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A mitad de camino
A mitad de camino

A mitad de camino

La falacia de la iluminación prematura

By Mariana Caplan, Translated by Vicente Merlo


352 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $23.95 (US $23.95) (CA $32.95)

Publication Date: May 2005

ISBN 9788472455641

Rights: US & CA

Editorial Kairos (May 2005)

Price: $23.95


In an era of exponentially increasing options for the spiritual seeker, this book warns against the dangers of ego inflation, abuse of power, addiction to mystical states, and fraud in the long journey toward enlightenment and fulfillment. The assertion that seekers must critically examine the ideas and ideals of their spiritual teachers shows seekers how to avoid common pitfalls of new age religious practice such as mistaking a mystical experience for enlightenment or following a guru with aspirations of power and control. Interviews with such noted spiritual masters as Andrew Cohen, Joan Halifax, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, and Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee are included.Las graves distorsiones y fraudulentas aspiraciones al poder que contaminan la escena espiritual de esta época son reveladas valerosamente en esta guía de las trampas comunes en el camino hasta la iluminación. Docenas de entrevistas de primera mano con estudiantes y maestros espirituales, además de una amplia labor de investigación, son sintetizados para asistir a los lectores a evitar la inflación del ego, el abuso de poder, y la afición a la iluminación. Incluye entrevistas con lideres espirituales Joan Halifax, Andrew Cohen, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, y Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.


"It is a sign of the maturity of a movement that it understands limit, and Caplan's thoughtful book should come as a ship to the rescue of practitioners of the broad New Age tradition." —Library Journal

Author Biography

Mariana Caplan has earned degrees in both philosophy and anthropology and has studied and lived in many communities in Central America, Europe, and India. She is the author of Do You Need a Guru?, To Touch Is to Live, and The Way of Failure.