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All photos reflecting the life of Peter Dunov and the White Brotherhood come from the personal archives of Boris Nikolov, Nikola Nankov and Krali Kralev. The publisher is grateful to the author Milka Kraleva for submitting them, and to all who allowed us to use their archives.

The modern photos of the Rila Mountain and of modern performances of the Paneurhythmy is by Danko Ivanov. The pictures of the Peter Dunov Museum in Marchaevo and of the Master's grave is by Alexander Lebedevski.

Special thanks to Nadezhda Velinova and her family for the pictures of the Museum in Marchaevo.

All illustrations except the portrait by Tsvetana Shtihanova (page 10 and cover), the image of Christ on the Turin shroud and the colour pentagrams (on p. 37 above, right and page 82) are by Hristo Hadjitanev.

The last chapter, The Teaching of Peter Dunov around the world, includes portraits by Hristo Hadjitanev and the following photographs: Rudolph Steiner, from Healing of Europe by Harrie Salman (courtesy of the author)

Onisaburo Deguchi, from The Great Onisaburo Deguchi by Kiotaro Deguchi (Aiki News, Tokyo)

Mara Belcheva - from the Petko and Pencho Slaveikov Museum, Sofia

Omraam Mikhael A'ivanhov (three pictures on p. 86 and one on p. 44), from the illustrated volume Omraam Mikhael Alvanhov, courtesy of Prosveta Publishers, Frejus, France.


His Life and Teaching

The book is published in English, French, and Bulgarian

Text by Milka Kraleva

Introduction by David Lorimer

Illustrations by Hristo Hadjitanev

Design by Krassimira Despotova

Consultant: Konstantin Zlatev

Editor: Ivanka Nikolova

Assistant editor: Aneta Mecheva

Translation from Bulgarian: Janeta Shinkova

Editor of the English translation: David Lorimer

Coordinator: Teofila Issidorova

Proofreader: Milena Hristozova

Contemporary photographs by Danko Ivanov and Alexander Lebedevski

Computer processing: Lyudmil Tassev

Printed in Slovakia


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Peter Deunov represents the third major esoteric spiritual impulse in Bulgaria, following on Orphism (which led to Pythagoreanism and Platonism) and the 10-th century Bogomils (literally meaning "dear to God").

All three impulses are historical manifestations of the Fellowship of Light based on the cardinal principles of Divine Love, Divine Wisdom, and Divine Truth.

Of these, Love is the fundamental principle which, as one of Peter Dunov's formulas puts it, "brings fullness of life".

In the application of these principles, he claims, lies the salvation of the world:

"I believe in love and wisdom that have created life. I believe that they have the power to recreate the world."

The last hundred years have seen a resurgence of interest in spirituality and mystical experience, even in the midst of the prevailing secular ethos in the West. There is a widespread search for meaning. As people become more discriminating they will recognize true spirituality when they see it and will come to appreciate the greatness of Peter Dunov's contribution to our spiritual heritage.

This greatness is based on his articulation and embodiment of the three cardinal principles of his teaching:

Love, Wisdom, and Truth. I consider him to be the greatest and most universal spiritual teacher of the last century and indeed what Hegel called a world-historical figure whose significance will only gradually be realized over the coming centuries: eternal principles are timeless and can be appreciated anew in every generation. This beautiful book will help introduce Peter Dunov's teaching to a wider English speaking audience and I can only hope that readers will find it as inspiring as I do.

David Lorimer, From the Introduction


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