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Rude Awakening

Perils, Pitfalls, and Hard Truths of the Spiritual Path
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
O Books (john Hunt)
 | 
May, 2012
ISBN:
9781846946097
In stock now: 
2
$31.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

We live in a kind of Golden Age of publishing, when spiritual, esoteric, and new age books of all conceivable stripes (and then there is the Internet!) are available. This proliferation has often meant a cheapening, where many powerful wisdom teachings have been watered down to make them palatable for a public with diminishing attention spans and suffering from information overload.

Rude Awakening: Perils, Pitfalls, and Hard Truths of the Spiritual Path is dedicated to examining, under a sharp light, the many ways our spiritual development goes wrong, or disappears altogether in the sheer crush of books and the routine grind of daily life.

For the sincere spiritual seeker there needs to be an awareness of the various ways we can go astray on the path, or fall off the path altogether. The whole idea of spirituality is to be awake, yet it is all too easy to simply end up in yet another dream world, thinking that we have found some higher truth.

Vancouver author P.T. Mistlberger, who previously wrote The Three Dangerous Magi on Crowley, Gurdjieff and Osho, here deals directly with some of the major misconceptions and ‘rude truths’ that we sooner or later have to face on the spiritual path. He goes on to outline seven practical steps toward awakening (“Seven Steps Up a Challenging Mountain”), and adds “a brief study of the lives and teachings of seven sages that I see as being vivid examples of uncompromising, radical, and passionate awakening.”

Many of the myths, fallacies, and fairy tales of the spiritual path are unapologetically uncovered and deconstructed. Although some who read this book may be heartened or even consoled, others may have their buttons pushed. The book is not meant to give one the ‘warm fuzzies’; it is intended rather to function s an alarm clock.

Publisher’s Description: 

We live in the Golden Age of publishing for spiritual, esoteric, and new age books of all conceivable stripes (and then there is the Internet). Amongst this wild proliferation of available information there has occurred a cheapening effect, in which many teachings have been watered down to make them palatable for a public with diminishing attention spans and suffering from information overload. For the sincere spiritual seeker there needs to be an awareness of the various ways we can go astray on the path, or fall off the path altogether. The whole idea of spirituality is to be awake, yet it is all too easy to simply end up in yet another dream world, thinking that we have found some higher truth.Rude Awakening: Perils, Pitfalls, and Hard Truths of the Spiritual Pathis dedicated to examining, under a sharp light, the many ways our spiritual development goes wrong, or disappears altogether in the sheer crush of books and the routine grind of daily life.

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