The Light Behind Consciousness By John Wheeler


Radical Self-Knowledge and The End of Seeking

John Wheeler’s strength lies in live communication with people who are sincerely interested in understanding their true nature and the Q&A sections give a sense of typical themes and questions in the contemporary spiritual scene.

John does not view the philosophical or intellectual underpinnings of the message as particularly important. His main concern lies in exposing the false assumptions and unseen beliefs that prevent the questioners from recognising clearly their real identity or true self. No one needs a philosophical framework in order to be who they are. All such frameworks can do is to offer pointers to reality. The pointers are only a means to this end, nothing more, and are discarded when the truth is realised.

The extended essays and short pointers that form the rest of the book contents were not written in a vacuum, but arose naturally out of communications on the essential themes of self-knowledge and the overcoming of seeking, suffering and doubt.

What is unique about this book is that John probes more deeply into the ultimate nature of who we are at the most fundamental level. For the discerning reader familiar with non-dual presentations such as Advaita Vedanta, Dzogchen, Mahamudra, Kashmir Shaivism, and Zen, many of the core themes in this book will find a strong resonance. However, no specialised background or preparation is needed to appreciate the book. John presents these timeless themes in the simplest and most direct terms, avoiding needless specialised jargon and cultural trappings. As has been the case for many readers of John’s previous books, you may discover that the clear and direct experience of “who you are” emerges through deeply considering the message presented in this book.

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John Wheeler
In 2003, John heard the good news from “Sailor” Bob Adamson (who in turn heard the good news from Nisargadatta Maharaj in 1976). Bob clarified the key point that “you are already that which you have been seeking.” With this heart-to-heart sharing, the spiritual search resolved itself. John enjoys sharing the pointers with those who are interested in self-knowledge and the resolution of seeking, suffering and doubt. John lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as a technical writer in Silicon Valley.

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