About The Mummery Book
A Groundbreaking Work of Literature and Theatre
The Mummery Book
A Parable Of The Divine True Love,
Told By Means Of
A Self-Illuminated Illustration
Of The Totality Of Mind
by Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj
The Mummery Book is an extraordinarily beautiful and potent "prose opera", a multi-dimensional exploration of the process of Divine Enlightenment based on Adi Da Samraj's own Life-history.
The Mummery Book is both a highly experimental novel and an immense theatrical piece. Thus, it can either be read as a book or performed as a theatrical (or cinematic) event.
A "mummery" is "a ridiculous, hypocritical, or pretentious ceremony or performance". This, Adi Da Samraj is telling us, is what human life amounts toif we merely live as the separate ego-self. And the only way "out" of this mummery is to relinquish egoby finding, receiving, and conforming ourselves to the Divine True Love.
In The Mummery Book, Adi Da Samraj confronts head-on the central agony of born existence: that everything and everyoneourselves, and everyone we lovedies. The hero of The Mummery Book, Raymond Darling, goes through an extraordinary series of adventures and ordeals in the course of his ultimate overcoming of the inescapable fact of mortality.
The Mummery Book is a work of many "flavors". By turns, it is exquisitely poetic, outrageously humorous, intensely erotic, sharply satirical, devastatingly tragic, and (ultimately) radiant with the promise of redemption from the mummery-world of the ego. To imbue His Communication with the greatest possible force, Adi Da Samraj makes boldly innovative use of the English language, stretching the language to its limitseven creating a unique form of "musical notation" in his text, by making abundant non-standard use of capitals, commas, dashes, underlines, and exclamation points.
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