The Mystical Underground of Moscow
by: Konstantin Serebrov
Published by: Serebrov Broeken
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Reviewed by Kim Reis
(Second in three-part series--originally published in 2002, translated in 2006)
Mystic Konstantin Serebrov turned to fiction to illustrate the inner knowledge he gained in his own search for the Path of Enlightenment and cosmic consciousness, using the process of alchemical purification and transmutation. Serebrov studied Eastern religions, especially Hinduism, at a young age.
In this second book of this series, Kasyan journeys to Moscow with his mentor G and there meets some of his other students. As Kasyan starts to recognize where these other students have failed on their quest for inner gold, we see some hope that he will find the enlightenment he seeks. G's lessons become clearer and more explicit.
As with the first book, the translation is a little stilted and doesn't flow smoothly. Whether this is a reflection of the author's original style is unknown. The humor in this book was more intentional than it was in the first, though the quest takes on a slightly more serious tone. Unfamiliar terms and ideas are footnoted in the back of the book.
This book will appeal to those who are interested in Eastern religions and mystical spirituality. Kasyan search is symbolic of the search for meaning familiar to us all.
Armchair Interviews says: Translation caused some flow problems.
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