Spiritual Development for Beginners: A Simple Guide to Leading a Purpose-Filled Life

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What exactly is spiritual development? Is it about being happy, becoming wise, finding yourself, finding the right religion, or discovering a deeper purpose? Spiritual Development for Beginners clarifies this complex idea and offers friendly guidance to anyone-religious or not-embarking on this great adventure.

Emphasizing spiritual growth as a universal and personal process, the authors offer mystical insight and an array of practices-from a...
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Overview

What exactly is spiritual development? Is it about being happy, becoming wise, finding yourself, finding the right religion, or discovering a deeper purpose? Spiritual Development for Beginners clarifies this complex idea and offers friendly guidance to anyone-religious or not-embarking on this great adventure.

Emphasizing spiritual growth as a universal and personal process, the authors offer mystical insight and an array of practices-from a variety of spiritual traditions-to forge a unique path to spirituality. Techniques involving breath, light, sound, and visualization help seekers center their consciousness, refine their auras, open their hearts, master their emotions and impulses, alter their perspectives, and strengthen their connection with spiritual realms. This practical guide also shows how to use meditation, prayer, and dream interpretation as tools to transform consciousness and become a "whole person."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738707501
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Series: For Beginners Series
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Professors Jan and Richard Potter (Nebraska) are married and have taught at Dana College in Nebraska for over twenty years. Former members of the Sufi Order of the West, a universalist mystical school, they are experienced as spiritual guides and have led workshops and seminars in the area of spiritual development.
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Table of Contents

Contents
List of Exercises ix
Introduction 1
one What Is Spirituality? 7
two Spiritual Development 13
three Is There a Map? 29
four The Spiritual Architecture of the Self 49
five Spiritual Practices 59
six Getting High and Going Deep 79
seven Taming the Wanting Beast 97
eight Intending a Spiritual Life 109
nine Creating a Living Heart 117
ten Developing Mastery 129
eleven Meditation 139
twelve Prayer 155
thirteen Connecting with Nature 171
fourteen Dreams 187
fifteen Becoming a Whole Person 201
sixteen The Transformative Power of Relationships 213
seventeen Living from the Heart 229
Works Cited 239
Selected Bibliography 241
Index 247

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