Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path

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Sounds True, Oct 1, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 328 pages

The spiritual path is like any other road—it’s going to have its share of potholes and detours. Safe travel requires a quality rarely taught yet critically important in today’s world: discernment.

In Eyes Wide Open, Mariana Caplan supports us in cultivating the acute judgment and discrimination that will help us to live a spiritual life with intelligence, clarity, and authenticity.

Is enlightenment less about fireworks and bliss and more about dismantling illusions? How do we fully integrate our practice into daily living? What’s the best way to work with the ego and the shadow? Eyes Wide Open explores these questions and more, offering practitioners from any tradition—or those just getting started—a traveler’s guide through “the labyrinth of increasing subtlety” that defines a genuine spiritual life.

Eyes Wide Open has received the following awards:

  • 2010 Gold IPPY—New Age (Mind-Body-Spirit)
  • 2010 Gold Living Now Award—Enlightenment/Spirituality
  • 2010 Silver Nautilus Award—Spirituality

 

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Contents

Chapter 1What Is Spirituality Anyway?
1
Chapter 2Spiritually Transmitted Disease
27
Chapter 3The Posture of the Mind
49
Chapter 4The Psychology of Ego
73
Chapter 5Spiritual Materialism
107
Chapter 6The Healing Crisis
131
Chapter 7The Tantric Principle
159
Chapter 10The Union of Psychology
219
Chapter 11The Question of the Teacher
239
Chapter 12Om Mani Padme Grow Up
251
Notes
267
Glossary
275
Bibliography
281
About the Author
289
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Mariana Caplan

Mariana Caplan
 
Mariana Caplan, PhD, MFT, E-RTY 500, is a psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and author of eight books in the fields of psychology, spirituality, and yoga. She has been teaching workshops and trainings online, in yoga studios and universities, and at major retreat centers throughout the world since 1997. She is the founder of Yoga & Psyche International, an organization created to integrate the fields of yoga and psychology globally, and lives in Fairfax, California. Learn more at realspirituality.com and yogaandpsyche.com.

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