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: born on 31 January.

1907: Spring – destruction of the village where he was born and departure

             for Varna (Bulgaria).

1908: October – death of his father.

1915: First illumination – he hears the ‘music of the spheres’.

1917: Winter – meets the Bulgarian Master, Peter Deunov, for the first time.

1923-35: Sofia, university studies – gains a degree in psychology and attends courses in different faculties; college principal.

1937: July – arrives in France.

1938: January – gives first public lecture at the Sorbonne in Paris, on the subject of ‘the second birth’.
            June – gives first public lecture in Lyon, on the subject of ‘spiritual galvanoplasty’.

1944: 27 December – death of Peter Deunov at the age of 80.

1945: first fraternal group in Switzerland, country where he will stay frequently, particularly during February and March.

            Christmas – publication of first book, Love, Wisdom, Truth, now called The Second Birth(Complete Works, vol. 1).

1947: purchase of the property, ‘Izgrev’, in Paris where he gives lectures and holds meetings.

1948: 16 January – the association Universal White Brotherhood is officially created.

            21 January – arrested following false accusations.

1950: March – freedom (his name is cleared in 1960).

            Mid-March – renews contact with the brotherhood at Izgrev.

1953: Opening of the first Congress at the Domain of the Bonfin, on the

           Côte d’Azur in the south of France.

1959: February – leaves for India.

1960: February – returns from India.

1961 – 1985: frequent journeys overseas:

-       stays in various countries, giving hundreds of lectures,

-       has meetings with high-ranking religious and spiritual leaders,

-       conducts thousands of private meetings.

1972: publication of the first volume of the Complete Works.

1986: final year spent at the Domain of the Bonfin (Var, France).

            25 December – Passes over at the Domain of the Bonfin.



A 11 ans, avec sa mère et son frère

Age 11, with his mother and brother

Peter Deunov au centre, Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov (alors Mihail Ivanov) sur sa droite
Peter Deunov at center,
Brother Mikhaël Ivanov on his right.

A l’arrivée en France
1937 - Arrival in France

1959 - avant de partir en Inde
1959 - Before going in India

1960, Au retour de l’Inde
1960- Return from India

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