• Hidden Wisdom

  • A Guide to Western Inner Traditions
  • By: Richard Smoley, Jay Kinney
  • Narrated by: Ethan Sawyer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-16-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (131 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The co-editors of Gnosis magazine explore the many esoteric traditions that Western culture has to offer. While terms from Eastern spiritual practices such as Zen, mantra, and karma have become part of our daily lexicon, the traditions of Western spirituality have been largely unexplored by people searching for non-mainstream routes to spiritual experience. But for those who identify with Western culture, Western religious traditions have their own wisdom teachings that are more suitable to their needs and expectations. Many of those searching for alternative religions are not even aware that Western civilization has always had its own traditions, which are often hidden. In this fascinating introduction to non-mainstream Western spirituality, the coeditors of Gnosis magazine - today's leading journal of mystical spirituality - guide you through the teachings of Jung and Gurdjieff, the Kabbalah, neo-paganism, shamanism, alchemy, Sufism, and more. Explaining the history and practice of each tradition and describing its important figures, the authors present the ideas, strengths, and weaknesses of each tradition and offer a wealth of resources for those interested in pursuing these paths further.
©2006 Richard Smoley and Jay Kinney (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By DBruno1987 on 03-03-15

Interesting, enjoyable, not too deep

This was a leisurely stroll through interesting esoteric subjects. Very interesting and entertaining with good insights and a balanced perspective. It gives you just a "taste," and isn't too focused on any single tradition. I thought it was smart to start the book up with Jung.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Barbara on 03-17-14

Had to give it 5 Stars

Would you listen to Hidden Wisdom again? Why?

I had to listen to it again right after I got to the end ... it is such an easy listen while being so profound ...

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By Mr. J. Alliban on 04-13-18

Great overview

I wanted an overview of traditions such as Hermeticism, Kabbalism, Sufism and several others before delving deeper. This book certainly provided that. A must for any seeker of truth looking to explore a variety of esoteric religions.

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