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Relationship as a Path of Awakening

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Pages: 320 | ISBN: 978-0-307-75490-5
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   Stephen and Ondrea Levine have devoted more than eighteen years to investigating the mind/body relationship, particularly as it relates to the states healing, dying, and grieving.  Their work has affected healing and medical practices worldwide.  Now, in Embracing the Beloved, the Levines turn their attention to what has been "our most significant spiritual commitmentour own relationship."
   In this groundbreaking book, they demonstrate how to use a relationship as a means for profound inner growth and healing.  Their insights and anecdotes will benefit all who are drawn to looking inward, and all who seek a relationship as a path for spiritual renewal and merciful awareness of life.
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   In the mid-1970s, while working with Ram Dass (Grist for the Mill 1976) and teaching meditation in the California prison system, Stephen Levine met Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. For the next few years he led workshops with her and learned from the terminally ill the need for deeper levels of healing and the profound joy of service (A Gradual Awakening, 1979).  In 1979 he began teaching workshops with his wife, Ondrea, as they continue to serve the terminally ill and those deeply affected by loss as co-directors of the Hanuman Foundation Dying Project (Who Dies?, 1982). For three years they maintained a free-consultation telephone line for those confronting serious illness or the possible death of a loved one (Meeting at the Edge, 1984). As the Levines continued to gain insight from those who approached illness with a merciful awareness, their explorations deepened while further meditative techniques were developed to "let healing in." Their guided meditations for healing grief, heavy emotional states, sexual abuse, and subtler forms of life/death preparation brought them international recognition (Healing into Life and Death, 1987).
   Presently Stephen and Ondrea Levine live in the high mountains of the Southwest, "attempting to practice what we preach" in the silence of the deep woods, seeking "the healing we took birth for."  They no longer have a telephone or do individual counseling, as their energies, for now, are mostly directed inward.  To continue "the work" they have created Warm Rock Tapes (P.O. Box 108, Chamisal, NM 87521) to share the guided meditations and talks from the few times a year they "go out" to teach.  Their long-awaited Relationships as a Path of Awakening is soon to be published, as is a book of poetry, Healings, and an "autobiography of the heart."

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"If you aspire to transform an intimate relationship into a tandem inner journey towards spiritual realization, Embracing the Beloved is the most subtly articulated 'how to' book available."- Ram Dass

"A poetic and compassionate book about the healing potential of love and familial relationships... This should find its way onto the bookshelves of all who strive for greater insight into their ownand their partners'deeper natures."- Publishers Weekly

"Stephen and Ondrea's work in among the deepest, most healing and heartfelt contributions to modern spiritual life in America.  What they offer in Embracing the Beloved is filled with blessings."- Jack Kornfield, author of a Path with Heart

"Perhaps the most spiritually ambitious 'relationships' book of the season."- New Age Journal

"Embracing the Beloved is [the Levines'] often moving... exploration of how relationship can be a path to God.  It mixes stories from the Levines' past... with philosophy and suggestions for meditations."- San Francisco Chronicle

  • Embracing the Beloved by Stephen and Ondrea Levine
  • January 20, 1996
  • Religion - Spirituality
  • Anchor
  • $16.95
  • 9780385425278

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