Contemporary Spirituality for an Evolving World.

Author:Sutherland, Matt
Position:Book review

Nicolya Christi (author); CONTEMPORARY SPIRITUALITY FOR AN EVOLVING WORLD; Bear and Company (Nonfiction: Body, Mind & Spirit) 18.00 ISBN: 9781591431664

Byline: Matt Sutherland

If all the diverse elements of humanity -- ethnic, regional, spiritual -- share one common existential goal, it is surely in the desire to understand consciousness and acquaint ourselves more deeply with who we truly are. We often ask, what is our place in the universe? And, seemingly, there are two paths to pursuing an answer. One is scienceA--minded and logicalI3/4 the other, in the words of Ervin Laszlo, writing in the foreword to Nicolya Christi's Contemporary Spirituality for an Evolving World: A Handbook for Conscious Evolution (Bear and Company, 978A-1A-59143A-166A-4), "is the path of direct, lived experience. This is to experience oneness as a fundamental aspect of our life experience." Laszlo goes on to say that it is also "branded extra-scientific in the modern world and is relegated to the shadowy world of spirituality, religion, esotericism." Remarkably, the two paths lead to the same realizations: "the insight of fundamental interconnection between our species and the web of life on this planet."

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