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Spacecruiser Inquiry (Diamond Body, #1)
by A.H. Almaas
Over the past twenty-five years A. H. Almaas—widely recognized as a leader in integrating spirituality and psychology—has been developing and teaching the Diamond Approach, a spiritual path that integrates the insights of Sufism, Buddhism, Gurdjieff, and other wisdom traditions with modern psychology. In this new work, Almaas uses the metaphor of a "spacecruiser" to descri ...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published April 30th 2002 by Shambhala
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I have read a number of Almaas books and I find this one as well as the others, to be insightful and practical. He uses inquiry to explore self and existence in general although he has fine tuned his method in what he calls the Diamond approach. I find his insights helpful and inspirational although I dont practice in the way he is suggesting but I do think that it is quite compatible with Buddhist and other meditative methods. Bottom line it is about becoming aware of our nature as humans and b ...more
This book goes into great (some might argued too great) detail about the role of inquiry in the spiritual process. I found it immensely useful and very inspiring. It is a thick book but it's one of those that could be read at any point and be useful as the chapters are mainly self-contained explorations that continue the thread of the whole. I like the section that details the different lataifs, or essential apects. A good read and handy reference for seekers, especially those leaning towards my ...more
A.H. Almaas is the pen name of A. Hameed Ali, the creator of the Diamond Approach to Self Realization. The Diamond Approach is a contemporary teaching that developed within the context of awareness of both ancient spiritual teachings & modern depth psychological theories.More about A.H. Almaas...