The "True Dawn Horse" is a reference to The Dawn Horse Testament Of The Ruchira Avatar. Each of The Seventeen Companions Of The True Dawn Horse is a "Companion" to The Dawn Horse Testament in the sense that it is an elaboration of a principal theme (or a group of principal themes) from The Dawn Horse Testament.
Among the "Seventeen Companions" are included His two tellings of His own Life-Story, as autobiography (The Knee Of Listening) and as archetypal parable (The Mummery Book).
The Seventeen Companions Of The True Dawn Horse are a vast field of Revelation, which can be "considered" from many points of view.
Presented here is one way of understanding the interrelationships between these "Source-Texts" and the flow of Argument they collectively represent.
PARADIGMS OF REALITY
The Real Nature of God,
Cosmos, and Realization
Real God Is The Indivisible Oneness Of Unbroken Light
Reality, Truth, and The "Non-Creator" God In The True World-Religion Of Adidam
The Nature of Real God and the nature of the cosmos. Why ultimate questions cannot be answered either by conventional religion or by science.
The Truly Human New World-Culture
Of Unbroken Real-God-Man
The Eastern Versus The Western Traditional Cultures Of Mankind, and The Unique New Non-Dual Culture Of The True World-Religion Of Adidam
The Eastern and Western approaches to religion, and to life altogether — and how the Way of Adidam goes beyond this apparent dichotomy.
The Only Complete Way To Realize
The Unbroken Light Of Real God
An Introductory Overview Of The "Radical" Divine Way Of The True World-Religion Of Adidam
The entire course of the Way of Adidam — the unique principles underlying Adidam, and the unique culmination of Adidam in Divine Enlightenment.
ORIGINAL WRITINGS AND TALKS
Avatar Adi Da's First
The Knee Of Listening
The Divine Ordeal Of The Avataric Incarnation Of Conscious Light — The Spiritual Autobiography Of The Divine World-Teacher, Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj
Avatar Adi Da's autobiographical account of the years from His Birth to His Divine Re-Awakening in 1970 — His Demonstration, in His own Life, of the Way to Realize Real God most perfectly.
The book also includes His Revelation of how His Avataric Incarnation was made possible and His Confession of the nature and significance of the Great Events of Yogic Death that have occurred in His Life since His Divine Re-Awakening in 1970.
The Divine Siddha-Method Of The Ruchira Avatar
The Divine Way Of Adidam Is An ego-Transcending Relationship, Not An ego-Centric Technique
Avatar Adi Da's summary Talks to His devotees, on the fundamental principles of the devotional relationship to Him and "radical" understanding of the ego.
The Mummery Book
A Parable Of The Divine True Love, Told By Means Of A Self-Illuminated Illustration Of The Totality Of Mind
Avatar Adi Da's literary masterpiece — a work of astonishing poetry and deeply evocative archetypal drama. It is Avatar Adi Da's life-transforming message about how to Realize the Absolute Truth in the midst of the chaos and tragedy of human experience.
An extraordinarily beautiful and potent "prose opera," The Mummery Book is both a highly experimental novel (drawing fully on the twentieth-century stream of experimental fiction) and an immense theatrical piece. Thus, The Mummery Book can either be read as a book or performed as a theatrical event.
A mummery is a ridiculous, hypocritical, or pretentious ceremony or performance. This, Avatar Adi Da is telling us, is what human life amounts to, if we merely live as the separate ego-self. And the only way "out" of this mummery is to relinquish ego — by finding, receiving, and conforming ourselves to the Divine True Love.
In The Mummery Book, Adi Da confronts head-on the central agony of born existence: that everything and everyone — ourselves, and everyone we love — dies.
The hero of The Mummery Book, Raymond Darling, goes through an extraordinary series of adventures and ordeals — centered around his search for his beloved, a lady named Quandra — in the course of his ultimate overcoming of the inescapable fact of mortality.
The story of Raymond Darling is, in fact, Avatar Adi Da's telling of His own Life-Story in the language of parable. It includes His unflinching portrayal of how the unconverted ego makes religion (and life altogether) into a meaningless mummery.
Ultimately, The Mummery Book is the "Story" of Consciousness Realizing Its Indivisible Oneness with Energy (or Its own Radiance).
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Adi Da's Twenty-Three "Source-Texts"
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