Wisdom Of The Ages: A Modern Master Brings Eternal Truths into Everyday Life by Wayne W. Dyer

Wisdom Of The Ages: A Modern Master Brings Eternal Truths into Everyday Life

byWayne W. Dyer

Paperback | April 30, 2002

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This inspiring book by Wayne Dyer, author of the bestselling classics Your Erroneous Zones and Pulling Your Own Strings, delves into the teachings of intellectuals of our past to mine values and wisdom for the present.  

"What do our ancestral scholars, whom we consider the wisest and most spiritually advanced, have to say to us today?" asks Dyer. The answer lies in this powerful collection of writings, poems, and sayings by some of the greatest thinkers of the past twenty-five centuries. In succinct original essays, Dyer sets out to explain the meaning and context of each piece of wisdom, and, most important, to explain how we can actively apply these teachings to our modern lives. From sixty ancestral masters – Buddha, Michelangelo, Rumi, Whitman, Jesus, Emily Dickinson, and Emerson, among others – here are treasured passages on a variety of subjects, including solitude, time, and passion. Among the contributions are words on inspiration from Pantanjali, author of the Hindu classic Yoga Sutras; teachings about the power of prayer from 13th-century monk St. Francis of Assisi; and thoughts about the importance of action written by Mother Teresa.

The voices collected here cut across a wide range of historical eras and cultures, yet they communicate universal truths about the human experience. Wisdom of the Ages provides us with a marvelous dual opportunity: to receive guidance from our great ancestors and to recognize our own potential for greatness

About The Author

Wayne W. Dyer is one of the most widely read authors today in the field of self-development. He is the author of many books, including such bestsellers asYour Erroneous Zones,You'll See It When You Believe It, andReal Magic.A psychotherapist, Dyer received his doctorate in counseling psychology from Wayne State University and the Unive...

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Title:Wisdom Of The Ages: A Modern Master Brings Eternal Truths into Everyday LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:April 30, 2002Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060929693

ISBN - 13:9780060929695

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"This book is not about appreciating poetry and philosophy as much as it is about applying the wisdom of these writers to our everyday lives. All the selections in this book convey messages from sensitive, highly creative, and productive individuals who were alive here at one time, just as you and I are today." (Dr. Wayne W. Dyer)