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This is a very important point, that Bernadette makes many times in different ways in this book.
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.
When you are happy nothing needs to make sense--whether self or nonself. And happiness may make sense out of everything--whether self or nonself. Read morePublished 3 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 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
The journey that Bernadette Roberts describes here is not going to be something everyone experiences. Read morePublished 15 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 17 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 18 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.
This book raised easily more questions than answers and that was ok.
I like the author's unburdened approach of not coming up with a
bullet-proof theoretical framework. Read more