This small book, The Seven Valleys, is a companion volume to The Winged Psyche, and is focused on the use of a Sufi story about the soul’s quest for Paradise as a means of spiritual development, and as an aid to helping us achieve a more peaceful relationship with the ending of our physical lives on Earth. In the first part of the booklet, Philip introduces the story and the way in which it has been used in sophrology. In the second part, RoMa offers her evocative rendition of the tale.
Purchase of the book includes unlimited access to an online programme of films, audios and texts to enable you to study and use the method, and includes guided journeys led by Philip and RoMa. For more details, see here.
Al-Ghazzali, the Sufi mystic who first wrote about this mysterious journey in the eleventh century, was basing his work on the idea that we are meant to return to the garden, to the Paradise that we left long ago. And all our lives, whether we are aware of it or not, there is a yearning deep inside us to return to this garden, to finally make the journey back to that small gate that we can then open, to follow the path that leads to the heart of the garden. And as we walk this path, all our sorrows and all the accumulated weight of our lives simply fall away, as we come closer and closer, and finally achieve union with the indescribable Source of All Being.
Authors: Philip Carr-Gomm & RoMa Johnson Publisher: The Oak Tree Press Publication Date: May 2021 ISBN: 1903232279