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Based on more than 20 years of research and spiritual practice, written by a man who is both a spiritual practitioner and award-winning scientist, Essential Spirituality shows how you can apply the seven practices central to all the world's major religions in your daily life. Filled with stories, myths, case histories, prayers, and practical advice, this extraordinary work has the power to change your life.
©1999 by Roger Walsh, M.D., Ph.D.; Published by Arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; (P)2000 by Penton Overseas, Inc. Published by Penton Overseas, Inc. and Audio Scholar, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Its power is rooted not only in Dr. Walsh's formidable intellectual capacity...but in his own deep spiritual practices." (Ram Dass)
"An invaluable guidebook for modern spiritual seekers." (Stanislav Grof, M.D.)

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  • Mark
  • pleasanton, CA, USA
  • 05-13-04

Highly recommended

Beautifully written and narrated. Roger Walsh has a gift for getting to the roots of the world's religions and distilling the essence in a very accessable way. This is not as much study in world religions as a revelation of the core teachings they have in common. Great quotations from each tradition and a continuous pointing to the source of all. Very enlightening.

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  • Ulrich
  • munich, NY, USA
  • 01-31-05

orientation in the jungle of spirituality

you just started to read about spiritual traditions, and you are confused about the multitude of wisdom and world views? listen to this book. roger gives a profound overview of how to jump-start your own spiritual path with comparisons (non judgmental) between the major traditions. you will see: they have so much in common...

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Timothy
  • Springfield, MA, United States
  • 02-21-11

Excellent and enlightening

I have been on a spiritual journey for most of my life, but this book so far is the best thing that I have encountered. It has clarified many of my thoughts and questions. I would not hesitate to buy this book again. I highly recommend it. Sincerely !

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  • Vasemaca
  • PUNCHBOWL, Australia
  • 10-25-11

For the truly spiritual seeker

Wow I have listened to this fantastic narrative about living and embracing life for the tenth time since I purchased it.Mr Walsh genuinely is trying to reach his listeners through his series of the Seven Perennial Practices , based from the different traditions of religions from around the world.Incorporating his wisdom for us to learn and live a more fulfilling life.His background in psychology, neuroscience,physiology,psychiatry and medicine comes through as part of the holistic nurturing of the human person.A very gifted and inspiring author for these turbulent times.His works have won numerable awards and it is easy to see why.

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everyone should read this

I loved this book. I've purchasesd it in paperback as well and will use this with my clients in my health and wellness life coaching sessions. I can't wait to read it again!!