On November 30th, 1962, Christopher Isherwood spent several turbulent hours at the bedside of actor Charles Laughton, his friend and neighbor, who was dying slowly of cancer. Laughton himself was uncharacteristically at peace; it was Isherwood who fought noisily with his own mind, tormented by his own egotistical ramblings, unsure of how to pray or to whom.
Spiritual confessions—personal accounts of spiritual struggle—have a long history, going back to the Confessions of St. Augustine. If the apostle Paul had been reticent about discussing what he cryptically called his “thorn in the flesh,” Augustine, by contrast, wrote…
This book explores the theory that Jesus Christ visited India, a notion that first surfaced toward the end of the 19th century and has since become popular among Indophiles, occultists, and New Agers.
Patience, A Little Book of Inner Strength by the late Eknath Easwaran (1910-1999) is a book of “pocket wisdom” regarding a difficult virtue and its relationship to strength, kindness, and compassion.