The reason I want everyone to read it is because it draws back the curtain on an extraordinary time in the 1960s to 1970s when a spiritual revolution changed the world.
This book isn’t just about the most famous guru of the 20th century who appeared on the cover of Look, Life, and Time magazine and The Saturday Evening Post, and who was often a guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The Merv Griffin Show. It isn’t just about superstars who followed him and continue to follow him 10 years after his death, such as the Beatles, Deepak Chopra, John Gray, The Beach Boys, The Doors, Clint Eastwood, Mia Farrow, and hundreds more. This book is more than a chronicle of what really happened to the Beatles in India and why they left in a huff.
What this book reveals is the truth about the traditional master/disciple relationship of India and how, as Maharishi’s disciple, I underwent intensely emotional, deeply disturbing extremes of heaven and hell under his influence which profoundly and permanently transformed me. Maharishi & Me is a rollercoaster of emotions that raises lots of questions about how we perceive “holy men,” how we expect them to behave, and how we project our own fantasies upon them. This book will haunt you long after you turn its last page.
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Contributors: Susan Shumsky from Maharishi & Me