Ancient Wisdom for a New Age: A Practical Guide for Spiritual Growthby Terry Hunt
Is life simple, once we understand how it works, or is it so complicated only a nuclear physicist could understand it? The authors claim that life is simple, but only if we accept what we encounter with equanimity and are willing to replace old ideas with new
Is everything just as it should be, or is the world spiraling out of control and we must try to save it?
Is life simple, once we understand how it works, or is it so complicated only a nuclear physicist could understand it? The authors claim that life is simple, but only if we accept what we encounter with equanimity and are willing to replace old ideas with new ones that make more sense. Attachment, resistance, and emotional reactions are what make life difficult.
Is there a personal God? Does Satan exist? Do politics have a role in the spiritual development of our world? What part does sex play in our spiritual development?
This is not a "safe" book. The authors have answers for all these questions and more, but not all readers will agree with them. And that is as it should be, according to them. Their concepts of how life works, based on Ancient Wisdom teachings, will make you analyze, ponder over, and re-assess your entire belief system.
The overall message is one of assurance. As one reader said, "It gave me hope. I never considered myself a spiritual person until I read this book."
"This book speaks in today's language to seekers of all ages. Whether a seasoned student or a beginner, it opens new doors and fresh vistas on the soul's journey to wisdom. It is indeed a practical guide, at the same time surveying all the principles necessary for understanding the wisdom-tradition we know as Theosophy. This book brings the Ancient Wisdom into the 21st century!"
- Joy Mills, author of Reflections on an Ancient Wisdom
"Ancient Wisdom for a New Age provides some very important advice for those who want to live the spiritual life. The chapter on reincarnation is especially well-done. Hunt and Benedict are to be commended for making a noble effort to help spiritual pilgrims on their way. By far the most practical chapter in the book is 'Your Spiritual Practice'."
- Quest Magazine
- Twin Star Nexus LLC
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The first thing you need to know about my background is that I only read 3 or 4 books per year. In most cases it will take me 2 to 3 weeks to read and review a book. I just completed reading Ancient Wisdom for a New Age in 3 days. I did not want to put this book down. All humans on this planet are spiritual to a certain degree. I have never considered myself highly spiritual, but after reading this book, I have a new perspective on how to be a better person for my family and friends. We all get very busy in our day to day lives and often lose our perspective on what is truly important and what is not. This is a very enlightening and powerful book. After reading and absorbing this book, you will have a much better understanding of how happy your life can be and the contentment you can realize. This is a book you should read. It is your Life. Make it special for you, your family, and friends.
This was our goal when we began the adventure of creating this book. A simple yet in-depth discussion of the way life works. One aspect of the book is an analysis of how we humans act and interact naturally, and how to make some simple changes to live a life aligned with the grand purpose of nature. We also bring in information that is not widely discussed in the western world, relating to ancient cultural and religious traditions, teachings of spiritual leaders of the past, and insights that have been gleaned from subtle (and not so subtle) intuitions and experiences over time. The question and answer format was a fun way for us to present new concepts and expand upon them for greater clarity. It has been well received among readers, in part because many of the questions are from actual dialogues in real-life discussions. I read and re-read the book daily, contemplate the truths it presents, and love the learning and growth experienced from this journey. We hope it's as meaningful to you as it is to us!
I finished "Ancient Wisdom" and I think it's an amazing book! It reads quickly and easily and flows smoothly and beautifully. The ideas presented are compelling, inspiring and enlightening. I do appreciate the vast amount of knowledge and information the authors convey, and wonder how they discovered it all. I must admit I'm still entrenched in my Christian theology, although I've learned some new insights from this book. God bless the authors for an awesome contribution to the field of spiritual development.
I found this book to be a marvelous exploration of truths. The authors gently guide you through universal questions and answers, all along prompting you to re-affirm and challenge your priorities, self reflection, and inner spirit. You will find yourself asking questions along with the authors' responsive questioner, saying, "That's what I would ask," helping you to grasp the most basic to complicated concepts. I have now read the book several times and find it a wonderful life coach exercise, applying goals to my everyday life. I give the book five stars and challenge readers to discover its life-changing contents.
New age gnostic garbage...sanskrit and mahtmas...we all become perfect...really? Take a look around...pagans perfect only sin in their endless self-seeking