What is Enlightenment?: Exploring the Goal of the Spiritual Path

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In this newly revised and expanded edition, John White, well-known author and researcher in the field of consciousness and spiritual development, has gathered together sixteen of the world's most respected spiritual teachers, each of whom offers an answer to the fundamental question: "What is enlightenment?" These essays offer a comprehensive look at the ultimate state of human consciousness - the pinnacle of happiness, mental health, and understanding of reality - and further explore the psychological, intellectual, religious, cultural and practical aspects of enlightenment.

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John Warren White, M.A.T., is an internationally known author, educator and lecturer in the fields of consciousness research and higher human development. He has held positions as Director of Education for The Institute of Noetic Sciences, a California-based research organization founded by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell to study human potential for personal and planetary transformation, and as President of Alpha Logics, a Connecticut school for self-directed growth in body, mind and spirit. He is author of The Meeting of Science and Spirit, Pole Shift, A Practical Guide to Death and Dying, Everything You Want to Know about TM and a children's book, The Christmas Mice. He has also edited nearly a dozen anthologies, including Frontiers of Consciousness, Psychic Exploration and What Is Enlightenment?. His writing has appeared in magazines and newspapers around the world, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest, Omni, Esquire and Woman's Day, and his books have been translated into ten languages. He holds a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and a master of arts degree in teaching from Yale University. He has taught English and journalism on the secondary and college levels, and has served on the governing and consulting boards of various academic and research organizations. He has also served on the editorial boards of various scholarly and popular publications. He has lectured at various colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and Canada, and has made numerous radio and television appearances.He and his wife Barbara have four grown children and five grandchildren, and live in Cheshire, Connecticut, USA.

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