What would a person do if overwhelming mystical experiences, both blissful and disturbing, abruptly appeared? What if culture or religion could not explain them, and family and friends were unable or unwilling to understand? It is not widely known, but as many as forty percent of the population have had such experiences. These extraordinary events can upset an individual's balance in our outwardly oriented society. Yet they are becoming more frequent, precisely because conventional assumptions about existence no longer seem to work in a world of accelerating complexity and turmoil. Increasingly, more people long to reconnect to the sacred, and feel a call to look inward for their essential identity.
This happened to Craig Bruce when mid-life stress, coupled with a lifelong spiritual curiosity, triggered sudden, shattering inner experiences, and led to years of inquiry to explain and assimilate them. A World Within begins with the story of his remarkable struggle to live with a transformed inner world amid a conventional external existence. With insight from his journey, he provides an invaluable guide to spiritual discovery for those who wish to directly explore their divine potential comfortably for themselves.
Like Craig Bruce, there are many others in whom the need for a truly felt spirituality is now emerging. A World Within will help those who are searching beyond the boundaries of their pre-existing beliefs for spiritual freedom and self-empowerment. It will provide a simple way to invite direct spiritual experience, instead of following a set of barren concepts or externally imposed requirements. This compelling, down-to-earth guidebook offers enduring support and direction so that anyone can become familiar with the terrain of spiritual awakening in modern times.