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Through the Labyrinth: Stories of the Search for Spiritual Transformation in Everyday Life Paperback – October 1, 1993

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From Publishers Weekly

A reevaluation of their secular humanist stances drew many of those whose stories we hear in this collection to alternative approaches to spirituality. Occhiogrosso, author of Once a Catholic , in which prominent figures assessed the effects of their early religious training, interviewed a range of people whose lives continue to be transformed by spiritual experience. Among them are a Catholic couple who finds fulfillment within the context of their faith; a former Wall Streeter who founded Centurion Ministries, an apostolate to prisoners; a Christian who leads an Islamic mosque in New York City. Perhaps most vividly told is the journey of Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, author of Visions of Glory: A History and Memory of Jehovah's Witnesses, which brought her back to the church of her childhood. These tales indicate that there is widespread spiritual practice and awareness in America.
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From Kirkus Reviews

Occhiogrosso (Once a Catholic, 1987) offers profiles, based on in-depth interviews, of 14 men and women of every religious stripe who encountered a vital spiritual force that changed their lives. The author begins with Lex Hixon, a white-haired, pajama-clad scholar and religious man for all seasons. A sheik of a Sufi order, Hixon (born an Episcopalian) also claims to be an Eastern Orthodox Christian as well as a follower of Hindu Vedanta and a meditator in the Tibetan Buddhist mode. Despite the potential for spiritual confusion, Hixon finds a commonality among these faiths, cautioning against ``self-made'' religions: ``Those peripheral developments have always occurred, but the main forces within religion have been vibrant communities, rich in depth, and not simply circling around one charismatic individual.'' More conservatively, a middle-class Boston couple whom Occhiogrosso profiles explains how, after a weekend retreat called ``Marriage Encounter,'' they discovered that Roman Catholicism could be experienced as a vibrant spiritual community. Their faith inspired the couple to sacrifice their wealth and security in order to minister to the poor. Often Occhiogrosso zeroes in on practical applications of spirituality- -e.g., in the case of Bernard Glassman, a Zen master who is trying to develop an American Zen of business and social action by running a bakery and an agency to help the homeless in blighted Yonkers. Other notable profiles include those of Paul Lowe, a maverick guru who once served as a swami under the notorious Rajneesh, and Kathryn Quick, a Long Island housewife and mother who gave up her heritage of Conservative Judaism for the awakening of ``Kundalini'' power under the direction of famed Hindu Swami Muktananda. Enlivened by Occhiogrosso's account of his own wide-ranging religious quest, these stories illuminate and feed our near- boundless American need for some palpable proof of the power of the spirit. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (October 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140194673
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140194678
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,612,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Peter Occhiogrosso began his writing career as a jazz critic and interviewer, and was the first journalist to cover the emerging "loft jazz" scene in downtown Manhattan in depth. As Music Editor for the Soho Weekly News, he also immersed himself in the burgeoning punk rock and new wave movements. Accordingly, he wrote his first book about the fictitious British metal band Spinal Tap, and collaborated with Frank Zappa on his unconventional autobiography, "The Real Frank Zappa Book" (Poseidon/Simon & Schuster). But by the 1990s, Peter's interests had grown to encompass spirituality, following his initiation into the American group Eckankar, where he learned to practice intensive dream work. That started him on a trail of spiritual exploration that led to the study of Tibetan Buddhism, Sufism, Zen, Kabbalah, and many years of practice with the Chinese qigong master Kwan Saihung.

During those years, Peter wrote a series of books about spiritual experience, including "Once A Catholic" (Houghton Mifflin/Ballantine); "Through the Labyrinth" (Penguin), and a popular guide to the world's religions entitled "The Joy of Sects" (Doubleday/Image). At the same time, he launched a parallel career as a co-author and collaborator, writing 2 books with talk show host Larry King; 5 books with healer and former Catholic priest Ron Roth; and Caroline Myss's "Why People Don't Heal" and "Sacred Contracts" (Harmony), as well as "Defy Gravity" (Hay House).

Following a lifelong interest in nutrition and health, Peter has also collaborated with Vijay Vad, M.D., of the Hospital for Special Surgery, on a leading book about arthritis treatment, "Arthritis Rx" (Gotham), as well as Dr. Vad's latest book, "Stop Pain" (Hay House).

Three of the books Peter co-authored have become New York Times Best Sellers. His most recent collaboration, with renowned Yoga master Mark Whitwell, "The Promise of Love, Sex, and Intimacy: How a Simple Breathing Practice Will Enrich Your Life Forever" was published by Atria/Simon & Schuster In June 2012.

Peter is currently writing an account of his tumultuous years in the music world of lower Manhattan.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By nonamespecified on November 6, 2000
Format: Paperback
An interesting adventure idea of a book - author takes off on a journey of wandering in search of lesser-known seekers and writes about their life-stories. Those of us stuck (or at least believing we are stuck) in the 9-5 comedy of life appreciate the author's taking us along for the ride.
Many inspiring life-stories here of ordinary people living the extraordinary life of discovery and devotion to the immanent and the transcendent.
I am rereading it after 5 years or so, and enjoying it all over again.
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