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Spiritual Initiation and the Breakthrough of Consciousness: The Bond of Power

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Explains the phenomenon of shaktipat, the spiritual transmission of power from a teacher to a devotee

• Shows how technology has eroded personal power and how insight and awareness can play a higher role in our lives

• Reveals how insight is the vehicle for profound self-transformation

Shakti is the creative force, the bonding power, that holds the universe together. Shaktipa

Paperback, 1st edition, 179 pages
Published July 23rd 2003 by Park Street Press (first published 1981)
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I read it as a part of learning about yogic view of consciousness. Too bad I learned halfway through the book how discredited Baba Muktananda- Pearce's guru- was. It was interesting anyway, with Bohm's theory of enfolding/unfolding holonomic/holographic universe, and the discussion of shakti and shaktipat.
In the end, I haven't finished it, so I am not going to rate it.
Ryan Kovacsik
Mar 19, 2015 Ryan Kovacsik rated it liked it
I consider myself a spiritual person with an open mind, and I generally like writing of this nature, just as I do other philosophy and spiritual books and texts. I have always been a seeker, looking for deeper truths, and anything that might help me understand what is possible for humans in terms of psychological and spiritual growth. What are we capable of and where are we going? Are we evolving, and to what end? What can we do to facilitate positive growth in ourselves?

I like this book, as I l
Dave Dunniway
Mar 07, 2009 Dave Dunniway rated it it was ok
Not a bad book, but the writing style really bogged down the premise... heavy intellectual prose. I enjoy my spiritual wisdom down to earth and simple, not pontificated all elder university professor like. But the themes introduced in the book were interesting... mainly that true creative inspiration and genius is an evolutionary energy charge directed by the core intelligence of the universe (or what some might call God, though the intelligence doesn't have a projected personality that is a com ...more
May 01, 2008 Stewart rated it really liked it
This book is in some way a followup to Pearce's "Crack in the Cosmic Egg," both looking at consciousness and its ability to create the world we experience. There is a chapter on creativity, which I thought especially valuable. It's a book I will have to read again.
There are some beneficial things in this book (especially some of the stories of individual spiritual experiences as they related to kundalini), but I struggled with some of the author's intellectualizations.
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Mar 06, 2013 James Abro rated it it was amazing
Excellent book about shaktipat diksha and it's role in human evolution.
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For nearly half a century Joseph C. Pearce, who prefers to be known simply as Joe, has been probing the mysteries of the human mind. One of his overriding passions remains the study of what he calls the "unfolding" of intelligence in children. He is a self-avowed iconoclast, unafraid to speak out against the myriad ways in which contemporary American culture fails to nurture the intellectual, emot ...more
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