Francisco I. Madero’s Commentary on the Baghavad-Gita (or Bhaghavad-Gita)

Francisco I. Madero’s Commentary on the Baghavad-Gita (or Bhaghavad-Gita) Vasconcelos One of the most crucial things I discuss in the forthcoming revised and expanded introduction to my translation of Madero’s Spiritist Manual of 1911 (***UPDATE Dec 2013 My book, Metaphysical Odyssey Into the Mexican Revolution, is now available***)is his treatment of the Hindu holy book, the Baghavad-Gita (also spelled Bhagavad-Gita, and with... Read more »
June 12, 2013

Gita Talk: Self-Paced Virtual Seminar on the Bhagavad Gita

Gita Talk: Self-Paced Virtual Seminar on the Bhagavad Gita Get it here, via Elephant Journal’s Bob Weisenberg. (What am I up to reading the Gita? Why, rewriting and expanding the introduction to my translation– the first into English– of the 1911 Spiritist Manual by Bhima, that is, Francisco I. Madero, leader of Mexico’s 1910 Revolution and President of Mexico... Read more »
July 11, 2012

Trailer for My Translation of “Bhima’s” Manual Espírita

A new trailer (about 1 and a half minutes): Forthcoming this fall as an e-book from Dancing Chiva Literary Arts. Want to be alerted when it’s available? >>Join the Dancing Chiva mailing list>>Join the C.M. Mayo mailing list UPDATE October 15, 2011: The book now has its own website, with... Read more »
September 26, 2011

Spiritist Manual by Bhima (Francisco I. Madero)

Spiritist Manual by Bhima (Francisco I. Madero) My translation, the first into English, of Madero’s Spiritist Manual is in the final polishing stages; meanwhile, here’s the cover for the forthcoming e-book which will be published by Dancing Chiva later this year. The cover incorporates the painting “Gerbera and Eye” by San Miguel de Allende-based artist Kelley Vandiver.Want... Read more »
May 31, 2011

The Spiritist Manual by Bhima (Francisco I. Madero)

The Spiritist Manual by Bhima (Francisco I. Madero) Today I finished the draft of my translation– the first into English– of the very unsual little book by Mexico’s President and leader of its 1910 Revolution, Francisco I. Madero. This is the famous Manual Espírita, or Spiritist Manual, published in 1911 under the pseudonym “Bhima,” after a character in... Read more »
May 22, 2011