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My father"s guru

a journey through spirituality and disillusion

by J. Moussaieff Masson

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Published by Addison-Wesley in Reading, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Brunton, Paul, 1898-,
  • Masson, J. Moussaieff 1941-

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJeffrey Moussaieff Masson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL73.B78 M37 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 174 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages174
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1722135M
    ISBN 100201567784
    LC Control Number92025578

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The New York Times Book Review “My Father’s Guru is an interesting account of a warped upbringing made fascinating by the insight it provides into Masson’s adult life. He makes no excuses: in initially revering Freud and other authority figures, Masson realizes he was seeking new and better gurus that Brunton–and was fated to reject /5(25).

In Final Analysis (), Masson attacked those who trained him as a psychoanalyst. Now, in a kind of prequel, he seeks to My fathers guru book Paul Brunton, a pioneering popularizer of Eastern thought who for years was the live-in guru to Masson's childhood family.

Masson's impulse to illuminate shadowy spiritual practices goes awry, however, because Brunton appears here as gentle and forgiving, while Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson.

Throughout this confessional book a grown man tells of an unusual, even weird childhood and the blind submission that consumed his family’s life.” –ROBERT COLES The New York Times Book Review “My Father’s Guru is an interesting account of a warped upbringing made fascinating by the insight it provides into Masson’s adult life/5(29).

Many years ago when I first found my spiritual teacher she said to me one day; "Don't idealize me Peter, we all have feet of clay." This excellent book exposes every clay foot, toe and toenail of Dr.

Paul Brunton and yet manages to do so with a certain amount of humour and respect for his spiritual qualities/5. Written with wit and affection tinged with disillusion that is never bitter, My Father's Guru is a fascinating memoir in the tradition of Geoffrey Wolff's The Duke of Deception: a book not only about P.B., but about what it means to grow up in the shadow of a man who laid claim to such enormous power.

In emerging from the hothouse world of. Throughout this confessional book a grown man tells of an unusual, even weird childhood and the blind submission that consumed his family's life." –ROBERT COLES. The New York Times Book Review "My Father's Guru is an interesting account of a warped upbringing made fascinating by the insight it provides into Masson's adult life.

Equally pregnant with psychoanalytic implications is Masson's account of the guru's promotion of a view that the son was a more highly evolved being than the father and fated to become 'a.

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Complete summary of Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson's My Father's Guru. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of My Father's Guru. The guru claimed to have been sent to America for a great, secret purpose, and he dwelt in a fantastic world of spiritual conspiracies, of battles between light and darkness.

The end of the family's infatuation with Brunton began inwhen the teacher became. As the Masson family’s personal guru, Brunton freely discussed his life on other planets, laid down strict rules on fasting and meditation, and warned them all of the imminence of World War III.

For years, young Jeffrey was as ardent a disciple as his father–but with the onset of adolescence, he staged a dramatic revolt against this Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson. Throughout this confessional book a grown man tells of an unusual, even weird childhood and the blind submission that consumed his family’s life.” –ROBERT COLES The New York Times Book Review “My Father’s Guru is an interesting account of a warped upbringing made fascinating by the insight it provides into Masson’s adult life/5(11).

Get this from a library. My father's guru: a journey through spirituality and disillusion. [J Moussaieff Masson] -- In My Father's Guru, Jeffrey Masson has written a stunning coming-of-age story - an astonishing "prequel" to his critically acclaimed Final Analysis: The Making and Unmaking of a Psychoanalyst.

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Throughout this confessional book a grown man tells of an unusual, even weird childhood and the blind submission that consumed his family’s life.” –ROBERT COLES The New York Times Book Review “My Father’s Guru is an interesting account of a warped upbringing made fascinating by the insight it provides into Masson’s adult life/5(13).

Throughout this confessional book a grown man tells of an unusual, even weird childhood and the blind submission that consumed his family's life."e;-ROBERT COLESThe New York Times Book Review"e;My Father's Guru is an interesting account of a warped upbringing made fascinating by the insight it provides into Masson's adult life.

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