With its beautifully rich prose, Robert Sardello's newest book invites us to experience silence as a companion presence, a creative heart-felt experience that renews, restores, and deepens the body's response to the internal and external world. Drawing on images and ideas from the Trials of St. Anthony, Anthroposophy, Depth Psychology, and Phenomenology, the book delves deeply into the subtleties of silence, exploring the phenomenon as a source of wholeness and revitalization.Sharing his own insights from years of experience in spiritual psychology, Sardello takes us on an inner journey beyond the chaotic noise of the ego to a place of inner communion and self-healing. Silence: The Mystery of Wholeness opens our eyes to the importance of cultivating the nurturing aspects of silence in our personal relationships and enables us to awaken the inner currents of spirituality that ultimately lead to a path of universal compassion, service, and healing.
About the Author
Therese Schroeder-Sheker is a musician, medievalist, teacher, and clinician. She is the founder of the Chalice of Repose Project housed at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana. As a vocalist and harpist, she has recorded several influential works, including "Rosa Mystica" and "In Dulce Jubilo." She is the author of a book on music and dying, "Transitus: A Blessed Death in the Modern World."
“Sardello’s work Silence sets a momentum into order every time I pick it up, one which asks only that I stay open to that momentum. I haven’t encountered this kind of book before, and I don’t know what’s in it for me, only that I have a longing to stay open to it.… I daresay the work will speak for itself. I can’t speak for it except to pray it finds a very wide audience and works its magic thereon.”
—Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of The Biology of Transcendence: A Blueprint of the Human Spirit; Magical Child; and The Crack in the Cosmic Egg: New Constructs of Mind and Beauty
“This book is a breakthrough. In Silence Robert Sardello modestly, elegantly—and magisterially—brings thirty years of work in phenomenological, soul-based spiritual psychology to a new level. What was implicit before becomes explicit: spiritual psychology is not just another theory; it is a path to a new reality.”
—Christopher Bamford, author of The Voice of the Eagle: The Heart of Celtic Christianity and An Endless Trace: The Passionate Pursuit of Wisdom in the West
“With reverence and insight, Sardello delves deeply into… the power of silence to heal people physically and spiritually, and the importance of silence in prayer and meditation… Reading this book, one soon learns to equate silence not with the vacuum of outer space but with the rich depths of the soul.”