Deliverance of the Spellbound God
An Experiential Journey into Eastern and Western Meditation Practices
Marie-Laure Valandro, the author of Camino Walk and Letters from Florence and a long-time student of Anthroposophy, takes readers on yet another journey—this one more inward.
Marie-Laure begins this journey with a Vipassana Buddhist retreat in southern Québec with the well-known meditation teacher, Goenka. The meditation retreat becomes the touchstone of the author's travels, while Rudolf Steiner's Anthroposophy serves as the ground. The author describes the spiritual dimensions of her travels in India and Europe, while always returning to her deep understanding of Steiner's spiritual science.
As always in Marie-Laure's writing, in Deliverance of the Spellbound God we discover the sublime in the ordinary, and wisdom in even the most foolish of situations. In her descriptions of people and places, as well as in the details of her travels, she shows how we can look outward to know ourselves, and look inward to know the world.
Deliverance of the Spellbound God offers gifts of wisdom from an extraordinary life lived.
C O N T E N T S:
Persevering on the Eastern Path
West: Discovering Rudolf Steiner
Understanding My Buddhist Practices
Drawing upon Mother India
The Yoga Path and the Westerner
Ancient Practice through Western Eyes
Revisiting My Spiritual Journey
“Yoga of Light”
The Eagle, the Lion, and the Holy Cow
Language of the Heart