Discover the World
A journey through the seven most common and important spiritual experiences
Discover how to recognize experiences of the Sacred and integrate them into daily life for spiritual growth, healing, humility, inspiration, resilience, and interconnection
Shares intimate, firsthand examples of spiritual experiences and explores how they happen, what they are like, what they mean, and how they can help us
Presents simple exercises and common practices to enter the states of super- consciousness that lead to spiritual experiences and connection with the Sacred
We each have had moments that transcend ordinary reality, experiences that reveal our connection to the Sacred, to the Living Energy of the Universe. Yet many people brush off these flashes of spiritual wonder and non-ordinary consciousness, not real- izing they can be important stepping stones on the spiritual path.
In this guide, Jonathan Ellerby helps you recognize the common ways people encounter the Sacred—God, the Divine, non-ordinary consciousness, and the spiritual world—so you can identify when you are having a spiritual experience and embrace it as an opportunity for spiritual growth, healing, and resilience. The author identifies the seven most common ways we are touched by the Sacred and shares intimate, firsthand examples of his own profound encounters with the Divine, inspiring recollections of people he has met, and accounts of mystics through the ages.
Exploring the non-ordinary modes of perception and the super-states of conscious- ness that underlie them, the author details how spiritual experiences happen, what they mean, and how they can help us cultivate humility, creativity, and groundedness. He presents simple exercises and sacred practices designed to expand perception, enter non-ordinary states of consciousness, and encourage deeper experiences, which in turn can enable you to have direct awareness and knowledge of the Sacred.
Providing a map for navigating the geography of sacred encounter, this book helps you discover more spiritual wonder and face life with passion and purpose.
“After decades of helping people on the path of healing and growth, it is clear that spiritual evolution is rooted in personal transformative experience. Jonathan has written a truly special book that is beautiful, accessible and so important for people who want to better understand the inner world and spiritual experience.”
Alberto Villoldo, medical anthropologist, founder of the Four Winds Society, and author of One Spirit Medicine
Jonathan's writing is like an invitation directly from the spirit to come explore the many expressions of the Divine. Ellerby is a masterful storyteller in addition to being a fine scholar, and the result is a must-read book.
Caroline Myss, the best-selling author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Defy Gravity“
People everywhere are experiencing a spiritual hunger as never before. Jonathan Ellerby offers a magnificent way of answering this need. Jonathan's spiritual path has taken him inside many of the world’s great spiritual traditions, which he now shares. If you are ready for growth and transformation in your spiritual life, this book is for you.
Larry Dossey, M.D., the best-selling author of Healing Words and The Power of Premonitions