There are always on the Earth a few rare souls who from birth are open to the mysteries within life and consciousness more than the rest of us. They become the medicine men, the shamans, the mystic hermits, the spiritual visionaries and awakeners. From the day he was born in Oakland,
California, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami was different. Oh, he went to school, played in the mountain snows where he was raised, near Lake Tahoe, danced his heart out and became the Premier Danseur of the San Francisco Ballet Company at nineteen. But those day-to-day exploits did not define him. He was defined by the inner experiences he had from the beginning to the end of his life. Amazingly, these visions began as he lay in a crib, a mere infant, as you will read on the following pages.
In this book we share twelve of those visions, and we let Gurudeva.s own words, when we have them, tell the tale. Each is different, with hardly anything to connect it to another, as though he were opening doors to complete worlds of knowledge, experience, divinity.