Eye of the Heart: A Spiritual Journey into the Imaginal Realm – by Cynthia Bourgeault



This groundbreaking book shares the evolution of Cynthia Bourgeault’s spiritual journey and offers a new map to understanding energy and our collective reality.

In Eye of the Heart, Cynthia Bourgeault investigates the imaginal realm–an energetic realm well known to the mystical traditions but often forgotten in our own times. It is invisible to the physical eye, but clearly perceptible through the eye of the heart. The imaginal realm has long been associated with the personal world of dreams, prophecy, and oracles, and it also points toward a higher vision of our human purpose that is both evolutionary and collective. Bourgeault explores both aspects of imaginal reality and shows readers how we can cooperate more fully with its guidance in our lives. Expertly blending her own lived experiences with research on the imaginal realm, Bourgeault explores how her personal relationships have helped to bring these teachings into sharper focus and the role this realm plays in Christian and other mystical traditions. She delves into the connections between our inner consciousness and what happens in the world, exploring the transformative energy and governing conventions that make the manifestation of this realm possible.


“A brilliant synthesis that both situates the imaginal world and gives it more meaning that it has previously had… [Bourgeault] is a true representative of the Western spiritual tradition.” 

– from the afterword by A. H. Almaas



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  1. Carrie Gilman
    Carrie Gilman says:

    I have begun my journey with Cynthia an ponder and listen to the introduction of her life and study. Love is stronger than death. That’s good no one lasts on Eath forever. My intent is to continue listening. At CFAC I orders , the authoritie of suffering. Which is zippered I’ll call them this week to be guided to hear Cynthia again.
    I’m recovering from surgery bi lateral hurts and have exposition, Hollowed out as Cynthia would say.
    My pash is 12 stepping now I clearly see, even though tripping over traumas, these to are my active ministry.
    Love of neighborhood is an adorable venture in and of charity.

    1952 is my birth year.
    I’m quite till yet smile as writing to the community. Thanks be to god. Carrie

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