This concise and authoritative survey of the bearing of mysticism upon the understanding of the nature and destiny of man analyses the teaching of all the great religions - Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, the Greek philosophers, Sufism. It would be particularly valuable for any serious seeker after essential truths.
Jacques de Marquette (1888-1969) was a French theosophist, who in his lifetime published many volumes of comparative and explicatory studies of religion. He was a vegetarian (like Bernard Shaw), a pacifist, and also a naturist - clearly something of a rebel in the somewhat strati-laced society that existed between the late 1880s and the Second World War. An eminent teacher, he travelled all over the world in the cause of peace, but was particularly drawn to India.
Our book, published in India in 1965, about 9 years after its original appearance, is in good condition generally, protected by an unclipped dust jacket which is a little worn at the edges, and somewhat grubby, but intact. The book itself is bound in boards covered in dark green textured paper, with titles etc in silver on the front and spine. Corners are bumped, and an old tear at the top of the spine has been mended with glue. There is a small tear at the bottom of the spine, and slight cracking along the hinges externally. Inside, the binding is firm, and all pages are clean and bright; there is one dark smudge at the foot of P.200, but no other blemishes.