Dante’s Road: The Journey Home for the Modern Soul by Marc Thomas Shaw


Ineffectiveness. Half-lived lives. Compulsory behavior. Self-limiting beliefs. Anxiety. Depression. Resentment.

This is where a lot of us remain stuck through so much of life.

The great spiritual traditions teach of a way of wholeness and vitality, of “life abundant.” So how come so many of our lives fall short of this vision?

What if there was a map pointing the way toward wholeness, toward freedom and vitality, a map of the soul’s journey home?

In his book Dante’s Road: The Journey Home For The Modern Soul, Our friend Marc Thomas Shaw at Contemplative Light unravels the pattern encoded in the great myths and stories, from Homer’s Odyssey to Dante’s Inferno, a map of the soul’s journey to God, the soul’s journey home.

This is a journey each of us is invited to take at key inflection points in our lives. When we step back and recognize: the way we’re living isn’t working anymore.

As Richard Rohr puts it, there are key times in life where we need to experience a rite of passage, a new initiation.

Something has to change.

This book of practical wisdom for a complete reorientation draws from the great myths and stories, and the teachings of the world mystics.

Take a journey of reflection and inner transformation with the great figures who’ve gone before serving as a guide.

In this book, you will explore the questions:

  • What is my hell and how do I move through it?
  • What is my purgatory and what lessons do I need to take away?
  • What is my paradise? How do I get there and how do I stay there?

Begin your path to spark the imagination, stoke the fires of vitality in your life and step out on the path for the soul’s journey home.

The journey begins here…

Take a look at Dante’s Road: The Journey Home For The Modern Soul here.

Also by Marc Thomas Shaw and Contemplative Light:

Also by Contemplative Light:

How might your life change if you were steeped more deeply in the wisdom of the Christian Mystics? Drawing on the best available writing on the topic of Christian Mysticism both ancient and modern, Contemplative Light is offering a special course on the Christian Mystics Sacred Lives: An Introduction To The Christian Mystics.

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