“If Dylan Thomas and Buddha shared a soul, 'The Mummery Book' is what I would expect from such a joining.” --—Robert Boldman author, The Alchemy of Love: The Pilgrimage of Sacred Discovery
Those familiar with contemporary philosophy will recognize methodological and thematic parallels with the work of Nietzche, Heidegger, and Derrida (...) --—Frederick M. Dolan, PhDAssociate Professor of Rhetoric, University of California at Berkeley
... one will turn to it again and again for the insight and pleasure it offers --Frederick M. Dolan, PhDAssociate Professor of Rhetoric, University of California at Berkeley
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Praise for "The Mummery Book" "If Dylan Thomas and Buddha shared a soul, 'The Mummery Book' is what I would expect from such a joining. The book transports the reader across an enlightened domain at the periphery of the rational, linear mind.... ROBERT BOLDMAN Poet; author, The Alchemy of Love and Sacred Life, Holy Death: Seven Stages of Crossing the Divide
"This book pierces the mind with strange elation. The terrible beauty of the writing is stark and urgent. It confounds the ordinary mind while breaching the passes to something deeper...." GEOFFREY GUNTHER, PH.D. Author of "Shakespeare as Traditional Artist"
"'The Mummery Book' is brilliant in all its aspects. It would be hard to express my happiness at the way it breaks and exposes the heart of the world. Living and working as a writer for many decades, I have not encountered a book like this, that mysteriously and unselfconsciously conveys so much of the Unspeakable Reality." ROBERT LAX, Poet, author, Love Had a Compass and (with Thomas Merton) A Catch of Anti-Letters
"A remarkable and profound allegory of the ultimate journey a human being might take. Certainly ranks with Faust, Siddhartha, the Bhagavad Gita and other amazing masterworks, which chronicle the awakening of the individual soul to its true Self. But, most amazing, it has been written in our own era!" RON SOSSI Artistic Director, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble,Los Angeles, California
"Avatar Adi Da Samraj's 'The Mummery Book' is a most extraordinary novel indeed. While contemporary postmodern fiction claims to have assimilated the most daring philosophical experiments of the twentieth century, too many contemporary authors have forgotten the spiritual substance of these experiments...." FREDERICK M. DOLAN, PH.D. Professor of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley
"'The Mummery Book' is the epic saga of a Self-Radiant psyche on its journey to self-Transcending Realization. See It. Hear It. Consume It again and again...." THOMAS (SIDNEY) LANIER Co-founder, The Foundation for Conscious Evolution Co-Founder, the off-Broadway American Place Theatre
"Just as I find fresh knowledge with each re-reading of Shakespeare's plays, no matter which work, each time I return to 'The Mummery Book' and its masterful boldness, the way its words startle and surprise and cry out from the heart of its Creator, I feel blessed by its beauty and I am moved by the truth that pulses through its every image." KENNETH WELSH Actor, many roles on the stage, in movies, and on television. Recipient of six Gemini awards for excellence on Canadian Television. Honorary doctorate from the University of Alberta
"I have finished a second reading of 'The Mummery Book' and find it even more remarkable and moving. It is obviously a book with many levels: an apparently naïve level of narrative and poetic invention concerning Raymond, Quandra and his friends, inventions, followers and betrayers; an allegorical level that concerning coincidence of opposites, gender, and romantic love; a confessional level that seems to some extent private or esoteric, that concerns the education of a soul through a kind of platonic anamnesis; and a revelatory level (subsuming all other levels) concerning the nature of consciousness and how it is continually lost in the ongoing "mummery" of ego-constructed existence...." PHILIP KUBERSKI, PH.D. Professor of English Literature, Wake-Forest University Author, The Persistence of Memory and Chaosmos: Literature, Science, and Theory
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