End-of-the-world paranoia has been with us since time immemorial. Now, with the end of the legendary Mayan along counta calendar looming on December 21, 2012 and recent threats of a worldwide economic collapse triggering widespread apprehension and a search for answers, The Cracking Tower offers an arsenal of strategies to turn these fears into an opportunity for spiritual and personal growth. Beginning with a lively memoir of the authoras experiences in the a60s, the book goes on to explore apocalyptic thinking through perennial philosophy, shamanism, gnostic mysticism, the body as a vessel of consciousness (and death as aan extended out-of-body experiencea), and psychedelics. Shaping the discussion is the fascinating metaphor of the cracking tower, an apparatus for distilling gasoline, as a vehicle for distilling our awareness. Rather than speculating on what might occur in 2012, DeKorne proposes vigilance of a more introspective sort. aThe important thing, a he says, ais to ignore the finger and strive to comprehend the moon, a to see what our apocalyptic tendencies reveal about ourselves. From the Trade Paperback edition.Ita#39;s more than enough to do the ego-Work in the space in which I find myselfalet the superior aspects of my psyche worry about integrations I cannot even imagine at this stage. Ia#39;ve had enough DMT and Salvia trips to know when Ia#39;m in wayanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Cracking Tower|
|Publisher||:||North Atlantic Books - 2010-05-18|