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Originally posted by dominicus
As some of you guys here on ats my know about me and the countless personal experiences i have posted about when it comes to finding God or the Absolute truth.
Well now my dillema is that my younger sister, 26, wants me to giveher a basic book that describes sort of a how to guide to get closer to God. And i cant think of one.
Here i am studying nonduality, gnostics, plato, majamudra, desert fathers and all the deepest philosopho-mystical-theological hardcoreness i can find and having myself all these profound insights and God like experiences but this request completely stumps me.
As for my sis, shes been to church and likes to read all those stupid true blood and eclipse vamp book series. So someting more along the lines where you can follow a character as they get closer to God would probably be best. Shes has experience when relaxing in a bath to go deep within and in letting go and has also had fleeting mystical experiences before......... just as somewhat of a background.
Originally posted by ironjustice
reply to post by ren1999
That would be the 'connection' being made by 'skeptics' to 'gods' of old in Greece and sht ? I've read about it but have written it off to spiritual warfare and stick to my understanding of Christ.
Originally posted by windword
The teachings of Don Juan, or anything by Carlos Castaneda:
The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge,
A Separate Reality: Further Conversations with Don Juan,
Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan,
Tales of Power, (Autumn 1971 to the 'Final Meeting' with don Juan Matus in 1973.)
The Second Ring of Power, . (Meeting his fellow apprentices after the 'Final Meeting'.)
The Eagle's Gift, (Continuing with his fellow apprentices; and then alone with La Gorda.)
The Fire From Within, . (Don Juan's 'Second Attention' teachings through to the 'Final Meeting' in 1973.)
The Power of Silence: Further Lessons of Don Juan, . (The 'Abstract Cores' of don Juan's lessons.)
The Art of Dreaming, (Review of don Juan's lessons in dreaming.)
Magical Passes: The Practical Wisdom of the Shamans of Ancient Mexico, (Body movements for breaking the barriers of normal perception.)
The Wheel of Time: Shamans of Ancient Mexico, Their Thoughts About Life, Death and the Universe, 1998. (Selected quotations from the first eight books.)
The Active Side of Infinity, (Memorable events of his life.)
His books changed my life.
Originally posted by hqokc
I have 2 suggestions for her. "The Shack" by Wm Paul Young, a novel, and "Walking with God" by John Eldredge, more of a how-to.