Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Betrayal of the Spirit My Life Behind the Headlines of the Hare Krishna Movement cover
  • ISBN: 9780252022630
  • ISBN10: 0252022637

Betrayal of the Spirit My Life Behind the Headlines of the Hare Krishna Movement

by Nori J. Muster

  • List Price: $29.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
  • Publish date: 11/01/1996
used Add to Cart $21.47
You save: 28%
Marketplace Item
Combining behind-the-scenes views of an often besieged religious group with a personal account of the author's struggle to find meaning in it, Betrayal of the Spirit takes the reader closer than any other source so far to the reality of life in the Hare Krishna movement. Nori J. Muster, a California native, joined the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKON) - the Hare Krishnas - in 1977, shortly after the death of the movement's spiritual master, Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. She lived in the Krishnas' western world headquarters in Los Angeles and worked for ten years as a public relations secretary and editor of the organization's newspaper, the ISKON World Review. Her story of the Hare Krishnas' decline is a gripping presentation of facts gleaned from personal reminiscences, published articles, and internal documents. Betrayal of the Spirit details drug dealing, weapons stockpiling, deceptive fund-raising, child abuse, and murder within ISKON, as well as the dynamics of schisms that forced some 95 percent of the group's original members to leave. Although the movement fell into disarray after the death of its founder, the author's story is one of a continual search for truth and religious meaning as an ISKON member. Muster's account of the scandal-plagued decade following Swami Prabhupada's death ends in 1988 when, disillusioned over the continuing internal strife and scandals, she left her job and the movement.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
Oracle Junction Bookshop

Location: Buffalo, NY
Like New
Shipping Icon
8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. pp. 213. A fine, tight, bright copy in a fine dj in a protective mylar. The text is flawless.
Sutton Books

Location: Norwich, VT
Like New
Shipping Icon
Hbk 213pp illustr an excellent clean tight unmarked copy in sleeve-protected dj as new