Judith Bourque, author of "Robes of Silk Feet of Clay" has given TM-Free Blog permission to reprint in full her latest press release. Good news for U.S. readers of TM-Free: Judith will be in the United States from February 17 - March 21, 2011.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW BOOK REVEALS LOVE AFFAIR WITH BEATLES/DAVID LYNCH GURU
ROBES OF SILK, FEET OF CLAY by JUDITH BOURQUE
This new book is the true story of a love affair with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the Indian Guru followed by the Beatles, David Lynch, Donovan, Mike Love, Mia Farrow, Deepak Chopra, as well as 6 million other meditators around the world. Maharishi was very successful in spreading his technique of Transcendental Meditation. But rumours that he was not the celibate monk he claimed to be have been circulating for decades. In this book Judith Bourque describes the love affair she experiences with Maharishi when she travels to India as a young woman to become a teacher of Transcendental Meditation. She then follows him around the world for an intense period of two years until she discovers he is also intimate with other young women. Frightened and disillusioned, she leaves the TM movement forever. She also shares the methods and means of her healing journey back to forgiveness and gratitude.
Judith Bourque is an American residing in Sweden. She will be coming to the Los Angeles/Santa Barbara area February 17- March 2 and be available for interviews. From March 2 - March 21 she will be in the Boston area and Camden, Maine. On March 15th she will be present for the DOCYARD screening of "David Wants to Fly" * at the Brattle Theatre at Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. After the film she (in person) and director David Sieveking (via Skype) will have a question and answer period for the public.
* "David Wants to Fly" is a whistleblowing, award winning documentary by German Filmmaker David Sieveking about his journey through the world of Transcendental Meditation. He starts with meeting David Lynch, his idol, and ends up unexpectedly discovering the shadow side of the TM movement: Judith is interviewed with respect to her role as Maharishi's former lover.
Skype address: bourque.judith
facebook: 1) Judith Bourque
2) Robes of Silk Feet of Clay
book can be purchased at: www.robesofsilkfeetofclay.com
"Well written and exciting by Maharishi's mistress"
Swedish Net Magazine, Månssonskultur.se at
"An out of the ordinary love story"
Swedish Daily Newspaper, Nya WermlandsTidningen
Robes of Silk Feet of Clay is a very sensitive story, full of love. And yet it contains a truth that has to come out. This book lifts the blinders from our eyes so we can put Maharishi in the proper perspective, ie a human being like all others with the same needs for intimacy and warmth. And yet we are able to keep our respect for what he gave us: knowledge of meditation and transcendental consciousness. Thank you Judith for your concrete and trustworthy report from the inner circle of the TM organisation. Conny Larsson, former TM teacher, actor, and author of Beatles, Maharishi och Jag (The Beatles, Maharishi and I), Norstedts, www.norstedts.se/bocker/utgiven/2010/Var/larsson_conny-beatles__maharishi_och_jag-inbunden/