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This book raised easily more questions than answers and that was ok.
And... as frightening as death of self identity may be - it is natural and necessary that we take this final step, as she assures - all, someday will.
Without a doubt, Bernadette Roberts is the clearest, most incisive writer in our time on the mystical splendor of Christianity.
This book is more geared to someone that has the "Christian" identity. If you are more universal in your perception, you will find this a hard go. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Julie Gallagher
When you are happy nothing needs to make sense--whether self or non self. In Christ, relationship revealed not grasped. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Non De Plume 46
Without doubt, Bernadette Roberts' work is superb. Her experience is indeed unique and her ability to recognize the various milestones and phases will help many spiritual seekers... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
The journey that Bernadette Roberts describes here is not going to be something everyone experiences. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Michael J. Cunningham
All of the Christian mystics I have ever studied teach that to awaken we need to silence our minds. And if we do not, we return until we achieve The Silent Mind, known as Presence. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Anne Gorman
Bernadette Roberts' addresses the nature of consciousness and the self in a way that is clear and beautifully expressed. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
I read this book because I have had transcendent experiences which have proven to me that the universe is infinitely more than we can ever imagine, and also less. Read morePublished on August 22, 2012 by J. Rosenblum
Everything else nibbles around the edges. "What is Self?" reflects the straight path to the gritty "reality" of No-Self. Read morePublished on December 10, 2011 by Matthew Wesley
Having been recommended this book by the author of "Magic and Mysticism", Arthur Versluis, and having no knowledge of Bernadette and her works beforehand, I was simply gutted after... Read morePublished on May 25, 2011 by Dave B.