Table of contents for Holy madness : spirituality, crazy-wise teachers, and enlightenment / Georg Feuerstein.

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C O N T E N T S
Foreword by Roger Walsh, M. D. 
Author's Preface to the Revised Edition 
Acknowledgments 
Preface to the First Edition 
PART ONE: THE PHENOMENON
Chapter 1: Crazy Wisdom in Action: Spiritual Eccentrics in Various Religious Traditions 
1. The Upside-Down World of Tricksters and Clowns
2. The Fools for Christ's Sake: Folly as Virtue 
3. The Sufi Path of Blame 
4. Jewish Ecstatics 
Chapter 2: Radical Spiritual Eccentrics of The East 
1. The Avadhutas, Masts, and Bauls: India's Countercultural Heroes
2. The Crazy Adepts of Tibet
3. The Zen Masters of China and Japan: Traditional Shock Therapists 
Chapter 3: Contemporary Crazy-Wisdom Teachers: From Rascal Gurus to "Spiritual" Terrorists 
1. Preamble
2. Ch¿gyam Trungpa: Prowling Tiger of Crazy Wisdom
3. Lee Lozowick: Crazy Minstrel
4. Gurdjieff: Rascal Guru 
5. Aleister Crowley: Mad Magus
6. Bhagwan Rajneesh (Osho): Divine Philosopher
7. Sathya Sai Baba: Counterfeit Avatar 
8. Shoko Asahara: "Spiritual" Terrorist
Chapter 4: The Many Faces of Adi Da (Franklin Jones)
 
1. The Early Years
2. Crazy Wisdom and the Futility of Experience
3. Crazy-Wise Chaos and the Community of Devotees 
PART TWO: THE CONTEXT
Chapter 5: Spiritual Practice: The Path Beyond All Paths 
1. The Long Search
2. The Snare of Pop Spirituality
3. The Paradox of Discipline 
4. The "Heat" of Spiritual Practice 
Chapter 6: The Guru: License to Kill
 
1. False Images of the Guru
2. The Guru Function: Broadcasting God
3. Jesus and Divinization 
4. True Gurus, False Gurus, Crazy Gurus 
Chapter 7: Discipleship: Spiritual Cloning or Brainwashing? 
1. The Time-Honored Tradition of Spiritual Discipleship
2. Individualism and Obedience 
3. Levels of Conversion
4. Cultism, Guru-Worship, and Freedom 
Chapter 8: God, Enlightenment, and Ego-Death 
1. The Loss of God and Faith
2. The Ego Illusion 
3. The Mystical Ego 
4. Enlightenment and the Transcendence of Attention 
5. A New Life through Ego-Death 
PART THREE: THE SIGNIFICANCE
Chapter 9: Holy Madness and the Smokescreen of Consensus Reality 
1. A Test Case 
2. Conventional Religion as Counterfeit Spirituality 
3. The Humanistic Way of Self-Actualization 
4. The Cult of 
5. Religious Provincialism 
6. Cultural Veils Over Authentic Spirituality 
Chapter 10: Understanding Holy Madness 
1. Holy Madness Revisited 
2. Of Holiness, Wisdom, and Ignorance 
3. Holy Madness, Spontaneity, and the Chaos of Existence 
4. The Playfulness and Humor of Enlightenment and Crazy Wisdom 
Chapter 11: Holiness, Madness, and Morality 
1. Madness and Holy Madness 
2. The Personality of Adepts: Self-Transcendence and Compassion 
3. Holy Folly and the Transcendence of Good and Evil 
Epilogue 
Appendix 1: Jesus and the Guru-Disciple 
Appendix 2: Spiritual Crises and Prigogine's Dissipative Structures 
Appendix 3: Enlightenment from a Buddhist Perspective 
Notes 
Bibliography 
Index 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Spiritual life.
Religion.
Gurus.