The Swami Deheftner

The Swami Deheftner In this evocative novel Solomon Deheftner achieves fame as a stage magician and escapologist in the tradition of the Great Houdini But he abandons that career to search for something far elusive the

  • Title: The Swami Deheftner
  • Author: Robert Steven Goldstein
  • ISBN: 9780988811607
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this evocative novel, Solomon Deheftner achieves fame as a stage magician and escapologist in the tradition of the Great Houdini But he abandons that career to search for something far elusive the profound magic inherent in mystical transcendence Using his knowledge of conjuring and his Jewish upbringing as a foundation, Deheftner makes his way from New York toIn this evocative novel, Solomon Deheftner achieves fame as a stage magician and escapologist in the tradition of the Great Houdini But he abandons that career to search for something far elusive the profound magic inherent in mystical transcendence Using his knowledge of conjuring and his Jewish upbringing as a foundation, Deheftner makes his way from New York to San Francisco, probing the secrets of Yoga, meditation, vegetarianism, animal intelligence, bondage, and sadomasochism in his quest for spiritual enlightenment.

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    1. I enjoyed the easy pace; the detailed descriptions of yoga practice and delicious food preparation. Interestingly much of the book brought me back to a time many years ago and had me reflect upon paths chosen, opportunities taken and some that were missed. Almost felt I knew some of the characters the author painted. Catch this rising star and his first novel.

    2. Very interesting and entertaining book. Robert weaves the development of characters with a detailed understanding of yoga practices.

    3. I don't normally review books, but this book and author deserve recognition. A first novel, the book addresses topics ranging from personal growth, mystical experience, yoga philosophy and tradition, the inner-workings of magic, family of origin connection and conflict, the nature of love and attraction and the possibilities held in a consistent and diligent spiritual practice. I much prefer to learn information through stories and 'The Swami Deheftner' kept me engaged and intrigued. The novel i [...]

    4. I highly recommend this novel. I found it to be an engaging story with characters so vivid, I miss them. I learned about yoga, Houdini and other topics related to personal evolution. I look forward to Goldstein's next book.

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