John Lennon autograph letter advocates Transcendental Meditation
A superb autographed letter from John Lennon was written during his trip to India
A letter autographed by John Lennon is to feature among the highest-selling items in an upcoming online sale, which closes September 25.
The letter provides an overview of the state of mind of John Lennon during his trip to India in 1968.
The letter was written by Lennon on his visit with the Beatles to Rishikesh, India, where they were enrolled on an advanced transcendental meditation training session at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He writes in response to a mysterious request from a fan:
« Dear Mr. Bulla, Thanks for your letter. If every request like yours was granted - there would be no 'huge treasure' as you call it. You say 'peace of mind minus all other things on earth is equal to nothing' - this doesn't make sense. To have peace of mind one would have to have all that one desires - otherwise where is the peace of mind? Even a 'poor' clerk can travel the world - as many people do - including friends of mine some of whom are at this academy now, all equals 'poor'. All you need is initiative - If you don't have this I suggest you try transcendental meditation through which all things are possible. With love, John Lennon / jai guru dev.' »
I suggest you try transcendental meditation through which all things are possible
Written on headed paper from the Spiritual Regeneration Movement Foundation of India, the letter provides a fascinating insight into one of the most transitional eras of The Beatles' history. It was during this period that they wrote over 30 of their most experimental songs, many of which featured on the White Album and Abbey Road. It is currently selling with a minimum bid of $1,000.
PFC Auctions has a brilliant selection of memorabilia from the Cavern Club, which saw most of the earliest gigs in the Beatles' career. Highlighting the collection is an original Reslo ribbon microphone which was used by many of the bands that played there throughout the 1960s and therefore, almost certainly the Fab Four.
- Letter from John Lennon's letter to Christians on the subject of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Transcendental Meditation - undated (written late 1967-early 1968.)
- Other unpublished letters of John Lennon are appearing, you can read it here.