The Deal: A Guide to Radical and Complete Forgiveness by Richard Smoley (Author)

Here is the greatest “deal” you will ever find: This concise, deeply practical guide shows how to forgive anyone who has ever hurt you and to receive a payback of enormous personal satisfaction and inner peace.

“What I am offering you in this book is the best deal you have ever gotten in your life, or ever will. Even though I know nothing about you, I’m willing to make this claim with complete certainty.”

With elegance and absolute persuasiveness The Deal explains how forgiveness – rather than being a squishy, eat-your-vegetables virtue – is actually the key, perhaps the sole key, to a happy life.

If you perform the one simple but vital forgiveness exercise in The Deal, you will forgive and be forgiven. You will be free. You will enter a new phase of life.

A widely respected spiritual writer and thinker, Richard Smoley doesn’t hand you the standard promise that this book will change your life. When you finish it, he concludes: “It already has changed your life.”

This is the simple, radical truth of The Deal.

One of today’s most highly regarded writers on esoteric topics, Richard Smoley is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Oxford. He was a longtime editor of the venerated spiritual journal Gnosis. Smoley’s books include Inner Christianity. He is editor of Quest: Journal of the Theosophical Society in America and of Quest Books.


The Power of Forgiveness: Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio The Interview starts at 15.05mins.

Published on Feb 10, 2015
Become a patron of Aeon Byte: Forgiveness is a widely known concept that seems to fall short in a brittle modern culture. A new book offers practical solutions and rituals to make forgiveness a tool of true personal liberation, distilling the best aspects of the esoteric traditions. It also takes the reader on a journey of how ancient mystics utilized forgiveness, from Christianity to Hinduism, granting a spanning perspective of how letting go of pain caused by others and the world is more important to embrace than ever. Is forgiveness part of any Gnosis? Find out.

Astral Guest: Richard Smoley, author of The Deal

Richard Smoley: Why Forgive?

Published on Apr 17, 2015
Forgiveness is praised more than it’s practiced. Why should we forgive? When? Are there times when it’s not right to forgive? How can you tell forgiving from condoning? Richard Smoley, editor of “Quest magazine,” offers some insights from his new book “The Deal: A Guide to Radical and Complete Forgiveness.” 2015.

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