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" She unapologetically tackles the most difficult, controversial, nitty-gritty issues without hedging, flinching, or smoothing over any of the rough edges."
- JOHN WELWOOD, author of Toward a Psychology of Awakening
" Essential reading for those on the spiritual path, and for those who want to see effective spiritual paths developed in our culture."
- CHARLES TART, author of Altered States of Consciousness
Mariana Caplan, PhD, received degrees in cultural anthropology, counseling psychology, and contemporary spirituality. However, she attributes the majority of her education and inspiration to years of research and practice in the world's great mystical traditions, and to living in villages in India, Central and South America, and Europe. She is a counselor, professor of yogic and transpersonal psychologies, and the author of six books in the fields of psychology and spirituality, including Halfway Up the Mountain and To Touch Is to Live. Mariana resides in the San Francisco Bay area and teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies.
A confession. I haven't completed this book yet. I read a chapter ever few days and meditate and think about her insights and openness about her own spiritual discoveries in her... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mona Chrone
The best ever read on opening up the doors on enlightenment and the spiritual journey. A perspective
that dispels a lot of myth and misguided New Age presentations. Read more
Very important reading, with honest discussion of the results of giving 'gurus' absolute power, with frequently disastrous results... Read morePublished 4 months ago by brian quinn
A systematic approach to concepts of enlightenment. Caplan writs in a clear, readable style while presenting clear ideas about methods and reasons for using them. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jan Francis
An important book for anyone serious about embarking on a spiritual self-investigation. Warns that flashy or impressive mental states can be mistaken for enlightenment, and that... Read morePublished 11 months ago by David Spector
'Been there, done that' explains my journey on the spiritual path. She explains the delicate balance between listening to your heart and paying attention through logic. Read morePublished 13 months ago by PR
I chose this book as it is a required text of an advanced yoga teacher training. I can definitely relate to what she writesPublished 14 months ago by Shari W.
Mariana Caplan does an amazing job in describing issues of spirituality and psychology and the integration of both. A terrific book...Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this book because of an interest in discernment but I received so much more. It is written more like a thesis than a book for entertainment so be prepared for a... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer