Studies estimate nearly 25% of the world’s population does not ascribe to any religion and roughly 25% of people in the US consider themselves “spiritual but not religious.” Many of these people are searching for a life of integrity amid an increasingly polarized global landscape filled with religious extremism, political turmoil, and environmental uncertainty. Disillusioned but seeking to contribute to the well-being of the planet, many are finding guidance in emergent integrative systems that develop all aspects of the modern human: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and social. “Selfistry” is one of those systems and this book is a guide to its unique and simple approach. “Selfistry” offers a fresh take on embodying authentic spiritual principles. It is an innovative and integrative framework for self-reflection—an opportunity for the genuinely curious to reconsider their relationship with themselves and the cosmos. Readers will learn about the nature of the “self” as described in ancient texts as well as modern science. They will come to understand what it means to observe oneself and engage in mindfulness in daily life, as well as how to address their assumptions about the fundamental nature of existence. Orienting readers to these concepts through self-reflection allows for clarity and insight to come forth. With this embodied knowing, the path to a spiritual but not religious life emerges on its own.
Sarah Marshank is the creator of “Selfistry,” a system designed to facilitate self-exploration and personal spiritual development. Sarah holds a MA in History and Philosophy of Education and has taught for over thirty years. As a lifelong seeker of truth, she spent ten years in retreat exploring timeless spiritual practices such as meditation, prayer, contemplation, silence, and fasting. A dedicated student of history, philosophy, mysticism, and religion, Sarah is always searching for common ground and generating new ways to speak about timeless wisdom. Selfistry—Sarah’s contribution to the field of human development—appeals to intelligent, disillusioned, secularized, and globalized individuals in these modern times. Sarah enjoys spending time creating art and wandering in nature. She loves traveling worldwide to continually learn and expand her views. She and her husband Steven live in Oakland, California, close to their three granddaughters who continually inspire Sarah’s hope for humanity’s future.
Selfistry is an innovative and elegant system for helping you discover the truth of who you are and why you’re here. Every seeker needs guidance. The trinity of Selfistry’s three realms is a perfect map and method for these times and Sarah is a trustworthy guide for any serious seeker.
Author: Sarah Marshank
Narrator: Sarah Marshank
Publishers: Gatekeeper Press
Copyright: 2022 Sarah Marshank
Running Time: 04:00:45
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Sarah is an incredible guide for people who want a mentor they can trust and respect. Her 10 years of monk life and lifetime of spiritual exploration have taught me to love and accept myself more fully. I can also create more depth and beauty in my life and relationships as a result of my work with Sarah.