20 June 2005
Paul Mason's ground-breaking biography of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is now available once more, in a new and revised paperback edition from Evolution Publishing UK.
The Maharishi Mahesh Yogi leapt to prominence in the 1960s when his teaching of Transcendental Meditation (TM) and his widely-reported involvement with The Beatles and the Beach Boys provoked reactions ranging from reverence to mockery. Now Paul Mason takes us behind the scenes, drawing on scarce and previously unpublished material.
Much more than just a biography, this is a seminal enquiry into the aims and methods of the Maharishi Movement. We are taken deep into the Indian tradition of the Vedic scriptures, the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita.
He describes the early days of the teachings in the 1950s, through the development of a sprawling bureaucracy, to the fiasco of the attempts to enter mainstream politics with the Natural Law Party.
Paul Mason learned the practice of Transcendental Meditation after hitchhiking to India in 1970, when he visited the Maharishi's ashram at Rishikesh. He has maintained an abiding interest in yoga-meditation and Indian teachings. He is also a musician, composing music that integrates East and West. He has contributed to the magazine Yoga Today, and to Behind The Beatles Songs.
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