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A new story for our time by a pioneer of the consciousness movement
Filled with beauty, transcendence, and vitality, Ralph White’s memoir takes us on a quest for a life of meaning and the many ways he found to share its secrets with others.
An adventurous story at the cutting edge of a deep cultural shift, it takes the reader from childhood in the Celtic world through adolescence in gritty Northern England, down Route 66 to Machu Picchu, and through the Himalayas into Tibet.
Readers gain an insider’s knowledge of the origins of major centers of holistic learning like Findhorn in Scotland and the NY Open Center, and why they serve as necessary focal points for the emergence of greater sanity, wisdom, and awareness in the world.
This gripping quest is told with honesty, verve, and spiritual insight.
About the author
Ralph White is an internationally known speaker on spirituality and consciousness, and the cofounder and creative director of the New York Open Center, America’s leading urban institution of holistic learning. White has made numerous appearances on radio and television, and was the editor of the award-winning Lapis magazine. He lives in Long Island, NY. http://www.ralphwhite.net
“Written with a poet’s eye and a seeker’s urgency, Ralph White traces his spiritual journey. His hunger for truth leads him down many alleyways. He rewards the reader with hard-won wisdom.”
— Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way
“A riveting, deeply joyful spiritual adventure demonstrating how a sustained wish for truth can attract a life strewn with inner meaning.”
— Jacob Needleman, author of An Unknown World: Notes on the Meaning of the Earth
“As a leading figure at the New York Open Center for three decades, Ralph White has introduced thousands of speakers, none more interesting than himself. In this gorgeously written memoir, the evocative images of his wide and deep life journey inspire us to do likewise — seek and find, again and again.”
— Robert McDermott, president emeritus, California Institute of Integral Studies
“Ralph White is talented, original, and uninterested in convention, and his life has been an adventure of the Joseph Campbell kind — a quest to find the secrets of life and then give them to his fellow citizens. He is one of those rare men who has said yes to life far more than he has retreated into safety.”
— Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul
“In this highly readable memoir, he colorfully describes his ups and downs and brave wanderings through far-off landscapes of the earth and of the mind and spirit. If you’re one who wants to know where we’ve been and where we’re headed in these times of great danger and opportunity, I cannot recommend it highly enough.”
— Robert Thurman, Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Columbia University; author, Inner Revolution and Infinite Life