WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT AND WHAT AM I? by Richard B. Gregg

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT AND WHAT AM I?

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An American sage of Eastern leanings, author of The Power of Non-Violence, Mr. Gregg presents a reprise of most of the main points in his The Self Beyond Yourself (1956). Mr. Gregg's logical tricks are hair-raising. For example, concerning the validity of the mystic experience, he suggests that since scientific niceties are made manifest only among scientists, one does not need further proof of the nature of the mystic experience than the witness of another mystic. However, Mr. Gregg's not-necessarily distinctive contribution, is that participation in the Eternal Now and dissipating of Self does not really exclude any aspect of existence, including, traditional religion or science. Meditation, involving as it does ultimate control by the Self, Mr. Gregg does not hold with. Rather, to put down the tyranny of self, one should quietly watch from a removed perspective all the Self's devious little ways until meaning rests with a greater entity. The current lively interest in neo-Eastern overviews should assure Mr. Gregg's Way with a central core of--probably young--followers. Yet another transcendental twang on the sitar.

Pub Date: Oct. 21st, 1968
Publisher: Grossman