Richard Sylvester is a humanistic psychologist, therapist, and lecturer. For thirty years he engaged with a variety of spiritual practices while also training in psychotherapeutic techniques and teaching counseling.
"What if, instead of struggling and straining to realize oneness,
or working hard to become 'totally present, ' there was a much
easier way? Humanistic psychologist and non-duality expert Richard
Sylvester suggests that there is: we can just forget the struggle
and relax. In order to do that, we have to let go of the stories we
tell ourselves. ... Compassionate, provocative, and even humorous,
Sylvester's answers to the fundamental questions that often leave
spiritual seekers frustrated provide clarity on what non-duality is
and what it isn't; they paint a compelling picture of what a life
lived in non-dual awareness could be like, and offer confirmation
that liberation through non-dual awareness is within reach."
"Humanist psychologist and lecturer Sylvester boldly dares to answer, in his own brash fashion, the big questions of existence throughout this argument for non-duality, spiritual liberation, and oneness. ... For those curious about [non-duality] and what it really means, this book will be a welcome guide."
"It is rare these days to find an unequivocal non-dual communication. Attempting to describe that which is beyond understanding, process, or path is hardly ever embarked upon. However, Richard undertakes this task in his own inimitable style. He also includes relevant stories and perceptions about the human condition gleaned from a rich and varied experience."
--Tony Parsons, author of The Open Secret
"The reader is guided on an exceptional journey into the unknowable by an expert in psychology and spiritual traditions who awakened from the dream of separation."
--Christian Salvesen, MA, author of Advaita
"Richard Sylvester fields a spectrum of questions that covers personal journeys and non-duality culture. He barely breathes on questions and ... they disappear. To try to say what remains would invite more questions, yet it is present on every page."
--Jerry Katz, editor of One