This wide-ranging and illuminating collection of 150 questions and responses between a global spectrum of seekers and Peter Ralston provides a rare and nuanced look at the nature of consciousness and the path to understanding our true selves. Ralston, author of the groundbreaking trilogy on the existential foundations of the human condition--The Book of Not Knowing, Pursuing Consciousness, and The Genius of Being--selected inquiries he fielded over two decades and includes them here in a question-and-answer format. The mosaic of viewpoints from an astonishing diversity of real people at all levels of consciousness work yields a narrative that is intricate, digressive, intimate, and emotionally honest. The exchanges expand our understanding of consciousness, test our assumptions, and interrogate the very process of inquiry.
Much in demand as a teacher of consciousness workshops since 1979, PETER RALSTON has done over forty years of intense contemplation and personal experiential investigation into the nature of self and reality. Ralston's consciousness work is acclaimed by people from a diverse range of disciplines, from spiritual teachers and psychiatrists to cognitive scientists, physicists, and artists. He has authored a number of strong selling titles, including The Book of Not Knowing. He is the founder of Empowerment, as well as the founder of Cheng Hsin, his school of internal arts and ontological research. Ralston trained with Stewart Emery and Actualizations, and has served as facilitator for other personal growth organizations such as- Lifesprings, Tony Robbins, Institute for Self Actualizations, Esalen, and others.
Peter Ralston responds to 150 questions about consciousness from a global spectrum of people striving to grasp the nature of their own selves