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From the Author
After three months of regular practice, while sitting in silence in the cathedral, a powerful question propelled me to a level beyond my mind and I suddenly saw that I was not my thoughts, not my emotions, that I was not this psychological entity. For the first time I had living proof of what the classical texts had been saying.
What that experience showed me is that awakening is nothing else but our natural state. It is always there but is masked by our psychological entity. An awakened person perceives people and things just like everybody else. However, having lost his conditioning, he attains a state that is one with life. Only that state is free of fear.
The philosophy contained within this book has emerged from the work that I have undertaken on myself and is the result of a journey that I would like to share with you. At the age of 22, I met my first teacher, a homeopathic doctor who had been one of Gurdjieff's students. From that moment I dedicated most of my spare time to becoming better acquainted with the philosophy of non-duality - Advaita Vedanta, the Ch'an Buddhist Masters, the Sufis and the Christian mystics. At the age of 25, I had for the first time the experience of awakening in Chartres.
My work over the next few years became more and more intense. I developed the practice of sitting in silence often in remarkable places such as the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, the Basilica at Santiago de Compostella and by the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. At the age of 39, the processes of this inner evolution intensified to such an extent that the ability to fuse with the states of unity, awakening, oneness became more and more frequent. In the years that followed, I noted down the techniques that had brought about awakening.
My first students came from the circle of my friends and acquaintances. They allowed me to perfect the system that I now call the philosophy of the 4Ds, I then formed groups in Paris, in London and in NewYork that meet on a regular basis.
About the Author
I have spent 40 years reading the world's greatest life changing texts in every religion and philosophy. By testing techniques distilled from that learning, I have developed an approach that gives people the benefit of those thousands of years of wisdom and thought, summarized in one practical manual. How to Get out of this world Alive contains within its pages a method of teaching which delivers profound change very quickly for those who are committed to it.
My students, who include leading business people as well as academics studied in these areas, tell me there is nothing else on the market as verifiably effective.
My mission is to reduce the amount of dysfunction in the world by reducing the amount of dysfunction in those who lead it, and to allow anyone who wants to do the work to find their true potential and evolve. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B008L8ITDI
- Publisher : Sparkling Creations; Version 5.0 edition (June 21, 2012)
- Publication date : June 21, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 1056 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 234 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,891,271 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The author uses a vivid and vibrant writing style that draws you into the complex world of knowing oneself and the psychology behind who we are and what we do. He provides a fantastically in depth guide to improving ourselves and our lives with tools, techniques and advice that walk the line between "psychology, philosophy, mysticism and metaphysics" in a carefully balanced way. It's well written with a casual but informative writing style that is straightforward and incredibly honest in its approach.
Overall, this turned out to be an insightful book that expanded my mind, allowing me to embrace living my life to the fullest and truly taking the reins of life in my own hands and making it what I want it to be, rather than what it has unintentionally become. I would definitely recommend the book to those who want to gain valuable insight into changing their lives for the better.
This is the ultimate handbook that will give us the tools and techniques necessary to make these life enhancing changes. The teaching of The Four D’s is brilliant and the self-discovery questions that the author challenges us to answer will help us find our own answers. These offerings have been researched and time-tested so credibility is not a concern.
The design of the book along with the content, the research, and practicality of the presentation leads me to give it five stars!
I highly recommend this book to anybody that has struggled to find happiness and fulfillment in their life, people that struggle with their well-being, and to people that are looking to make a drastic, lasting change in their life.
We have been conditioned to believe one of two things (or both); exploring the spiritual side of our being is hippy dippy, or exploring the nature of spirituality is blasphemous. Both are incredibly wrong. To quote Teilhard de Chardin's The Phenomenon of Man, "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience." Each one of our journeys is incredibly individual, but at the same time a shared experience. To not truly plumb the depths of what our soul is, is to cheat ourselves of the full measure of our design and purpose. Doing so allows us to live a more meaningful life and connect more deeply with those around us. Alain gently explores this topic in a way that is non-offensive and non-denominational; no simple task to be sure.
If you are ready to take stock and truly examine your spirituality and full potential, then Alain Forget's "How to Get Out of This World Alive," is a wonderful guide for you.
There is a lot to learn from this book. Before reading, I had a hard time conceptualizing ego, evolution, enlightenment, distancing, and other concepts. How to Get Out of this World Alive made everything so clear to me. Some of it is really sophisticated, and this described things in a way where I could apply it to my own life to identify, target, and act differently than before. Great resource, and extremely well-written piece of non-fiction!