Odyssey Into the Mexican Revolution:
I. Madero and His Secret Book, Spiritist Manual
a blend of personal essay and a rendition of deeply researched
metaphysical and Mexican history that reads like a novel, award-winning
writer and noted literary translator C.M.
provides a rich introduction and the first English translation
Manual, the secret
book by Francisco
leader of Mexico's 1910 Revolution and President of Mexico, 1911-1913.
"Mayo does brilliant job combining the known facts of the
Mexican Revolution and Madero's role within it, and creates an
intellectual bridge to the president's spiritist belief structure...With
her translation of the Spiritist Manual, C.M. Mayo opened
this incredible window into the metaphysical side of the Mexican
Heribert von Feilitzsch, author of In Plain Sight: Felix
Sommerfeld, Spymaster in Mexico
"Ever astonishing are the greats whose inner tracks
wholly diverge from their renown. Such a case is Francisco I.
Madero, first president of Mexico after the 1910 revolution,
whose political genius was immersed in mysticism, and equally
extraordinary is C. M. Mayo's account of this paradox in Metaphysical
Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution. Threading the tortuous
path of Madero from birth to assassination, and culminating in
the first translation into English of the little-known Spiritist
Manual of this master of statecraft, Mayo's account brings
to life the duality of the singular founder of Mexican democracy."
Bruce Berger, author of The Telling Distance: Conversations
with the American Desert