The Pilgrim Self

Traveling the Path from Life to Life

by Robert Ellwood
Quest Books, Theosophical Publishing House, 1996

A re you young, middle aged, or elderly? As a spiritually-minded person, have you ever wondered if there are special ways of being spiritual in each of the ages of men and women, and how spiritual growth correlates with age? If so, I think you might find this little book of interest. In simple but evocative and sometimes poetic style, it talks about the spiritual lives of children, adolescents, young adults, the middle aged, and the eldrely, telling what to develop and what to look out for in each. These different ages are set alongside the overall stages of spiritual life: awakening, preparation, illumination, the dark night of the soul, and the unitive state. Finally, the book presents the great initiation of death and rebirth to another life -- for it sees the pilgrimage of each individual life as but one segment of a far greater pilgrimage upon which we have embarked through many ages and worlds, before return to the halls of Light which are our ultimate home.

If ideas like this interest you, I would like to invite you to read this book and discuss it with me. May the blessings of all illuminated beings in all of time and space be with you.

Robert Ellwood
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