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How can a relationship with a spiritual guide aid a seeker on the path to enlightenment? Author Greg Bogart details the challenges and problems that arise in this unique student-teacher relationship, from the process of chosing a spiritual guide through the end of the association and the separation from the teacher. There is a natural cycle that both teacher and student fo ...more
Paperback, 254 pages
Published November 1st 1997 by Dawn Mountain Press
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John Marani
Mar 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spiritual enlightenment is something that many of us seek, and throughout our lives we are looking to others to help us along the way. If one of my clients asked me, “How do I find a spiritual teacher or guide?” I honestly wouldn’t know where to begin. Luckily, Greg Bogart’s book, In the Company of Sages: The Journey of a Spiritual Seeker, can help people find the right teacher.

This process is much more complicated than it seems, however, and Bogart does a great job of bringing his own experien
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Patricia M
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Greg Bogart gives an excellent road map to enlighten the reader on their spiritual journey. I found the format of how Greg seperates the stages of the journey easy to follow and he enhances each chapter with a meaningful quote.
Kathy
May 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book!! For me it's the it carries the kind of energy that when you read certain passages you immediately feel a shift in your personal energy. So empowering and incredibly healing!!
Michael
Oct 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've wanted to read this book for some time and want to thank Greg Bogart for selecting me to receive a free copy through the Goodreads give-away program. This book was slow reading for me because I found myself rereading the material as there is so much to be learned from this work. Mr. Bogart explains the process of finding a spiritual teacher, learning from that teacher, and when the time comes, separating from the teacher and moving on in your own practice. He explains the seven steps in thi ...more
Arlan Wise
Apr 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished reading In the Company of Sages. I must admit that it sat on the table by my bed but once I picked it up, I couldn't stop reading it, but then had to slow down so I could savor it. It's very good. It helped me to relive my spiritual journey through the years as I read about Greg's. It gave me a deeper understanding of what I was doing and what was happening as I proceeded through the various stages you outline in the book. There's nothing like the wisdom of the perspective of age ...more
Francine Murphy-brillon
Well written but could have used more examples from Western traditions.
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Greg Bogart, Ph.D, LMFT--psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area, lecturer in psychology at Sonoma State University. Greg's writings bridge clinical research, dream studies, astrology, meditation, hatha yoga, developmental theory, Jungian archetypal psychology, Psychosynthesis, and transpersonal psychology.

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