Part 1, "Healing of the Self" explores fundamental principles of healing. It strikes sharp contrasts between surface, psychic, and spiritual methods, recommending a synthesis of conventional and alternative approaches to well-being. It also offers a variety of tested and proven techniques for self-healing and assisting conventional treatment. Part 2, "The Negatives", is a shocking look into the nature and roots of evil in both the individual and the world, with powerful tips for how to deal with them. It traces the activity of sinister forces in previous and possible future world war, emphasising the urgency of recognising and responding to the intensification of these forces both within and around us.
Paul Brunton helps us hear the melody behind the medley of today's "spiritual marketplace." His late writings raise the bar for what we can expect of spiritual teachings and teachers, and what we can do for ourselves. Born in London in 1898, he soon became a leading pioneer of much of what we now take for granted. He traveled widely throughout the world (long before it was fashionable) to meet living masters of various traditions with whom he then lived and studied. His eleven early books from 1934-1952 shared much of what he learned, and helped set the stage for dramatic east-west exchanges of the late 20th century.