I opened this book a couple of years ago and spent maybe ten minutes perusing the pages. It was not until maybe three months later that I started to read passages in earnest. It took some weeks of intermittent reading to reach the conclusion that this is and will always remain one of the best books with regard to writing, editing, not to mention international spiritual unification ! A brilliant read and a book you will NOT want to give away or even lend. You never tire of this book, left alone for a period of time one returns again and again to discover anew the vast knowledge contained herein for readers of every persuasion and ethnicity. You are guaranteed a companion for life within these pages but NEVER give it away. By all means - if you like someone and want to pump up the level of respect they posses for you - purchase a copy of this book for them !! You cannot go wrong. Enjoy - over and over and over !