November Release of Mary Garden Book


Date: Sunday November 2, 2003

Author: Barry Pittard

The Australian author Mary Garden has just written to mention the release of a revised version of her book, The Serpent Rising - A Journey of Spiritual Seduction, the orginal of which appeared in 1988.
Mary Garden's website is:  
There are appreciations of the earlier version of the book by Professor Agehanda Bharati, Scott Peck and several others at:  A short article of Ms Garden, "Mind Control and Religious Cults," appears on the Exbaba website at:
At the end of her note, Mary Garden asks: "Any news on the screening of 'Seduced'"?  She refers to the release elsewhere in the world of the excellent 54-minute documentary exposing Sathya Sai Baba by Denmark's national broadcaster DR. Answer:  The commitment to broadcast is assured, and when airing dates are known, they will be well-posted.
Mary Garden's note:
Saturday, 1 November 2003 11:53 PM
Hi Barry,
My book "The Serpent Rising" will be released in two weeks and reviewed in most major newspapers in Australia and also Sunshine Coast Daily.
Here's the cover.

It will be available at most major book shops, RRP $19.95:

The Serpent Rising - A Journey of Spiritual Seduction. Paperback 254 pages. Sid Harta Publishers Hartwell Victoria November 2003. ISBN 1-877059-50-1
It can also be purchased direct from me. For further details:
Mary Garden. PO Box 460 Gin Gin Queensland 4671. Email:
Also my article 'Falling for Gurus' will appear in the REVIEW section of the Australian Financial Review, Friday November 21, 2003.
Any news on the screening of 'Seduced'?