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Waking From Sleep: Why Awakening Experiences Occur and How to Make Them Permanent Paperback – December 1, 2010
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“One of the best books on spiritual awakening I have come across. An important contribution to the shift in consciousness that is happening on our planet at this time.” Eckhart Tolle
“The most enlightening book about enlightenment I have ever read.” Ervin Laszlo
‘An astounding book, which has the potential to awaken is readers.’ Stanley Krippner, PhD, Co-author Personal Mythology
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'Waking From Sleep' is a gentle reminder of knowledge that we have forgotten. We have all had "Ah ha!" moments, where EVERYTHING suddenly makes sense. We have a greater comprehension of the Universe, our role in the Universe, our connection to everything & everyone. These moments are often clarifying, humbling, awe-inspiring, and incredibly indescribable...and yet many of us never speak of or share the experiences with others. Having had quite a number of these experiences throughout my life, it was beautiful to read of others having similar experiences!
'Waking' is not a "how-to" book, which I found wonderful. It seeks to explore the nature of awakening experiences, and offers practical suggestions to bring these moments of clarity into your life, as well as make them last as long as possible. It's a gentle nudge onto the path that is right for you, and a gentle reminder of knowledge that we already have within us but seem to have forgotten.
I've suggested this book to many close friends, and suggest it to you as well! VERY enlightening read!
The author also explains the differences between temporary and permanent shifts. He gives examples of and essays by people who have had these experiences.
The author claims we need to wake up to save not only humanity, but the Earth. He provides tools to do so. Drug experiences and even traveling can give you temporary experiences, but it seems meditation is the best way to pursue a permanent shift.
This book was so good that I bought the author's others books. Since one is only available to me (I live in Ecuador) by Kindle, I even got my kindle out of the box it had been in for nearly a year, and finally used it!
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it gives and excellent overview of the whole area of enlightenment , and spiritual / religious experiences. and then goes on to provide a road map we can follow to get there ourselves. of particular use to me was his deconstruction and classification of the different types of experience and their differing sources. he has done what i imagine Victorian / Edwardian gentlemen to have done in the early days of modern science - taken a chaotic jumble of different 'types' and organized them into species, genre, genus and so on. - an order (much like the periodic table)that gives us a much more complete and instant understanding of where everything lies. fantastic -
i'd also recommend; How to Live in the Here and Now: A Guide for Accelerated Practical Enlightenment! for a detailed description of how to apply various techniques to release one's self from ego / time / values and so on.- compared to so many enlightenment atlases out there - I'd say this is the travelers guide.
Meditate faithfully and living in the Now is probably your best bet for having a spontaneously awakening experience. If you want a how-to book on awaking, the best book I've found is Ekart Tolle's "The Power of Now".
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Great spiritual development book. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I highly recommend this book. It certainly helped get me out of my plateau.Published on August 16, 2014 by Idk what this means
Steve has a great style that the layman very easily can understand. This writing is guaranteed to inform and enrich the reader with useful information that can and will be... Read morePublished on July 6, 2014 by James G. Berridge
In this book Steve takes an objective, scientific point of view and compares it with experiences from people who have awakened, including himself. Read morePublished on June 23, 2014 by Wendell Fraser
A must read from Steve Taylor. To understand all his books and thinking, this is also important to read. ThanksPublished on September 25, 2013 by Eva
Steve Taylor sheds Light on this reader's awakening journey. He provided meaning to significant experiences that I've had. Thank you.Published on September 7, 2013 by Agnes
This book really inspired me showing examples of people having awakening experiences.
It fitted what i am searching for on my spiritual path right now. Read more