Jesus Was a Shaktipat Guru

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In Jesus Was a Shaktipat Guru, Sw. Shraddhananda positions Jesus alongside other Jagadgurus (the highest kind of Guru, a world class teacher) who are capable of leading spiritual seekers to the "peace which passeth understanding," a state of consciousness known in the Indian religions as Santosha, or contentment. Shaktipat is a Guru's awakening of the Holy Spirit or Maha Kundalini Shakti by look, touch, or will. Upon contemplation, Jesus Was a Shaktipat Guru takes seekers into a deeper encounter with the sacred energy which leads to enlightenment. This book promises to re-ignite your spiritual experience by exploring the way Jesus grounds the Holy Spirit in the heart of Christianity -- and in the center of the world's religions.

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Following in the footsteps of her family, Dr. Jones values the learning process—intellectually, spiritually, and in practical terms. After doctoral studies at Emory University, she rose through the ranks to senior professor at Allegheny College from which she took early retirement in the year 2000 to return to her native Kentucky. From 2004-present, she has taught comparative world religions and directed travel seminars to India for the Honors Program at the University of Kentucky. In 2013, following ordination by The Interfaith Temple of New York City, Dr. Jones aka Swami Shraddhananda joined the Faculty of The New Seminary as Professor of World Religions and Curriculum Adviser. In November 2012, Dr. Jones was inducted into the Saraswati Order of Meditation Masters and Monastics. In the sacred village of Ganeshpuri, India, she was given the name Swami Shraddhananda, which means “the bliss of faith.” As Swami Shraddhanana, she serves as Spiritual Director of Slate Branch Ashram, home of Adishraddha or Sacred Feet Yoga. Much as she focused on interdisciplinary education for three decades in the college classroom, Dr. Jones aka Swami Shraddhananda brings an expansive Interfaith approach to the retreats and programs she directs at Slate Branch Ashram as well as to academic and seminary settings. She is in the process of helping to pioneer the discipline of Interfaith Studies within the larger context of Religious Studies. Shraddhananda has presented at meetings of the American Academy of Religion, the American Culture Association, the Asian American Association, and the Modern Language Association. She has lectured on six continents at prestigious universities in Africa, Asia, Canada, and Europe as well as the United States. She has traveled around the world as part of the Faculty of Semester at Sea, and she believes, with British novelist and feminist Virginia Woolf, that her purpose as an educator is to help create "world citizens" who are capable of seeing beyond the polarities of us and them. Dr. Jones has traveled and studied widely in India and welcomes each opportunity to return to the country that has, in her words, "given the world so much wisdom."

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"I believe Jesus Was a Shaktipat Guru offers a method of achieving inclusivity in a world sharply divided by beliefs and warring traditions. When read and digested carefully, this book can be an important instrument toward healing the torn fabric of human relationships that currently divides us. I recommend a thoughtful and openminded reading of this elegant and brilliant work. It is destined to become a classic." --Professor Leo Weddle, Professor Emeritus, The University of Kentucky

"In the manner of Aldous Huxley's perennial philosophy and Huston Smith's wisdom tradition, Sw. Shraddhananda aka Dr. Jones weaves an intra-religious web of connections between the experiences and claims of various mystical paths. Her conclusions--particularly those that link Christianity to Hinduism--are reminiscent of Paramahansa Yogananda." --Dr. Lola Williamson, Director, Peace Studies, Millsaps College; Author, Transcendent in America

"The strength of her book lies in her ability to write for the lay reader while remaining rigorous in her scholarship, in her ability to be at once spiritual and intellectual. As a spiritual archetype, Christ continues to be central to so many in the world today. A significant question for all of us is how to understand this figure in a changing world, an Interfaith world. Jesus Was a Shaktipat Guru is an important part of this conversation--well written and serious, and at the same time accessible and sensitive." --Dr. Theodore Richards, Author, Cosmosophia and The Crucifixion

"The words of this book resonate with truth for seekers of all spiritual orientations. Sw. Shraddhananda's wisdom comes from her own deeply contemplated meditation experiences and extensive scholarship. This is a book to be treasured, contemplated, and revisited over and over again." --The Right Reverend Christine Vasumati Deefholts, Bishop and Ordained Priest of the Jurisdiction, Mission Episcopate of Saint Francis and Clare, Oxford, The United Kingdom

"A sign of our times--as spirituality 'goes global' in this dawning age of Interspirituality--are books that place the revered founders of the world's major Axial religions in the context of the inevitably emerging global, universal spirituality. Sw. Shraddhananda aka Dr. Jones's book on Jesus to inaugurate SACRED FEET profoundly locates him within the global legacy--the birthright of emergent Awakening shared by us all." --Dr. Kurt Johnson, Co-founder (with Bro. Wayne Teasdale), The Interspiritual Multiplex; Winner, A "Best Spiritual Book of 2013" for The Coming Interspiritual Age

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