- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Roundfire Books (October 28, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781785352010
- ISBN-13: 978-1785352010
- ASIN: 1785352016
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.7 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,155,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Barbara Ann Briggs is a poet, a freelance journalist, a teacher of meditation and a lecturer. She has composed over 100 poems and is the author of 2 books.
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Written in autobiographical style, I found the prose vivid and immediate, so that I really entered into the experiences of the narrator, Shantila Martin, an American woman writer living in the UK. She visits India for the publication of her first book, and finds herself on an unexpected journey.
Her experiences of the vibrancy of Indian life in Delhi, and later in Manali and Ladakh, are vividly depicted, and descriptions of the scenery of the Himalayas are breathtaking, reminding me of the wonderful paintings of Nicholas Roerich. The writing is so alive that we feel every bump in the road, every intense discomfort of life in this extraordinary country, and all Shantila’s responses. We are also able to share in her experiences of its astonishing beauty and spirituality, and enjoy her many meetings with interesting and remarkable people.
There is real spiritual poetry in this book, in the descriptions of nature, and in Shantila’s profound experiences during her visits to Temples and Monasteries, often reverberating with the devotional chanting of Buddhist monks. The descriptions of the transcendental nature of her own meditation are beautiful, and one feels this must be the first hand experience of the author.
As the book gains momentum, all of her experiences together - painful, blissful and reflective, combine to help her unfold deeper and deeper layers of realisation of the true nature of love, and of the ultimate unity of all life. In response to the doubts expressed by one reviewer, I feel it’s a strength of the book that the narrator is depicted as a woman with normal vulnerabilities, rather than as a superwoman. It shows that genuine desire for spiritual growth can transform all our lives to higher states of consciousness.
This book was a really inspiring read. It’s a heartfelt book - full of enjoyment of the beauty of life, and a celebration of the highest spiritual values of human consciousness and its relationship to the Divine. I missed it when I had finished it, and am looking forward to more from this author.
Dr Shernavaz Buhariwalla, PhD, Retired Professor of English Literature, Nagpur University, Maharashtra, India
(This review is posted on the inside of the book)
When I pick up a novel I expect escapism, diversion, entertainment and sometimes upliftment. Pilgrimage on the Path of Love soars above these expectations. I can only describe it as a meditation.
Reading it, I entered the world of the protagonist, Shantila Martin. I travelled with her, felt with her and scaled the heights with her, smelling the Deodar trees, seeing the Divine pattern in rocks, mountains and people.
Sometimes I read of faraway places and want to go there. In Barbara Ann Briggs' novel the scenes were painted with the eyes of the soul, and were so visceral and full, I was there.
I missed it when I had turned the last page.
Shantila falls in love with a Tibetan Buddhist Lama, only to find out that this kind of personal love has to develop into unbounded universal love. Universal love and knowledge, which the ancient Rishis of India express in the words: “Aham Brahmasmi, Tat tvam asi, Sarvam kalv idam Brahm” - [I am Brahm (Totality), Thou art That, All this is Brahm]. By the grace of God, Shantila is blessed with glimpses of this exalted state of consciousness, filling her heart with love for the whole creation.
"Pilgrimage on the Path of Love" is written by Barbara Ann Briggs in skilfully refined and easily flowing words. The reader will be absorbed in adventurous real-life stories, leading to deeper understanding of progress and evolution towards the highest goal.
Dr. Herbert Gerstendorf
Teacher of the Transcendental Meditation Program
Member of Maharishi Sahasrashirsha Purusha Group