Out of the Labyrinth
For Those Who Want to Believe, But Can't
Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters)
The last hundred years of scientific and philosophical thought have caused dramatic upheavals in how we view our universe, our spiritual beliefs, and ourselves. With the advent of Darwinism, relativity, nihilism, and existentialism, traditional religious dogmas have been challenged as never before. Increasingly, people are wondering if enduring spiritual and moral truths even exist.
Out of the Labyrinth brings fresh insight and understanding to this difficult problem. In clear and accessible language, Walters demonstrates the genuine compatibility of scientific and religious values, and how science and our most cherished moral values actually enrich and reinforce one another. The author lays out a new approach to spirituality that both solves the problem of meaninglessness and champions the possibility of human transcendence and divine truth
Topics covered include:
- Institutions and the Individual
- Nihilism and the Search for Values
- Values–Absolute or Relative?
- Truth in Relativity
- Meaning in Evolution?
- In Search of an Absolute
- The Law of Transcendence
This book is a must for anyone struggling to find answers to these questions and the meaning of human existence.
What Others Are Saying
"Important reading . . . be prepared to take on a new view of reality and your own nature. Labyrinth is thought-provoking, intelligent, and filled with remarkable wisdom. This belongs in any thinking/feeling person’s library."
—Fred Alan Wolf, PhD, physicist and author of Taking the Quantum Leap and The Spiritual Universe
"This book is wonderful. Out of the Labyrinth is completely in harmony with the findings of modern science, yet it provides them with deep meaning. This message must spread everywhere."
—Leon Kolb, Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, Stanford University
"I found Out of the Labyrinth a lucid complementary statement to the 'either-or' assumptions of Western thought, as well as a much-needed affirmation of the limitations of trying to apprehend reality only through the mechanism of reason."
—Rene Dubos, microbiologist, Pulitzer Prize for So Human an Animal
"An engaging and compelling argument for the continuing relevance of spirituality to modern life. From the Greek philosophers to quantum theory, Kriyananda makes solid observations that lead us to question the dogmas of modern 'truth.' This is both a very good read and interesting journey into one of the finer minds of our time."
—Reverend Chip Wright, Unitarian Universalist Church, Yakima, WA
"I particularly treasure [this] book. It will contribute to our ongoing work on the issue of scientific causality. Science is one of the noblest visions of humankind, but its commitment to the physically measurable as the only reality has not served us well for a long time."
—Willis Harman, president of Institute of Noetic Sciences, co-author of New Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Science