By A. H. Almaas

In Luminous Night's trip, Almaas stocks excerpts from his own magazine, which describe a definite thread in his personal trip of cognizance and the procedures interested in integrating that attention. This book marks a lucky improvement in our wisdom of the way Being is learned in and during the human soul: the method of awareness and integration of real nature defined within the voice of 1 who articulates accurately and vividly the mental and epistemological boundaries which confront the person recognition as attention is built-in within the context of private existence. Almaas describes how his participation within the unfolding manifestation of Being ushers him into nation-states that divulge and remodel more and more deep ego constructions and attachments. Luminous Night's trip clarifies how the revealing of Being and the publicity of ego constructions represent one strategy, resulting in the soul's built-in attention of absolute nature and the manifestation of the man or woman as a private embodiment of that nature.

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