THE MYSTICAL JOURNEY OF LIFE AND DEATH REVEALED THROUGH ANCIENT TOLTEC WISDOM BY A MASTER TEACHER
“It’s the ultimate vision quest: nine weeks in a coma following a heart attack….This is a powerful look into the metaphysical life of a spiritual teacher. It provides insight into ancient Toltec wisdom that is seldom available in written form, or to the uninitiated.” –Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight
THE TOLTEC ART OF LIFE AND DEATH A Story of Discovery By Don Miguel Ruiz and Barbara Emrys One of the foremost spiritual teachers of our time, Don Miguel Ruiz first introduced us to Toltec wisdom in The Four Agreements, which has sold over five million copies in the U.S. and more than seven million globally, and spent seven years on The New York Times bestseller list. In each of his previous books Don Miguel distilled ancient Toltec wisdom to simple practices and principles. Now, in his groundbreaking new work, THE TOLTEC ART OF LIFE AND DEATH: A Story of Discovery (HarperElixir; October 27, 2015; Hardcover), he offers the equivalent of his master class, revealing teachings on a deeper level which he has previously shared exclusively with a close circle of students in lectures and at sacred sites in Mexico and around the world. In 2002, Don Miguel suffered a near-fatal heart attack that left him in a coma for nine weeks. During this period, as he lay suspended in a dream state between life and death, he traveled on a mystical journey of self-discovery, his spirit encountering the people, events and ideas that shaped him and his life’s work. For the first time, Ruiz shares the story of his journey and the lessons he learned in THE TOLTEC ART OF LIFE AND DEATH. Among the insights he gleans and we learn from are the nature of our own life’s calling, that we are often seduced by knowledge that blocks us from truth, and that ultimately each one of us is filled with endless potential to change, grow, and love and to take control and to shape our own destiny.
This ‘story of discovery’ is the culmination of an incredible interior journey and a lifetime of learning. Written with the help of long-time student Barbara Emrys, the book provides a mystical, compelling, and profound exploration into the spiritual formation of this beloved global figure and teacher. THE TOLTEC ART OF LIFE AND DEATH delivers wisdom steeped in Toltec philosophy, experienced through the life and death experience of a master teacher.
About the Author:
Don Miguel Ruiz is a renowned spiritual teacher and internationally bestselling author. He has spent the past three decades guiding students to personal freedom through his profound insights regarding the nature of human reality. His landmark bestselling book, The Four Agreements, contains practical steps for long-term, personal transformation and has been read by millions around the world. First published in 1997, The Four Agreements has since sold over five million copies in the United States and seven million worldwide. It has been translated into 38 languages, appeared on the New York Times bestseller for over seven years, and was the 36th bestselling book of the decade. Don Miguel is also the author of The Mastery of Love, The Voice of Knowledge, Prayers, and the New York Times bestseller, The Fifth Agreement, a collaboration with his son, don José Ruiz. Each of his books are international bestsellers. The wisdom don Miguel has brought to the world has earned him respect around the globe. He has dedicated his life to sharing his message through practical concepts in order to promote transformation and ultimately change lives for the better. More at www.miguelruiz.com
Barbara Emrys’ first career was in television and film as an actress, writer and producer. She met Don Miguel Ruiz twenty years ago after suspending her acting career to raise her son in New Mexico and began an intense apprenticeship with him in shamanic training, and subsequently as a teacher of transformation and awareness. Barbara has written several nonfiction books and illuminating novels, including one based on her own experiences as a teenager living in Africa, titled The Red Clay of Burundi. A second book, Dreams of Mirabal, tells of a young woman’s shamanic journey and the guidance she receives from a mysterious and charismatic teacher. It has been her privilege to teach for so many years, beginning with the simplest lessons from ancient Toltec tradition and culminating in the mastery of awareness and a loving relationship with all of life. More at www.barbaraemrys.com