anon. The Dream of Ravana

Today's free book is The Dream of Ravana: A Mystery. The Introduction to the Theosophical Publishing Society edition of this book will give you some idea of what to expect here from this odd publication, and you can learn more about the Theosophical Society at Wikipedia.
The Dream of Ravan appeared originally in a series of articles in "The Dublin University Magazine" of 1853-1854. The name of the writer has not been disclosed; but, whoever he was, there is no doubt that he was both a scholar and a mystic. That he had studied the "Ramayana" from the original texts and was a master of Vedantic psychology is amply manifested; that he was a mystic himself and spoke of things that were realities to him and not mere empty speculations, is evident to every earnest student of Indian theosophical literature. [...] Though the narrative is set forth in the garb of phantasy and much of strangeness is intermixed, so that the general reader will pass it by as merely a strange conceit, nevertheless the mystic and student of yoga will recognize many a home truth but slightly veiled, and many a secret wholly disclosed."
The book is available at Hathi Trust and Google Books.


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