By Arthur Versluis
American Gurus tells the tale of ways this phenomenon emerged. via an exam of the wider literary and non secular context of the topic, Arthur Versluis exhibits attribute function of the Western esoteric culture is the declare that each individual can in achieving "spontaneous, direct, unmediated non secular insight." This declare was once articulated with certain readability by way of the recent England Transcendentalists Bronson Alcott and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Versluis explores Transcendentalism, Walt Whitman, the Beat circulation, Timothy Leary, and the recent Age flow to make clear the emergence of the modern American guru.
This insightful learn is the 1st to teach how Asian religions and Western mysticism converged to supply the phenomenon of "spontaneously enlightened" American gurus.
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American Gurus: From Transcendentalism to New Age Religion by Arthur Versluis