Ever wonder about the lost or hidden meaning of your existence on Earth? Is there even a meaning? Read "Inner Connections." Basing his discussion on more than thirty years of study and practice of the Fourth Way, the author explores one of its pivotal conceptions -- Rodney Collin's theory of six processes. Born asleep and dying that way normally, each one of us has locked up inside of us an extraordinary capacity for becoming conscious and living in a state of continuous presence. How does one find the key to unlock this? It is lost, the author tells us, somewhere among six organic processes -- growth, destruction, healing, elimination, corruption, and regeneration. One of these is a catalyst for continuous presence: Regeneration. Finding the key then means being taught how to recognize and practice this sixth process. Continually. This is the inner practical meaning of all the ancient teachings and their Schools of Awakening. But Mr. Stubbs does not stop here. He has not written an archeology textbook on ancient teachings. What is the Fourth Way, he asks. What accounts for its extraordinary attractiveness to tens of thousands of us today? One reason, he writes, is that the Fourth Way is suited to people who would like to learn how to practice regeneration, but also want to continue their daily lives as they always have. The Fourth Way connects the two worlds. Continuing the ancient tradition of teaching us how to recognize and practice the sixth process, it also takes place in everyday life. Indeed, the author tells us, its power lies precisely in the fact that everyday life contains all the raw material and lessons for waking up spiritually. By remembering to detach oneself from our everyday ordinary experiences and becoming present to them, we progress along the path of regeneration just as fast as we would in a monastery or a hermit's cave. And in some cases, perhaps even faster. Without leaving ones occupation, ones daily routines, ones family, one can still start the steep personal ascent to self-mastery. But because it takes place in everyday life, the Fourth Way is also the most difficult way. One continually forgets to follow an aim, or loses the subtle thread of what one was trying to do or falls asleep thinking one is awake. That is why a spiritual teacher and a School are necessary -- even with the Fourth Way. "Inner Connections" is truly encyclopedic. Compressed into 106 pages, it not only discusses the stages of spiritual development all of us must go through as students of the Fourth Way, it tells us how to recognize those stages. It describes the major influences guiding our progress, and the great cosmic design behind it. A tour de force of higher consciousness? Divinely inspired madness? The distilled wisdom of a Fourth Way School? All three? Illustrated with original never-before-seen diagrams of the six processes.
- Paperback | 102 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 6.6mm | 208.65g
- 04 Jul 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations