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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
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