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Overview Internationally acclaimed spiritual guide Anthony de Mello points the way toward peace of mind and inner power through simple teachings that integrate the ancient traditions of the East with the psychological and philosophical perspectives of the West.
One of the most important inspirational writers of our time, and an internationally acclaimed spiritual guide, Anthony de Mello here presents a way toward peace of mind, inner power, and joy through simple spiritual exercises that blend the ancient traditions of the East with the psychological and philosophical perspectives of the West. "Wellsprings" is intended to guide us to a deeper appreciation of the physical and mystical realms within us. In these pages, numerous aspects of self-awareness are explored that for many people are often left uncultivated in the rapid pace of modern life. In the tradition of the great spiritual leaders of the past, de Mello directs the "whole" person toward a state of harmony and grace -- in heart and mind, body and soul. This book's great insights into our universal spiritual yearnings have had tremendous resonance the world over, and its simple lessons of the spirit have touched the lives of millions. "Wellsprings" is indeed a book for everyone who thirsts for inner growth -- regardless of age, religion, or cultural background. If read carefully, its exercises will lead from mind to body, from thought to fantasy and feeling. It is then that we are both freed and empowered, awakened to reality and our real selves. For, as the teacher explains, "in solitude your self is given back to you."
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Studio: Image Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.15" Width: 5.34" Height: 0.52" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Sep 3, 1986
ISBN 0385196172 ISBN13 9780385196178
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More About Anthony De Mello
Anthony de Mello, S.J., was the director of the Sadhana Institute of Pastoral Counseling in Pune, India. A member of the Jesuit province of Bombay (Mumbai), he was known throughout the world for his writings and spiritual conferences. Although he died suddenly in 1987, through his many books, including Awareness, Sadhana, and The Song of the Bird, which have been translated into more than thirty- five languages, he leaves a rich legacy of spiritual teaching.
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No. 2 on my Top 10 List of Books of Illustrations: Jan 3, 2005
After ending the year of 2004 re-reading deMello stories from the Song of the Bird I picked up WELLSPRINGS to compare them! My eyes were first caught by "The Fountain, "The Education and "The Current. "The Education focused upon Peter's Betrayal when he saw that 'Look' from Jesus! "I shrink, at first from his loving gaze, for it is too forgiving... I must sustain that look if I am to learn to look at other people the way he looks at me."
Then I moved back into the deMello section on his Topic of LIFE. First I centered upon "The Awakening, "The Deliverance, and "The Symphony" all really interested me for their under-lining! Since Tony deMello often did in his short life, he meditated upon his own Death! In "Deliverance" an underlined phrase: "And so it must be: Life must go on." On closing of this longer meditation, I added the quotation from my old friend, Bob Farrall: "Until my Brother died - I did not face my mortality!"
Many stars & pluses for Contemplation & Meditation in-telling stories. Retired Chaplain Fred W Hood
Pay attention to this man's writings! Jun 30, 2000
Anthony DeMello actually was able to bring eastern mysticism and methods of meditation, into the Vatican and teach it to the jesuits! If you know anything about catholic hirarchy, that is quiet a feet. But once you read this, one of my favorots, or other books by Fr. DeMello you'll see that what he says and teaches is so pure, innocent, true, relevant, and REAL, that you see why he recieved such a wide audiance. I loved working the exercises in his book. Not from a Catholic point of view, but from a Meditatiors position. I read his books often when I need to refocus. Enjoy :-)
Find Peace in Troubled Times Feb 10, 1999
Anthony DeMello is superb in his manor of helping the reader find the lost,confused and at times sad individual and transporting him or her to a place of peace and tranquility. Wellsprings offers many short medition exercises. I really enjoy the contempletive peacefulness that is awakened with each essay that is SLOWLY read and concentrated upon. I take with me everywhere I go. Even though I have only owned it for a short time, it has the appearence of being decades old. I really have made it looked LOVED. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have and still do