Synopses & Reviews
This deeply spiritual book will guide readers on a journey toward Realization of the Christ-consciousness that exists within each of us.
In Finding Freedom Through Illumination, Dr. Nuckols divides the journey into three sections, each defining a part of the process that leads to Realization--the accumulation of more Light. Dr. Nuckols explains that, as we gather more Light, our worldview changes and we see the world differently, and while our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors change, we become more intuitive and begin to understand that all of life is an opportunity for spiritual growth.
Step by step Dr. Nuckols illuminates the concept that Realization (sometimes called enlightenment, satori, kensho, samadi, or moksha) is about becoming one with our Creator. Every spiritual tradition, including Alcoholics Anonymous, Hinduism, and Buddhism, gives direction for spiritual growth--all change our worldview and all have been shown to enhance levels of spiritual consciousness. Spending time in silence, solitude, prayer, contemplation, and meditation allows for intuitive change that alters our worldview causing the defects of character of the narcissistic ego to melt away. Ultimately, this is freedom, this is illumination, and this is spiritual growth.
About the Author
Cardwell C. Nuckols, PhD, (Longwood, FL) is described as "one of the most influential clinical and spiritual trainers in North America." He has served the behavioral medicine field for 40 years and for the last 20 years is considered one of the leading experts in the world on addiction and recovery. Dr. Nuckols' background includes advanced work in such areas as medical research, pharmacology, neurobiology, education, and psychology. His personal spiritual path involves studies into various spiritual traditions predominately early Contemplative Christianity. He is widely published, having authored more than 30 books and workbooks.