Ardagh studied this "translucent revolution" for more than a decade, after years of spiritual seeking that culminated in his own awakening of his true inner state of being after famed spiritual teacher H.W. L. Poonja asked him, "Who is the one trying to be free? Who are you really?" What he subsequently discovered was that experiencing his inner awakening was far easier than living and maintaining it, but in the years since, he discovered ways of doing so, finding in the process that many others around the globe are now doing so as well.
As part of his research for The Translucent Revolution, Ardagh interviewed others from all walks of life he are awakening to similar experiences, including Ram Dass, Eckhart Tolle, Jean Houston, and Neale Donald Walsch. In all, he interviewed over 170 people, compiling 250 tapes and 3,000 pages of transcripts, the essence of which he distilled into this book. After opening with an examination of what "translucence" is and how it can be lived after the radical awakening that leads to it, Ardagh then explores how translucence can positively transform individuals in terms of their self-identity, personal actions, feelings, relationships, sexual partnering, parenting, and art. From there he examines the affects of translucence in collective society in terms of education, business, health care, religion, and global sense of community. Throughout the book, he provides readers with many experiential exercises they can do, both in the form of "Try It Yourself" exhortations and gentler "Nudges" that can be performed individually and with a partner. The end result is a doorway to a transformational journey that literally leaps off the written page.--Larry Trivieri
This is a book that you will either love or that will mean nothing to you.
The most painful flaw is the chapter on Sex, which completely ignores same gender relationships, and clearly points to obvious bias at least on the editorial side.
The Translucent Revolution, by Arjuna Ardagh, is one of the best books I've ever read.
This book is transformative! I started reading a friend's copy while on vacation and had to buy my own so I can write in it as I go. Read morePublished 3 months ago by cheryl-23
Ardagh acknowledges the work many people are doing in their spiritual life and examining ways for people to bring this feeling into their everyday life. Read morePublished on July 15, 2012 by Susan Manning
Cover to cover arrogance. Don't waste your time on this misled information. Waking up and changing the world... come on. Practice what you preach Dr. Ely.Published on February 3, 2010 by Water Keeper
As one who aspires to learn more about my spiritual side, the book seemed promising early on. Some of the boxed quotes were inspirational, but the format became annoying after... Read morePublished on August 24, 2008 by David Gould
Translucent Revolution... is for those who are eager to see a fresh new World of endless possibilities for humanity and the rest of Life. Read morePublished on March 3, 2008 by Jennifer Ephraim
beautifully written, and life changing.....recommended reading for everyone at this time of tremendous change and transformation.Published on February 13, 2008 by T. Turner
If you're already a "translucent," you definitely don't need this book. If you're not a "translucent," this book won't necessarily help you become one. Read morePublished on October 1, 2007 by Jonathan Dimmock
Stay up to date with how best to live in today's busy, stressful world. Gives helpful suggestions on how to be with what comes into your life.Published on August 26, 2007 by Patricia McDonald
Soon to be a motion picture at your local IMAX theatre. :)
A research project turned marketing exploit. Read more