Beyond Recovery: Nonduality and the Twelve Steps is a "bridge book" that introduces Nonduality to people in recovery, and recovery to people who are already involved in nondual spirituality.
Very often in recovery, participants will hit a "plateau" in whatever system they're using to clean up and clear up. They feel like they've outgrown the rigid dogma sometimes found in some recovery programs, but they still have a pull toward the relative safety of their group or tradition.
Beyond Recovery: Nonduality and the Twelve Steps offers a way to satisfy both calls. Beyond Recovery is being used as a basic text for discussion groups in the US and Australia. That trend is sure to spread.
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About the Author
The Living Method of Awakening is an extraordinarily successful process of inquiry, investigation, and direct pointing that encourages immediate recognition of our shared True Nature. Hundreds of people on six continents have found the door to freedom using The Living Method, which has roots in both Eastern spirituality and Western philosophy.
Other than his three books, Fred's work has appeared in Advaita Vision, Nonduality Living, Meeting Truth, ONE: The Magazine, Nondual Highlights, the annual book, The Journey Home, Volume 2: Awakening in the Dream, and in the upcoming group project, One Truth: Many Voices, by TheSatsangTV.
He is happily married, deeply loves animals and lives quietly as a chiefly ignored, urban hermit in Columbia, South Carolina, USA.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"THIS IS A WONDERFUL BOOK. Fred Davis is steeped in the knowledge of non duality, and this text is marvelously written for those in or out of Twelve Step programs. Clear, intelligent, well written and lots of fun to read!" ~JAMES BRAHA, author, Living Reality: My Extraordinary Summer with 'Sailor' Bob Adamson "BRAVO TO FRED FOR WRITING WITH SUCH CLARITY. I hope 12 steppers reading this review really get the delicious paradox of that and find themselves picking up this book. Addiction tends to keep us seeking, even if we are seeking recovery. Fred's book has the ability to really bring the timeless wisdom that freedom is in the here and now into the 12 step movement. Great book. I loved it." ~SCOTT KILOBY, author, Natural Rest for Addiction: A Revolutionary Way to Recover through Presence. "IF THE TRUE MEASURE OF A BOOK is to be found in the perfume that remains behind when all the words have been forgotten then, for Beyond Recovery, it is this quality of honesty, openness and surrender which communicates itself in the words and between them, administering not just to the mind but to the background of Awareness." ~RUPERT SPIRA author, Presence: The Art of Peace and Happiness "THIS BOOK BY FRED DAVIS extends the culture of [Twelve Step Recovery] and contributes to the current shift in Western civilization, which is one from attending to religion, philosophy, art, history, music, and science as pointers to our true nature, to true nature itself. In other words, it is a shift toward attending to attention, or to the one attending, rather than to the creative outcomes of that kind of attention." ~JERRY KATZ, editor, One: Essential Writings on Nonduality "THIS IS NOT A BOOK ABOUT RECOVERY. It is a beautiful, profound book on Nonduality. I love its simplicity and honesty, its directness, its clarity. Rather than mere recovery from drugs or alcoholism, this is a great guide of recovery from our addiction to misery, our addiction to patterns of suffering and delusion, in one word, our addiction to the mind and the dreams of separation from Oneness." ~PETRICA VERDES, translator of Ilie Cioara's books From the Author THE ADDICTION THAT BEYOND RECOVERY really addresses is the addiction to a separate self, a make-believe entity who's carving out its own destiny with or without the help of a Higher Power. The book was begun as a "bridge book" between the Twelve Step and Nondual communities, something I'd been working on in my mind--and in my community--for years. However, what it really attempts to bridge is the apparent gulf between organized insanity--what we call 'normalcy'--and the great, boundless ocean of still, silent, causeless bliss that is our True Nature. We can come to know this for our very own selves. I hope you'll join me in this ongoing exploration. I hope you'll tell someone else about it. Together we can bring a new peace, and new hope for survival to our planet--and to all One of us. ~FRED DAVIS, editor, Awakening Clarity and Beyond-Recovery