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Transformation

Transformation is most commonly illustrated through the image of a caterpillar changing into a butterfly. It speaks to a deep desire to be different than we currently are: whether physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually. We feel that if we could only find the right process—the right chrysalis—we would undoubtedly emerge as the perfect version of ourselves. But transformation is not about the magical changing of one static form into another: it is a process of intentionally guiding the change that is already occurring day by day, moment by moment, on every atom and being in the universe. Our thoughts, brains, bodies, and spirits are undergoing constant change, and the power of transformation relies on that inherent capacity. Healthy transformation stems from the knowledge that we have choices in every moment in how we change, and how we respond to that change. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

The Book of Soul: 52 Paths to Living What Matters

In The Book of Soul, Mark Nepo offers a powerful guide to inhabiting an authentic and wholehearted life. After we are physically born, we must be spiritually born a second time, a process that takes place through the labor of a lifetime as we develop into more fully realized beings.

Turning Toward the Mystery: A Seeker's Journey

In his most intimate book, the world-renowned spiritual teacher shares his inner journey of transformation and wisdom.

Luminous Night’s Journey: An Autobiographical Fragment

In Luminous Night’s Journey, Almaas shares excerpts from his personal journal, which describe a certain thread in his own journey of realization and the processes involved in integrating that realization.

The New Man

The New Man shows Thomas Merton at the height of his powers and has as its theme the question of spiritual identity.

The Laws of Spirit: A Tale of Transformation

The Laws of Spirit opens with the story of Dan Millman’s encounter with a sage in the wooded hills near his home.

The Journey of Soul Initiation: A Field Guide for Visionaries, Evolutionaries, and Revolutionaries

Soul initiation is an essential spiritual adventure that most of the world has forgotten—or not yet discovered.

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