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Book of Enlightened Masters: Western Teachers in Eastern Traditions

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This is the definitive and complete book about a phenomenon which did not exist a hundred years ago, but is now growing rapidly and dramatically changing Western culture -- the rise of Western (mostly American) teachers, who fill the role of guru or master.

A few books have appeared on some narrow aspects of this astounding phenomenon; this is the first book to survey the e
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Paperback, 650 pages
Published December 31st 1998 by Open Court (first published December 31st 1997)
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Brad VanAuken
Dec 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This 650 page book takes a scholarly approach to profiling the Eastern and Western teachers and gurus who brought Eastern thought (Buddhism, Hinduism, Sufism and New Age thought) to the West. It includes in-depth profiles of individuals including the books and people that influenced them and who they studied under. It describes the differences between the different branches and traditions of each Eastern religion, includes charts outlining the lineages, features a model of experiential comparati ...more
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Jul 12, 2007 rated it it was amazing

This really is a fun book. Really!
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