Extreme Spirituality: Radical Journeys for the Inward Bound

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9781582700649: Extreme Spirituality: Radical Journeys for the Inward Bound

By placing oneself in radical situations -- walking barefoot on broken glass, breaking bricks by hand, or simply practicing humble service to others -- one is forced to confront how ego distorts or diminishes knowledge of self and reality. Extreme Spirituality introduces practices that most readers have never heard of or contemplated doing. Whether they undertake these extreme acts or simply read about them, the book is designed to inspire individuals to experience their divine nature by revealing the clear distinction between the ego and the higher self. Readers will be challenged, shocked, and stimulated as they absorb the directives of a new spiritual paradigm.

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Extreme Spirituality is any experience -- firewalking, piercing our skin, or humbly serving others -- that shows how our egos mask, limit, distort, or diminish our knowledge of a greater reality. Over twenty extreme spiritual practices are highlighted, showing how even unpleasant or dangerous situations can help us experience how love, wisdom, compassion, and interconnection reveal aspects of our divine nature and provide a clear distinction between our egos and our "higher-selves." Using many different extreme spiritual practices as examples, this book logically and enthusiastically teaches people how to assume a spiritual perspective in any situation. As a result, even sorrowful or frustrating situations don't have to cause as much suffering, because we can choose our reactions to them and use them as insights for spiritual growth.

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Burkan’s angle toward spirituality is fresh and enthusiastic. He takes a logical, friendly approach and is not preachy or pushy, fanatical, or far-fetched. He uses extreme spiritual practices as metaphors for us all, and incorporates quotes and teachings from many different traditions to illustrate his points.

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