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Peter Deunov (bulgaro: Петър Дънов, IPA: pɛtər 'dɤnоf); 11 luglio, 1864 – 27 dicembre, 1944), noto anche con il nome spirituale Beinsa Douno (bulgaro: Беинса Дуно, IPA:bɛinˈsа duˈnɔ), e spesso chiamato "Il Maestro" dai suoi propri seguaci, era un filosofo e maestro spirituale bulgaro che sviluppò alcune dottrine assimilabili ad una forma di Cristianismo esoterico.
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Ampiamente noto in Bulgaria, dove è stato eletto secondo dal pubblico nei Grandi Bulgari show TV della Televisione Nazionale Bulgara (2006-2007) ispirato ad un formato della BBC. Deunov viene mostrato anche nel programma The 100 Most Influential Bulgarians in Our History (di Pantev e Gavrilov, che si è piazzato nel 37° posto)..
Secondo Petrov, Peter Deunov sarebbe “l'autore bulgaro più pubblicato al tempo d'oggi.”
Peter Deunov è nato nel villaggio di Hadardja (l'attuale Nikolaevka nel municipio di Suvorovo) near Varna, Bulgaria il giorno 11luglio 1864, il terzo figlio di Konstantin Dunovsky e Dobra Atanasova Georgieva. Il padre era il primo professore bulgaro nella regione prima di diventare un Ortodossa. E' stato uno dei primi a predicare la liturgia in bulgaro, la lingua del popolo locale, piuttosto che la sacra lingua tradizionale greca.
Deunov seguì la scuola secondaria a Varna e la Scuola di Teologia e Scienza Metodista statunitense a Svishtov, da questa si graduò nel 1886. Lavorò come professore della scuola primaria per un anno prima di lasciare per gli Stati Unito, dove studiò teologia alla (in inglese) Drew Theological Seminary di Madison, dal 1888 fino a Maggio 1892.
After graduating from Drew, in the fall of 1892 he enrolled in the Boston University School of Theology and obtained his degree in June 1893 with a thesis on "The Migration of the Germanic Tribes and Their Christianisation" (published in 2007). He was a regular student at the School of Medicine of Boston University for a year, before returning to Bulgaria in 1895.
In Bulgaria Deunov was offered the position of a Methodist pastor in the city of Yambol. This offer was withdrawn after he stipulated he would only serve without remuneration. In 1896 he published Science and Education, in which he analyzed the development of mankind into a new culture, which he thought was bound to take place during the forthcoming century. After the turn of the century, Deunov began to travel throughout Bulgaria for several years, giving talks and undertaking phrenological research. He met with a wide circle of people. Among them were his first three disciples, who had belonged to different branches of Christianity – Todor Stoimenov (Eastern Orthodox), Dr. Mirkovich (Catholic) and Penyu Kirov (Protestant). After a long correspondence, all of them met in Varna during 19–23 July 1900. It is considered the first annual convention of what later became a spiritual community that lasted until the end of Deunov's life. Deunov eventually settled in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, and began giving lectures.Template:Cn
In 1914 he gave his first public lecture, Behold, the Man! (Ecce Homo in Latin), published later in the series Power and Life. Deunov began to give regular Sunday lectures which were based on the elaboration and explanation of a Biblical passage.
In 1921 the community Izgrev (Sunrise) was established. A site at what were then the outskirts of Sofia, it was the gathering place in the mornings for Deunov and his disciples. Many followers started building nearby and the place eventually became the center of a large spiritual community. Deunov gave lectures in the newly constructed Lecture Hall. In 1922 he initiated two new streams of specialized lectures in addition to the Sunday lectures, and from 1930 began delivering “morning talks” on Sunday mornings before dawn. The themes of the different lecture streams were wide-ranging and encompassed, among others: religion, music, geometry, astrology, philosophy and esoteric science. Overall, Deunov gave approximately 3700 lectures in the three decades between 1914 and 1944. His thoughts were also recorded in talks, private conversations, and early letters.
In 1932, he developed Paneurhythmy exercises: a sequence of exercises performed to music, to achieve inner balance and harmonization. He died in 1944, aged 80.
Several thousand of Deunov's lectures were recorded by stenographers and are documented in the form of deciphered left intact 
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