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Bernadette Roberts is one of the most extraordinary contemplatives of our time. The child of a devout Catholic family, Bernadette Roberts contemplative experiences began at an early age. At fifteen, they began to fit into a frame of reference within her Christian tradition. Ten years of seclusion in a monastery followed, during which Bernadette realized an abiding state of oneness with God. According to the Christian mystical tradition, this egoless, unitive state is as far as one can progress in this life.
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 8 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 12 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 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
The journey that Bernadette Roberts describes here is not going to be something everyone experiences. Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 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 on July 11, 2013 by Anne Gorman
Bernadette Roberts' addresses the nature of consciousness and the self in a way that is clear and beautifully expressed. Read morePublished on June 5, 2013 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 Amazon Customer
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