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Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Be wary of "the lures of the sweet and the lofty"

Read Thomas Moore's preface to The Jeweled Highway: On the Quest for a Life of Meaning by Ralph White on by looking inside the book. Moore suggests:
"Here is where Ralph White's narrative offers direction to current voyagers and travelers on the way out of materialistic insanity into meaning. Don't glorify any truth or tradition. Participate. Participate. Feel the insights and discoveries of others. Don't restrict yourself to any truth. Open your heart to the most lowly practitioners of wisdom. Don't succumb to the lures of the sweet and the lofty. Remain loyal to the lowly and the grimy. Stay grounded, even as you explore the highest." 
In this preface Moore also writes that White "is more interested in the cauda pavonis, the peacock's tail that is the endpoint of alchemy, than in any fame of having conquered an actual mountain or wasteland." Ralph White is co-founder of the New York Open Center.

 "The preface by Thomas Moore is a wonderful summary of the book and worth reading itself." 
 M. Oishi, review
The Jeweled Highway: On the Quest for a Life of Meaning 
by Ralph White
Foreword: Thomas Moore
Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: Divine Arts
1 Sept. 2015
ISBN-10: 161125034X
ISBN-13: 978-1611250343

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