Mr. Braden has summarized a unique collection of cherished spiritual truths and practice from several of the world's most honored spiritual paths. An incredible aid to enhance anyones prayerful meditation or 'presence' practice. The deep explanations of each of the 'Wisdom Codes' are educational. And, in themselves a source of subject material for meditational truth-seeking. Admittedly, I am a big fan of Mr. Braden's work. But, only because he has a rare way of explaining deeper concepts in a plain language that respects individuality and honors the indigenous traditions from which the information is drawn - without dumbing it down unnecessarily. You know you have read something special when you come away from it NOT really knowing what the author really believes or practices themselves. Such is the way with this book. The information is presented in an oddly-detached (almost an observer's) perspective; Yet, remains open and accessible at the same time. I feel that there are several layers to this knowledge that I have yet to experience for myself.