Chasm of Fire: A Woman's Experience of Liberation through the Teachings of a Sufi Master by Irina Tweedie
Written as a diary of observation, the author recounts in detail her spiritual training with a Sufi teacher.
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I was struck by the similarities between Ms. Teedie's experience and Swami Muktananda's recounted in his "Play of Consciousness : A Spiritual Autobiography". Both books can be valuable guides to someone embarking on a spiritual 'vision quest'. Both authors were instructed by their Masters to introduce seekers to the intricacies, difficulties and rewards of a spiritual discipline. Chasm of Fire can be read as preparation to begin a path to enlightenment or simply for instructional value. One especially memorable passage is Ms. Tweedie's Guru explaining an exorcism he privately performed but subtlety allowed her to witness. Chasm of Fire provides many insights into the universality of the spiritual journey: challenges as well as joys. Finding the similarities of Sufi/Islam, Hindu, Buddhist Aboriginal and other traditions can lead to a profound understanding of the essence shared by all true religions. It has been more than two decades since I read this book yet much of it remains with me. I guess that alone is something of a high recommendation.