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This book is 30 years old, but it is still a very interesting book, because the topics, mysticism and its practitioners, have been around a long time. Their basic themes have not changed much over that time. So what was true 30 years ago is actually still true today. And likely will be 3,000 years from now.
Ghose's writing style is not what you would call incisive, rather, he writes like he's peeling an onion, from the outside, working inward. Different ideas are juxtaposed and not always woven together in a comprehensible manner; yet he gets his points across.
He states firmly that mystics work from the inside out, the opposite of his writing style. He also believes that, although they speak different languages, in essence, science and mysticism can, and should, seek a reconciliation; as many mystics have also advocated.
This is a good book for anyone with the slightest interest in mysticism. Due to his personal background, Ghose focuses especially on Aurobindo, Evelyn Underhill, Aldous Huxley, and others who he studied, or studied under.