An in-depth look at psychic, mediumistic and miraculous powers in the world’s great mystical and wisdom traditions, which uncovers key insights into various teachings and practices. Aspects of Yogic, Hindu, Buddhist, Judaic, Sufi, Islamic and Christian spirituality, including miraculous events in the life of Jesus, are discussed in four main chapters. The realization of universal divine consciousness and its profound implications are also drawn upon, along with various categories of supernormal phenomena that have been documented in both ancient and modern times.
This is a thoroughly revised edition of the new low-cost paperback version that includes extra information, images, and two extensive appendices of questions and answers with the internationally renowned medium and former Benedictine monk Glyn Edwards, in which he eloquently reflected upon numerous interwoven facets of unfoldment. In all, a beneficial interfaith book that draws on both original sources and contemporary understanding.
Preface to Revised Edition / Introduction / 1 Ancient Wisdom, Postmodern World / 2 Yogis and Buddhas / 3 Prophets and Mystics / 4 Bringing the Strands Together / Appendix I: A Conversation with Glyn Edwards on the Powers / Appendix II: A Conversation with Glyn Edwards on Spirituality / Glossary / Bibliography / About the Author / Other Titles by the Author and Glyn Edwards.
“Thought-provoking, with in-depth research by Santoshan and shared personal experience from Glyn Edwards. Realms of Wondrous Gifts draws upon ancient and modern teachings from various wisdom traditions and important sources. It is a book that will be of tremendous help to all who wish to deepen their understanding of the powers and the wider implications of spirituality.”
~ SWAMI DHARMANANDA SARASWATI, yoga teacher and author.
“Written with both clarity and insight, this is a rare and enriching book which integrates the wisdom of many spiritual traditions. Whilst illuminating the need now more than ever before to explore interspirituality, our universal commonality and deeper spiritual nature, it shows the way forward for embracing the Whole.” ~ EILEEN DAVIES, international medium and teacher.
“Realms of Wondrous Gifts often sees compassion as one of the highest gifts we can manifest. This important insight along with well-researched chapters and good writing makes the book thoroughly worthwhile reading for any spiritual seeker.”
~ IAN MOWLL, interfaith minister and co-editor of GreenSpirit magazine.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Santoshan (Stephen Wollaston) studied world religions at King’s College London, is a OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation minister, a trustee of the UK charity GreenSpirit, a member of its editorial and publications committee, and an author, coauthor and editor of more than a dozen books, including 'Rivers of Green Wisdom: Exploring Christian and Yogic Earth Centred Wisdom' (GreenSpirit ebook 2014), and 'Spirituality Unveiled: Awakening to Creative Life' (new ebook edition released in 2020).