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7 paths to God : the ways of the mystic
Borysenko, Joan.
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Publication Information:
Carlsbad, CA : Hay House, [1999, c1997]

©1999, ©1997
Physical Description:
xix, 121 pages ; 19 cm
General Note:
Reprint. Originally published under the title: The ways of the mystic.
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BL625 .B673 1997C Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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In this book, Joan Borysenko tells you how a mystical moment can strike at any time when you are fully present in the moment: when looking at a beautiful full moon, a sunset, walking in nature, or looking into the eyes of a child. When you are fully present in the moment, you will be filled with a sense of awe, and beauty, and feel fully connected with the universe.An excerpt from the book: "Just as many rivers lead to the sea, there are many paths to God. Each of the seven primary energy centers of the human body, the chakras, corresponds to a specific path." In this book, those paths are outlined, complete with spiritual exercises, giving the reader a sense of the most fruitful direction for their journey.You will learn that you don't have to go to Nepal or go climb a mountain to have a mystical moment, but in learning how to be fully present in your everyday life, you will find that mystical moments can be found in the mundane, the ordinary, or also in the extraordinary.

Author Notes

Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., has been described as a respected scientist, gifted therapist, and unabashed mystic. Trained at Harvard Medical School, where she was an instructor in medicine until 1988, she is a pioneer in mind/body medicine, women's health

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: From Alone to All One--The Experience of Unionp. xi
Chapter 1 The Rainbow Bridge--Seven Paths to Godp. 1
Chapter 2 Path One--Earth and Home: The Everyday Mysticp. 17
Chapter 3 Path Two--Creativity and Abundance: Generosity of Spiritp. 31
Chapter 4 Path Three--How Can I Help?: The Passion to Servep. 45
Chapter 5 Path Four--The Way of the Heart: Bridging Earth and Heavenp. 57
Chapter 6 Path Five--Discipline, Ethics, and Will: Thy Will, Not Mine, Be Donep. 73
Chapter 7 Path Six--Opening the Wisdom Eye: Contemplation and Transformationp. 87
Chapter 8 Path Seven--The Way of Faith: Paradox and Gracep. 103
Notesp. 115
About the Authorp. 121