Religious Experience, Life, and Practice Books, Part 1

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June 14, 2021

204. Religious experience, life, and practice

Further Reading

Angeles Arrien The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom, 2006.

Cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien urges us to change our focus at midlife from the outside world to our own deepest values. Using Eight Gates of Initiation, taken from diverse cultures around the world, she helps us explore our relationships and talents so that we can become wise leaders to those who will follow us.

Renee Baribeau Winds of Spirit: Ancient Wisdom Tools for Navigating Relationships, Health, and the Divine, 2018.

The winds of change blow through all our lives more or less continuously as long as we live. Renee Baribeau shares an ancient sacred technique used across diverse cultures to show you how to navigate skillfully around them.  Using the winds from the four quadrants of the sky, each of which relates to either our mind, emotions, body, or spirit, she says that by working with these natural patterns we can live our most fulfilling life.

Michael Bernard Beckwith Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential, 2008.

Do you wonder if you are fulfilling your deepest potential? Most of us don’t wonder. We know we are not. Michael Bernard Beckwith provides insight on the spiritual path we are all on, even if we didn’t choose it. Each part of the book focuses on a different theme such as peace or abundance to help us find the divine blessings that are our birthright.


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Gangaji Hidden Treasure: Uncovering the Truth in Your Life Story, 2011.

American spiritual teacher Gangaji used the story of her life to provide a map for others to find spiritual awakening. From her childhood in the 1950s American South to her 1990 renaming by Indian spiritual teacher Papaji, she shares her search for spiritual enlightenment. Her central message is that if you can find and speak the truth about yourself, you can find lasting peace and fulfillment.

For more books on religious experiences, practices, and life, see Part 2.

For more information about the Further Reading series, see Further Reading: Start Here.

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