God and the Evolving Universe by James Redfield
Information: 309 pages, paperback
They say: From James Redfield, the author of the phenomenal international bestseller, The Celestine Prophecy, and Michael Murphy, the author of the bestselling Golf in the Kingdom, with documentary filmmaker Sylvia Timbers, comes the story of the past, present and future of human potential - and a journey that can take contemporary seekers to the next level of spiritual evolution. It is no accident, argue James Redfield and Michael Murphy - major co-creators of today's spiritual boom - that the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have witnessed an explosion in new human capacities. Daily we hear about supernormal athletic feats, lives transformed by meditative practices, healing through prayer, and we experience these things ourselves. Many people sense a growing reconciliation of science and spirituality, the rise of a new worldview, and the mysterious possibilities of synchronicity and transcendence.
In God and the Evolving Universe the authors contend that thousands of years of human progress have delivered us to this very moment, in which each act of self-development is creating a new stage in planetary evolution - and the emergence of a human species possessed of vastly expanded personal abilities. Written with the insight of theThe Celestine Prophecy and representing a unique pairing of global visionaries, God and the Evolving Universe is a book that deepens our knowledge of personal growth and shows how each of us can begin to integrate our extraordinary experiences into a heightened synchronistic flow - allowing us to participate consciously in an unfolding evolutionary adventure. With exercises that readers can use to develop the abilities they are reading about, God and the Evolving Universe heightens readers' awareness of their place in personal/planetary evolution and sets the stage for actualizing the next level of human potential.
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This book brings together much that (if you have considered your spiritual Path) you will already be familiar with, but aims to set it in the context of the history of the universe, scientific thought and the development of modern civilization as we know it. Not a small task to tackle. But the authors rise to meet this particular challenge by writing systematically – and as alway, in their usual fluid and readable style. Anecdotes abound, but the book itself is also well supported by excellent references and glossary, so that readers can take their personal research further, at their own pace.
For me, this is a book that encourages us to pause along our Path, draw breath, and perhaps to assess and consildate what we have done, thought, and how far we have come. It is very important to do this at certain points in our spiritual development, since our road is not without twists and turns, and we often arrive at where we are going via the 'scenic route'. It is important every so often to set ourselves back into the context of the wider world, and the universe at large, and that is exactly what this book aims to do. It succeeds admirably.