Sometime back I was reading the works of Abdrushin but I never finished them. His books are good, but they somehow didn't resonate with me. I think maybe it stems from his concepts not being weird enough to keep my imagination going. A great deal of good and truly beautiful philosophy is involved in his three volume book series, "The Grail Message", but it's just a lot of simple philosophies.
Normally when someone claims to be a messiah of some sort I think I've built up a line where I gauge them by how bizarre their behavior or ideas are. Abdrushin feels like someone I should be better acquainted with, but his works are far too rooted in basic esoteric philosophy and vague religious allusions. I may give "The Grail Message" another chance someday, but for now I feel like I have enough to read what with my college work and other more colorful books that I've recently purchased.
Actually, now that I think of it, Abdrushin's formation of "The Grail Message" reminds me of the "Enchiridion" by Epictetus. Very stoic but also firm philosophy with a universal spiritual feel to it. I don't know. What do you think? The entire 3-volume "Grail Message" is available online for free: