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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-917507-5
    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 222 pages
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    • 978-1-03-917508-2
    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 222 pages
  • Keywords
    • spiritual journey,
    • yoga and spirituality,
    • search for "God",
    • poetry and poets,
    • purpose of life,
    • Jungian psychology,
    • self-discovery

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A Spiritual Memoir
by Linda Cassidy

Over the last century, church attendance and participation in a religious vocation have dropped sharply in the West, accompanied by a rising secularism and growing disillusionment with organized religion. And yet, humanity continues to yearn for a sense of divine meaning in the world about them, something that goes beyond this temporal existence, something that author Linda Cassidy calls Something-Other-Than. In this powerful spiritual memoir, Linda shares the story of her search for meaning and the holiness in all things, baesd on her belief that a direct, personal encounter with the divine provides a truer more lasting pathway to enlightment than following theologies and dogma ordained by others. She describes five pathways available to everyone to approach the divine: the Way of the Book, the Way of Yoga, the Way of Poetry, the Way of the Dream and, in the future, the Way of the Cosmos. Richly accompanied by research and personal experience, her message will inspire readers to explore the ineffable, invisible, and transcendant nature of the human spirit as they walk these paths through her memoir. From dream analysis to learning at the feet of a yoga master, her account of her journey will keep readers turning the page! An engaging and thought-provoking book, this latest offering from Linda Cassidy will propel readers into a quest for their own encounter with the divine.

Linda Cassidy worked as a professional librarian and technical writer for many years while also exploring the spiritual aspect of life. She became a disciple of a yoga master and for eight years attended meditation workshops at a yoga ashram in Pennsylvania. She undertook dream work for four years with a Jungian analyst, all the while devoting herself to the writing of poetry. Now in her eighth decade, she shares the fruit of her research and participation in a journey of the spirit. In 2010 Cassidy published her first book, a collection of poetry titled Inland Waterways: Poems from a Peaceable Kingdom, and in 2020 she published a mystery thriller, The Long Revenge. She’s a member of The Writers’ Union of Canada, the League of Canadian Poets, Crime Writers of Canada, and the Heliconian Club for women active in the arts and literature. Cassidy has lived in Oakville, Ontario for over thirty years and now resides in downtown Toronto where she focuses on the joy of writing poetry and attending readings. She has two adult sons and two granddaughters.


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