A Practical Guide to Enlightenment Based on the Teachings of the World's Great Mystics
by Joel Morwood

A product of twenty years of experience guiding students on the spiritual path, this book is an instruction manual for anyone who wishes to walk a mystical path and discover directly whether or not what the mystics say is true. Here you will find the universal teachings and essential practices of the mystics from all the world's major religious traditions, distilled and presented in generic terms suitable for all seekers, both those who belong to an established religion and those who do not.

Joel Morwood is the Spiritual Director of the Center for Sacred Sciences, a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and dissemination of the teachings of the world's great mystics. Joel is also the author of Naked Through the Gate: A Spiritual Autobiography and Through Death's Gate: A Guide to Selfless Dying.


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Paperback: 410 pages.
Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1 inches
Publisher: Center for Sacred Sciences,
Eugene, Oregon, USA
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0-9620387-2-3
© 2009 Joel Morwood

Selected chapters from The Way of Selflessness:

- Title Page and Table of Contents
- Preface
- Chapter 1: The Truth that Makes You Free
- Chapter 2: Who Are You, Really



It must have been providence that directed Joel Morwood to dig in the right place, for he struck a lode of pure gold, as wide (comprehensive) as it is deep (profound). What he mined from that lode is a spiritual treasure.
- Huston Smith, author of The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions

The Way of Selflessness is a very fine introduction to, and overview of, the spiritual path. It is clear and accessible for newcomers, but even more impressive is the way that Morwood shows the relationships among different traditions and practices. It also sparkles with little-known quotations from the great masters.
- David Loy, author of Money, Sex, War, Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution

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