It is evident from the book that the author himself has explored a number of spiritual paths!
Reinventing Truth, by Edward Mannix, challenges many of the popularly held beliefs that have become conventional wisdom among spiritual seekers over the past 40+ years. The book highlights when these beliefs fall down or lead to distorted, undesirable consequences - often times because they are only partial truths, not the whole thing.
In Part I of the book, the author sheds new light on diverse foundational topics including ego, karma, power, enlightenment, and others. He opens each chapter with a pithy observation that points to the chapter's primary theme. For example,
"Things went wrong. Don't be fooled by the silver lining."
"Ego is not the enemy. When you think it is, that is your ego talking anyway."
Building on the thematic expositions of Part I, Part II delves into deeper philosophical waters - challenging limiting beliefs such as the Buddhist assertion that we can't be fully enlightened in physical form, and overturning more nuanced misunderstandings held by many spiritual seekers and spiritual teachers alike.
This book is free 10/8 - 10/9.