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ISBN/ASIN : 0791416941
Manufacturer : State University of New York Press|
Release data : December, 1993
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When people change, what they say can be uncomfortable.
Most people who find them selves out side the cave disappear from their old world. Some reappear and try as they might to explain about the source of the light. Bernadette Roberts explains and we stretch to be insiders to her experience. Some times more successfully and other times not. Bernadette like Krishnamurti and Bernard de Montreal become foreign to the world's viewpoint. Understanding them requires translation and transformation. Their works may really be guide books for the moment we find ourselves in that different place.
Details of the movement toward nothingness.
This book is of value to the spiritual seeker who questions and doubts everything, including spirituality, God, bliss, lights, visions, you name it. It's for the reader who questions and doubts their own existence, love and hate, compassion and responsibility, values and virtues and action itself. It is for the reader who has looked into the most sublime teachings and remains doubtful, unsatisfied, not quite empty ENOUGH. It is for one who questions their self, their identity, their very name, their Guru too, most especially their oneness with God. This book takes you beyond all that. What happened to the author was that her self and its oneness with God, disappeared. They were no more. The book is about the stages of the disappearance. Roberts talks about where Christ fits into the picture, Eucharist, and how it is ONLY Christ who dies and rises again. She reveals that Jesus on the cross, asking God why He forsakes him, was the same as her experience of the disappearance of the self's oneness with God, and that others can, must and will know both the union with God and the stage beyond that. Roberts exerts much effort in describing the self, which is what disappeared, and here the book falters for a short while before clarity is restored. This book is for the spiritual seeker who is not satisfied with promises of visions, love and bliss. It's for someone who intuits or has seen beyond.
Profound journey leaves readers wanting
An interesting read, a profound message - but the climax (which in none other than ultimate reality) is given very little explanation. All this pain, and fear only to breakthrough to the other shore, and then a few sentences on the ultimate ???
Please Bernadette let us have more on this...