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Halfway Up the Mountain: The Error of Premature Claims to Enlightenment

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  52 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Author and anthropologist Caplan plunges into the complex domain of contemporary spirituality where she boldly faces the grave distortions and fraudulent claims to power that characterise the spiritual path in our times. Dozens of first-hand interviews with students, respected teachers and masters, together with broad research are synthesised into a treatment of the modern ...more
Kindle Edition, 600 pages
Published May 31st 1999 by Hohm Press
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Edwin Wolbers
This book contains as much utter nonsense as the nonsense of new age she is writing about. Sure she mentions some pitfalls which seem to be widespread. But ironicly this book itself is the biggest pitfall on understanding a path to enlightment.
Ronald Jonker
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the most complete 'manuals' for avoiding the pitfall of a think-realisation.
Hippymomma
Dec 10, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was so looking forward to this book. I guess I thought there would be lots of juicy stories about failed cults...but instead, it starts with an attack on the "new age" movement then continues with random quotes from various Buddhist/Hindu/Jewish types. Apparently you have to suffer to be enlightened....
Sara
Oct 28, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
K, I haven't read this whole book I admit... Mariana is one of my dearest friends and I have read excerpts... she is a brilliant, creative, great writer and everyone should read her books!
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