Author Archives: Alan Jacobs

About Alan Jacobs

Alan Jacobs is a retired businessman and art dealer. He has made a lifelong study of mysticism, particularly focusing on the teachings of G.I. Gurdjieff, J. Krishnamurti and Douglas Harding. Mr. Jacobs is the chairman of the Ramana Maharshi foundation in the U.K.He has edited several books, including Poetry for the Spirit; Ramana, Shankara and the Forty Verses; The Wisdom of Balsekar; The Wisdom of Marcus Aurelius; and a modern free verse translation of the Bhagavad Gita and the Principal Upanishads. Alan Jacobs has produced a collection of sacred poetry, “Myrobalan of the Magi.”


Book Review – The Book of One by Dennis Waite

An article written for the Autumn 2004 issue of ‘The Mountain Path’, the journal of Sri Ramanasramam, by Alan Jacobs. It combines a review of The Book of One by Dennis Waite with an assessment of the differences between the teaching of traditional Advaita and that of modern, western, so-called neo-Advaita. (Note that this is not specifically a topic of the book.) Continue reading

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