Mouni SadhuAn effort at preservation and precipitation
Mouni Sadhu was the mystical name taken by this noted Occultist and devout Mystic of the first half of the Twentieth Century. The word "mouni" means "silent" and "sadhu" refers to a wandering holy man.
If you are reading this, then chances are you have discovered for yourself the intricate and enlightening writings of Mouni Sadhu. This site represents an effort to catalog and preserve his writings, discover some of his biographical information, offer you glimpses of his life and act as a resource for your further studies. I make no effort to 'sugar coat' Mouni Sadhu's humanness, nor is there intent to multiply his egregor. Mouni Sadhu sought respect for the teachings over the teacher therefore details about his life are rare.
With your help, I look forward to offering insightful reviews and pointers to Mouni Sadhu's various books rather than those simply intended to market the same. If you have any information, additions, corrections, links, articles, photos, biographical data ... anything that you can share with us, please do so by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Significant contributors will be duly credited. No retail sites please. If possible, include links and direction for further inquiry.Namaste'
Compilers Comments - Editorial
|Born Mieczyslaw Demetriusz Sudowski on August 17th, 1897 in Warsaw Poland.
According to Mounis' application for Australian citizenship: He was the child of Alexandre Sudowski born 10/01/1867 and Elisabeth Onacewicz born 05/15/1869, both of Poland. He was married Jan.30,1936 to Catharine Gunt who was killed in a bomb-attack at Wilno Poland during the German invasion, September 1939. He had no children. By the same source, Mieczyslaw Sudowski seems to have fought in the Polish army and was taken as a prisoner of war to the U.S.S.R (Sept.18,1939 to Nov.27,1939) and subsequently Germany (Nov.28,1939 to Jan.12,1945). Upon liberation he was moved to France and changed his name to Michael Sadau. He worked there for the US Army until Nov.15,1946. On Dec.01,1946 he relocated to Brazil were he wrote his first book, "Quem Sou Eu?". He immigrated to Australia in June 1948. He changed his name to Mouni Sadhu after staying with Sri Ramana Maharshi in 1949. He was an electrical mechanic by trade, a member of the Australian Society of Authors (his literary heirs) and very fond of cats (Miss Lapa).
| Mouni Sadhu Revealed.
By Rafal T. Prinke
|Mouni Sadhu As I Knew Him.
By Nicholas Tereshchenko
| Mouni Sadhu
By Bruce W. Du Vé
|Closing a Circle in Time
Mouni Sadhu - my path to Bhagavan
By Andrew Bukraba
|1965 - Mouni Sadhu was troubled by events at Sri Ramana Maharshi's Ashram and feared Mertons words would be taken out of context.
Letter to Thomas Merton 1965
|1967 - Mouni Sadhu sought a forward to Theurgy from
Rev. Fr. Thomas Merton.
Letter to Thomas Merton 1967
Additional Quotes, Articles and Reprints
Remez Sasson A leader in Success Thought training offers insight into the teachings of Mouni Sadhu. http://www.lookwithinyou.com/mouni-sadhu/
The Heritage of Sri Maharshi by Mouni Sadhu
What is Meditation and Techniques of Meditation
The Direct Path and The Technique of Vichara
Council on Spiritual Practices
Excerpt from Meditation on Mouni Sadhu's experiments with Psilocybin and LSD *
John Michael Greer has a nice entry on Mouni Sadhu in The New Encyclopedia of the Occult (Llewellyn, 2003).
Professor Stanley V. McDaniel has an excellent discussion of the Triangles in his intro to John Morgan Newberns free e-book "Tri-Kaya" - The Nature of Primordial Reality
Dr. Ronald Conway *
This is definitely an ongoing project. The information contained herein has been gleaned from contact with some very helpful individuals* who knew him, and from articles written about him. We've also collected personal information from His various works and searches of the public records of Victoria Australia, various University Libraries, and the National Archives of Australia. Archivists from the Thomas Merton Center, Sorcerers Apprentice, The Campbell Theosophical Research Library, and the Library of Reading have been very gracious and helpful.
As interesting information is discovered, it will be shared. Please be free to contact us to suggest new information or a link exchange.
From Victoria Australia Birth, Marriage, Death Records
Ledger entry only, no image available
Historical Index Detailed Results
Family Name: SADHU
Given Name(s): Mouni
Father's Name: Unknown
Mother's Name: UNKNOWN
Spouse's Family Name:
Spouse's Given Name(s):
Death Place: Malv
Registration Year: 1972
Registration Number: 5156