In 1958, a successful businessman named Robert Mornroe began to have experiences that drastically altered his life. Unpredictably, and without his willing it, Monroe found himself leaving his physical body to travel via a "second body" to locales far removed from the physical and spiritual realities of his life. He was inhabiting a place unbounded by life or death. Monroe recorded these experiences in two bestselling, landmark books, Journeys Out of the Body and Far Journeys. Ultimate Journey, his final and career-defining work, takes us further than we thought possible--and reveals to us what it all means. Ultimate Journey charts that area which lies "over the edge," beyond the limits of the physical world. It presents us with a map of the "interstate"--the route that opens to us when we leave our physical lives, with their entry and exit ramps, their singposts and their hazards. It also tells us how Monroe found the route and travelled it, and uncovered the reason and the purpose of this pioneering expedition. It is a journey that reveals basic truths about the meaning and purpose of life--and of what lies beyond. After six hardcover printings, the trade paperback edition of Ultimate Journey, will offer an even wider range of readers this exhilarating reading experience, the masterwork of one of the most daring and original thinkers and explorers of our time.
Release on 2000 | by James O'Reilly,Sean O'Reilly,Richard Sterling
Inspiring Stories of Living and Dying
Author: James O'Reilly,Sean O'Reilly,Richard Sterling
Pubpsher: Travelers' Tales
Category: Family & Relationships
Travel can take many forms with a vast array of destinations, but there's one trip everyone will eventually take. The Ultimate Journey offers a choice selection of true stories from major writers about the final adventure. Crossing all geographical and spiritual boundaries, these writers in the fields of travel and spirituality tell touching, and often surprising, stories of their brushes with death. In a different way, each writer learns an important lesson about life. One traveler tries to make sense of a mysterious rescue from certain death on a bridge in Afghanistan. Another watches a holy man in India bring a crushed fly back to life. A third encounters an old woman in a cemetery in Mexico who tells her more about herself than anyone could know. Contributors include Sogyal Rinpoche, Edward Abbey, Pico Iyer, Mary Morris, Barbara Kingsolver, among others.
Like taxes, death is inevitable. Everyone experiences it sooner or later. This book offers perspectives on death and dying from all major religions, written by experts in each of those religions. Focusing on the major world traditions, it offers important information about what death and dying means to those practicing these faiths. The second part of the book adds a necessary and truly unique perspective - a personal look at how people actually die in the various world religions, as told by a hospital chaplain, with anecdotes and experiences that bring the death process to life, so to speak. Each chapter engages the theology of each religion, giving quotes from the literature of their respective scriptural traditions, to explain the process of dying, death, and the afterlife. In doing so, each author draws on the history of his respective tradition and looks at real-life figures, exemplars of the tradition, showing how practitioners view death and hope to one day engage the death process themselves.
Jim Stovall has penned three delightful parables for anyone who wants to be inspired or give the gift of inspiration. In The Ultimate Gift, Jason Stevens learns to appreciate the value of his life, while in The Ultimate Life, he learns the value of love. Now, in the touching conclusion to the trilogy, Jason learns that life’s journey is all about traveling well—not about the destination. In The Ultimate Journey, readers will discover the secrets of a successful life, including:• Money helps pay for the trip, but should never be a destination …• Friends make the journey worthwhile …• Laughter lightens the load of any rough or rocky uphill road …• Time may be allotted in small or large portions but the moment is what counts …… and so much more. Do you know how to make your life a success? The Ultimate Journey packs a powerful message for all ages.
Release on 2017-05-16 | by Ama Josephine-Esther Kachikwu
How to Unlock the Greatness in You, Become a World Changer, and Leave a Lasting Legacy
Author: Ama Josephine-Esther Kachikwu
Pubpsher: Xlibris Corporation
This is a complete guide that provides answers, permanent solutions, and robust principles for the next level in life, leadership, career, marriage, business, government, ministries, and nations. What is the Ultimate Journey to Greatness? It is time to quit worrying about everything. Stop thinking of what may happen. It is not the end yet! Begin the ultimate journey to greatness and leave a lasting legacy. Ultimate Journey to Greatness is a heavenly established guide and a timeless invaluable resource on ultimate power and freedom. The companies that failed in the past were never meant to fail. Countries that went to war with each other were never meant to go to war. Deaths from HIV were not expected to occur in the first place. Poverty has a permanent solution, but the world is still romanticizing palliation. The world has lived on possibilities laced with 50 percent chances for such a long time. Thus, the biggest inventions were not sparked up by research but by men who believed nothing was impossible. You must stop thinking of the limitations of possibilities for the next level as individuals, families, communities, business, corporations, and nations. Are you afraid of everything or looking for the next level? This is a book you must read. It provides prophetic guidance for you on the ultimate journey to greatness. The key to greatness is fundamental, and you must master it. Everyone needs it.
Why did five people run straight into a wall? Did you say because they couldn't see where they were going? Sorry, but it’s just the opposite. They knew exactly where they were going. They were going into the portal to save Karnithica. After an exhausting and painful journey, Samm and her friends get to take a break from their first mission. Just when they get comfy and warm, a devastating event occurs. Back on the road to save Karnithica, Samm travels all over the country to make her second mission a success. With an evil king on a killing spree, friends turning to enemies, and enemies turning to friends, it’s a wonder they don't just give up. But they do have an advantage that no one else has. But will that be enough, or will they crash and burn before they even get a chance to fly?
Based on more than a half century of research, Dr. Grof distills teachings from ancient wisdom and modern science that suggest how to face the process of death and dying. He proposes that those who come to terms with death through intense self-exploration tend to develop a reverence for life, in all its forms. Based on his own patients' experiences of death and rebirth in psychedelic-assisted therapy, he investigates cross-cultural beliefs about death, paranormal and near-death-experience research, and LSD therapy with advanced-stage cancer patients. The ultimate journey challenges us all, and how we approach death is much more than a major personal issue. Those who come to terms with death in deep experiential self-exploration tend to develop a sense of planetary citizenship, reverence for life in all its forms, and spirituality of a universal and all-encompassing nature. Such radical inner transformation might be humanity's only real chance for survival.The Ultimate Journey describes ancient and aboriginal ritual and spiritual practices that help us understand the experience of death, develop effective ways of making dying easier and integrate it as a meaningful part of life. This book also summarizes modern studies that shed new light on a variety of phenomena related to death and dying, including psycho-spiritual death and rebirth, near-death experiences, and the new expanded cartography of the psyche that has emerged from Grof's fifty years of research of psychedelic therapy, Holotropic Breathwork, and spontaneous psychospiritual crisis.Grof writes that our modern industrial civilization typically gives more attention to the wardrobe, makeup, and even plastic surgery for the corpse than to counseling dying individuals and their families. This is in marked contrast to pre-industrial societies for whom death and dying were paramount in their worldviews and important inspiration for much of their art and architecture. For example, the shamans of many cultures-going back at least thirty thousand years, began their careers with a spontaneous or induced experience of death and rebirth. They explored, firsthand, territories of the psyche that transcend the boundaries of individual consciousness. Similarly, in the rites of passage, initiates were guided into non-ordinary or Holotropic ("moving toward wholeness") states of consciousness and had a direct experience of numinous realities that transcend biological death. In the ancient mysteries, neophytes participated in various mind-expanding processes or "technologies of the sacred" to move beyond individual consciousness and experience directly and firsthand the higher transpersonal dimensions of existence.
Release on 2001 | by Gurcharan Das,Richard Bernstein
Retracing the Path of an Ancient Buddhist Monk who Crossed Asia in Search of Enlightenment
Author: Gurcharan Das,Richard Bernstein
The literary critic for The New York Times retraces the path of Buddhist monk Hsuan Tsang through Asia, vividly reconstructing the spiritual and physical journey undertaken by this famous holy man in the sixth century. 30,000 first printing.