The amazing wisdom in this book, by itself, is worth the cover price, but the meditation techniques make it positively invaluable in my opinion. In this incredible book, Jon Peniel encapsulates millenia of ancient history, spiritual teachings, as well as his personal story of growth in a secluded pre-Bhuddist monestary, now desicrated, high in the Himmelayas.
Interestingly, the area that Mr. Peniel mentions in this book has recently been 'discovered' by National Geographic explorers. Even more intriquing is the omision by these explorers of the ruins of the monastery which, of course, would contradict most of what modern archeologists consider to be true.
The basic principle of this incredible book is that we are all part of a greater whole, sort of like facets of an incredibly-complex and large gem, and that it is only our selfish seperate mentality that keeps us from achieving peace, prosperity, and at-one-ment with the divine. When I say that this volume changed my life, I mean it. I used to be very nervous and preocupied, but studious and frequent use of the meditation methods, I feel, have tremendously improved my life. However, you have to be willing to put alot of time into them, like an hour or two a day. That's not to say that I have acheived the same level as that of the author, it takes a life of devotion to attain such enlightenment as he has. This book also coroborates some of what I've read elsewhere in the works of David Icke, William Bramely, and Stuart Swerdlow.