- A conversation with John Mann, Professor of Sociology Emeritus of the State University College of New York at Genesee. He is author or editor of some twenty books, including the recently released Before the Sun: Meeting Rudi that recounts his relationship with the remarkable American spiritual teacher Swami Rudrananda. Albert Rudolph, also known as Swami Rudrananda, affectionately known as Rudi, was a spiritual original, a maverick yogi whose teachings transformed the lives of thousands of emerging spiritual seekers. John Mann’s book Before The Sun chronicles the astounding day-to-day events of Rudi’s teaching by one of Rudi's first students.
John managed to survive the rollercoaster ride of studying Kundalini yoga in the tumultuous 1960s of New York City under the tutelage of arguably one of the most profound and adept masters of inner work. The book represents Mr. Mann's experience as Rudi’s student and friend, taken as an indirect approach to the description of Rudi himself and what it was like to be in his presence. Before the Sun: Meeting Rudi is an expanded version of Mr. Mann's book that was originally published in 1987 as Rudi: 14 Years with my Teacher. But in the course of editing 14 Years about one-third of the first manuscript was eliminated for various reasons. This new edition might be called the author’s cut, reinstating big chunks of the book and adding many never-before-seen images.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
The Mystical Positivist - Radio Show #165 - 01NOV14
The Mystical Positivist is now a weekly radio show on KOWS-LP 107.3 FM, Occidental, CA. Listen live on Saturday evenings from 4:00 - 6:00pm, PST, via the web at KOWS Live Stream.
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More information about John Mann's work and interests can be found at: