on 31 August 2003
This book is pretty amazing, having never really ventured into any form of spiritual practice (Outside of catholic doctrination during childhood), I found this a real wake up call to the forms of spiritual expression out there. Its a good companion on your lifelong spiritual journey (It can be most useful as a push onto that path in the first place).
I was struck by how perfectly articulated it is, Freke does a very good job of explaining the different philosophies (and, interesting, how similar in many ways they are, particularly in goal), and each page feels filled with magic: the illustrations and frequent quotes and asides really add to the main prose.
A very good beginning point to find an expression of your own inate spirituality (Or discover the one you currently employ, are you a drug-taking clubber for example?).
What this book is not is a spiritual 'bible' :-) It is principally a beginning point but a very comprehensive one at that.