Rider & Company, 1984, Softcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First Paperback
Krishnamurti has had a worldwide and steadily growing influence as a religious teacher. In this first volume of his biography Mary Lutyens describes the early years of his extraordinary life - how as a child in India he was plucked out of obscurity and carefully groomed to be the Theosophists' World Teacher, his close relationship with Mrs Annie Besant and the eccentric C. W. Leadbeater who 'discovered' him, the spiritual experience he underwent at twenty-seven, accompanied by a strange physical 'process', that changed his life and was to lead to his independence and renunciation of Theosophy. As an independent spiritual teacher, he has since steadfastly declined to lead or follow any institutional system. He has authorized this enthralling, touching, often humorous account of his disenchantment with the occult. The Years of Awakening provides a vital link in the evolution of Krishnamurti's teaching. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 326 pages. Top edge slightly rough for about ten pages - not affecting text;. Black titles spine. illustrated by b/w. photo's.. Includes chronology, notes on sources & index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Philosophy; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0091553814. ISBN/EAN: 9780091553814. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2666.