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This book takes us through the labyrinth of spiritual paths to the one way that leads ever in towards the centre of ourselves. In typically inspiring and provocative style Barry Long gives us various ways to the Way - the ways of truth love stillness and prayer - and then charts the blind alleys and false trails of the spiritual path. Readers will learn to recognise which are the reliable signposts as Barry Long guides us finally to The Way Out where the ultimate or higher truth is found. In 99 essays or 'plain statements' readers are invited to look for the truth in their own direct experience of life. There is a great deal of advice in how to meditate how to pray what to look for in life and how to discriminate between true and false teachings. There is instructive comment on other spiritual traditions psychic practices and the 'New Age'. Towards the end of the book Barry Long focuses on the goal of all spiritual self-discovery - freedom from suffering and conscious participation in the purpose of life on earth.
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Part 1 The way of truth: the spirit in you; a declaration; what God is; hear the truth; the vital truth; the practical truth; the ring of truth; God's mind; I am guru; who is Barry Long?; the question; self-realization; the virus of division; the myth of life; the love of truth; how I teach; the truth of the master. Part 2 The way of stillness: meditation; going within; start meditating now; the release of tension; the well of being; the energy of the spine; dropping the habit; worrying; emotional relationships; releasing your prisoners; the pigmy; doing it for life. Part 3 The way of love: a way of love for the West; awakening to love; love or sex?; true love; you are responsible for love; love without fear; the forgotten secret; union with the beloved. Part 4 The way of prayer: the force of prayer; praying for success; pious prayers; flashpoint; no hope; life goes on; the end of the world; all to the good; right prayer; prayers of freedom; a prayer for life. Part 5 The path and the way: what am I doing?; the path is not the way; life, the teacher; for love or money; a way of unlearning; the intellectual path; art and the spirit; the path disappears; on yoga; sannyas and the divine life; ascended masters; the inner voice; extra-sensory perceptions; the truth of crystal; the romance of the spirit; what new age was that?; teachings are rafts. Part 6 The way now: the mirror of truth; the living truth; being human beings; time for change; the end of unhappiness; the cause; kill me now. Part 7 The way I am: spirit and psyche; reincarnation; the end of psychic teachings; going to the pictures; unhappy teachings; the origins of ignorance; hell on earth; no heaven, no hell; God's gift; what are you trying to heal?; the eagle's lair; the one creation; pure spirit. Part 8 The way out: the shock of the truth; compassion; discrimination; the still point; right suffering; the phantom in the void; completion. Part 9 Signposts: announcements; twenty articles of truth; ten tenets of love; testaments; the end is the beginning.

About the Author

Barry Long, spiritual teacher and Western master, was the bestselling author of more than 20 titles, translated into 11 languages and selling more than 100,000 copies worldwide.

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