The Prophet's Way: A Guide to Living in the Now

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By Thom Hartmann

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Thom Hartmann

Thom Hartmann
Thom Hartmann is the award-winning, bestselling author of over a dozen books, including The Edison Gene, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, and Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception. His groundbreaking work in ADD/ADHD and psychotherapy has been featured in TIME magazine, the More...



Thom Hartmann’s own dramatic spiritual journey that illuminates specific techniques for achieving spiritual transformation

• Recounts travels to the farthest corners of the earth in pursuit of universal spiritual truths

• Reveals the teachings of Hartmann’s spiritual guides, providing an intimate glimpse into his relationship with German mystic Herr Müller

• Offers practices and techniques for readers seeking to grow spiritually

In the course of his work for the charitable organization Salem, Thom Hartmann personally witnessed famine in Uganda, chaos in Russia, and genocide in Colombia--all signs that modern cultures have lost the connection to the sacred, both within and without, that was emblematic of older cultures. To truly flourish, the human spirit needs to be present in its surroundings and attuned to the Now. It needs to act on what it knows is possible and to experience how the smallest actions can have massive consequences. This is the reality of the Prophet’s Way, a path--both literal and figurative--that the author walked with his spiritual mentor Herr Müller that skirts the edge of the precipice, where one can experience a truly spontaneous life under seemingly overwhelming and impossible circumstances.

In The Prophet’s Way, Thom Hartmann shares his intense spiritual journey, a story that melds recent discoveries in science with ancient truths. Through insightful and engaging vignettes Hartmann teaches that accepting the challenge to have faith means living on the edge--remaining in the moment--because it is here where the material and spiritual worlds meet. He offers readers a unique view into his experiences of expanded consciousness, providing a powerful example of how we can re-create our future by reconnecting to the sacred heartbeat of the world.
“This is the most important book I have ever read. . . . Now I can do no less than give my remaining years to its message.”
Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of The Crack in the Cosmic Egg and The Biology of Transcendence

“This is the most important book I have ever read. . . . Now I can do no less than give my remaining years to its message.”
Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of The Crack in the Cosmic Egg and The Biology of Transcendence

The Prophet’s Way produces its own butterfly effect: the simple act of reading it can change your life.”
Michael Hutchison, author of Mega Brain Power and The Book of Floating

“Thom Hartmann is an absolutely original mind, with an original way of looking at the world: he has made an enormous contribution to our culture.”
Owen Lipstein, former editor in chief of Psychology Today and Mother Earth News

“This book represents the path of a spiritual initiate and the signposts he met along the way. We Coptics are honored that Thom’s path included Hamid Bey and Master Stanley, two great lights of the 20th century.”
John Davis, director of the Coptic Fellowship

“Thom Hartmann is one of the great adventurers of our time, both in the world at large and the world of ideas.”
Jill Neimark, journalist and author of Bloodsong

“Thom Hartmann has a capacity to go to the essence of things. He does so with power and beauty.”
Wayne Teasdale, author of The Mystic Heart: Discovering a Universal Spirituality in the World’s Religions and A Monk in the World

The Prophet’s Way draws you in like a novel, keeping you on the edge waiting to see what happens next, yet is a true story. Like a painting by a great master that was painted over and hidden for centuries, Thom Hartmann peels away the layers of distortion heaped on original visions of religion and faith which existed 2,000 years ago, revealing once again the essence of humanity, spirituality, and mysticism. This book helped me make a major change in my life for the better.”
Rob Kall, coauthor of Biofeedback Theory & Practice; founder of FUTUREHEALTH, Inc.

“Thom Hartmann exposes many of the ugly truths hiding beneath the surface of contemporary ‘civilization.’ Hartmann’s book masterfully combines autobiography, science, and Christian spirituality and shows us how to rehabilitate our world with acts of compassion rooted in spiritual humility and faith in the Creator of all creatures and cultures. Easy to read, hard to practice.”
Jay Fikes, Ph.D., author of Carlos Castaneda: Academic Opportunism and the Psychedelic Sixties and Reuben Snake, Your Humble Serpent

“If you do not think that one person can do much--can do enough--to make a real difference, I urge you to read The Prophet’s Way. It will inspire and excite you. For it will show you in real life terms just what one person can do, and lift you to a place of new determination to play your rightful role in the Creation of Tomorrow.”
Neale Donald Walsch, author of Conversations with God

“Thom Hartmann is one of those people who puts it all together for us, explaining not only what has seriously gone wrong in the world but, even more important, all that can still go right. He is an awakener of the highest order.”
Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love and Everyday Grace