The Magic Doorway into The Divine - Book Review
The Magic Doorway into The Divine - http://www.themagicdoorway.com. For people drawn to a spiritual path, the profusion of books, seminars, teachers, and groups purporting to offer guidance can be overwhelming if not downright frightening. Devrah Laval’s recent book, The Magic Doorway into The Divine, rises above the rest because of its simplicity, its honesty, and, most important of all, because of its capacity to empower seekers to trust their own relationship with The Divine. In effect, The Magic Doorway into The Divine invites readers to experience their own mystical natures initially without intermediaries. It does this by explaining the spiritual in everyday terms and by personal example, and by offering meditations to help them claim for themselves the lessons contained in each chapter. Then, when one is ready to surrender to the heart’s longings to merge with the Infinite, and for the vast majority this can only be accomplished through the grace of a living Master, they are then ready to claim their true nature and ride it to final blessed union.
Although she has studied extensively with several prominent spiritual teachers, Devrah’s wisdom is not bound by any tradition. Universal in its approach and accessible to all faiths, The Magic Doorway into The Divine is firmly rooted in worldly concerns – financial worries, health issues, marital discord… Moving from the deceptively simple premise that such familiar challenges, and the often troubling mental states to which they give rise, can either close or open the door to The Divine, depending on how we perceive them, Devrah provides clear direction to guide the seeker toward the Light.
Not that The Magic Doorway into The Divine denies the darkness, a common failing of many books offering spiritual direction. Indeed, one of its greatest strengths is the support and wisdom it offers to the reader travelling through what the great Catholic mystic, St. John of the Cross, terms “The Dark Night of the Soul.” Sharing her own experience through this arduous phase of the journey, Devrah assures us that such a passage is a universal one. Without minimizing the difficulties, she provides compassionate encouragement to those who are lost in what can seem like an endless emptiness: “The Dark Night of the Soul can give rise to boredom, emotional fatigue, illness, depression, fear, and a sense of being dead to life… But the time of The Dark Night of the Soul can be the biggest doorway of all.”
This time of intense purification of those habits and attitudes that prevent us from realizing our Divine nature ultimately leads us to what Devrah refers to in the final section of her book as “Return to the Garden.” It is here that we come to realize that everyone and everything arises from the same Source, and that nothing is separate from God. Graced with this unshakable certainty, we can end our inner and outer wars and return to our true birthright: “Love of the purest kind.”
The Magic Doorway into The Divine belongs in the library of every serious spiritual seeker.
Review by Donaleen Saul
$17.95 / ISBN# 978-0-9784986-0-3
There's a sneak peak of the book at: http://books.google.com/books?id=4B1nYs9iXW0C&printsec=frontcover#PPP1,M1
Listen to Peter Tongue's interview with Devrah at: http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/56109/the-magic-doorway-into-the-divine-with-devrah-laval
Listen to Nicole Whitney's interview of Devrah at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/search/devrah-laval/archives/mostrelevent/_/_/_/_/0
and listen to JaiKaur's interview: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jaikaur/2011/05/13/grace-grit-gratitud
Other articles by this author that you may wish to read:
The Magic Doorway ~ The Awakening - http://www.thehealingjournal.com/node/1176
INSPIRATIONS – Magic Doorways - MYSTIC LOVE - http://www.thehealingjournal.com/node/1106
Magic Doorways ~ DESIRE - http://www.thehealingjournal.com/node/1084
PROJECTION - a powerful tool - http://www.thehealingjournal.com/node/1055
INSPIRATIONS - POINT ONE OF SEPARATION - http://www.thehealingjournal.com/node/965
Magic Doorways - INSPIRATIONS - THE HIGHEST RELATIONSHIP - http://www.thehealingjournal.com/node/941
Magic Doorways ~ Inspirations - You Are What You Watch - http://www.thehealingjournal.com/node/896
Twenty-five years ago, Devrah Laval had a profound, enlightenment experience, and miraculous healing that changed the course of her life forever. Devrah was a busy fashion model; but courageously postponed her career when she was compelled to travel to India and train with many of the most revered teachers and spiritual masters as well as studies in New York. After extensive study, the true mystic inside Devrah was revealed.
Today, Devrah is a gifted and vital teacher, who truly treads the mystic path. Her wisdom comes from direct experience. An innate understanding revealed to her the fact that God exists everywhere and in everything. The precious gifts of purification and a profound ability to integrate higher truths have culminated into a deep wisdom that Devrah uses to illuminate the way for all of us.
The Magic Doorway into the Divine is an expression of Devrah’s life long study and the realization of our essence as soul.