Description Mystic Mountain de John R Sack:
Mystic Mountain shows how the current elder explosion has opened a door to unparalleled soul work, the wisdom that comes with age. In clear, nonacademic language John Sack seeks to stir the boundless spirit, the miracle of transformation, dormant in each of us. For those fast upon their wisdom years, yearning to live as closet or cloistered contemplatives, he lights the mystic path as it shines through the larger journey from birth to return. The general reader will gain a profound introduction to the mystic way. Those already en route as beginners or proficients will find here a practical guide through rising levels of awareness. The author draws on wisdom traditions worldwide, from Sufi to Sikh, Shaman to Christian, Buddhist to Hindu, Jewish to Jain, piecing into one the fragmented shards held by each while leading readers through a rich range of spiritual masters. He writes as well from his own experience as a Trappist monk and Hindu yogi. Some Reader Feedback: I am reading the John Sack book you gave me and find it to be the best thing I have read in months and months. He has a profound understanding of mysticism and mystical prayer. Ray S., Wisconsin John, just wanted to let you know... This morning, Jan told me that the joy she holds in her heart everyday is knowing that at the end of the day, when she gets her jammies on and slips into bed, she can immerse herself in your book. Lorie B., Oregon
John R. Sack was born in Springfield, Ohio. He has a BA in English from Yale University and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. As a young man, he entered Our Lady of Gethsemane Trappist Abbey in Kentucky where Thomas Merton was his novice master. In later years, he trained in a Hindu ashram in Ganeshpuri, India. Spiritual awakening and transformation are common themes in both his fiction and nonfiction books. Other works include the internationally-acclaimed novel, The Franciscan Conspiracy (currently out in 16 languages) and a companion work, Angel's Passage (available in three languages). The Wolf in Winter is a fictional tale of the early career of Francis of Assisi. Other fiction and short stories, including his Trappist Tales, can be seen on his Amazon or Smashwords author pages. His nonfiction Yearning for the Father is a guide to contemplative prayer centered around the Lord's Prayer. Today, he is happily writing and homesteading at Casa Chiara Hermitage, situated on a sunny mountainside in southern Oregon, with his wife, Christin Lore Weber, author of many books related to spiritual growth. They have three grown children and one grandchild in their blended family.