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Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing Paperback – May 31, 1999

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Steps to Knowledge along with New Knowledge Library's three other books contend with such works as A Course in Miracles as a complete self-study spiritual program. This book presents daily meditative practices that lead to an understanding "transcending human boundaries of perception, insight and comprehension." This understanding is described as a Greater Community Way of Knowledge. Summers has pioneered in the field of inner guidance and spiritual direction since 1975 and is the only teacher of the Greater Community Spirituality.

This work urges regular daily practice of study, consideration and contemplation. It is a well-thought out program to bring a person's life into balance through knowledge. Because of the emphasis on knowledge, the reader who approaches life through thought, mind, knowing and logic will be the one most served by this practical approach to personal and ultimately community spirituality...Nicely organized and handsomely designed, it also holds a sense of urgency for living an inspired life. --Foreword Magazine, May 1999 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Summers has been a teacher and pioneer in the field of inner guidance and spirituality since 1975. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 522 pages
  • Publisher: New Knowledge Library (May 31, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1884238270
  • ISBN-13: 978-1884238277
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,706,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Practicing the Steps to Knowledge has been the most profound experience in my life. The little I am asked to do in the daily lessons has reaped rewards far beyond what I ever thought when I began. In 365 steps, practiced one step a day, I am beginning to realize more and more the nature of the Self that lies hidden beneath my personal mind...my thoughts, beliefs, anxieties and ideals.I am continually amazed at the rapidity of the results. This book of practices is a genuine tool for opening the door to the Mystery. I recommend it highly for anyone who hears the inner call to serve Life and the planet.
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"This book (Steps) is important. I see that it has the power to inspire a revolution in thinking and in being....a leaderless revolution where everyone is called to what they Know for the world and for themselves." Charlie
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The teachings from a Greater Community are profound. Since I've started studying and practicing the Steps To Knowledge, my awareness has expanded beyond my expectations. The Steps take you out of your head and puts you on the path. We are all here for a purpose and these teachings help us to do the work we came here to do. A blessing and gift.
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What I find most inspiring and important about this Teaching is the emphasis on achieving stillness....The ability to listen to the wisdom that is within each of us has been a very profound realization. I knew that I could not find answers from without. But until I began doing Steps,I didn't know how to find the answers from within.
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The Greater Community companion volumes point one in the direction of seeking contact with Knowledge (Holy Spirit) by doing the "Steps to Knowledge." I encourage you to get this book and just do the 365 "Steps." They can be done one a day and completed in a year. It is ok to take more than a day for any exercise and you can start any time of the year.
A Course In Miracles (ACIM) has 365 exercises. I did those in 1988, benefited from the course, and still consider myself a student. Compared to ACIM, the "Steps" are simply worded. The intent is "experience." An ACIM reader will recognize concepts. Steps leads one to engagement in the world - not minimizing it as an illusion.
In this respect, "Steps" logically carries forward from The Urantia Book which ends with an emphasis on the life of Jesus as an example of how humans could live, but doesn't provide direction. I've been a reader since 1982.
Steps to Knowledge is a method for self-development. It is a way to find your small part and contribute to the world. I completed the Steps 7/16/00 - took a month off and began them again, now at Step 128 (12/25/00). It encourages one to be a beginning student, regardless of age or prior work.
The exercises normally contain two 30 minute meditation sessions of stillness and silence. The books say the precepts of Knowledge are resident in earth's religions and this teaching comes for this time. Meditation is the key practice, one used for human spirituality for thousands of years. Psalm 46 says "Be still, and know that I am God." I have been a student of the Bible since childhood. I've also studied other traditions, including Native American spirituality.
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This is a book of spiritual practice which really ends confusion about why you are here (in physical life, on this planet, here at this time) and what you are meant to do with your life.

It provides the most complete understanding of one's life, spirituality, life's purpose, how to meaningfully interact with the world and a beginning education on life in the universe.

The practice is stillness meditation and focused contemplation. It has some guidance on how to become still, though that is minimal. It gives instruction such as, "Use your breath to take you deeper, for your breathing will always take you beyond your thoughts if you adhere yourself to it conscientiously." The focused contemplation can be very challenging, such as life reviews of all your errors. The point being that you recognize your need for "Knowledge" the Knowing mind, the eternal mind. Look through the Step titles and if it grabs you, get the book and start practicing.
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I have been a practitioner of the "Steps to Knowledge" for over four years and it has changed my life in many ways. The practices helped me to hear my own "inner voice" and guidance which lead me to discover a deeper meaning and purpose to my life. I was able to move my life in a new direction, changing my work and where I lived. I discovered the most meaningful relationships in my life by being a student and supporter of this great work. I have been changed on the inside by doing the practices and contemplating the lessons in each step. I highly recommend it to anyone, especially those who feel their life is not where it should be and wish to experience God for themselves.
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I have never come across a spiritual practice as the steps to Knowledge. This book is not about spiritual ideas only, as it brings you to a real EXPERIENCE of what spirituality really is. The steps to Knowledge actually moves you in life, rather then filling your head with ideas. This changes you from the inside, out. You just don't see the world the same way, you feel differently, it changes you to the core...this practice literally teaches you to get in touch with the deeper intelligence that resides in all of us, which knows how to navigate the difficult time ahead. This deeper intelligence is called "Knowledge" in the book, the mind that knows all already, and through this reveals your purpose of being in the world at this time. This book is life transforming, my words cannot convey the blessing this has brought into my life.
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