Cyberflanerie: Mesmerically Mesmeric Edition

Cyberflanerie: Mesmerically Mesmeric Edition Re: Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution. One of the more interesting aspects for me in going through Francisco I. Madero’s personal library was the large number of books on mesmerism and, related to that, magnetic healing and hypnotism. In his Spiritist Manual, Madero often talks about invisible vital “fluids”– a... Read more »
April 15, 2014

Excerpt: José Fidencio Sintora Constantino, El Niño Fidencio

Excerpt: José Fidencio Sintora Constantino, El Niño Fidencio Another excerpt from my revised and much-expanded introduction to my translation of Francisco I. Madero’s Spritist Manual (forthcoming in paperback, Kindle and iBook this year; the link goes to current first edition available only on Kindle).  ***UPDATE Dec 2013 My book, Metaphysical Odyssey Into the Mexican Revolution, is now available*** Francisco... Read more »
June 17, 2013

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

Madame Blavatsky, Messenger from the Mahatmas

Madame Blavatsky, Messenger from the Mahatmas Racing to make a deadline with my publisher for the updated (revised and expanded) introduction to and translation of Manual Espírita, or Spiritist Manual of 1911 by Francisco I. Madero, leader of Mexico’s 1910 Revolution and President of Mexico 1911-1913.  (The first edition, with a brief introduction, is currently available on Kindle. The revised... Read more »
June 3, 2013

Cyberflanerie: Mysteries of the Past Edition

Cyberflanerie: Mysteries of the Past Edition >>One of the strangest and most profound books about the Viet Nam War is Wandering Souls: Journeys with the Dead and the Living in Viet Nam by Wayne Karlin. The other day I happened upon a TV interview Karlin gave to Mark Cohen for Coffee House TV, now archived on the... Read more »
November 14, 2012

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

THE SECRET BOOK OF THE LEADER OF MEXICO’S 1910 REVOLUTION, SPIRITIST MANUAL, BY FRANCISCO I. MADERO, TRANSLATED BY C.M. MAYO

THE SECRET BOOK OF THE LEADER OF MEXICO’S 1910 REVOLUTION, SPIRITIST MANUAL, BY FRANCISCO I. MADERO, TRANSLATED BY C.M. MAYO Here’s the official press release: THE SECRET BOOK OF THE LEADER OF MEXICO’S 1910 REVOLUTION, SPIRITIST MANUAL (1911) BY FRANCISCO I. MADERO, TRANSLATED BY C.M. MAYO (DANCING CHIVA, 2011) NOVEMBER 11, 2011FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMORE INFORMATION: Click here WHO: Francisco I. Madero, leader of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, and President... Read more »
November 11, 2011