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Title:
Wellsprings : a book of spiritual exercises
Author:
De Mello, Anthony, 1931-1987.
Publication Information:
Garden City, N.Y. : Image Books, 1986.

©1984
Physical Description:
240 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
"Complete and unabridged."

"Originally published in India by Gujarat Sahitya Prakash"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780385196178
Format :
Book

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Summary

One of the most important inspirational writers of our time, and an internationally acclaimed spiritual guide, Anthony de Mello here presents a way toward peace of mind, inner power, and joy through simple spiritual exercises that blend the ancient traditions of the East with the psychological and philosophical perspectives of the West. Wellsprings is intended to guide us to a deeper appreciation of the physical and mystical realms within us.

In these pages, numerous aspects of self-awareness are explored that for many people are often left uncultivated in the rapid pace of modern life. In the tradition of the great spiritual leaders of the past, de Mello directs the whole person toward a state of harmony and grace -- in heart and mind, body and soul. This book's great insights into our universal spiritual yearnings have had tremendous resonance the world over, and its simple lessons of the spirit have touched the lives of millions.

Wellsprings is indeed a book for everyone who thirsts for inner growth -- regardless of age, religion, or cultural background. If read carefully, its exercises will lead from mind to body, from thought to fantasy and feeling. It is then that we are both freed and empowered, awakened to reality and our real selves. For, as the teacher explains, "in solitude your self is given back to you."


Author Notes

Anthony De Mello was a Jesuit priest known throughout the world for his writings and spiritual conferences. He died suddenly in 1987


Table of Contents

Reality
The Conclusionp. 14
The Vacationp. 16
The Venturep. 18
The Adventp. 21
The Vesselp. 23
The Wellspringsp. 25
The Lessonp. 27
The Secretp. 29
The Centerp. 31
The Biblep. 33
The Strangerp. 36
The Absolutep. 38
The Nomadp. 41
The Ocean Starp. 44
Restoration
The Revolutionp. 48
The Darknessp. 50
The Englightenmentp. 53
The Revelationp. 56
The Satellitep. 58
The Findp. 60
The Heartp. 62
The Desertp. 64
The Volcanop. 66
The Assentp. 69
The Commissionp. 71
The Hazardp. 74
The Evidencep. 77
The Kingp. 79
Christ
The Encounterp. 84
The Offerp. 88
The Lordp. 90
The Creatorp. 92
The Recognitionp. 94
The Responsep. 96
The Pioneerp. 98
The Promisep. 101
Life
The Redemptionp. 106
The Exposurep. 110
The Kingdomp. 113
The Mendicantp. 116
The Discoveryp. 118
The Awakeningp. 120
The Miragep. 123
The Riverp. 125
The Essencep. 127
The Good Newsp. 129
The Deliverancep. 132
The Symphonyp. 136
The Dispensationp. 141
The Comedyp. 143
The Cyclep. 145
The Expeditionp. 148
The Ecstasyp. 150
Love
The Sanctuaryp. 156
The Fountainp. 158
The Partingp. 160
The Educationp. 162
The Currentp. 165
The Sunrisep. 167
The Anointingp. 169
The Benedictionp. 171
The Celebrationp. 174
The Pilgrimp. 177
The Reunionp. 180
Silence
The Treasurep. 184
The Fusionp. 185
The Caressp. 187
The Oceanp. 188
The Guestp. 190
The Surrenderp. 192
The Lightp. 194
The Glowp. 196
The Dawnp. 198
The Windowp. 200
The Visionp. 202
The Mirrorp. 204
The Sentinelp. 206
The Returnp. 208
The Arrivalp. 210
The Selfp. 212
The Liberationp. 214
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