Loneliness and Revelation: A Study of the Sacred

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Everyone experiences loneliness in their lives. Yet most people are secretly afraid of it, and will do nearly anything to avoid it. Few are willing to talk about it at all. This book shows that loneliness is not simply a social phenomenon, nor a medical condition. Rather, it is an existential condition of life. So you can?t turn to other people, or true love, for a solution. Nor can you turn to God, for God is probably lonelier than you are! But loneliness is not evil. Indeed it can be a source of profound spiritual insight. Great religious heroes like Moses, Jesus, Buddha, and Mohammad made their most important spiritual revelations in solitude. This book offers a new understanding of the idea of Revelation, as a way of being in the world which gives spiritual significance to the arts, human relationships, love, and indeed to loneliness itself. It has four simple but far-reaching principles: I am here; this is what I am; and what I am is beautiful! Is anyone else out there?

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Brendan Myers, Ph.D, is the author of several respected books in philosophy, mythology, ethics, and culture. He lives in Ontario, Canada.

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More than just another vitally important book, Myers' analysis confronts our very raison d'etre against our uncertain times. He asks the questions that most prefer not to ask. (Michael York, Theologian, former director of the Sophia Centre at Bath Spa University, and author of Pagan Theology: Paganism as a World Religion) Loneliness, like old age and death, is a taboo subject in our neophilic culture that worships youth and surface at the expense of depth and experience. Brendan Myers, in this thoughtful and eloquent book, travels to the heart of the existential issues that underpin the experience of loneliness. In doing this, he reveals the potential that loneliness holds for each of us to realize our full humanity. Instead of being an experience to avoid at all costs, this book shows how it can act as a gateway that can help us deepen our sense of being alive. (Philip Carr-Gomm, Author of Sacred Places and A Brief History of Nakedness)

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