August 20, 2008

Secret Journey to the Enlightened Mind: Life With Three Spiritual Giants of our Age

Review via Neshama Abraham Paiss

Every once in a while you read a book that takes you to another plane and gives you a glimpse of what exists beyond physical reality. Dr. James Weldon, a trained naturopathic physician living in Colorado, has written a compelling  autobiographical journey describing his personal experiences with several of the world’s most influential Spiritual Masters.

In his book, the Secret Journey to the Enlightened Mind, Dr. Weldon, also known as Rishi Yogadhi Pragya, provides a candid view of his life starting from his earliest memories in soul form when first encountering his body. A fascinating depiction – believable, tense and distinct from any other I have read –

  he describes the push/pull of the soul entering the physical body. 

One of the gifts Yogadhi brings through his writing is the ability to describe non-ordinary experiences on the subtle realm with clarity. He writes so you are there, too – and who wouldn’t want to be when he meets Enlightened Beings who show him the essential workings of the Universe and the Divine Presence at work. 

The book describes a number of inspiring experiences with Art of Living Foundation founder, His Holiness Sri Ravi Shankar.  Encounters with other Enlightened Teachers include Swami Muktanada, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Guraumayi, Anandamayi Ma, His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Jesus. Excellent material is brought through with references to classic yoga teachings, including Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, explanations of different states of Consciousness, and the deeper meanings of Sanskrit words. If you have ever wanted an out-of-body experience without actually going there, this is the book to read.

Note: Yogadhi is leading a workshop on the Enlightened Mind from Friday, Oct. 31 to Sunday, Nov. 2 at the Aspen Lodge in Estes Park, CO. More info at here.

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