Symbols have a strange power over us. Useful for communication, symbols nevertheless place limits on how we think and even act.
How, then, can we overcome the limitations of the symbols Western society has imposed on us? How can we discover new paths to clarity and enlightenment?
In this cross-cultural study, James Powell reveals in text and illustrations how people all over the world have attempted to emancipate their thought.
Citing Zen Buddhism, the Druids, T.S. Eliot, Saint John of the Cross, sacred writings of India, Chinese seers, the Hopi Indians and other diverse examples, he shows how poetry, prayer, meditation, questioning, and other techniques may be used to transcend the confines of the symbolism imposed by one's particular culture.
CONDITION: Soft Cover, USED lightly, 256 pages, first edition/first printing (only released in paperback).