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Lost Masters

Rediscovering the Mysticism of the Ancient Greek Philosophers
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
New World Library
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November, 2016
ISBN:
9781608684380
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Foreword by Eckhart Tolle.

Ashrams in Europe 2500 years ago? Meditation classes in ancient Rome? Greek philosophers studying in India? First century vegetarians? It sounds unbelievable, but there is impressive historical evidence of spiritual practices in the ancient Western world paralleling the yoga tradition of India. In fact, there are historical accounts by the ancient Greeks themselves describing their encounters with enlightened masters of the East.

Now it's time to learn about the ancient sages of our own Western wisdom tradition. Linda Johnsen brings these lost masters back to life, and challenges everything you thought you knew about the men and women who founded Western civilization.

  • Learn about the amazing historical contacts between the ancient Greeks and Himalayan yogis.
  • Explore teachings of karma and reincarnation as they were originally taught throughout the ancient Western world.
  • Practice the style of meditation taught in the Roman Empire two thousand years ago.

Lost Masters goes beyond what you will learn in a classroom, or read in a philosophy textbook. It is an exploration of a deeply rooted Western tradition that bears striking resemblance to the wisdom of Eastern spirituality. Although the Greek sages profoundly influenced Western culture and spiritual practice, many of their essential beliefs and practices have been lost in the West. In this book it is easy to see how what they taught is fresh and relevant for us today.

In this book I will introduce you to some of the greatest spiritual masters of the full Graeco-Roman period, from the Hellenic era through the sixth century C.E.
 

The “Greek” scientists and philosophers, artsists, and sages didn’t just come from Greece, by the way. Some of the greatest were from Turkey and Egypt, Italy and Bulgaria, Sicily and Syria. “Greece” at this time was more a state of mind than a physical location



In reclaiming our ancient European heritage, we reconnect with the living spirituality at the heart of our civilization.

Publisher’s Description: 

Ashrams in Europe 2500 years ago? Meditation classes in ancient Rome? Greek philosophers studying in India? First century vegetarians? It sounds unbelievable, but there is impressive historical evidence of spiritual practices in the ancient Western world paralleling the yoga tradition of India. In fact, there are historical accounts by the ancient Greeks themselves describing their encounters with enlightened masters of the East. You've already heard about the yogis of India. Now it's time to learn about the ancient sages of your own Western wisdom tradition. Linda Johnsen brings these lost masters back to life, and challenges everything you thought you knew about the men and women who founded Western civilization. - Learn about the amazing historical contacts between the ancient Greeks and Himalayan yogis. - Explore teachings of karma and reincarnation as they were originally taught throughout the ancient Western world. - Practice the style of meditation taught in the Roman Empire two thousand years ago. Lost Masters goes beyond what you will learn in a classroom, or read in a philosophy textbook. It is an exploration of a deeply rooted Western tradition that bears striking resemblance to the wisdom of Eastern spirituality. Although the Greek sages profoundly influence Western culture and spiritual practice, many of their essential beliefs and practices have been lost in the West. In this book it is easy to see how what they taught is as relevant today as it was two thousand years ago.

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