Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path

Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path

by Mariana Caplan MD
     
 

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The spiritual path is like any other road—it’s going to have its share of potholes and detours. Safe travel requires a quality rarely taught yet critically important in today’s world: discernment.

In Eyes Wide Open, Mariana Caplan supports us in cultivating the acute judgment and discrimination that will help us to live a spiritual

Overview

The spiritual path is like any other road—it’s going to have its share of potholes and detours. Safe travel requires a quality rarely taught yet critically important in today’s world: discernment.

In Eyes Wide Open, Mariana Caplan supports us in cultivating the acute judgment and discrimination that will help us to live a spiritual life with intelligence, clarity, and authenticity.

Is enlightenment less about fireworks and bliss and more about dismantling illusions? How do we fully integrate our practice into daily living? What’s the best way to work with the ego and the shadow? Eyes Wide Open explores these questions and more, offering practitioners from any tradition—or those just getting started—a traveler’s guide through “the labyrinth of increasing subtlety” that defines a genuine spiritual life.

Eyes Wide Open has received the following awards:

  • 2010 Gold IPPY—New Age (Mind-Body-Spirit)
  • 2010 Gold Living Now Award—Enlightenment/Spirituality
  • 2010 Silver Nautilus Award—Spirituality

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From the Publisher

" She unapologetically tackles the most difficult, controversial, nitty-gritty issues without hedging, flinching, or smoothing over any of the rough edges."
—JOHN WELWOOD, author of Toward a Psychology of Awakening

" Essential reading for those on the spiritual path, and for those who want to see effective spiritual paths developed in our culture."
—CHARLES TART, author of Altered States of Consciousness

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591797326
Publisher:
Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

Mariana Caplan

Mariana Caplan, PhD, received degrees in cultural anthropology, counseling psychology, and contemporary spirituality. However, she attributes the majority of her education and inspiration to years of research and practice in the world’s great mystical traditions, and to living in villages in India, Central and South America, and Europe. She is a counselor, professor of yogic and transpersonal psychologies, and the author of six books in the fields of psychology and spirituality, including Halfway Up the Mountain and To Touch Is to Live. Mariana resides in the San Francisco Bay area and teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies.
 

Mariana Caplan has received the following awards for Eyes Wide Open:

  • 2010 Gold IPPY - New Age (Mind-Body-Spirit)
  • 2010 Gold Living Now Award - Enlightenment/Spirituality
  • 2010 Silver Nautilus Award – Spirituality

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