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A. H. Almaas

A. H. Almaas is the pen name of Hameed Ali, the Kuwaiti-born originator of the Diamond Approach, who has been guiding individuals and groups in Colorado, California, and Europe since 1976. He is the author of Spacecruiser Inquiry, The Pearl Beyond Price, Facets of Unity, and other books.

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  1. The Power of Divine Eros

    The Power of Divine Eros

    The Illuminating Force of Love in Everyday Life

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    • A. H. Almaas,
    • Karen Johnson
    What do desire and passion have to do with our spiritual journey? According to A. H. Almaas and Karen Johnson, they are an essential part of it. Conventional wisdom cautions that desire and passion are opposed to the spiritual path—that engaging in desire will take you more into the world, into egoic life. And for most people, that is exactly what happens. We naturally tend to experience wanting in… Read More

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  2. Diamond Heart: Book Five

    Diamond Heart: Book Five

    Inexhaustible Mystery

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    • A. H. Almaas
    From one perspective, we can see ourselves merely as human beings struggling in a crowded and chaotic world of suffering. This book opens our eyes to a different reality, one that turns our familiar world inside out. We need only explore—with curiosity and love—our true potential as human beings in order to discover infinite depth and creativity in our lives as we act and interact in the world. When time… Read More

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  3. The Unfolding Now

    The Unfolding Now

    Realizing Your True Nature through the Practice of Presence

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    • A. H. Almaas
    The keys to self-knowledge and deep contentment are right here before us in this very moment—if we can simply learn to live with open awareness. In The Unfolding Now, A. H. Almaas presents a marvelously effective practice for developing the transformative quality of presence. Through a particular method of self-observation and contemplative exploration that he calls inquiry, we learn to live in the relaxed condition of simply… Read More

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  4. Brilliancy

    Brilliancy

    The Essence of Intelligence

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    • A. H. Almaas
    Intelligence is one of the defining characteristics of human beings: an inherent ability to respond to the world with awareness, knowledge, learning, and insight. Most considerations of human intelligence are based on the notion that intelligence is a product of brain functioning. A. H. Almaas introduces here a radically different viewpoint, one that recognizes an actual quality of consciousness as the source of intelligence. He calls this source the Brilliancy… Read More

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  5. The Inner Journey Home

    The Inner Journey Home

    Soul's Realization of the Unity of Reality

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    • A. H. Almaas
    What is the soul, and how do we come to know it? What is its journey in life, and what stages and obstacles are encountered along the way? These questions are explored here in detail according to the Diamond Approach, a spiritual path that combines systematic inquiry into personal experience, the practice of traditional spiritual methods, and the application of modern psychological research. The Inner Journey Home is… Read More

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  6. Spacecruiser Inquiry

    Spacecruiser Inquiry

    True Guidance for the Inner Journey

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    • A. H. Almaas
    Over the past twenty-five years A. H. Almaas—widely recognized as a leader in integrating spirituality and psychology—has been developing and teaching the Diamond Approach, a spiritual path that integrates the insights of Sufism, Buddhism, Gurdjieff, and other wisdom traditions with modern psychology. In this new work, Almaas uses the metaphor of a "spacecruiser" to describe a method of exploring the immediacy of personal experience—a way of investigating our moment-by-moment feelings,… Read More

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  7. Diamond Heart: Book Four

    Diamond Heart: Book Four

    Indestructible Innocence

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    • A. H. Almaas
    We live in a world of mystery, wonder, and beauty. But most of us seldom participate in this real world, being focused rather on the parts that are mostly strife, suffering, or meaninglessness. The situation is basically due to our not realizing and living our full human potential. This potential can be actualized by the realization and development of human essence. The human essence is the part of us that… Read More

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  9. Diamond Heart: Book Three

    Diamond Heart: Book Three

    Being and the Meaning of Life

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    • A. H. Almaas
    We live in a world of mystery, wonder, and beauty. But most of us seldom participate in this real world, being focused rather on the part that is mostly strife, suffering, or meaninglessness. This situation is basically due to our not realizing and living our full human potential. This potential can be actualized by the realization and development of the human essence. The human essence is the part of us… Read More

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  10. Diamond Heart: Book Two

    Diamond Heart: Book Two

    The Freedom to Be

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    • A. H. Almaas
    We live in a world of mystery, wonder, and beauty. But most of us seldom participate in this real world, being focused rather on the parts that are mostly strife, suffering, or meaninglessness. The situation is basically due to our not realizing and living our full human potential. This potential can be actualized by the realization and development of human essence. The human essence is the part of us that… Read More

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