A Spiritual Apprenticeship
This is the story of a young man who was contacted by discarnate spiritual beings who spoke to him through the medium of an ex-monk, some 36 years his senior. It concerns the spiritual training of the younger man given by these Masters, for that is what they were, and although the contact lasted for 21 years, from 1979-1999, the greater part of the book has to do with the first year when the process was at its most intense.
Although originally intended for just one individual the training imparted is actually suitable for any spiritual seeker at any level, and there is discussion of many different aspects of the spiritual path as well as elucidation of occasionally controversial points such as the nature of the ego, the problem of evil, the place of sex in the spiritual life, the relevance of spiritual experiences and the function of teachers, all in a form that combines simplicity with depth.
This is definitely a serious book for serious spiritual seekers. It is full of hope and inspiration, and grabs the reader at a very personal level. It's not your usual "New Age" love-and-light trip into feel-good land. It is full of depth and is a good read. My initial hesitation over the steep cover price at $33.95 for a paperback was overcome with the rich content.
Paperback: 401 pages
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing (April 16, 2012)
Available from John Hunt Publishing's Axis Mundi Books plus online and retail booksellers.