- Paperback: 197 pages
- Publisher: Companion Books; 1st edition (January 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0952509768
- ISBN-13: 978-0952509769
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 5.5 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
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Meher Baba's Gift of Intuition Paperback – January 1, 2006
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Don Stevens assisted in editing Meher Baba's God Speaks and Discourses and narrated and edited Listen, Humanity. He is the author of Meher Baba, the Awakener of the Age as well as several small books concerning Baba groups and activities. He is retired and lives in Paris.
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by Don E. Stevens & Companions
One day in the 1960s Meher Baba shared with those close ones gathered around him in Mandali Hall that his Avataric Gift to humanity is that of "intuition." Don Stevens was present on that occasion and has not forgotten the power of Baba's statements about intuition which followed up on Baba's rather casual delivery of this news. We read in Discourses, The Avatar (Volume III, p.p.13-14) where Baba has stated, "Avataric periods are like the spring-tide of creation. They bring a new release of power, a new awakening of consciousness, a new experience of life--not merely for a few, but for all. Qualities of energy and awareness, which had been used and enjoyed by only a few advanced souls, are made available for all humanity. Life, as a whole, is stepped up to a higher level of consciousness, is geared to a new rate of energy. The transition from sensation to reason was one such step; the transition from reason to intuition will be another." Aside from this quote in Discourses, it is not easy to find a reference between the great transition Baba speaks of and this Avataric Gift.
Now, for the first time in book form Don Stevens, with a group of companions, has taken the time to thoroughly contemplate the meaning of this Avataric Gift of Intuition, and they eloquently share the fruits of that contemplation. Don writes in the introduction to the book about his experiences with Baba in Mandali Hall when Baba shared directly about intuition. Then in the chapter The Role of Sanskaras, Don clarifies the relationship between intuition and sanskaras. He also shares two of his most recent personal intuitions in the chapter Sacred Mountains. Having read them, I can only say that they will go down in history as phenomenal, to say the least. The companions who have created essays on this vast subject are all Meher Baba followers, coming from all walks of life and all areas of the globe. They have all dug deeply into their years-long (and in some cases decades-long) relationship with Beloved Baba to attempt to articulate a most difficult process of receiving intuition, intuitive perception and guidance.
In part one of the book, Facets of the Avatar's Gift, we are treated to eight complete essays (including one by Don already mentioned) as follows:
The Nature of Intuition by Kendra Crossen Burroughs
The Scope and Levels of Intuition by Stuart Baker
Making Intuition Practical by Thomas J. Hickey
Major Sources for Intuition by Laurent Weichberger
and Jack C. Small
Obstacles, Blocks, and Dangers by Julia Brennan,
Gary Miller, Debbie Sanchez, and Marjorie Sucoff
Intuition and Truing by Neale Lundgren
Intuition and the Master by Cynthia and Richard Griffin
In part two of the book, which is dedicated to individual experiences, we have another perspective based on what a different collection of authors have perceived directly, as follows:
. Norma Finds Her Approach to God Speaks by Norma Miles
. Muscular Intuition by Don E. Stevens
. Intuition and Childhood Experience by Joanie Agin
. Intuition in Daily Life by Wayne Smith
. An Experience of Intuition by Kenneth Lux
. Ping-Pong and Mental Flatulence by Steve Sakellarios
. An Adventure in Intuition by Ann Speirs
To top it all off, the last section of the book is Quotations from Meher Baba on Intuition. This comprehensive compilation contains ten pages of all the Meher Baba quotes available on the subject. This book is a virtual power-plant of insights into the many forces that come into play around intuition, including some concepts and techniques that are experimental and new. There is not enough space in the Love Street Lamp Post for me to properly review all of the deep and soulful writing that takes place in the pages of Meher Baba's Gift of Intuition except to announce that it is a must have for all those who wanted to know intuitively where to start on this bold new adventure with our Beloved Master, Avatar Meher Baba.
~ Laurent Weichberger, September 7, 2005
Of course it would be helpful to have some working knowledge of either Meher Baba's "God Speaks" or "Discourses" before reading this work. But for the serious spiritual student, I highly recommend this book.