Reading the New Golden Bough was one of the most significant experiences of my youth. That book showed the remarkable similarities in the cultural stories and myths across cultures. From reading these perspectives, one arrives at a more fundamental understanding of the relationship between humanity and nature, people and community, and people with themselves.
Reading SQ Connecting with our Spiritual Intelligence left me with a similar feeling. I thought that the opening quotes for the chapters were especially well designed to draw one into the points the authors wanted to make. I got a new sense of how nothingness can provide meaning (such as the hole in the middle of the wheel that allows it to be connected to the source of power).
As someone with a very modest knowledge of psychology, I enjoyed the sections that integrated psychological and religious thinking about the meaning of life. There is a part of the book where you can take personality tests and help focus on the questions that will allow you to make your spiritual journey.
As someone who has been a meditator for some time, I was fascinated by the reports of research on how vibrations provide wholeness in the brain. Certainly, that's what it feels like when I am meditating. I especially like books that provide a new perspective on something that I have been thinking about a lot.
I found the questions for spiritual progress to be quite interesting. They certainly caused me to shift my attention in new ways that will undoubtedly lead to new learning.
I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in more self-awareness, particularly aimed at getting in touch with one's real nature. If you work in a business, you might also enjoy Rewiring the Corporate Brain, also by Danah Zohar.