John Lennon autographed letter sells for $17,500 in online auction

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2015-06-26 12:59:50

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John Lennon autographed letter sells for $17,500 in online auction

The autographed letter sees John Lennon advocating transcendental meditation

An autographed letter from John Lennon has sold with excellent results in an online auction that closed yesterday (September 26).

John Lennon meditation letterThe letter provides insight into Lennon's state of mind during his trip to India

The letter was written by Lennon while the Beatles were on their famous trip to Rishikesh, India in 1968. Written on Spiritual Regeneration Movement Foundation of India stationary, it shows the Beatle advocating meditation to one of his many fans.

The letter's final sentence reads: "All you need is initiative - If you don't have this I suggest you try transcendental meditation through which all things are possible. With love, John Lennon / jai guru dev".

At the time of writing the Beatles were enrolled on an advanced transcendental meditation training session at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, otherwise known as the giggling guru. It was during the course of their stay that they wrote over 30 of their most experimental songs, many of which featured on the White Album and Abbey Road.

The letter includes a typed extract explaining the function of the Spiritual Regeneration Movement Foundation and its aims across the world. A remarkable piece from one of the most transitional eras of the Beatles' varied history, it sold for $17,365.

Our sister company, PFC Auctions, is currently offering some fantastic items from the Cavern Club - the venue which staged the majority of the Beatles' earliest gigs. The highlight of the collection is an original Reslo ribbon microphone, which was used by almost all of the bands that passed through the club's door.

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