Fading Toward Enlightenment: Life Between the Ego and the Ethereal

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Missing Man Press, 2005 - 154 pages

"Though I didn't know it at the time, I heard the Siren's song within my mother's womb. Even before I was born, I was being drawn to my death."

Thus begins the true story of a gifted photographer's quest for inner peace. Beautifully illustrated with over 75 fine-art, B/W images, "Fading Toward Enlightenment" takes the reader on a modern-day hero's journey. From the anguish of self-loathing, through the confusion of the search, past the traps of the mind - photographer and author, Wayne Wirs leads the reader on an epic tale of his personal quest for tranquility in the midst of today's fast-paced world.

Following no particular school of thought or religious practice, the author recounts his journey from a typical, normal, solid life to one that is dynamic, flowing and at times filled with the Divine.

Students of meditation, eastern philosophy, and the esoteric - as well as fans of "The Celestine Prophecy", "The Power of Now", and "The Tao Te Ching" - will find a voice that resonates true in the author's poetic words and inspiring images.

"Fading Toward Enlightenment" is one of the most honest and beautifully illustrated accounts of the modern spiritual search to date. Its powerful images, inspiring quotes and compelling text harmonize subtly to immerse the reader in this heart-felt and moving narrative.


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Kasutaja arvustus  - blognaut - LibraryThing

True story of the victories and struggles on the spiritual path, told in a wonderful photo-essay format! Brought tears to my eyes more than once -- I can't explain why. Maybe you too can read this thing of beauty and see for yourself!! Read full review


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About the author (2005)

Wayne Wirs - whose last name rhymes with the word "ears" - has held positions as a software engineer, website designer and professional SCUBA diver. A native of South Florida, Mr. Wirs has had close encounters with both an alligator and rattlesnake, been struck by lightning and survived separate attacks by both a shark and a 6-foot long barracuda. Mr. Wirs has been a student of meditation ever since (20+ years).Wayne currently lives in South Florida, where he works full-time as a writer, publisher and photographer. His personal website can be found at http://WayneWirs.com.Mr. Wirs can be reached at wgw@waynewirs.com. 0X97533577\Michael Dickey has beeen the Site Administrator at Arrow Rock State Historic Site since 1995. With extensive background in historic reenactments especially around the War of 1812, Dickey is a frequent speaker at workshops and public forums.

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