Voice at the Borders of Silenc

Voice at the Borders of Silenc

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"A Voice at the Borders of Silence" is the story of a life of passion lived at the forefront of intersecting avant-garde movements and spent in the unyielding pursuit of the ultimate self-understanding and awareness. In a lifetime that nearly coincided with the 20th century, William Segal left a legacy of insight, compassion, and intelligence-as a businessman and publisher, an artist, and as a seeker.
Segal was a disciple and interpreter of some of the most influential spiritual masters of the twentieth century; and above all, G. I. Gurdjieff, whose writings on self-realization formed the basis of his philosophy. This foundation in spiritual training enabled him to survive a near-fatal car crash and then to make a full recovery and renew his life's work with even greater vigor.
The many dimensions of Segal's life are explored through his own writings and art, and through interviews with those whose lives he influenced. With dozens of full-color reproductions of Segal's paintings and contributions by Ken Burns (who made Segal the subject of three documentaries), Robert Thurman, and Peter Brook, is an unforgettable memoir that will serve as a guidebook for anyone pursuing his or her own search for self-realization and understanding.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 283 pages
  • 182.88 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 680.39g
  • Overlook Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1585674427
  • 9781585674428
  • 2,522,193

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"There is nothing as poetic as a man's genuine search for meaning in this world, nothing as generous as the sharing of his findings. William Segal has done both . . . he gently challenges his readers to demand from themselves the best of themselves."
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