Spiritual Liberation

Spiritual Liberation

Fulfilling your Soul's Potential

Book - 2008
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Michael Bernard Beckwith -- the dynamic spiritual leader who touched millions of readers and viewers in The Secret and through the spiritual community he founded, the Agape International Spiritual Center -- is now sharing his transforming central message and his powerfully accessible means for embodying that message in daily life, a process he calls "aspiring toward spiritual liberation."Michael Beckwith teaches that inner spiritual work, not religiosity or dogma, liberates us. He draws on a wide spectrum of ancient wisdom teachers such as Jesus the Christ and Gautama the Buddha; contemporary spiritual luminaries Thich Nhat Hanh, Sri Aurobindo, and the Dalai Lama; and Western contributors to the New Thought tradition of spirituality such as Emanuel Swedenborg, Walter Russell, and Dr. Howard Thurman to create a profound new belief synthesis.Either read silently or aloud, Spiritual Liberation can be included during meditation or prayer. Each chapter includes an affirmation that distills its core concepts into a sentence or two for the reader to easily practice throughout the day. Beckwith's personal and touching accounts guide the practitioner to integrate and activate the intrinsic gifts of divinity into everyday life.The core concepts of Beckwith's teachings are cohesively conceived and convincingly stated in the provocative chapters ofSpiritual Liberation. Topics covering "Evolved People," "Transportation to Trans-formation," "Transcending the Tyranny of Trends," and "Inner Ecology" are some of his foundational teachings that bring together insights from a range of spiritual paths to form a coherent practice that is neither Eastern nor Western but truly spiritually global.Regardless of their belief system, readers will find it impossible to finish this book without at least a few "Aha!" moments.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books ; Hillsboro, Or. : Beyond Words Pub., [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781582701998
1582701997
Branch Call Number: 204.4 BEC
Characteristics: xix, 250 pages ; 24 cm + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)

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Sep 25, 2010

Although Beckwith is a wonderful teacher when listened to, his books do not convey the urgency in his spoken voice nor the talent of his oratory skills. Ornate and ever-winding, the senteces of this book's pages lose the reader in a midst of special, esoteric code words that make no sense to the average reader. Unless you know of Beckwith and the definitions of the words and phrases he commonly uses, you will most likely be lost and put the book down. I sure was and did.

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