Normally, I list information about
books on our reference page, but
I just finished reading what I think could be the "end-all"
book for spiritual growth., and so have decided to include
it here as a message. The book is called "The Lost Teachings
of Atlantis" by Jon Peniel.
In the book he describes a personal
journey made to an ancient Tibetan monastery where he was
taught spiritual concepts that through the centuries formed
the basis of today's world religions. Because of our unique
historical circumstances, the teachings are going forth
to the masses now, for the first time, in book form. In
places, I don't really care for the style of writing, but
book's overall message really strikes home with me.
In a nutshell, the basis of the
"lost teachings" boils down to two things: first, we all
must really live the golden rule (love one another unselfishly);
and second, we all must overcome our separate, selfish consciousness
and become one with the universal consciousness (or God).
The book focuses on self-improvement as the only way to
make the world a better place, and how we can all ultimately
attain universal consciousness. With so many religions today
focusing on external proofs of faith: weekly attendance,
regular donations, new church construction, etc.; it's refreshing
to encounter a philosophy that focuses on improving our
internal being first and foremost.
There's a wealth of other important information on many
spiritual topics contained in the book. An outstanding discussion
on the nature of consciousness and humans are the way we
are. There's excellent advice on finding a true teacher
and how to avoid false ones.Would you enjoy learning about
the power of crystals, various vibrational levels, the real
meaning behind the "fall" of Adam and Eve, and
the true name of God and its key to creation? These and
many other important topics are covered in the book. There's
also a second section with practical meditation and affirmation
exercises to aid in spiritual growth.
I can't recommend this book strongly enough. It contains
age-old information which explains many new age phenomenon.
If you only read one book this year, make it this one. The
book can be ordered directly from Amazon.com, or you can
find out more about the book by visiting it's website.
I wish you all the best as you continue your journeys of