New Book by Andrew Vidich

OWL global citizen Andrew Vidich Ph.D., is an author, academic, consultant and international speaker in the fields of meditation, mysticism and leadership. With a Ph.D. in Religion with a specialization in Islamic Sufism and the transformational methods within religious traditions, he has taught university courses ranging from Religion and Islamic Sufism, to Death and Dying. As a life-long student of three spiritual masters within the Sant Mat tradition — Sant Kirpal Singh, Sant Darshan Singh, and Sant Rajinder Singh — Andrew also serves as a respected teacher and leader in that community. His newest book, co-authored with Arthur Stein and published in November, is Let there Be Light: Experiencing Inner Light Across the World’s Sacred Traditions.

Congratulations Andrew!

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Light Let There Be Light explores seven of the world’s great spiritual traditions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Sant Mat. It leads the reader through a history of each tradition, highlighting its great stories, ideas, historical periods, and leaders. The common thread that ties everything together is Light (always capitalized in the book). Light as an image of the Divine, as metaphor, and also as an actual reality that followers of the mystical, inner practices of each tradition can experience.

From the introduction:

Today we live in a time filled with tremendous political, social, economic, and environmental challenges, along with possibilities for many transformational responses to these trials. One encouraging development in recent years is the increasing numbers of people of all ages around the world, especially among the younger generation, who are exploring ways to “tap inside,” developing their inner resources to more clearly access the spiritual side of human nature. We hope that, wherever you may be in your own spiritual process, this book will provide insight and inspiration for experiencing more empathy, friendship, and joy within daily life — and being of service to others wherever the opportunity arises….

We hope that inspiration from enlightened teachers, saints, prophets and sages, along with teaching stories drawn from many cultures contained herein, will encourage further explorations…. May we develop receptivity to recognize universal qualities that can illuminate our pathways throughout life, and enable all humanity to share together with mutual respect a world at peace.

Marshall Zaslov, MD, psychiatrist
author of the medical productivity handbook, The Successful Physician:

Let There Be Light is destined to become a classic — indeed a scripture — for the 21st century and beyond…. Dip into it or study it, use it as a guide, a workbook, or companion on your search for truth….

This single book actually contains a small sheaf of several free-standing books, each one on the inner Light as it forms the basis of a major world religion. Each one could be used individually to enlighten anyone in that tradition, so they can [better] understand their own scriptures…. Gift it to your local pastor, priest, imam, rabbi, monk, or minister. If Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, et. al., will read only this momentous work, and finally discover for themselves that their religions are all at heart identical — then the present bloodbath will end, and an enlightened peace will reign in the world!

You can check out the book on Amazon.

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