I’ve recently published a new book which sums up my thoughts so far on the nature of enlightenment or awakening, and on how it is attained.
The material in the book first appeared as short articles on the website Open Enlightenment (which is now defunct), but has been reworked and revised into four medium-length essays that cover the following areas.
- The nature of enlightenment; a practice-neutral description of how enlightenment is attained; and an explanation of ‘direct experience’ in relation to spiritual practice, with meditation as an example.
- The nature of absolute truth and a critique of its denial by postmodernism. The relationship between ideas on truth from western occultism, postmodernism and Buddhism.
- The question of God’s existence; the experience of Good and Evil; the nature of thinking and concentration; the relationship between experiences of awakening and mental illness.
- A comparative exploration of ideas and experiences concerning chakras, karma, reincarnation and the planes of existence (physical, etheric, astral).
It’s all packed into 100 pages, including an introduction, references and index, and should cost you no more than $12.50 or £7.50 from Amazon US, Amazon UK, or from wherever else you like to buy books.
Go on, treat yourself.