Universalist Radha-Krishnaism: The Way of Natural Devotion

Universalist Radha-Krishnaism
The Way of Natural Devotion; A Practitioner’s Handbook

Copyright © 2009, 2011 by Steve Bohlert.
ISBN: 978-0-918475-04-6
Sky River Press, Pahoa, Hawai’i
Casebound, approximately 200 pages
Available later this year. List: $24.00
Universalist Radha-Krishnaism: The Way of Natural Devotion; A Practitioner’s Handbook clearly and concisely reveals the esoteric meditative process of participating in Radha-Krishna’s transcendental world. It includes solid historical and theological grounding for this sublime devotional yoga practice of creating an eternal individual identity. Lifelong spiritual practitioner and teacher, Steve Bohlert, M.Div. (Subal Das Goswami) draws upon his interfaith background and presents everything seekers need to know to become full practitioners. He adapted these teachings for contemporary western readers who need no prior knowledge of the subject to begin.
Steve BohlertSteve Bohlert taught Radha-Krishna devotion internationally since 1967. He lived in India and was initiated by Lalita Prasad Thakur. He later served as a New Age leader and a Christian pastor. He currently enjoys a contemplative life with his wife in a remote area of Hawai’i.

Excerpt:

Amorous spirituality may seem revolutionary, but it has a long and varied history. Universalist Radha-Krishnaism reintroduces it to enrich people’s lives. Those repressed by centuries of sex-negativity may think it a huge leap, but it is well worth the effort to become whole.
Natural devotees integrate the needs of body, mind, and spirit. They realize the interconnectedness of all existence. Practitioners bridge the gap between sacred and profane, thus healing themselves and potentially healing society as more people become whole. By transforming themselves, people transform society.

Table of Contents:

The whole book has been rewritten since the first edition, Universalist Radha-Krishnaism: A Spirituality of Liberty, Truth, and Love. Four new chapters (marked with *s) go more deeply into the process of becoming Radha-Krishna’s girlfriend. This book provides initiation and resources for the practice of natural devotion.

1. Introduction
*2. Amorous Paths
3. Universalist Radha-Krishnaism
4. Historical Roots
5. Means of Knowing God-dess
6. Manifestations of Divinity
7. Individual Spirits
8. World of Experience
9. Natural Devotion
*10. Entering Braj
*11. Blazing Sapphire
12. Braj Meditation (Short)
*13. Braj Meditation (Long)
Conclusion
Glossary
Bibliography