Since human culture is an outcome of the workings of the human mind, our best hope for personal as well as planetary renewal and ennoblement is the meditative practice of modulating consciousness in the light of Spirit. Toward this end, Pir Vilayat's posthumous manual of meditation is a consummate resource. Anchored in the lexicon of classical Sufism, but universal in vision and infused with insights drawn from Yoga, Buddhism, Kabbalah, Hermeticism, and quantum physics, The Ecstasy Beyond Knowing dispenses unique maps to the subtle perceptual fields that successively span the gulf between the individual diurnal mind and the deep silence of the Eternal. Defying the banal hegemonies of materialism and dogmatism, Pir Vilayat articulates a contemplative worldview that seamlessly integrates science, art, and esoteric knowledge. In brief, the The Ecstasy Beyond Knowing is a triumph of inner discovery--an epiphanic book.