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Holy Madness

Discussion in 'Seekers Circle' started by Geoff-Allen, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    Hope you are all well!

    Here is a book that I may get around to reading at some stage ...

    "Crazy wisdom, or holy madness, is a radical style of teaching or demonstrating spiritual values. I use this term somewhat elastically in order to highlight a range of similar approaches within the great religio-spiritual traditions of the world. What they have in common is an adept — a master, sage, saint, or holy person — who typically instructs others in ways that are designed to startle or shock the conventional mind. The beneficiaries of such instruction may be the adept's initiated disciples or, at times, the public in general.

    "From the conventional point of view, the crazy-wise teachers are eccentrics who use their eccentricity to communicate an alternative vision to the one that governs ordinary life. They are masters of inversion, proficient breakers of taboos, lovers of surprise, contradiction, and ambiguity. They share this skill and penchant with the figure of the trickster and the clown."

    Here is the entire review -

    Holy Madness | Book Reviews | Books | Spirituality & Practice

    Probly loads of results from Googling the teachers mentioned - remind me!

    Enjoy your day.
     
  2. The Hammer

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    This is going to go on my ever-lengthening book read list.
     
  3. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    I have good news & I have bad news ...

    The good news is that I have my own list.

    The bad news is that I don't think anyone would read more than a small percentage of the list :)

    The site is called Stillness Speaks and here is their book page - so many that I just don't know where 2 start ...

    Books - Stillness Speaks

    Enjoy your reading!

    :)
     
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