A Story Waiting to Pierce You: Mongolia, Tibet and the Destiny of the Western World (Paperback)

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Revealing a forgotten truth in the present day, this account illuminates the crumbling political and economic structures of the West, shedding light on an ongoing and arduous search for a sense of purpose. Recounting a true story, this exploration tells of a wandering Mongol shaman who made a dramatic appearance around the Mediterranean centuries before the time of Christ. Highlighting how this nomad came as an envoy on a mission of purification, this study records how he met with a man who became tremendously influential in Western science, philosophy, culture, and religion: Pythagoras. The essence of Western civilization is said to have originated from this meeting and this examination argues that today’s conflicts and tensions have stemmed from taking this monumental occasion for granted, forgetting that there must be a greater meaning to life than everyday efforts and struggles. Reflecting on a time when Eastern and Western cultures were one, this evocation contends that there is still a common spiritual heritage to all civilizations. A unique collaboration between the author and archaeologists, historians, and shamans from around the world, this document has the potential to change the future for all.

About the Author

Peter Kingsley is an honorary professor at both Simon Fraser University in Canada and the University of New Mexico. He is the author of Ancient Philosophy, Mystery, and Magic; In the Dark Places of Wisdom; and Reality. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Praise For…

“In this profoundly erudite and eloquent book is a startling ancient secret that will forever alter the way we think about the origins of western civilization.”  —Pir Zia Inayat Khan

“The rich and dense scholarship in this book is admirable, nay incredible, with worldwide scope. Scholarly discussion depends on evidence—of which A Story Waiting to Pierce You offers the most surprising riches combined with overwhelming expertise.”  —Walter Burkert, author, Greek Religion and Babylon, Memphis, Persepolis

"The book's controversial claims are based on impeccable scholarship and thus should be taken seriously.  Highly recommended." —Choice (April 2011)

“Let this book wake you up into new sunlight. It is not just a book, and so to be read with the mind. Peter Kingsley’s voice is a friend, and also a way of seeing, of remembering essence, of walking in a great circle around an island you have always loved, but only rarely visited.”  —Coleman Barks, translator of Rumi

“By challenging some of our most fundamental perceptions of early European history, Peter Kingsley pushes out the horizon of the modern world and opens a new chapter in our appreciation of European-Asian relations. His innovative research into the spiritual and intellectual debt of ancient Greece to Inner Asia not only broadens our understanding of the past, but also helps us to understand better who we are today.”  —Jack Weatherford, author, Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

“A blazingly alive work of scholarship and spiritual insight”  —Jacob Needleman, author, What is God? and The Heart of Philosophy

“Piercing. Peter Kingsley is a master of adamantine prose and peerless scholarship. His work is truly worthy of that overworked term wisdom. And he is a master stylist: he turns you upside down and inside out without your knowing it is happening. This book will inspire, delight and enlighten many but will also challenge others because it is a mirror that reflects our most stubborn prejudices about the origins of our most sacrosanct cultural beliefs. And for that, Peter Kingsley deserves the highest praise.”  —Larry Dossey, M.D., author, Reinventing Medicine and The Power of Premonitions

“This is a small book. You can read it in an hour. I suggest that you read it several times and really get the golden idea at its core. Then bring that idea to everything you do—every decision, every choice, every plan, every interpretation. Live by an entirely different guidance. Walk like you’ve never walked before.”  —Thomas Moore, author, Care of the Soul and The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life

Product Details
ISBN: 9781890350215
ISBN-10: 1890350214
Publisher: The Golden Sufi Center
Publication Date: November 1st, 2010
Pages: 192
Language: English