WHERE THE SPIRIT SPEAKS TO ITS OWN

The passion of spiritual awakening

Barry Long


ISBN 978-1-899324-16-3

pp 224 216x138mm p/b
17 b&w illustrations
£14.99 $22.95 A$38.95

Spirituality/Western Masters/Mysticism

First publication
April 2003

 
The inner life of a spiritual master, revealed in the private poems he wrote during his awakening and self-realisation. An inspiration and a revelation.

A contemporary mystic bares his soul in    song and verse.
An original expression of authentic
   spiritual experience.
The fascination of a spiritual life story, plus    the appeal of poetry and song.

This is a different kind of book from Barry Long. He wasn't setting out to teach when he wrote these poems. Publishing them now he shares his life-long passion for the divine. Inspirational!

If you've ever heard the call of the spirit, this book will speak to you.
   

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'I must go where the four winds blow
Where the spirit speaks to its own;
For now I am free
Like the wind I must be
And help the others home.'

When Barry Long uttered these words, over forty years ago, he'd no idea of what was to come. Now we know, because his spiritual teaching has gone to the four corners of the earth and he's fulfilled the mission of every spiritual master - helping the others home. This place, eternity, our true home, is the cause of such longing that it famously inspires the mystic and the poet.

All his life Barry Long sought to express his passion for the truth, to say the unsayable and articulate the divine mysteries of life. This book is the expression of that mystic call and a song of praise to the source of all spiritual inspiration. It contains poems and verses he wrote privately from time to time in his personal journey home. So it's a unique testimony by a modern mystic. And yet, since the inspiration is absolutely impersonal, this is a book with the power to touch every reader who has ever known that same longing; who can hear the spirit speaking to its own.


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