‘The year was 1992, and I had undertaken to write a biography of Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov, this great Bulgarian-born spiritual Master, who had traced a new path, a way of life which he called ‘the path of Light’. Over the course of seven long years of research I was to find that he was even more extraordinary than anything I could have imagined; a creator of beauty, love, and brotherhood for the whole human family; an architect of a new age on earth.’
These are the words of Louise-Marie Frenette, in the introduction to her fascinating biography, The Life of a Master in the West. The project required extensive research in the archives of his lectures, a hundred interviews with people who knew him, two trips to Bulgaria – his birth country – several trips to different European countries and repeated stays at the Bonfin, his main teaching centre in the South of France. It was a huge work that took seven wonderful years.
The extracts in this mini-series describe Mikhaël Aïvanhov’s meeting with his Master, Peter Deunov at the age of seventeen, in Varna, on the Black Sea coast in Bulgaria.
‘You were born four hundred years too soon,’ he was told. Yes. As we listened to Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov, in France, in Switzerland, or in Canada, we sometimes had the same thought. What he wished for humanity still seemed so remote, so difficult to achieve. And yet he himself was so much a part of the incarnate world, and his teaching was so well adapted to our needs that we knew we were right to hope. Indeed, our hopes grow stronger and stronger. As one era draws to a close and another – the era of Aquarius – begins, Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov’s message is one of brotherhood and love, of light and purity, of all that can help the children of this world to rediscover that they are the sons and daughters of God.
The power of his teaching lies in this: it is of primordial importance to transform ourselves, but it is equally important to transform the world into a garden of paradise. Today, men and women, even children, are becoming more aware than ever before of the necessity of helping each other, of becoming one family united in love and peace.
A Golden Age for humanity – that was his vision: a universal brotherhood embracing the whole of humankind; the kingdom of God become an earthly reality. This is why, when he spoke of Rama, the great legendary being who brought about a Golden Age to the world in the distant past, his voice resonated with such enthusiasm. He saw what it could be.
To be continued