The Science and Practice of Humility: The Path to Ultimate Freedom Paperback – Oct 11 2014
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“Asserting that sages, both ancient and modern, share the quality of humility, Gregory says this virtue is the key to ultimate liberation. The teacher, speaker, and documentary filmmaker draws from Asian philosophies, Hermeticism, and a variety of other spiritual sources to “show a clear understanding of what spiritual evolution and illumined consciousness really mean.” Gregory’s source materials reveal broad knowledge...” (Publishers Weekly, November 2014)
“The Science and Practice of Humility is a very thoughtful and wise treatise on the nature of reality, with inspiration for our spiritual unfoldment.” (Corinne McLaughlin, coauthor of The Practical Visionary)
“With the clarity of an eagle soaring in the still peace of a clear blue sky, Jason Gregory offers us an important work in the development of a vision of unity and peace. The Science and Practice of Humility is a revelation, speaking to that inner knowing that has never been separate from who we are and have always been. Gregory’s style is both intellectually stimulating and personally evocative. This book is a treasure to hold in two hands: to ponder, to enjoy, and to allow its alchemy to call upon that which is our best, and our salvation.” (Robert Sachs, author of Becoming Buddha)
“A profound and important book. From his exploration of Hermetic principles and the true meaning of alchemy, to his deconstruction of false ideas of manifesting wishes, Jason Gregory makes a unique contribution to an evolving philosophy for the 21st century. This eminently readable and thought-provoking book renders a service to us all.” (Graham Hancock, author of Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind)
“The Science and Practice of Humility acts as a bridge between East and West by presenting Oriental wisdom to the modern world. This is a profound book with a simple and clear explanation of some of the classic concepts of Oriental philosophy.” (Satish Kumar, author of The Buddha and the Terrorist)
“Jason Gregory’s richly woven treatise encourages the reader to go beyond intellectualizing and to enter a realm of sincere introspection toward a liberation of the self. Gregory persuasively reminds us that evolution begins through one’s own humility. The Science and Practice of Humility is a compelling read for all those seeking the threads of Truth behind the tapestry that is life.” (Kingsley L. Dennis, Ph.D., author of New Consciousness for a New World)
“When one truly realizes the warrior mind and how it operates, it will then cease to be a part of you and peace will emerge. This is the true gift of The Science and Practice of Humility.” (Steven L. Hairfield, Ph.D., author of The Twelve Sacred Principles of Karma)
“With an in-depth discussion of the underlying ethos of the spiritual arts, The Science and Practice of Humility is a must read.” (Damo Mitchell, author of Daoist Nei Gong)
“Jason Gregory has outdone himself. The Science and Practice of Humility has given me two great moments of insight in the past month that have led to a major leap in maturity and stillness. Take time with each line in this book, and you will understand what I mean.” (Ben Stewart, documentary filmmaker of Kymatica and lead singer of Hierosonic)
“A wide ranging comprehensive exploration of the human condition, drawing on history and the wisdom of many cultures. Jason Gregory helps us to see our shadow side, and then points our gaze toward the light, the evolution of consciousness, and the healing of life on earth.” (Wes Nisker, author of The Essential Crazy Wisdom)
“Humility may be one of the most misunderstood states of being, and one of the most powerful kinds of consciousness. This book penetrates through superficial concepts to give you a much deeper experience of this way of being in the world. I like how the book connects humility and truth, and that Jason Gregory gives us a thorough background in global teachings that support the development of the frequency of humility.” (Penney Peirce, author of Leap of Perception and Frequency)
About the Author
Jason Gregory is a teacher and international speaker specializing in the fields of Eastern and Western philosophy, comparative religion, metaphysics, and ancient cultures. For several years he studied with masters in Buddhism, Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Hinduism, and Taoism, traveling to some of the most remote places in the world. The filmmaker of the documentary The Sacred Sound of Creation, he divides his time between Asia and Australia.See all Product Description
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E.A. James Swagger author of 'The Newgrange Sirius Mystery'
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"[I]n order to change the world, we must first change ourselves....humility can inspire the real change within the heart and mind of each individual that is required to bring about real change in the world we all share."
"[T]he capacity of an enlightened master is to see order out of chaos and thus further evolution through their own being."
"A sage knows fundamentally that to truly change the world, we need to change where the world comes from. And where it comes from is the individual's perception of it."
"We can force ourselves upon the universe, or become humble students of it."
"From the elevated state of a sage, separation does not exist, not even between the different ways a warrior and a sage perceive the world."
"[I]n simplistic terms the warrior is fixed on duality and the sage sees the interdependent unity of all things, which is a non-dual state of consciousness."
"Humility is the virtue of truly receiving life with an unwavering gratitude toward existence."
"Humility as real strength is realized by a jivanmukta, one who has become a receptive vessel that the source of the universe can flow through....those who are truthfully humble emanate indescribable power."
"Nothing humbles a being more than realizing that what will be will be....We can either learn to flow with it [life] or can continue to fight it."
What I most resonate with in Jason's book is his emphasis on allowing life to be as it is, instead of trying to force life to show up the way one thinks it should. To my mind, this doesn't mean being passively underfoot to life. One can still take action in the world; however, that action comes from unity rather than separation--action that isn't grounded in judging the world as somehow making mistakes in its unfoldment. Indeed, a humility of response to the world that understands the truth of the universe's ultimate harmony.
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E.A. James Swagger author of 'The Newgrange Sirius Mystery'
There is a saying, 'The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don't tell you what to see.' Jason Gregory is that and more.
I must emphasise that throughout the book Jason does not say there is a right or a wrong way of being. Instead he encourages us to let ourselves unfold naturally from within, working in harmony with the universe there by producing an ever increasing oneness.
The book gives the reader an understanding of the concept of eastern traditions and with this we discover that there is no need to struggle through life. Jason describes the two states of awareness that are within us all, the warrior and the sage. We learn that if we can humbly embrace all of our experiences by heightening our perspective to that of the sage, then all of the "chaos" we may see from a warriors perspective becomes "order." By letting go of the idea of separation and understanding that we are a part of the wholeness (the conciousness of the Universe) then in a paradoxic way even the things we may perceive as negative become positive.
For me personally I've had a deep longing to understand the energy and vibration of the universe and how everything is connected. No other book I have read to date has been able to explain it all in such a way that I could understand like this one. I finally get it!
I have loved every single chapter. Within each one there was a part of it that would resonate so deep inside of me, a moment when I would feel a wave of energy rush through me, as if I had come to the realisation that I was rediscovering something I had long forgotten.
This is a book to be treasured and read time and time again. A reminder that by living a more humble existence and having faith in the higher power that everything is just how it should be at any given moment, we can ultimately bring more peace within ourselves, which in turn brings more peace to our outer world. Thank you Jason Gregory!