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
"...a luminous contribution to the individual and collective awakening of all of us." -- Lama Surya Das - author of Awakening the Buddha Within, founder of the Dzogchen Center
"A brilliant and timely missive from an author deeply in touch with the pulse of our evolution and our awakening." -- Lynne Twist - author of The Soul of Money
"Must reading for all of us working toward a more positive future." -- Barbara Marx Hubbard - author of Conscious Evolution
"The Translucent revolution delivers a cumulative punch. It is a rare combination of reason, passion, and spiritual insight." -- James O'Dea - president of the Institute for Noetic Sciences