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The Mystery Experience: A Revolutionary Approach to Spiritual Awakening Hardcover – June 30, 2012
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While staying within the general range of spiritual subjects that mind-body-spirit authors generally concern themselves with, Freke weaves in a great deal of scientific insights. This should provide a bridge for MBS readers for understanding some of the scientific implications of their beliefs. It may also provide a doorway for more scientifically-minded people into the MBS realm.
All in all, this is a powerful and important book. It deserves equal attention as has been given Tolle's The Power of Now and similar books. Highly recommended.
For about the first hundred pages of Freke's book, I felt like he and I were on almost exactly the same mystery-loving wavelength. "Yes!" I kept saying to myself, as I read passages like this:
"The mystery of life is so enormous it takes my breath away and leaves me speechless. It's not some riddle I will one day unravel, but real magic to be marvelled at. It's not a darkness my intellect can illuminate, but a dazzling radiance so splendid that my most brilliant ideas seem dull.
I may go about my daily life as if I know what's going on, but the truth is I really don't know what life is. Nobody does."
Absolutely. Again, what we're talking about here isn't the particulars of life, such as how the brain and body are fashioned, or how evolution has brought about us humans.
Rather, Freke is pointing to the unarguable fact that nobody knows why existence exists -- or even if "why?" makes any sense when the question pertains not to the existence of some particular thing, but to the famous query "Why is there something rather than nothing?"
There is nothing more mind-blowing than to ponder the astonishing mystery of "is." Personally, I suspect that the fascination we humans have with the philosophical, religious, and mystical questions surrounding why existence exists is a byproduct of our all-too-human cognitive abilities and brain processes.Read more ›
Through his introduction of a revolutionary new concept, paradoxity, Tim reveals the intrinsic "both-and" nature of reality; on this basis, he offers a spacious new way to understand spiritual awakening. On the one hand, it entails transcending the pervasive illusion of separateness and realizing that, in our essence, we are all one Being, characterized by Deep Love; of equal importance, however, we are ALSO uniquely individual expressions of this one being. This is highly analogous to recognizing the paradoxity that the ocean exists simultaneously BOTH as a single, unified body of water AND as its individual waves.
Accordingly, he shows how deep "gnosis," or knowing, of our essential oneness empowers us in honoring and celebrating our unique personal life "stories" more fully and also helps give us the courage to embrace all the joys and sorrows they entail, thus becoming true "lovers of life."
This crucially important emphasis is in sharp contrast to the key assumption in most of the world's great spiritual traditions that awakening or "becoming enlightened" requires an eradication of ego and the relinquishment of emotional attachments of all kinds.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fine as far as it goes the book could have conveyed everything in two pages though.Published 10 days ago by Philip Brett
This book speaks well to the paradoxical nature of an existence that may truly be an infinitely creative dream. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I think the only book of Tim Freke's that I liked_and I really enjoyed it_ was The Laughing Jesus. It showed important aspects of the 3 religions of
Abraham. Read more
Release attachment to reductionism...thats all I need to say. Thank you Tim for a wonderful book.Published 12 months ago by jermiah
what a wonderful way to look at life.....
when we can see that all of life is both and it takes the conflict out.....no more positional stances to be had... Read more
A clear step by step approach to exercises that help lead to expanded spiritual awareness.Published 18 months ago by Jan Francis