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The Big Picture: Insights from the Spiritual World Paperback – January 10, 2012
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In Gilfoy's words, "People who embrace the reality that we are spiritual beings on an evolutionary path, and who reflect on what this means about the life we live, are considerably happier and more resilient than those who do not. I don't mean 'happy' in the usual transient, fragile sense of something that might be gone tomorrow if our circumstances should change. I refer to a deep and abiding sense that all is well, which in turn provides a firm foundation for living in good faith." He visits people who have had near-death experiences, finding 'they become more open-minded, have less or no fear of death, feel emotionally stronger and less fearful of life, have greater compassion and understanding for others and can develop intuitive abilities and a sense of being guided by higher powers.' In short, Gilfoy leads us to the level of acknowledging that life is purposeful.Read more ›
In "The BIG Picture, Insights from the Spiritual World," author Garry Gilfoy shares with us the stories of seven individuals, including himself, who have had profound brushes with the spiritual world, and covers subjects such as karma, reincarnation and the spirit within with a striking authority that comes only from years of experience and study. Although many books have been written on these concepts, Gilfoy maintains originality throughout the book in his treatment of the subject matter, and I was impressed by his keen insights.
Early on, Gilfoy introduces us to the practice of "psychosynthesis," a subject he teaches, which is a type of psychotherapy that aims to bring the individual together on both a personal and spiritual level. It was his own spiritual experiences that eventually brought him to this practice, and it was the sharing of these experiences with his classes that resulted in this book. As student after student sought him out after class to share his or her own spiritual story, Gilfoy came to realize these types of stories needed to be shared on a greater level.
The people we meet are diverse. As well as Gilfoy revealing his own spiritual evolution, we share the journeys of six other individuals who have had insightful brushes with the spiritual realm.Read more ›
Personally, it far-exceeded my expectations. (Actually, I did not know what to expect.) A friend highly recommended it as I was preparing to fast. It has aided my spiritual growth tremendously. I take it with me everywhere! I was sitting in a recital with tears streaming down my face while reading pages 27, 28. So, for me, reading it has been a mind-blowing experience. So many ah-ha moments. It is just what I needed at this point in my life. Truly amazing...I would highly recommend it. maybe, only only amazing Anatoliy Obraztsov with "a crossing or the drop's history" impressed me a bit more.
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Garry Gilfoy writes. " Like all the sages, the mystics, and enlightened ones stretching back through the mists of time, and like many of history's great leaders,we can take our... Read morePublished on December 1, 2012 by MaryAnn Fry
i am half way through the book and it is very good. although I am familiar with much of what is writen, through a life long search and also though Anthroposophy and the writings of... Read morePublished on October 9, 2012 by marquisfbs
The Big Picture : Insights from the Spiritual World
A deeply inspiring and uplifting read. The picture painted is of a loving Universe ready and willing to support us in our... Read more
Written is simple terms where anyone can understand which is not always the case in books of this type. Informative and sometimes challenging many religious norms. Read morePublished on May 21, 2012 by Vicki
The Big Picture: Insights From The Spiritual World by Garry Gilfoy
explains the physical and spiritual side of life from a philosophical
and theological viewpoint. Read more