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Extreme Spirituality

Extreme Spirituality

Radical Approaches to Awakening

Extreme Spirituality is any experience whether it be firewalking or practicing humble service to others. It shows us how our egos mask, limit, distort, or diminish our knowledge of a greater reality. Over twenty extreme spiritual practices are highlighted, and readers will learn how even unpleasant or dangerous situations can help us experience how love, wisdom, compassion, and interconnection reveal aspects of our divine nature and leave us with a crystal-clear distinction between our egos and our "higher-selves."

This book, using many different extreme spiritual practices as examples, uses a logical and enthusiastic approach to teach people how to assume a totally spiritual perspective in any situation. By doing this, even sorrowful or frustrating situations don't have to cause as much suffering. We can choose our reactions to them and use them as insights for spiritual growth.
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  • Atria Books/Beyond Words | 
  • 208 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451650273 | 
  • September 2011
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About the Author

Tolly Burkan
Photograph by Lynne Jerome

Tolly Burkan

Tolly Burkan is known as the father of the international firewalking movement. As a result of his pioneering strategies, firewalking seminars are now offered on six continents, and have been taught to more than two million people

During the 1970s, Tolly created innovative, cutting-edge methods for developing human potential and created the world's first firewalking class. In the 1980s, he founded the Firewalking Institute of Research and Education, started working with large corporations, and began training instructors. The 1990s saw his firewalking.com transform his work into a mushrooming corporate trend.

A renowned motivational speaker, Tolly Burkan has coached celebrities, including Andrew Weil, MD, Geraldo Rivera, and Anthony Robbins (who later went on to be the most well known firewalking instructor). In addition to authoring three books that are available in several languages, Tolly has been featured in thirty books, hundreds of magazines and newspapers, and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.

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