In Days of Great Peace - The Highest Yoga as Livedby Mouni Sadhu (1953)
'In Days of Great Peace' and 'Theurgy' were Mouni Sadhu's favorite works. 1945 - 1946, Mouni was deeply reflective and took retreat at St. Vincent de Paul Monastery (Rue de Sevres). There, a kind priest gives him a copy of Paul Brunton's, 'A Search in Secret India'. Mouni Sadhu is taken by the depth of Sri Ramana's expression and begins studying his teachings and Vichara. In 1949, shortly before Bhagawan Sri Ramana Maharshi's death, he spends many weeks with him at his ashram at Arunachala, India. The resulting book, 'In Days of Great Peace' is still today widely cited in works on Sri Ramana Maharshi, and Sadhu refers to him in practically all of his subsequent works.
"Through a narrative that is both simple and profound the author takes us on his journey to the quiet hermitage of the renowned sage of Arunachala in South India. Basking in the radiance of the 'Great Rishi', his mind turns inward, following the path of Self-enquiry of 'Who Am I?'. He describes with perceptive insight and emotion, how in the gracious presence of the Master, thoughts are stilled and one rests calmly in the thought free, egoless state, which he calls 'samadhi'. Before his final farewell of the holy Sage, he establishes the link of love that binds him to the Guru in an embrace that leads inevitably to final emancipation."
Book originally published [in] Gandhinagar (Ramnarayan Press: 1952) and subsequently London (Allen & Unwin: 1957). U of R archivesNot listed in the Library of Congress
Bhagawan Sri Ramana Maharshi (1879 - 1950)http://www.ramana-maharshi.org/
Concentration - A Guide to Mental Masteryby Mouni Sadhu (1959) Originally Titled 'Concentration & Beyond (Outline for Practical Study)'
"To my unforgettable Guru and his true disciples this book is dedicated"
'Concentration', written as a primer and resource toward effective meditation, has been wholeheartedly embraced by the 'self improvement' and 'mind mastery' industry. It is as widely quoted for it's practical exercises as are his works on Sri Ramana Maharshi.
Published as it was, before the fascination with things "New Agey," it dispels many of the myths and misconceptions that have arisen and been promoted out that movement. And for this reason alone, for the preservation of the truth, it is worth its weight in gold.
First and foremost among the myths it dispels is the idea that developing concentration is really of no consequence in the practical application of the art of meditation, as some so-called gurus would have people believe. This is like saying that for a car to function properly it doesn't need a steering wheel.
Concentration is the cornerstone upon which our ability to engage ourselves in true meditation is based. Without its proper development we have no way of directing ourselves toward our ultimate goal.
LC Control Number: 59001019
Ways to Self-Realization - A Modern Evaluation of Occultism and Spiritual Pathsby Mouni Sadhu (1962)
"Dedicated to the memory of William Walker Atkinson (Yogi Ramacharaka)"From the forward:
'Ways to Self Realization' offers glimpses of various aspects of the Path to compliment understanding and facilitate progress.LC Control Number: 62012194
Samadhi - The Superconsciousness of the Futureby Mouni Sadhu (1962)
This book can be strongly recommended to all those who want to find a true sense and fulfillment in their lives and to ultimately depart into the other world fearlessly and with peace. Highlights include a complete definition of Samadhi, techniques of inner strength, hostile forces on the path to achievement, the motive power of hope, and the ultimate attainment of Samadhi.LC Control Number: 63004547
The Tarot - A Contemporary Course on the Quintessence of Hermetic Occultismby Mouni Sadhu (1962)
"This book is dedicated to all Masters of Hermetic Philosophy of the past, present and future"
In twenty two chapters, using the Arcana of the Tarot as a guide, the Hermetic tradition is unveiled. For those with eyes to see and ears to listen the secrets of Western Occultism are outlined and explained. From the Astral Vortex to Will Power, this book is truly encyclopedic in its examination of all aspects of initiatory thinking. Any discerning reader will discover completely new horizons of thought, activity, cosmogony and practical magic in this traditional form of Hermetic Occultism.Not found in the Library of Congress
Mouni Sadhu Tarot DeckApparently very limited production if at all.
Mouni Sadhu, designer
Eva G. Lucas, illustrator
Eva Freeman was born in Christchurch and attended Canterbury College School of Art between 1903 and 1907. She won a silver medal for drawing and painting at the 1906 International Exhibition. In 1917 she married Walter Lucas. She and her husband moved to Australia in 1923, spending most of the rest of her life in Melbourne. She worked as a commercial artist as well as sculpting in clay, copper, leather and other media. She died in Box Hill, Melbourne in 1973. From New Zealand National Register of Archives and Manuscripts
Theurgy - The Art of Effective Worshipby Mouni Sadhu (1965)
"To Albert Schweitzer, dedicated with homage"
Chapters of rare spiritual beauty adorn the contents to bring solace in the worldly struggle, and to delight and uplift any reader who sincerely wants to start a new and better life beyond the reach of inner troubles.
"This manual is not meant for reading, but for studying and practical use. A hundred formulas would only create confusion, but, say, three carefully selected and well explained ones may lead the aspirant to attainment of considerable results, and give him independence and clear insight into the matter. This has been my aim."
Mouni SadhuLC Control Number: 65006512
Read the Theosophical Journals Review of Theurgy
K. Seshardis' Review of Theurgy
Arthur Osborne's Review of Theurgy
Meditation - An Outline for Practical Studyby Mouni Sadhu (1967)
"I believe, that even in the present period of a general loss of moral and spiritual values, there are still living, souls intelligent and inspired enough not to be drowned in the prevailing trend of frustration. It is for them that I write."
The term 'meditation' has become popular since the beginning of this century. In spite of the many books written on the theme, people seriously interested have had to wait for a really practical, comprehensive work to give them a right starting point and the knowledge leading to its achievement.
This book serves as just such a manual. Written after a lifelong study of the matter and based on experience, Meditation opens a new realm in human consciousness, to be appreciated by all those who believe that continuing spiritual and intellectual progress is needful to enrich our daily lives. 'Cosmic Clichés' open the widest of vistas for them.
Apart from providing material for study, the inestimable value of the book lies in the way in which it treats the subject from every possible angle and from an interdenominational approach. In this way adherents of any religion or any philosophic system will not fail to find suitable themes and instructions.
Initiatory teachings about the mind, its workings and possibilities; the origin and control of the thinking processes; human destiny and the true aim of life, are accompanied by a logical and scientific exposition of those exercises needed for the development of the meditative process.
In brief, many will find 'Meditation' the work for which they have been seeking and longing ever since they realized the necessity for taking their destiny into their own hands.LC Control Number: 67101766
InitiationsBy Paul Sedir Translated from the original French by Mouni Sadhu
the back cover:
Although more than fifty years old, this book possesses the rare attribute of being as youthful and actual today as it was when first written. This is because INITIATIONS offers something to the sincere and earnest seeker, which is so hard to find in the enormous quantity of literature about human spiritual and occult endeavors, in the striving for the solution to the burning problems of inner life.
It has been possible only because the author of INITIATIONS really lived through everything he describes in such a fascinating way. This urges the reader to attempt the Path for himself, which is by no means impossible, for that Path is utterly independent of any outer conditions, such as race, age, worldly position, family ties, and so on. It remains open to everyone who has the eyes to see and the ears to hear.
The book explains in the simplest way, but one which reaches into the ultimate depths of the human soul, all the problems dealing with modern and ancient occult philosophy and spiritual searching, as well as social and political conundrums of this and probably also future periods.
In the original French version of INITIATIONS, the fact, that in our own epoch, these exist Beings, who, while towering immensely over all of us, are, at the same time, accessible to every son of man who seeks his eternal inner Light, has always had a strong impact on readers.
If P. Sedir's book has undoubtedly changed the live of very many men, other readers will be forever unable to forget it.
That is why the Translator, himself a world-renowned writer, felt it was his duty and privilege to offer INITIATIONS to the English-speaking world, especially in this critical period in which we now live.
|Additional Titles Whereabouts Unknown:
"Quem Sou Eu?" ("Who Am I?") published in Portuguese, Brazil 1947
Glimpses on the Path and In Search of Myself
When Martians Came
The Mystery of The Cat
The following is information is gleaned on-line from the Unicorn Catalogue - University of Reading main library archives. Therein lie the records of Allen and Unwin publishing. Includes notes between Mouni Sadhu and the publisher, letters, manuscripts and 23 additional folios indexed similar to this:
ALLEN & UNWIN--AUC 735/2, NON-LOAN, In Archives-Main Library