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Paperback Details
  • 11/2022
  • 978-1-954744-81-3
  • 244 pages
  • $20.00
Ebook Details
  • 11/2022
  • 978-1-954744-82-0 B0B919NM1S
  • 231 pages
  • $20.00
Endless Awakening: Time, Paradox, and the Path to Enlightenment

Have you awakened spiritually yet still feel stuck, as if you might never be self-realized? You are not alone. Many seekers feel dissatisfied despite years of practice.

Endless Awakening reveals that the solution lies in the paradoxes of time. When you release the idea that you are on a journey, you arrive at your destination. When you accept that your journey never ends, you awaken fully and find the peace that eludes you.

With an inviting, conversational style, Endless Awakening gently guides the reader to see how the paradoxical nature of time can illuminate a deeper understanding of core human issues such as emotions, identity, relationships, and death.

In this book, you will learn to:

·       Heal emotionally by embracing the paradox that you are already whole and still healing

·       Be true to yourself by embracing the paradox that you are beyond time and language and a story with a past, present, and future

·       See life differently by embracing the paradox that the world is a mirror of your mind and a mystery you will never unravel

When you embrace paradox as your path, a new relationship to spirituality awaits you. 

Reviews
This philosophical treatise with practical repercussions gently invites readers to release the attachment to linear logic and lean into the dualities and paradoxes inherent to spiritual growth, especially around the concept of time. Leaning into his personal experience with higher consciousness work and with plant medicine (ayahuasca), Garlinger addresses ideas like allowing ourselves to feel difficult emotion in order to release it, that we are simultaneously bound by time and able to fall out of it, that identity building allows us to be seen but cannot encompass the full truth of who we are, and that we need to simultaneously hold the notions of separation and oneness.

Garlinger’s commitment to a both-and mentality and a joyful approach to paradox threads clearly through each topic he considers, giving his ramble through big concepts a consistent path. His insight into the human condition encourages self-kindness and holding our ideas of self lightly, as it rejects the idea of enlightenment as linear progress. This offers the reader a sense of comfortable acceptance from which to let go into grander considerations.The prose style is conversational but not chatty, with accessible, straightforward language free of esoterica, and the material is clearly organized by topic. The net effect is one of listening to wise lectures quietly over tea. Though the author’s sharing of insights from ritual psychedelic use shifts the tone here and there, Garlinger never suggests that such experiences are mandatory on one’s journey.

A few of Garlinger’s ideas stick particularly hard, even for readers used to considering spiritual realities: the distinction between being in the present, which we cannot avoid, and being present, which is a choice and a practice; that identity is a shield against repression and that oneness does not mean eradicating difference; and that other people are simultaneously mirrors of ourselves and unknowable strangers.

Takeaway: Seekers ready to embrace the paradoxes of human living will find great ideas to chew on here.

Great for fans of: John Gray’s The Soul of the Marionette, Sean Enda Power, >em>the Philosophy of Time, A Contemporary Introduction.

Production grades
Cover: A
Design and typography: A
Illustrations: N/A
Editing: A
Marketing copy: A

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 11/2022
  • 978-1-954744-81-3
  • 244 pages
  • $20.00
Ebook Details
  • 11/2022
  • 978-1-954744-82-0 B0B919NM1S
  • 231 pages
  • $20.00

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