A Season in Heaven: Being the Log of an Expedition after that Legendary Beast, Cosmic Consciousness. By William Gibson. First Edition, First Printing. Atheneum. New York, 1974.

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William Gibson was a playwright and novelist whose most lasting achievement has been the Tony Award-winning play The Miracle Worker, the story of Hellen Keller’s childhood. Yet he was also a spiritually-driven artist, one who explored some eastern religions that were growing in popularity in the United States and Europe at the time. In this volume, A Season in Heaven, Gibson recounts his summer in Spain studying transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the internationally famous guru who attracted celebrity students like the Beatles, Mia Farrow, and Joe Namath, to name just a few. In Gibson’s memoir, the guru’s teachings are described at a distance through the lens of a curious but objective Gibson–and yet, in the end, the experience clearly leads him to incorporate Maharishi’s lessons into his own artistic philosophy. It is a uniquely balanced text on studying eastern religion from a time when Maharishi and other spiritualists were making a mark on western culture. For any seekers of the transcendental experience, it is a particularly elucidating volume; although, in subversive, terrestrial ways that are unlike many spiritualist memoirs from the period.

This first edition, first printing is in very good condition. In the original blue cloth boards, near fine with only fading to edges. Text block very good, only former owner’s inscription to front free endpaper and minor cocking. In the original dust jacket, about-fine with only fading to spine and creases and rubbing to edges.

A very good first edition of this memoir on meditation.

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A Season in Heaven: Being the Log of an Expedition after that Legendary Beast, Cosmic Consciousness. By William Gibson. First Edition, First Printing. Atheneum. New York, 1974.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in