Author Paul Mason

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Via Rishikesh: En Route to Chittavrittinirodha

'Via Rishikesh: En Route to Chittavrittinirodha'
The real life chronicle of a crazy quest, an epic hitchhiking trip, way back when...
A trip taken without preparation or proper funds, from England, through Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, to India.
Paul Mason was just 18 years old when the notion of visiting India stirred in him. In order to raise money for his travels he began selling off his possessions, but unable to raise enough ready cash for the flight, he decided instead to hitchhike there, accompanied by Yolanda, his Italian girlfriend.
The journey wasn't envisaged as a vacation but a pilgrimage of sorts, an exploration of both inner and outer life, which, totally unexpectedly, resulted in the discovery and exploration of authentic Yoga Meditation.
Paul Mason

[Published June 11th 2022]


Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - biography

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi:
The Biography of the Man Who Gave Transcendental Meditation to the World

This ground-breaking biography of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi  - the ONLY one of its kind -
telling the story of Maharishi and the spread of Transcendental Meditation,
is now available by popular demand,
in a new, revised, re-invigorated, expanded, up-to-date illustrated paperback version.

'Even if you bought the earlier versions, do buy this - so much more information and rare photos'
- Tony Evenson

'Very interesting biography.......would recommend it 100%' - Ronan Skelly

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by Paul Mason


Mala: A String of Unexpected Meetings

'Mala: A String of Unexpected Meetings'

An account of an inspirational visit to Rishikesh, India   by Paul Mason

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Don't play host to depression, the unwanted guest


'Kathy's Story' by Paul Mason 

'Kathy's Story'
A visit to India in 2005 that took a highly dramatic twist!   by Paul Mason


'108 Discourses of Guru Dev' by Paul Mason   'Biography of Guru Dev' by Paul Mason   'Guru Dev as Presented by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi' by Paul Mason
Life and Teachings of Shankaracharya Swami Brahmananda Saraswati  

Paul Mason


Swami Brahmananda Saraswati: Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath (1941-53)
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: Meditation Teacher (1955-2008)


'The Knack of Meditation - No Nonsense Guide to Successful Meditation' by Paul Mason

The Knack of Meditation
- No Nonsense Guide to Successful Meditation
clear guidance and useful quotations
by Paul Mason


Books from Paul Mason available via this site


'Dandi Swami' front cover
Dandi Swami
by Paul Mason
Tales of meetings with Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati,
the Guru's Will, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
& the Shankaracharyas of Jyotir Math
170 pages, colour printed, 130 illustrations
ISBN 978-0-9562228-4-8
UK £13.99   US $18.99
available at online retailers and bookshops


Paul Mason

'Roots Of TM: The Transcendental Meditation Of Guru Dev & Maharishi Mahesh Yogi'

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The Beatles, Drugs, Mysticism & India by Paul Mason

The Beatles' search for Enlightenment
through drugs and then meditation
~ Profusely illustrated ~

'The Beatles, Drugs, Mysticism & India'
by Paul Mason

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Minnie the Minx artwork - Leo Baxendale
Art of British Comic Artists
by Paul Mason

Canned Heat; Boogie acetate

CANNED HEAT: at Liberty (in the 1960's)
- Timeline of the wonderful LA blues band -
by Paul Mason


Alverton Dairy, Penzance

Alverton: West of Penzance
by Paul Mason


Shared Research on the History of Old Hayle
Maps, Photographs, Postcards & the like...

by Paul Mason