"In my fifteen years
of researching the life of President Francisco I. Madero, I have
never read a more complete book as the one just written by C.M.
Mayo. It will simply surprise any reader. The research is
impeccable and the narrative well-rounded."
provides not only an English translation of Madero's Spiritist
Manual, but also a lively intoduction... The author argues
effectively that Madero's manual is essential to understanding
his revolutionary zeal."
for introducing us to both the man and his message."
"C.M. Mayo offers another
dazzling work in her own fluid, poetic and highly visual prose.
Her translation of the Spiritist Manual of Don Francisco
Madero (intellectual, revolutionary, mystic and President of
Mexico until his assassination in 1913,) makes this work available
for the first time in 100 years... Those who are familiar with
the ideas of New Thought, Swedenborg, metaphysical churches,
the Bhagavad Gita, White Brotherhood, reincarnation or the Theosophists
will find themselves on familiar ground, but the Manual,
laid out in a format of Q & A, makes the Mysteries so simple
that even readers with no spiritualist background will find themselves
drawn in. By the time I finished I wished for a Don Francisco
Madero to guide us today, a politican who is also a mystic and