The Witness is a modern take on a classic genre of spiritual works pioneered by the likes of Kahlil Gibran. It dances between playful verses, elegant stories, and contemplative poems that are not only pleasing sensually, but a call for deeper contemplation of life.
The Witness is a way to describe a state of awareness that, through stories, is sometimes human, sometimes plant, sometimes inanimate, but always present and always deepening in awareness of self—inviting the reader to join in the experience through meditative practices.
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Some reader reviews from Amazon:
I have thoroughly enjoyed this book. A wide variety of words come to mind as part of my description: insightful, contemplative, reflective, motivating and inspirational. The book is well organized and has a wide variety of thoughts and subjects. I find that I can feel the authentic thought of the author, his struggles, his revelation, his process. His style allows the reader to see themselves as well. I also appreciate the suggested exercises in the third part of the book that allows the reader to go deeper at their own pace. There is definitely something in this for everyone.
The book, The Witness, is a spiritual guide book mixed with poetic inspiration built on a framework of realistic acceptance.
Rob Jackson's The Witness is the most important poetry book I have ever purchased or read. It is a beautifully written exploration into eastern philosophy, life and art. His book can be seen as a modern day sequel to Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet except the spirituality comes from a Buddhist line of thinking rather than a Christian one. The book is divided consciously into stories of witnesses, elements of poetic thought and lastly the code for practical steps of interpretation and implementation.
The Witness is an honest, timeless work of art.