Three Dangerous Magi, The

Three Dangerous Magi, The

Osho, Gurdjieff, Crowley

The Three Dangerous Magi reveals scandal, mayhem, death, sex, drugs, ecstasy, enlightenment, in the lives of the three most notorious sages of the 20th century. Use their story for personal transformation.


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The Most Dangerous man since Jesus Christ, the Sex Guru, the Ambassador from Hell, the Black Devil of Ashkhabad, The King of Depravity, and the Wickedest Man in the World. These were some of the labels given to three of the most notorious figures of 20th century spirituality: Osho (formerly known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh), G.I. Gurdjieff, and Aleister Crowley. Beneath the controversies and scandals that swirled around all three the author argues that these men, egocentric tendencies notwithstanding, were brilliant thinkers and extraordinary masters of their craft, that of the science of inner transformation, and in particular the art of balancing the so called Left and Right Hand spiritual paths. These men were not humble sages. They were bona fide crazy wisdom masters and consistently went where angels fear to tread. They did not teach with the faint praise of new age fluff or the stuffy platitudes of religious sermons, but rather with a flaming sword, and were a genuine menace to all seekers who fear to face the abyss of their own egos.

REVIEWS & ENDORSEMENTS

If you are looking for a last-minute Christmas gift for anyone who is interested in the occult, magic or personal growth then I'd thoroughly recommend this book.

 

~ Lucya, Badwitch

An extraordinary comparative religious study from someone who knows his stuff.

Considering its complex and contentious subject matter, this book is written not just with deep experiential knowledge but with simplicity: one of the most informative and enjoyable books of comparative religion I have ever read.  

~ Fortean Times

Osho, G.I. Gurdjieff and Aleister Crowley are 'dangerous Magi' because their teachings were provocative and confrontational and require discerning interpretation. As metaphysical guru-figures, all three were capable of damaging their followers as well as providing them with profound spiritual insights. P.T. Mistlberger has personal experiential knowledge of the three esoteric paths pioneered by these Magi. In this excellent book he explains why all three have contributed to the perennial wisdom tradition despite the controversy associated with their teachings. The Three Dangerous Magi is thoroughly researched and accessibly written and I recommend it unreservedly. ~ Nevill Drury, Ph.D, author of The New Age: the History of a Movement and Stealing Fire from Heaven: the Rise of Modern Western Magic

If you want a wonderfully readable book about the sensational lives of these charismatic teachers, then this is clearly the book for you. But there is far more here than simple biography. There is history and social background, psychology, religion and mysticism. It is an in-depth study of what it means to be a seeker on a spiritual path, the conflicts that this entails in respect of society and everyday life. And, from the complementary viewpoint, it examines how some teachers defy accepted conventions of morality and conduct in order to break down the conditioning which obstructs progress. It also explodes the myth that enlightenment somehow catapults one to superhuman status. Gaining Self-knowledge, and having the skill and wish to pass this on to others, unfortunately does not always mean that one is no longer prone to human failings! If you are a seeker of truth, you will inevitably be interested in all of these aspects. With the background of his own search with Osho and other teachers, his meticulously researched investigation and his intelligent appraisal of both facts and myth, P.T. Mistlberger presents a veritable feast for your enjoyment and instruction! ~ Dennis Waite, author of The Book of One and Back to the Truth

An astoundingly comprehensive analysis of three of the most influential spiritual leaders of the last 100 years. It not only compares and contrasts their personalities and practices, but puts them into the context of their predecessors, milieus, and eras, resulting in astute and literate realizations that make this book both intriguing and a delight, transcending the individuals and leaving true insight into the ultimate meaning of their work. ~ Donald Michael Kraig, author of Modern Magick

An accurate, insightful, and fascinating discussion of three of the strangest spiritual teachers ever to have come to the public eye. ~ Richard Smoley, author of The Dice Game of Shiva and Inner Christianity

A fascinating book about three hugely intriguing, larger-than-life, spiritual rascals. ~ Timothy Freke, author of The Jesus Mysteries and How Long Is Now?

Mistlberger's work is a fascinating (and at times painfully candid) examination of three of the twentieth century's most under-appreciated, maligned, and misunderstood holy men. ~ Lon Milo DuQuette, author of The Magick of Aleister Crowley

Mistlberger has written a VERY interesting book on three extraordinary people most people would not think to link up. He has certainly done his homework and he writes well. ~ John Anthony West, author of Serpent in the Sky: The High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt.

The Three Dangerous Magi is a must read/devour for those who have a penchant for Crazy Wisdom's top unframers! Mistlberger unravels and makes the three rascal awakeners come alive in all of their unconventional glory. This book itself is dangerous for those who find shelter in the known, the safe and the road well worn. It also is a call for safety in the unknowable. Be ready to be stirred to the core, turned upside down and fit together again in new ways. ~ Satyen Raja, author of Living Ecstasy and founder of WarriorSage Trainings.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
P.T. Mistlberger
P.T. Mistlberger P.T. Mistlberger is a transpersonal therapist, seminar leader, and author of the books A Natural Awakening, The Three Dangerous Magi, Rude A...
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