05.08.10

MBFM at Darwiniana

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MBFM comment on Karmapa Comment on Karmapa article in Newsweek (from Darwiniana) mybrainisafleamarket is our invaluable researcher and commenter at The Gurdjieff Con blog, and you can read his many posts/comments by entering the tag MBFM, or the longer ‘mybrainisafleamarket’ in the search box. He has uncovered a whole bunch of stuff on gurus and […]

05.06.10

Bjerragaard

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mybrainisafleamarket said, 06.05.10 at 8:23 am · Ah…Bjerragaard was himself interested in these matters. So there was, definately a theosophical and masonic community of interest going on in New York at that time–accounting for the ankh and ourobouros symbols carved into the house decorations at Nyack. http://www.google.com/search?q=Bjerregaard+esotericism&spell=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&source=hp&btnG=Search From the citations there are a H.A. Bjerregaard […]

Bernard family and sufi connections

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More on Bernard family mybrainisafleamarket said, 06.05.10 at 8:05 am · As if all this isnt enough…the Bernard family had a Sufi connection and another family tie to Mary Baker Eddy. Andrew Rawlinson writes: “Inayat Khan went to Britain, which then became the focus of the Sufi Order. “However, he had already established his universal […]

Theos vs Pierre Bernard

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MBFM on the Great OOM mybrainisafleamarket said, 05.05.10 at 9:10 pm · Wow…Nemo, this is very interesting. I read about Theos Bernard, a man who wrote a number of books on yoga and who died young, murdered in the border region between India and Tibet during the 1947 Partition riots. It appears that Pierre Bernard […]

04.26.10

Ichazo, and the enneagram issue

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MBFM comment on What G said, …. mybrainisafleamarket said, 26.04.10 at 9:24 am · For one persons description of Oscar Ichazo in his very early days of starting Arica, get and read John Lilly’s ‘The Center of the Cyclone’, published in 1972. Lilly met Claudio Naranjo at Esalen and went to two of Ichazo’s Arica […]

04.12.10

Lozowick’s shtick and Ramsuratkumar

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More on Lozowick mybrainisafleamarket said, 12.04.10 at 9:33 am · A wee tip: One clue that someone may be part of Lozowick’s ’shtick’ is if, anywhere, you see a picture of old guru Ramsuratkumar. He is referred to either as a Godman or God child. The poor old gent, now deceased, did not dress in […]

Problematic character of Gita

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Comment on Gita… mybrainisafleamarket said, 11.04.10 at 6:13 pm · Fascinating, Nemo. I swear, that when I belatedly tried to read the Gita, I was increasingly dismayed. It seemed to me that right at the outset, Arjuna, who had already demonstrated his bravery and resourcefulness multiple times earlier in the Mahabharata, demonstrated compassion and a […]

A re-appraisal of Vivekananda

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Comment on Gita…. mybrainisafleamarket said, 11.04.10 at 6:29 pm · http://books.google.com/books?id=pTDPlJPyV_MC&pg=PA158&lpg=PA157&ots=8AG2mtaMHN&dq=bharati+inane+eclecticism&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html A re-appraisal of Vivekananda has been scanned. Here is an excerpt from the book. “Americans never made contact with pure Hinduism when they became interested in this Asian movement .”(the Hindu reform as filtered via Vivekananda who had a western education and was never […]

04.11.10

Comments on Bhagavad Gita

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MBFM on BG as neo-brahmin propaganda mybrainisafleamarket said, 10.04.10 at 8:24 pm · There is an earlier chaper in nemos blog on this subject. http://www.gurdjieff-con.net/2009/01/11/the-role-of-the-bhagavad-gita-in-indian-history/comment-page-1/ “Agehananda Bharatis comments on the Gita are worth repeating: (quote)mybrainisafleamarket said, 14.01.09 at 9:44 pm Here are some comments about the Bhagavad Gita by an Austrian born Sanskrit scholar and […]

01.30.10

More on Gopi Krishna

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MBFM comments on Gopi Krishna, previous post: mybrainisafleamarket said, 29.01.10 at 8:11 pm Will state this: I was never really sure what the point was for trying to attain Kundalini. Mr Krishna’s descriptions of the state resembled a description of a combination bad illness/psychiatric disorder. The other interesting omission is that while he described some […]

01.20.10

More on Nityananda

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MBFM tag Comment on Nityananda mybrainisafleamarket said, 20.01.10 at 2:30 pm · For another perspective on this, get and read Gopi Krishna’s book, ‘Living with Kundalini’. G Krishna was born into a Brahmin family that had its original roots in Kashmir and fled Mogul persecution, taking refuge in the Sikh run regions in the Punjab. […]

01.19.10

Jan Fishan Khan

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MBFM on Idries Shah post mybrainisafleamarket said, 19.01.10 at 10:42 am ·A page on Sardhana, where Jan Fishan Khan awarded an estate and pension by the British. It was safety, but it was exile far from home, far, far from Afghanistan. It is from ‘Sher’s Sardhana website. Photo gallery, too. Includes in title, “Sher Shah […]

01.18.10

An Idries Shah chronology/sanitized sufism/vicious mafia of ‘real sufism’

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Comment/link on Idries Shah mybrainisafleamarket said, 17.01.10 at 5:08 pm · This site offers a possibly useful chronology. http://wapedia.mobi/en/Idries_Shah This material on Shah is important because his sanitized version of Sufism left a lot of people victims of entrapment as the ‘real sufism’ turned out to be a vicious mafia of evil types, a la […]

Ramsuratkumar

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Comment on Lozowick post tag: MBFM mybrainisafleamarket said, 17.01.10 at 5:25 pm · A website by an French born disciple of Ramsuratkumar named Krishna Readers will have to sort this jungle out for themselves. But it supplies a variant vantage–and parts can be read in both English and French. http://pages.intnet.mu/ramsurat/GauraKrishna/Lozowick.html and references to Manis book […]

01.13.10

Shah in Paris?

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Comment link: http://www.gurdjieff-con.net/2010/01/08/on-the-trail-of-the-shahgurdjieff-connection/comment-page-1/#comment-35734 jim Buck said, 12.01.10 at 9:28 am · mybrainisafleamarket wrote: ‘…its up to someone to establish Idries Shahs chronology and travel patterns and see if they match at any point with Gurdjieff.’ There’s a vignette of Shah, at the fringe of Gurjieff’s Paris circle, in Pauwell & Bergers’ ‘Morning of the Magicians’. […]