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Book Title: The Pearl Beyond Price: Integration of Personality into Being, an Object Relations Approach|
ISBN 13: 9780936713021
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The author of the book: A.H. Almaas
Date of issue: September 5th 2000
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It was a very difficult book for me to read. First, it relates to the fact that psychological and spiritual realities that A. H. Almaas describes are, indeed, profound. It is a textbook of an entire psychospiritual journey towards Essence. I’ve gained many insights, and this book supported me on my own transformational journey through this entire year.
And, second, I cannot avoid the fact that the book is not well-written: in this particular volume the author is repetitive, while at times not being, from my limited point of view, as brilliant in his intellectual transmission as one could possibly be. This is only a shortcoming of the necessity to be a great writer—great psychologists and phenomenologists are not necessarily good writers. I will never be able to call Almaas a good writer based on this particular volume.
If you want to begin studying the Diamond Approach, it is obvious to me that this particular book is not the best place to start. It is more of an advanced manual to which you will be returning later on in your practice and transformation (I will likely return to many essential chapters and fragments of this book).
Given the current knowledge that I gained through studying Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory some of the formulations of the relation between the personal and the spiritual seem to be outdated; studying Wilber’s work and that of the great mystic-philosophers also makes it difficult for me to process through the spiritual metaphysics that Almaas abundantly brings forth in this early book of his.
As a post-metaphysical and a very well-written alternative—or, rather, supplementary—I recommend to check out Marc Gafni’s YOUR UNIQUE SELF, which is a brilliant and recently emerged teaching that elucidates some of the important dimensions of the Unique Self notion (which seems to be important in the light of the Diamond Approach’s teaching of Essential Self/Personal Essence).
It seems to me that, if you are looking for a book to begin to understand the Diamond Approach, then the Diamond Heart series would be a better starting point. Also, John Davis in his book THE DIAMOND APPROACH does a nice job of introducing some of the basic notions. I’ve also enjoyed Tami Simon’s interview of A. H. Almaas (which I first listened about six or seven years ago and then, more recently, re-listened).
The Diamond Approach is definitely a difficult-to-explore yet invaluable treasure of wisdom.
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