The first book to examine the spiritual and therapeutic practice of retreat in physical darkness to explore inner light• Shows how experiencing complete darkness over prolonged periods helps in developing mental clarity and creativity• Draws upon many indigenous and spiritual traditions that use this techniqueThe use of ceremonial darkness is a classic and cross-cultural mThe first book to examine the spiritual and therapeutic practice of retreat in physical darkness to explore inner light• Shows how experiencing complete darkness over prolonged periods helps in developing mental clarity and creativity• Draws upon many indigenous and spiritual traditions that use this techniqueThe use of ceremonial darkness is a classic and cross-cultural method for exploring hidden aspects of unconscious and super-conscious states, accessing invisible landscapes, and embracing the deeper recesses of the self. In Darkness Visible Heaven and Buxton examine the spiritual and therapeutic practice of taking retreat in physical darkness.For millennia mystics and sages have used darkness as a spiritual tool for breaking with their pasts, prior conditioning, and the limited reality of their societies. Spiritual seekers from many traditions--Celtic, Eastern, indigenous North and South American, Tibetan, and African--have used darkness as a tool for spiritual enlightenment. Heaven and Buxton show how experiencing complete darkness, even for only a period of hours, brings about a remarkable clarity and mental stillness and thus provides a springboard for creativity, intuition, and spiritual development. They include exercises that explore lucid levels of dream consciousness, drawing both from their experience as teachers of this method and from the many cultures that include this practice in their spiritual traditions. Darkness Visible shows how deprivation of sight can truly teach us to see....
|Title||:||Darkness Visible: Awakening Spiritual Light through Darkness Meditation|
|Number of Pages||:||192 Pages|
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Darkness Visible: Awakening Spiritual Light through Darkness Meditation Reviews
I found this book to be interesting and thought-provoking. Many of the exercises can be applied on several levels - intellectual, emotional, spiritual - and are an excellent tool for self-examination and growth. It is also easy enough to understand that my 13 year old daughter is reading this as well. I heartily recommend it.
As I have progressed through the adventure of meditation over the last seven years, there have been a number of experiences that have occurred which seemed to me "way out there." They didn't disturb me in the sense that I might have thought them anything other than part of the process (thanks to my teacher who dismissed the nimitr as nothing special very early in my practice) but they were certainly attention grabbing. This book describes many of those experiences in some detail as they occur in the spiritual work based on darkness. It is interesting to me that the night, darkness and silence have all assumed great significance in my own practice, I am comfortable and have a sense of deep connection to all three; and these experiences I speak of always seemed to me to derive from the same place as they do.This book then for me offered much in the way of revelation and an assurance that the sense I have had about the path forward for me has substance and its calling to me at some deep level is a fact of my life rather than some random imagining. I am very happy to have had the experience of so many seemingly disparate parts of my own experience in practice fall into place as part of a greater whole of which I now have some true sense.Onward then and I will be looking at the reading suggested in this book and some of the exercises offered in more detail.There is much here, the connection, the missing piece, whatever it may be to adventure will be revealing and nourishing to this spirit. It is a mark of my progress, or at least the opening of my own mind that much contained in this book which I would once have dismissed out of hand now holds weight for me.
mmm?guess it has almost some good info in it? kind of. Felt more like an advertisement for the retreats they give. Some good stuff i guess if you haven't heard it before. Maybe they just don't know how to convey the information without (over ) mentioning their workshops?
This was right before Y2K...and they did not get it. They made a copy that they should not have made.