C.M. Mayo at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, UCSD: Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero and His Secret Book

C.M. Mayo's Podcast (Marfa Mondays & More) show

Summary: Recorded January 29, 2015 in La Jolla, CA, at the University of California San Diego Center for US-Mexican Studies: C.M. Mayo discusses her new book, Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero and His Secret Book, Spiritist Manual. NOTES: This talk is substantially similar to the talk given for PEN San Miguel, however, some of the reading selections differ, as do the Q & A at the end. For more information about some of the many works, places, and individuals mentioned (more or less in order as mentioned):+ A Note on the Burned-Over District + Enrique Krauze's biography, Francisco I. Madero: Mistico de la libertad + Yolia Tortolero Cervantes' El espiritismo seduce a Francisco I. Madero + A Note on the works of Mexican historians Manuel Guerra de Luna and Alejandro Rosas Robles + Dr. Arnold-Krumm-Heller (Madero's doctor, a German intelligence officer, artillery expert and author of numerous esoteric works)+ Figures in the esoetric world: Papus; Rudolph Steiner; Aleister Crowley + Dr. Peebles+ Madero's La sucesión presidencial en 1910 (goes to archive.org)+ Francisco I. Madero's Commentary on the Baghavad-Gita+ Instituto Mexicano de Investigacion Síquica, Una ventana al mundo invisible (and the role of Plutarco Elias Calles) + Zavaleta, Antonio, and Alberto Salinas, Jr., Curandero Conversations: El Niño Fidencio, Shamanism, and Healing Traditions of the Borderlands + Luis Alberto Urrea's novel The Hummingbird's Daughter (about the healer Teresa de Cabora) + Helios, October 1911 issue announcing the Manual espírita (Mexican Spiritist Magazine)+ Ambassador Henry Lane Wilson (link goes to brief biography and inventory of his papers)+ Belén de Sárraga  + Victoriano Huerta (link to PBS documentary biography)+ Heribert von Feilitzsch's In Plain Sight: Felix Sommerfeld, Spymaster in Mexico+ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The History of Spiritualism  (archive.org) + A Note on the 1924 Barcelona edition of Madero's Manual espírita ("The Secret Life of a Secret Book") + Resources for Researchers page on the home website for Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution