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Luminous Night's Journey: An Autobiographical Fragment by [Almaas, A. H.]
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In Luminous Night's Journey, Almaas shares excerpts from his personal journal, which describe a certain thread in his own journey of realization and the processes involved in integrating that realization. This publication marks a fortunate development in our knowledge of how Being is realized in and through the human soul: The process of realization and integration of true nature described in the voice of one who articulates precisely and vividly the psychological and epistemological barriers which confront the individual consciousness as realization is integrated in the context of personal life.

Almaas describes how his participation in the unfolding manifestation of Being ushers him into realms that expose and transform increasingly deep ego structures and attachments. Luminous Night's Journey clarifies how the unveiling of Being and the exposure of ego structures constitute one process, leading to the soul's integrated realization of absolute nature and the manifestation of the human being as a personal embodiment of that nature.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 953 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Shambhala; 1 edition (5 September 2000)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #489,769 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Subtle, related with laser precision. 10 November 2014
By laura prefontaine - Published on
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Another beautifully written book by AH Almaas. Here Almaas once again relates to That which is so hard to speak of, because it transcends the minds comprehension to know, and no words can adequately describe. However, Almaas is among the best at speaking to the construct holding beliefs and opinions, and embracing both the non dual and dual simultaneously. And this book speaks to a very fine, precision subtlety that can easily be missed, independent of ones maturity and evolvement.
From around page 153 on, especially, has been some of the finest writing,relating.
What I love about the readings of Almaas is the direct experiencing that can occur. There can be many ways to interpret this book depending on your awareness. For this self, an enriching and appreciative experience.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 12 August 2015
By leslie chyten - Published on
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a beautiful personal account of a spiritual journey
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Loved this Book!!! 6 December 2012
By Healthier Happier Me! - Published on
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Almaas relays his life experience on his spiritual path in a truly amazing way. I really connect with his energy!
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvelous Reading Experience 14 December 2006
By M. Lange - Published on
I have read this book twice, and each time I had a very different experience. The second time was a real adventure, because the concerns the author grapples with in this book are now similar to those I have in my own life. So, there was a real sense of affinity in the second reading.

The book is a series of journal passages written over what appears to be a number of years, in which Hameed Ali (A.H.Almaas) shares, and wonderfully describes, his most intimate mystical reflections. He describes in beautiful language his encounters with the fears and exhilarations he experiences as he manifests new and increasingly powerful dynamics on the ascent of Being. Eventually he arrives at a temporary "state" of experiencing the "Absolute." Some time later, this achievement of bonding and unity with the Absolute becomes a "station," in that it has become a permanent state of consciousness.

This book is very well written, with descriptions of feelings and insights that are at times astounding in their beauty and fullness. A word of warning, though: this book will appeal far more to a more mature reader who has familiarity with actual mystical experience, an abundance of metaphysical and, especially, mystical study and practice, or a strong background in Hameed Ali's works on the Diamond Approach. I would recommend a reading of John Davis's The Diamond Approach for an overview, then plunging in to the Diamond Mind, Diamond Body, and Diamond Heart books. I would also suggest reading Evelyn Underhill's books on western mysticism, Idries Shah's works on Sufism, D.T. Suzuki's writings on Zen Buddhism, and the Tibetan Book of the Dead.

With those books and concepts in mind, Hameed Ali's writings on his personal and deeply intimate mystical experiences will take on even more flavor and beauty.
26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Descriptions of Higher state of Consciousness 23 October 2001
By Roger Fruci - Published on
I have been reading about and studying higher states of consciousness for 30 years, and in all that time I have never read such personal, detailed, in depth descriptions of experiences of Unity Consciousness. Almaas has an amazing facility to describe profoundly subtle experiences. His descriptions are consistent with classical descriptions of that state, yet at the same time he adds an element of examining his own "ego structures" in the light of the Untiy experiences. If you are into this type of thing, this is a truely facinating book.