The Inner Journey Home: The Soul's Realization of the Unity of Reality

The Inner Journey Home: The Soul's Realization of the Unity of Reality

by A. H. Almaas
     
 

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What is the soul, and how do we come to know it? What is its journey in life, and what stages and obstacles are encountered along the way? These questions are explored here in detail according to the Diamond Approach, a spiritual path that combines systematic inquiry into personal experience, the practice of traditional spiritual methods, and the application of

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What is the soul, and how do we come to know it? What is its journey in life, and what stages and obstacles are encountered along the way? These questions are explored here in detail according to the Diamond Approach, a spiritual path that combines systematic inquiry into personal experience, the practice of traditional spiritual methods, and the application of modern psychological research. The Inner Journey Home is the centerpiece of the Diamond Approach literature, providing a complete overview of the teaching with references to the author's other books for more details on certain topics.

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This informed and scholarly work effectively counters a materialist view of reality. Its value is further enhanced by appendixes presenting different cultural concepts of the soul and extensive endnotes grounding the author's views in other historical and philosophical works."—Library Journal

"This profound book offers a visionary understanding for anyone who wishes to know and traverse the territory of the psyche and the soul, the spiritual and the psychological. Almaas is among our wisest and most illuminated teachers, and this is one of his masterworks."—Jack Kornfield, author of After the Ecstasy, the Laundry

"Through his own wise and passionate inquiry, Almaas brilliantly illuminates a transformative path to inner freedom."—Tara Bennett-Goleman, author of Emotional Alchemy

Library Journal
The author of several books on spirituality (e.g., Spacecruiser Inquiry), Almaas developed the Diamond Approach to spiritual self-knowledge and founded the Ridhwan School, which is based on this approach. Here he offers a guide to the Diamond Approach, which integrates psychological and spiritual practices that can lead to the realization and actualization of one's true nature. Almaas sees the soul as the "vessel that contains and holds all of our inner events" and believes in a unity of reality consisting of soul or self, the world or cosmos, and God or Being. The first half of this book describes the nature of the soul and the process by which it creates what we call the self. The second half is an overview of how to use the Diamond Approach to find the true nature of reality, or "what we ultimately are." This informed and scholarly work effectively counters a materialist view of reality. Its value is further enhanced by appendixes presenting different cultural concepts of the soul and extensive endnotes grounding the author's views in other historical and philosophical works. Recommended for academic libraries.-Jerry Shuttle, East Tennessee State Univ. Lib., Johnson City Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590301098
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/27/2004
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.79(d)

Meet the Author

A. H. Almaas is the pen name of Hameed Ali, the Kuwaiti-born originator of the Diamond Approach, who has been guiding individuals and groups in Colorado, California, and Europe since 1976. He is the author of Spacecrusier Inquiry, The Pearl Beyond Price, Facets of Unity, and other books. 

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