The Swami Deheftner

The Swami Deheftner

            a novel by Robert Steven Goldstein

  • In this evocative novel, Solomon Deheftner achieves fame as a stage magician and escapologist in the tradition of the Great Houdini.  But he abandons that career to search for something far more elusive: the profound magic inherent in mystical transcendence. Using his knowledge of conjuring and his Jewish upbringing as a foundation, Deheftner makes his way from New York to San Francisco, probing the secrets of Yoga, meditation, vegetarianism, animal intelligence, bondage, and sadomasochism in his quest for spiritual enlightenment.
“The Swami Deheftner” is currently moving through the publication process:
Available now: eBook versions from Amazon.com (for the Kindle), the iTunes Store (for the iBook app on Apple's iPad), and Lulu.com (generic ePub).
Available soon: eBook version from BarnesandNoble.com (for the Nook).  Hardcover and paperback versions from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and Lulu.com.
In this evocative novel, Solomon Deheftner achieves fame as a stage magician and escapologist in the tradition of the Great Houdini.  But he abandons that career to search for something far more elusive: the profound magic inherent in mystical transcendence. Using his knowledge of conjuring and his Jewish upbringing as a foundation, Deheftner makes his way from New York to San Francisco, probing the secrets of Yoga, meditation, vegetarianism, animal intelligence, bondage, and sadomasochism in his quest for spiritual enlightenment.
“The Swami Deheftner” is currently moving through the publication process:
Available now: eBook versions from Amazon.com (for the Kindle), the iTunes Store (for the iBook app on Apple's iPad), and Lulu.com (generic ePub).
Available soon: eBook version from BarnesandNoble.com (for the Nook).  Hardcover and paperback versions from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and Lulu.com.
In this evocative novel, Solomon Deheftner achieves fame as a stage magician and escapologist in the tradition of the Great Houdini.  But he abandons that career to search for something far more elusive: the profound magic inherent in mystical transcendence. Using his knowledge of conjuring and his Jewish upbringing as a foundation, Deheftner makes his way from New York to San Francisco, probing the secrets of Yoga, meditation, vegetarianism, animal intelligence, bondage, and sadomasochism in his quest for spiritual enlightenment.
“The Swami Deheftner” is currently moving through the publication process:
Available now: eBook versions from Amazon.com (for the Kindle), the iTunes Store (for the iBook app on Apple's iPad), and Lulu.com (generic ePub).
Available soon: eBook version from BarnesandNoble.com (for the Nook).  Hardcover and paperback versions from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and Lulu.com.
In this evocative novel, Solomon Deheftner achieves fame as a stage magician and escapologist in the tradition of the Great Houdini. But he abandons that career to search for something far more elusive: the profound magic inherent in mystical transcendence. Using his knowledge of conjuring and his Jewish upbringing as a foundation, Deheftner makes his way from New York to San Francisco, probing the secrets of Yoga, meditation, vegetarianism, animal intelligence, bondage, and sadomasochism in his quest for spiritual enlightenment.


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In this evocative novel, Solomon Deheftner achieves fame as a stage magician and escapologist in the tradition of the Great Houdini.  But he abandons that career to search for something far more elusive: the profound magic inherent in mystical transcendence. Using his knowledge of conjuring and his Jewish upbringing as a foundation, Deheftner makes his way from New York to San Francisco, probing the secrets of Yoga, meditation, vegetarianism, animal intelligence, bondage, and sadomasochism in his quest for spiritual enlightenment.
“The Swami Deheftner” is currently moving through the publication process:
Available now: eBook versions from Amazon.com (for the Kindle), the iTunes Store (for the iBook app on Apple's iPad), and Lulu.com (generic ePub).
Available soon: eBook version from BarnesandNoble.com (for the Nook).  Hardcover and paperback versions from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and Lulu.com.
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