"In 1965 at a Transcendental Meditation introductory lecture I first met Ray Manzarek and John Densmore, this was before The Doors, and may very well have planted the seeds for our communal creative‎ mind. Maharishi & Me captures a moment in my generation, where we turned to this great spiritual master who introduced meditation to the entire planet. We should heed his teachings and honor his spirit today, now more than ever."

―Robby Krieger, guitarist, The Doors

What You Don't Know about the Beatles, Maharishi, and the Spiritual Path

In Maharishi & Me: Seeking Enlightenment with the Beatles Guru, Dr. Susan Shumsky, an award winning, best-selling author of 14 books, including Color Your Chakras, The Power of Chakras, The Power of Auras, Awaken Your Third Eye, Instant Healing, Ascension, and Divine Revelation… presents an honest and dynamic exposé about an influential spiritual master, who was also a human being; the spiritual movement he founded: TM (Transcendental Meditation), and his dysfunctional organization. Neither starry-eyed nor antagonistic, Maharishi & Me captures, from a balanced viewpoint, the genuine essence of what it was like to live in close proximity with the most famous guru of the 20th century.


Merely by being in his presence, we disciples entered an utterly timeless place and rapturous feeling, and, at the same time, realized the utter futility and insanity of the mundane world.” 

— Dr. Susan Shumsky


Experience firsthand how life with a spiritual master is an intense emotional roller coaster ride from the depths of hell to heavenly heights and back.

Susan discloses secret ways a spiritual master works on his disciples, how this relationship changed her, and how she broke away to find self-empowerment. She discovered the inner guru can be accessed anytime, anywhere – because it is within all of us!

Susan lived in Maharishi's ashrams for 22 years, and served on his personal staff for six of those years, giving her an insider’s view of life and learning in Rishikesh - including the time when the Beatles came to learn at the feet of Maharishi - as well as behind-the-scenes stories and photos of celebrity disciples.

"Full of fascinating information about TM, its founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and the celebrities who followed him, Susan Shumsky's book Maharishi & Me is a captivating read."

—John Gray, bestselling author, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.

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Take a compelling, gripping, fascinating journey into the secret world of the master/disciple relationship that has, until now, been hidden from view.

This memoir will raise the veil to uncover how Maharishi captivated Susan, transformed her, and then released her to find self-empowerment in her own spiritual pathway.

Maharishi is the most highly celebrated guru to ever visit the USA and mentor to the Beatles, Deepak Chopra, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Clint Eastwood, David Lynch, George Lucas, and countless other celebrities.


"I met Maharishi in Rishikesh, India, in 1968 where I took some iconic photos of the Beatles. There I learned TM, which healed my broken heart, and I found a sense of peace never experienced before. Susan Shumsky’s book Maharishi & Me captures that time in Rishikesh and tells her emotionally-charged, spellbinding story of 22 years of awakening and transformation under Maharishi’s tutelage and beyond. For anyone seeking spiritual understanding, I highly recommend this book."

—Paul Saltzman, bestselling author and photographer of The Beatles in India

This book challenges all your beliefs about: 

  • What is enlightenment?
  • What is a spiritual master?
  • How do gurus work on their disciples?
  • Who is enlightened and who isn’t?

Ultimately, Susan discovered the divine presence within herself.

Susan shares glimpses of her spiritual journey in the hopes it will help you make your own spiritual connection.

Once you let go of ego-attachment, you can become your own guru and miracle-maker. You’ll discover that life takes on completely new meaning when you’re guided by your true inner wisdom, instead of by your ego or the opinions of others. That is when your life will truly transform!

 What People Are Saying...

"Susan Shumsky’s book Maharishi & Me is a powerful exploration of guru and discipleship. Her humor, insight and the intimate feeling you receive about their relationship is extraordinary. A great read for anyone interested in learning." 

―Lynn V. Andrews, bestselling author, Medicine Woman and Jaguar Woman 

"So many emotions churned within me as I read Maharishi & Me. In her incredibly heartfelt book, Susan Shumsky gives us a glimpse into a world that few people have ever experienced. Her graphic descriptions portray her awakening consciousness that occurred under Maharishi’s guidance and also evoke the tempest that swirled around this iconic guru. Fascinating reading from a great writer!" 

―Denise Linn, bestselling author of Sacred Space 

"Riveting! An eye-opening, enlightening, first person account of life behind the curtain of the TM Movement. I loved it!" 

― Dr. Joe Vitale, bestselling author, The Miracle, and featured in The Secret 

"Maharishi Mahesh Yogi initiated the current interest in meditation when he brought TM to the West. Susan Shumsky's book is the most comprehensive account of the history of his Movement and reveals what it is like to be close to a great spiritual teacher." 

―Peter Russell, bestselling author, The Global Brain and From Science to God 

"Susan Shumsky had a front-row seat at a spiritual revolution that profoundly affected all of us. She tells the tale with personal candor, a keen eye for pertinent detail, and a perspective seasoned by time and experience." 

―Philip Goldberg, author, American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation, How Indian Spirituality Changed the West 



Susan Shumsky is a spiritual self-help author with more than a dozen books in print, including Divine RevelationExploring Meditation, and Color Your Chakras. For twenty-two years, she was in the tutelage of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India and elsewhere.