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CONTENTS Introduction ix PART I: WHAT IS SELF? Definition of Terms 3 Consciousness and the Senses 5 Function of Consciousness 7 The KnowingSelf 10 The FeelingSelf 11 Unity of Consciousness 13 Summary of the System of Consciousness 15 The Ego 18 NoEgo Experience 21 Beyond Transformation: The Pathless Path 28 The Critical Turning Point 31 Beyond the Turning Point: Unmasking the True Self 37 Ecstasy: The Vehicle of Crossing Over 43 NoSelf Experience 47 Distinguishing Between Noego and Noself 52 Conclusion 57 One Way to View the Passage 59 Appendix I: The Divine Experienced by Consciousness 60 Appendix II: True Nature of Death and Resurrection 64 Appendix III: Compendium of the Self Experience 68 PART II: THREE VIEWS OF CONSCIOUSNESS Introduction 77 Three Views of Consciousness or Self 79 Three Views of Ego 87 Different Views of the Unconscious 95 The Archetypes 105 Conclusion 107 Appendix I: Essence of the Divine 113 Appendix II: Personal Discovery of Buddhism 114 Bibliography Part II 121 CONTENTS PART III: THE CHRISTIAN PASSAGE CHAPTER ONE: AN OVERVIEW Introduction 125 Christ's Revelation 129 Two Different Types of Oneness 132 Limitations of the Historical Christ 134 Experience of Oneness and Beyond 137 The Eucharistic Christ 139 The Unitive Mystery of Christ 140 The Fine Line Between Two Dimensions 143 The Divine Beyond the Unitive View 145 Experience vs Reality 150 Knowing Without a Knower 154 Did Christ Know He was God? 158 The Ultimate Mystery of Christ 160 The Eternal Body of Christ 163 CHAPTER TWO: STEPS IN MY CHRISTIAN PASSAGE Introduction 167 God as Immanent 168 God as Immanent and Transcendent 170 Transformation Process or Dark Night of the Spirit 178 The Marketplace 179 Falling Away of Union: No-Self 185 Resurrection 188 Ascension 193 Incarnation 195 In The End 198 Appendix I: How Is Christ Different from Ourselves or One of a Kind Among Men? 200 Introduction 200 Two Sides of the Incarnation 201 Three Distinctions 205 Once Removed 206 Reverse Process 207 Christ as The Way 211 Experience and Manifestation: The Difference 211 Summary 214 Postscript 215
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Self -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Depersonalization -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.