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Mouni Sadhu published at least 9 books between 1947 and 1967. His first book 'Quem Sou Eu?' (Portuguese - Who Am I?) was published in Brazil in 1947 and has not yet been located. He also translated 'Initiations' by Paul Sédir from French to English which was briefly published in 1967. Mouni Sadhu left a few unpublished works which this effort will attempt to see published.

Steeped in the Hermetic schools which abounded at the turn of the 19th century, then embracing the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi and Vichara - yet never forgetting his Catholic faith - Mouni Sadhu successfully advances our mental synthesis and leads us to the door of True Self. Mouni's writing was based not only on rigorous study of the texts of his day, but on personal experience and diligent practice. Mouni Sadhu was assisted in much of his writing by Nona D. Lucas who proofread and typed many of his manuscripts.

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In Days of Great Peace Concentration Samadhi
Ways to Self Realization The Tarot Theurgy
Meditation Initiations by Paul Sedir, Trs. Mouni Sadhu

Combined Bibliography From Mouni Sadhu Books

In Days of Great Peace - The Highest Yoga as Lived

by 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 archives

Not listed in the Library of Congress

Sri Ramana Maharshi

Bhagawan Sri Ramana Maharshi (1879 - 1950)

Concentration - A Guide to Mental Mastery

Concentration by Mouni Sadhu by 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 Paths

Ways to Self-Realization by Mouni Sadhu by Mouni Sadhu (1962)
"Dedicated to the memory of William Walker Atkinson (Yogi Ramacharaka)"
From the forward:

"People often think that occultism, mysticism, and the inherent paths of discipleship are nebulous rather than something definite. Likewise, those who choose such paths are regarded as unrealistic, living in what is termed a daydream.

All these misconceptions are only further proof that the subject is far from being properly understood by laymen; but that is only natural and almost unavoidable.

In order to be in a position to make any comparisons and judgments, we ourselves must be on the highest or at least on an equal level of knowledge. And this is still not enough: we have to be experts in the realm we want to explore.

Practically speaking, what does this mean? Nothing less than that the one who is on the Path must do the work himself. Usually such a person is not interested in interfering with or criticizing his brothers, but laymen are eager, sometimes at least, to do just those things, and lacking the necessary wisdom are simply incompetent."

'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 Future

by 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 Occultism

by 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

From Tarot

Mouni Sadhu Tarot Deck

Apparently 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 Worship

by Mouni Sadhu (1965)
"To Albert Schweitzer, dedicated with homage"
Altar from Theurgy

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 Sadhu
LC Control Number: 65006512

Meditation - An Outline for Practical Study

Meditation by Mouni Sadhu by 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


Initiations by Paul Sedir, Trs. Mouni Sadhu By 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
Very little information on this title, but it is written after some years of studying the teachings of Ramana Maharshi and Vichara.

Glimpses on the Path and In Search of Myself
A collection of essays partly published in series between 1953-1957

When Martians Came
Alternately titled, When the Lords Came. Sadhu described it in a letter to Allen & Unwin; "It is a modernistically styled theme covering future earthly events, a third world war and the Martian conquest of unruly humanity, etc., all of which will no doubt interest a large section of the reading public. Natuarally, there is a central idea underlying the swift action of the story, but little of what we call "spirituality". Authored under the name Michael Sadau. Never published.

The Mystery of The Cat
The product of his relationship to cats, and especially his Miss Lapa. Never published. Update. I recently recieved a copy of this manuscript from the Austrailian Authors Society. I will post a like to the document as soon as I recieve permission.

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

Title: [Letters between George Allen & Unwin Ltd and Mouni Sadhu] [manuscript].
Date: 1956.
Physical extent: 1 folder (11 items)
General note: Concerns preparations to publish Days of great peace.
Local note: RUL MS 3282.
Provenance note: Deposited by Allen & Unwin.
Subject : person: Sadhu, Mouni. Days of great peace.
Subject : corporate: George Allen & Unwin Ltd.
Personal author a.e.: Sadhu, Mouni.
Corporate author a.e: George Allen & Unwin (Firm)
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