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Title:
Coming home : the experience of enlightenment in sacred traditions
Author:
Hixon, Lex.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Garden City, N.Y. : Anchor Press, 1978.
Physical Description:
233 pages ; 18 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780385129077
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Explores the experience of enlightenmentin sacred traditions and how it affects those who experience it.


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Library Journal Review

Hixon provides a somewhat idiosyncratic yet fascinating and informative view of ten paths to enlightenment, moving from the contemplative views of Heidegger and Krishnamurti through the tantrism of Ramakrishna and the naturalism of Ramana Maharishi to the Zen ox-herding pictures, Mother Serena (a contemporary Rosicrucian teacher), the Hasidic masters, and Paul of Tarsus seen as a mystic announcing the new age of divine-human union. Included are Hixon's consultations of the I Ching and an explication of Turiya as taught by Advaita Vedanta and experienced by Hixon with Swami Nikhilananda as his teacher. Though the tone is not consistent--some chapters are philosophical, others personal, still others purely expository--the book is certainly worth consideration.-- Carolyn M. Craft, Longwood Coll., Farmville, Va. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.