Fading Towards Enlightenment - Book Review
Fading Toward Enlightenment by Wayne Wirs is definitely a
well made book of excellent quality - it will certainly endure
multiple readings. I loved the feel of the pages as I turned
them. I would classify this book as a useful, inspirational,
self-help tool for those searching for inner peace. Wayne
shares his personal experiences while he searches to
come to turns with himself and life in general through this
beautiful work of art.
Wayne is truly a seeker of understanding. I was reminded
occasionally of Joseph Campbell throughout the book, as
the two focus on similar themes. Wayne shares his journey
towards understanding that takes him through vigorous
studies of mystic and myths, traveling into himself and then
out again. He dreams of being able to reach beyond the
Attractive, attention-demanding black and white
photographs are enhanced by the deep-thinking quotations
and the author's excellent discussions. Each stage in his
journey is accompanied by the exquisite photos, and the
photos add depth to the text - feeding each other. I found
that I would read a sentence and then look at the photo;
back and forth - each page a slow and rewarding process to
savor. Written to inspire others to delve deep into
discovering who they are, Wayne asks us (as he asks
himself) "Who are you behind those busy thoughts?"
The question and answer interview at the end of the book
was quite helpful in finding out more about the author's
personal side and his particular views. He also includes a
list of resources to aid the reader interested in furthering
Author: Wayne Wirs
Publisher: Missing Man Press
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