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The Void: Inner Spaciousness and Ego Structure Paperback – September 5, 2000
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Almaas is one of the great teachers of the age, and this little book is a good place to meet him.
The book validated and clarified 37 years in this life consciously on the Path.
My sense is that this book is best-suited for the mature Truth Student, who
already has an excellent ability to distinguish between direct experience and
the conceptual realm. Then, one is ready to usefully study the nature of Space
The material on the relationship between the genital hole ... the castration
complex ... and Space is particularly noteworthy.
I HIGHLY recommend this book!
There's a few things I think are worth mentioning. Firstly, this book is very freud-esque, and you'll probably spend the first half of the book going "wtf", and the second half wondering where he's going with it all. Second, Mr. Almaas definitely has "guru-itis", which can be trying at times but at the same time what he's found in terms of psychology is nothing short of profound.
I suggest starting with an intro book, then reading the Diamond Mind series, followed by the Diamond Body series, and finish off with Diamond Heart 4 and 5. That's all you really need to understand what he's talking about, and all of the book's I've mentioned stay on topic pretty well. Some of his other books, especially the first few in the Diamond Heart series, are pretty irrelevant woo.
I've found that Internal Family Systems Therapy (The Guilford Family Therapy) echoes Mr. Almaas's work and is sort of the other side of the same coin. I really enjoyed Dr. Schwartz's book, and I recommend it highly as a companion to Mr. Almaas's books. If you're looking for a solid psychological approach to spirituality, well, you've found it.
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This book is fantastic, I love it! Thank you for having it accessible to folks and sending it so graciously. You guys are prompt and courteous Thank you!Published 4 months ago by debil
So far the best book to explain every phenomenon that I encountered myself when doing my own inner work. Read morePublished 16 months ago by LIU Y.
It's of course an idiosyncratic call, but I found this a bit too technical and too heavy on the psychoanalytic journal style of writing. Read morePublished 24 months ago by M
Almass uses some of the most difficult psychological theory to explain the relationship of emptiness and egoic structure. Not at all easy reading for me!Published on July 13, 2014 by Robert B. Cornell