Hidden Beauty of the Commonplace: A nature mystic's reflections upon the true meaning of freedom

Hidden Beauty of the Commonplace: A nature mystic's reflections upon the true meaning of freedom

by Philip Pegler

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ISBN-13: 9781780993379
Publisher: Changemakers Books
Publication date: 03/16/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Philip Pegler has been on the spiritual path since the age of 17 when he first encountered the teachings of the great Hindu sage Ramana Maharshi. Those youthful travels far from home left an indelible impression upon him - and have inspired and informed a life devoted to profound spiritual inquiry ever since. He lives with his wife on the South Downs in West Sussex where he writes articles on spirituality and sells books on the internet.

Table of Contents

Foreword Jeff Foster 1

Preface 6

Acknowledgements 8

Introduction Elisabeth Medler 11

Invocation 14

Part I A Shadow Foreseen 15

1 This Silent Speech of Love 16

2 Rough and Tender Days 23

3 Calm Voice from the Past 33

4 The Silent Background 39

Part II Remembrance of Times Past 47

5 A Fragrant Farewell 48

6 Ladder of Divine Ascent 55

7 The Heart of God 61

8 The Right Place to Begin 65

9 The Welcome 70

Part III Beginnings of Learning 79

10 The Golden Thread 80

11 With Diamond Light 88

12 Spirit of the Sea 94

13 Memories of Eden 99

14 Sorrow of True Love 104

15 Call of the Winding Road 113

16 The Hill of Thyme 118

17 Real Path to Freedom 126

Part IV Constancy of Change 131

18 In the Heart of the Fire 132

19 Untold Terrors of War 138

20 Hope in Chaos 146

21 Under Changing Skies 156

22 Teaching as Medicine 159

23 Strange Lure of Magic 164

24 The Last Barrier 172

25 A Troubled Heart 178

Part V Firm Abiding 185

26 How Heaven Grieves 186

27 For Those with Little Dust 191

28 Thunderbolt of Joy 198

29 Mountains and Clouds 206

30 Noble Warrior of Peace 213

31 Moths to the Flame 221

32 No Apology for Goodness 231

Part VI Kindly Light of Common Day 237

33 Go with the Wind 238

34 Vision of the Whole 244

35 Content to be Ordinary 250

36 Entering the Silence 255

37 High View of Providence 260

38 Echo of Your Footsteps 270

Postscript: Outside Yourself 275

Part VII Fragments and Poems 277

1 The Old Gods 278

2 If You Come 279

3 Awake 280

4 Prophecy 281

5 The Rhythm 283

6 Earth Wind and Water 284

7 The Communicants 286

8 Cleft in the Rock 287

9 The Day 288

10 The Paradox 289

11 Seen from the Lake 290

12 The Silence of the Seed 291

13 The Stillness 293

14 Blessing of the Light 294

15 The Visitation 296

16 Sunset 298

17 Evening Star 300

18 The Vision 303

19 Song 304

20 Trouble 305

21 All that Lives is Holy 306

22 Time 308

Bibliography and Sources 309

Suggestions for Further Reading 311

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