The Great Segue of 1941 and the Refreshment of Rachel’s Concern
This chapter examines Rachel’s participation in a workshop offered by philosopher Gerald Heard. From Heard, Rachel learned how to release aspects of her professional past that impeded her ability to move on spiritually and professionally, using methods of meditation adapted from Vedanta religious practice which took on the form of a three-tiered ladder consisting of (1) purging the self of damaging experiences; (2) becoming enlightened and labor free; and (3) achieving union, a oneness of self in the midst of others.
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