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Description - Getting to Where You Are by Steven Harrison

A penetrating and wide-ranging journey through contemporary spirituality, meditation technology, and post-modern culture, Getting to Where You Are challenges the very basis of contemporary spirituality and the consumer society that created it. Harrison's book, Doing Nothing, which Utne Reader called a caustic exploration of our psychospiritual obsessions established him as one of the most insightful and provocative authors in the arena of spiritual inquiry. Yoga Journal characterised Harrison's voice as uncompromising honesty and New Age Journal calls his writing persuasive. Getting to Where You Are is a far-reaching investigation of our ideas about life and our spirituality, in which Harrison challenges the notions of enlightenment as a way to happiness, zero-coupon bonds as the way to security, and Stephen Hawking as the final arbiter of scientific reality. What does all of this have to do with meditation? Everything. Because meditation is about everything. Harrison suggests that the only meditation that does not produce more mind clutter than it removes is the active exploration of life -- as it is -- free from the restraints of doctrine, religious belief, and technique-oriented practices. And free from the embedded conceptual framework of our culture. Getting To Where You Are explores what meditation actually is and, more important, what it is not and how it got that way. In a series of interlinked essays, filled with humour and insight, Harrison investigates the fabric of life as the very expression of our spirituality.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781591810063
ISBN-10: 159181006X
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 141mm x 16mm)
Pages: 207
Imprint: Sentient Publications
Publisher: Sentient Publications
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Steven Harrison

Steven Harrison has studied a wide variety of meditation and spiritual practices and is an international speaker on spirituality and the conscious life. He is a founder of All Together Now International, a charitable organisation that provides aid to street children and the destitute in South Asia, and The Living School, a learning community in Boulder, Colorado.

Books By Steven Harrison

French by Steven Harrison
Paperback, June 2011
Doing Nothing by Steven Harrison
Hardback, January 2008
Shimmering World by Steven Harrison
Hardback, September 2007
What's Next After Now? by Steven Harrison
Paperback, January 2005