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Luminous Night's Journey

An Autobiographical Fragment
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Diamond
 | 
September, 2000
ISBN:
9780936713083
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$20.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

The universe is a luminosity,

a transparency,

a robe for you.

Almaas originated the Diamond Approach, a contemporary spiritual teaching that incorporates traditional wisdom with modern psychological knowledge. Since founding his Ridhwan School in 1975, he has guided students and trained teachers. Among his earlier books are:

·    Diamond Heart (Vols 1,2, 3, 4, 5)

·    The Void: Inner Spaciousness and Ego Structure

·    The Pearl Beyond Price: Integration of Personality into Being: An Object Relations Approach

Almaas’ readers, both old and new, will be happy to find in Luminous Night’s Journey a new kind of teaching: excerpts from his personal journal, which describe a certain thread in his own journey of realization and the processes involved in integrating that realization.

The method of open inquiry which characterizes the Diamond Approach is well demonstrated in this book. Almaas describes how his participation in the unfolding manifestation of Being ushers him into realms which expose and transform increasingly deep ego structures and attachments.

Almaas has practiced with a number of spiritual teachers, depth psychenauts and Fourth Way characters over many years. The thread he focuses on in this book resonates with Alan Watts’ saying, “Egoless people have very strong characters:”

Most serious spiritual writings focus on the process of realization of true nature, the absolute or divine essence. The thread I follow in this book sheds light on how the soul, the individual consciousness, becomes integrated into this absolute nature, as and after the source of all experience is realized. I want to relate my experience and understanding that individual consciousness does not merely die away or get discarded, and to describe how it becomes clarified and integrated. This is the process through which the absolute manifests as an individual human being, embodying this ultimate truth in a personal life in the world.

Publisher’s Description: 

In Luminous Night's Journey, Almaas shares excerpts from his personal journal, which describe a certain thread in his own journey of realization and the processes involved in integrating that realization. This publication marks a fortunate development in our knowledge of how Being is realized in and through the human soul: The process of realization and integration of true nature described in the voice of one who articulates precisely and vividly the psychological and epistemological barriers which confront the individual consciousness as realization is integrated in the context of personal life.

Almaas describes how his participation in the unfolding manifestation of Being ushers him into realms that expose and transform increasingly deep ego structures and attachments. Luminous Night's Journey clarifies how the unveiling of Being and the exposure of ego structures constitute one process, leading to the soul's integrated realization of absolute nature and the manifestation of the human being as a personal embodiment of that nature.

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