OMRAAM MIKHAËL AÏVANHOV - a Biography
By Louise-Marie Frenette 320 pages, 28 photos
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov takes his place in the ranks of the great spiritual Masters of humanity. His kinship with those exalted beings is manifest in every aspect of his life. An incarnation such as his is like a great river bringing powerful currents from the higher planes of existence into this world. It transforms all that lies in its path and rejuvenates countless individuals, galvanizing them into leaving the backwaters and joining the mainstream of the servants of light.
Born in Bulgaria in 1900, the young Mikhaël experienced his first ecstasy at the age of fifteen, and for the next twenty years, while remaining firmly grounded in the everyday realities of life, he prepared himself for his mission by the tireless practice of arduous spiritual exercises.
In 1937 he moved to France, where he lived and taught for close on fifty years. By the time of his death in 1986, his teaching had a following of thousands throughout the world.
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov’s teaching offers much precious counsel and many methods readily available to those seeking to live better, more fruitful lives: methods such as the yoga of the sun, which illuminates the soul and replenishes the physical energies; the yoga of nutrition, which contributes to physical and psychic health; beneficial ways of using one's powers of thought or the forces of nature.
This book is the first full-length biography of this great spiritual Master.
The author, who knew Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov during the last ten years of his life, has taken as her primary source the more than 5,000 talks he gave between 1938 and 1986. Her research led her, also, to several of the countries where he lived and taught, where she received testimonials and reminiscences from dozens of those who had known and loved him.
His personal radiance and his teaching have blazed a path of light for innumerable people throughout the world.
Part one : YOUTH
1 - Evrything is Foreshadowed in Childhood
2 - Varna (Bulgaria)
3 - "Hear, my child"
4 - The Power of Thought
5 - The Aspirations of Adolescence
6 - Illumination
Part two : THE DISCIPLE
7 - The beginning of a New Life
8 - Retreat in Ternovo (Bulgaria)
9 - Back to School
10 - The Seven Lakes of Rila
11 - The Wondrous Power of Thought and Word
12 - A look is Enough
13 - I will give you a Precious Stone
Part Three : THE BROTHER
14 - Paris
15 - The first Public Talks
16 - A Fraternal Community
17 - The Conspiracy
18 - Prison
19 - The Bonfin
Part Four : THE MASTER
20 - The Land of Devas
21 - Back in France
22 - I Speak withmy Own Voice
23 - The Yoga of the Sun
24 - The Universality of a Mission
25 - True Power is the Fruit of Love
26 - A New Season of Love
27 - I am with you Even More than Before