June 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Prescot