Reality

Reality

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by Peter Kingsley
     
 

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The mystical tradition that lies at the root of Western culture and the magic of the ancient masters of wisdom who laid the foundations for the world we now live in are introduced in this book. Containing lost and forgotten ancient Greek texts in modern translation, this book relates the teachings of Parmenides, Empedocles, and others like them—spiritual…  See more details below

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The mystical tradition that lies at the root of Western culture and the magic of the ancient masters of wisdom who laid the foundations for the world we now live in are introduced in this book. Containing lost and forgotten ancient Greek texts in modern translation, this book relates the teachings of Parmenides, Empedocles, and others like them—spiritual guides and experts in other states of consciousness, prophets and magicians, and healers and interpreters of dreams. Based on texts from more than 2,000 years ago, it also documents the process that led to their work and teaching being distorted, covered over, and forgotten.

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“Stunningly original, and momentous in its implications, Reality is aimed at one of the highest ends I can imagine—to restore to us the understanding that the original purpose of Greek philosophy was to launch the Western mind on a profoundly spiritual course.”  —Huston Smith, author, The World’s Religions

“It would be difficult not to conclude that, through his research into our past, he has found the key to the modern world impasse.”  —Robert A. Johnson, author, He: Understanding Masculine Psychology

Reality contains the purest and most powerful writing I have ever read.”  —Michael Baigent, author, Ancient Traces

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890350093
Publisher:
The Golden Sufi Center
Publication date:
09/15/2003
Pages:
600
Sales rank:
318,657
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.48(d)

What People are saying about this

Robert A. Johnson
Dr. Kingsley's remarkable new book, Reality, is extraordinarily valuable...through his research into our past, he has found the key to the modern world impasse.
— (Robert A. Johnson, author, He and She)
Huston Smith
Stunningly original, Reality is momentous in its implications.
Larry Dossey
Peter Kingsley is a successor to Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell. He is a transformative and life-changing force in our world. His message conveys hope and meaning, and reveals majestic qualities of the mind forgotten for centuries. Never have we needed such a message as now.
Michael Baigent
This book contains the purest, most powerful writing I have ever read.
—(Michael Baigent, author, Holy Blood, Holy Grail)

Meet the Author


Peter Kingsley is an honorary professor of philosophy at the University of New Mexico and an honorary professor in humanities at Simon Fraser University in Canada. He is the author of Ancient Philosophy, Mystery and Magic and In the Dark Places of Wisdom. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Reality 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book, although I still have not finished it, It's about 600 pages. The first time I tried reading it it freaked me out and i put it away for a couple of years, but now I have began reading it again and I am stuck on it. If you want to understand the world around you in a very different perspective then give it a shot. I would also suggest 'The Emerald Tablets' by Thoth, as a partner book to this one.