The Toltec Art of Life and Death: A Story of Discovery (English Edition) Kindle电子书
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The beloved teacher of spiritual wisdom and author of the phenomenal New York Times and international bestseller The Four Agreements takes readers on a mystical Toltec-inspired personal journey, introducing us to a deeper level of spiritual teaching and awareness.
In 2002, Don Miguel Ruiz suffered a near fatal heart attack that left him in a nine-weeks-long coma. The spiritual journey he undertook while suspended between this world and the next forms the heart of The Toltec Art of Life and Death, a profound and mystical tale of spiritual struggle. As his body lies unconscious, Ruiz’s spirit encounters the people, ideas, and events that have shaped him, illuminating the eternal struggle between life—unending energy and truth—and death—matter and subjective knowledge—in which we are all called to engage.
Over ten years in the making, The Toltec Art of Life and Death invites readers into the mind of a master of spiritual seeking, offering an unparalleled and intimate glimpse into the development of a soul. In this culmination of a lifetime's learning, Ruiz shares with readers the innermost workings of his singular heart and mind, and summons us to grapple with timeless insights, drawn from ancient Toltec wisdom, that are the essence of transformation.
“Once again, Miguel Ruiz delivers the deepest truths in the most relevant ways. In The Toltec Art of Life and Death, his poetry, his wisdom, and his depth are as profound as ever.” (Marianne Williamson, author of Return to Love and A Year of Miracles)
“Love, death, tragedy, pyramids, shamans, and an unforgettable spiritual journey-it is all here but mostly you will remember the new lens by which you see your own world after reading this amazing story.” (Dr. Joe Dispenza, New York Times bestselling author of You Are the Placebo)
“Don Miguel Ruiz is simply one of the greatest distillers of truth alive today.” (Mike Dooley, New York Times bestselling author of Infinite Possibilities)
“The ultimate vision quest . . . . A powerful look into the metaphysical life of a spiritual teacher. It provides insight into ancient Toltec wisdom that is seldom available in written form, or to the uninitiated.” (Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight)
“Readers will come away with a deeper understanding of life’s complexities.” (Publishers Weekly) --此文字指其他 kindle_edition 版本。
Don Miguel Ruiz is the international bestselling author of The Four Agreements (which spent over seven years on the New York Times bestseller list), The Mastery of Love, and The Voice of Knowledge, and coauthor of The Fifth Agreement. He has dedicated his life to sharing the wisdom of the ancient Toltec through his books, lectures, and journeys to sacred sites around the world.
Barbara Emrys is a spiritual teacher and the author of The Red Clay of Burundi: Finding God, the Music, and Me.--此文字指其他 kindle_edition 版本。
- ASIN : B00T3DNJNK
- 出版社 : HarperOne; 第 Reprint 版 (2015年10月27日)
- 出版日期 : 2015年10月27日
- 语言 : 英语
- 文件大小 : 2158 KB
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- 纸书页数 : 400页
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Reading this my thoughts bounce around a lot on their own. How would this book read to someone who just picked it up cold, someone who had never heard of Miguel or The Four Agreements. Surely, at some point, such a person, probably many of them will read this book. I try to imagine how such a person will read it and I can't.
For the past thirteen years I have been deeply involved with Miguel and his apprentices and other students. For the past forty I have been investigating the body of thought of which his work is a part. In this book I am finding the answers to every damn question I had left. I cannot read an account of how he discovered a teaching without going through how that teaching has played out in my own life.
Another line of thought is how his collaboration with Barbara Emrys has played out. I was her student for two years, and I have read her other books. she is a beautiful, brilliant woman and she writes like a dream. Miguel likes to work with collaborators. On The Four Agreements he collaborated with Janet Mills, and that collaboration yielded very different results. The Four Agreements is clear, simple direct. This book is a long surreal fever dream, and every reader will read a different book, because Barbara is not his only collaborator. All of us are.
The Toltec Art of Life and Death departs somewhat from Ruiz's earlier books in that he emphasizes the metaphysical aspects of his worldview. Furthermore, he shares how he came to see the world the way he does by revisiting various turning points in his life. At the same time, he clearly states that what he is presenting is a *story*, which means that not everything needs to be taken literally. So it is up to the reader to decide whether some aspect of Miguel Ruiz really left his body during the weeks he spent in a coma, interacting in a sort of spirit-world with his mother (who entered that world through a trance) and with other beings who are not part of our physical world. I found his story absolutely, fully engaging, and I feel like I know Miguel Ruiz much better now after reading this book. He is even more human and more nagual to me now than he has ever been.
Reading and meditating on this book reminded me very much of Journey To Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda as well as most of his earlier books (non fiction or fiction -- it doesn't matter). Additionally some of Carlos' original apprentices books such as The Witch's Dream: A Healer's Way of Knowledge by Florinda Donner-Grau and Carlos Castaneda and Being-in-Dreaming: An Initiation into the Sorcerers' World
by Florinda Donner give one a taste of dreaming, but again you can't get it from a book. It is experiential.
I had mixed feelings on this book. Every book that don Miguel has written has been top notch and this one is too. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars as my own opinion (don't believe it) feels it is a bit advanced for the beginning journeyer.
If you are a practioner the Toltec way of life I believe you will enjoy this book. I definitely want a hard copy as I got the kindle edition. Don Miguel is a master at unweaving the threads that bind us and showing us the path to freedom that is present for us all.
I believe this book makes it clear how practice makes the master. I laughed & cried & felt completely absorbed in his dream as if living it.
When I first began the book I thought I was not going to like it but was quickly transported into a beautiful story.
It may not be for everyone but to me was a wonderful journey. The poetry of Rumi has often taken me to that place of the great empty that is so full. Don Miguel's work leads in that direction. But...he leaves that up to you...with great love...Just loved