New Glenn Mullin Ep - Mystics, Psychosis, & Madame Blavatsky - GV Podcast

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New Glenn Mullin Ep - Mystics, Psychosis, & Madame Blavatsky - GV Podcast

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New interview with Lama Glenn Mullin!

If you check it out, let me know what you think :-)


Audio version of this podcast also available on iTunes and Stitcher – search ‘Guru Viking Podcast’.


From the show notes:

In this episode I am once again joined by Tibetologist, author, and Tantric Buddhist Lama Glenn Mullin.

We discuss a fascinating range of topics, including Theosophists Madame Blavatsky, Colonel Olcott, and Alice Bailey; and controversial American spiritual teacher Adi Da.

We explore the line between mystical experience and psychotic delusion, and how mystics from various traditions have related to hearing voices and seeing visions.

Glenn comments on the role of teachers and lineage in keeping mystics on track, reveals the 5 different ways to achieve clairvoyance, and discusses why the West produces so many self-initiated adepts.

Topics Include

0:00 - Intro
0:41 - Helena Blavatsky’s influence and Glenn’s history with the Theosophical Society
14:31 - Mysticism or psychosis? The paranormal powers of the Theosophical Society
31:07 - Nicholas Roerich and Glenn’s up-coming book
32:50 - Adi Da, 5 means of achieving clairvoyance, and the pitfalls of self-made mystics
38:14 - The benefit of a strong living tradition
45:47 - How do Tibetan cave yogis stay sane? Advice for long retreat.