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Issue 9  /  Spring–Summer 1996
Is The Guru Dead?
The fact that many spiritual teachers have fallen into financial and sexual scandal raises important questions. What are the causes of corruption? What is true purity? Includes interviews with The Guru Papers authors Joel Kramer and Diana Alstad, and Brother David Steindl-Rast.

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table of contents

From the Editors
Questioning the New Paradigm

Georg Feuerstein
The Guru in the Postmodern World
Part 1 - He Who Shows the Sacred
Part 2 - Holy Madness: The Dangerous and
Disillusioning Example of Da Free John

Hal Blacker
The Kramer Papers: A Look Behind the
Mask of Antiauthoritarianism

Meeting the authors of The Guru Papers

Brother David Steindl-Rast
A Revolution of Authority

Andrew Cohen
The Teacher and Liberation Should Be
One and the Same

  • A Crisis of Trust

  • Spiritual Slavery and Prostitution of the Soul

  • The Science of the Student/Teacher Relationship

  • Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
    The Seal of God

    Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh
    "Such People We Have Never Seen"
    A meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Great Britain