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A book to dazzle and delight
on 25 May 2012
Tim Freke's 'The Mystery Experience' is a book to dazzle and delight anyone with an interest in spirituality and 'practical' philosophy. And that's just what Tim gives us: penetrating insight into the heart of mysticism, leavened by humour and a touchingly human approachability that is quite exceptional in authors within this genre.
The book is practical because it's not simply an inspired dissection of ancient and contemporary spirituality; it's also a 'how to' manual that gives many simple, direct exercises from Tim's own experience to help us discover for ourselves the 'Big Love' of which he writes. Big Love is, of course, none other than the sense of all-embracing connectedness and Oneness that spirituality has identified for thousands of years. 'The Mystery Experience', however, is a new kind of spiritual road map that takes us in an entirely unexpected direction. Tim Freke is one of the very first (at least in this reviewer's opinion), to make a convincing and 'livable' link between experiencing the vastness of impersonal Oneness whilst simultaneously expressing ourselves as flesh and blood, individual human beings in the mundane world.
'The Mystery Experience' is an eminently readable book of great insight. Intellectually deft, practical and funny. But don't just read it: do as the title suggests, and simply experience it.