P.T. Mistlberger s 'The Inner Light' is a stupendous accomplishment, linking spiritual, psychological, and magical traditions into a coherent whole. Its focus on history is kept fascinating by revealing the interplay and interdependence between the seemingly disparate threads of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions and what has evolved into modern psychological theories and practices. This weaving of systems, combined with practical techniques, will bring new insights to students and practitioners in many fields as well as increasing respect and understanding. --Donald Michael Kraig, Author of 'Modern Magick'.
A mightily impressive work! A comprehensive and easy to follow guide through and around the Western Esoteric Tradition. I learned a lot from it and no doubt shall continue to do so. One to keep by you for constant reference! ~ Gareth Knight, author of A History of White Magic and Experience of the Inner Worlds.
An immensely enjoyable book. This well written and insightful work is a must read for everyone interested in the history and development of the Western Esoteric Tradition and its varied perspectives on spiritual development and their practical applications. ~ Will Parfitt, author of The Complete Guide to the Kabbalah.
An engaging and wide-ranging introduction to esotericism in theory and practice, interwoven with thoughtful psychological commentary. ~ Owen Davies, professor of Social History at the University of Hertfordshire and author of Grimoires: A History of Magic Books.
A comprehensive book, comprising a well-researched and annotated reference text of the history, components, and better-known personalities of the Western Esoteric Tradition...especially impressive is the author's understanding of the interaction between the many streams that merge and flow as the broad river of the Western Esoteric Tradition...I will recommend this book to my students. ~ R.J. Stewart, author of Advanced Magical Arts and The Underworld Initiation.
The Inner Light is a worthy addition to a growing corpus of literature that attempts to bridge the gap between the theoretical elucidation and practical application of the fundamentals of what used to be considered as "rejected knowledge" in Western culture...[this book] will be of value both to those interested in the historical and thematic overview of some major trends in Western esotericism as well as to those who are intent in applying these teachings to practical use. ~ Gordan Djurdjevic, Ph.D., Sessional Instructor, Department of Humanities, Simon Fraser University.
About the Author
P.T. Mistlberger is a transpersonal therapist, meditation teacher, and international transformational workshop facilitator based in Vancouver, Canada.