Breakfast at the Victory: The Mysticism of Ordinary Experience
Review by Sue@spiritualbookclub.com on 2005-07-08
A book club in Springfield, IL recommended this to us, so we chose it for our August 2005 book. Carse is also the author of "The Silence of God" and "Finite and Infinite Games." This was not a favorite, some liked it, some thought it was too "out there," and some asked what was the point Carse was trying to make that hasn't been made already by others? Pico Iyer, author of "Video Night in Kathmandu," says, "James Carse has the wondrous gift of seeing the whole universe in a grain of sand." See if you agree? Questions which arose from our discussion about this book: *How do you think individual identity plays a role in spirituality? *How would you define mysticism? *Do you see all things as connected? *Do you believe we are all born with a "God-shaped hole" inside of us, which makes us crave the divine? *Carse writes: "We don't know the path back to the Beloved, indeed, not knowing is the path." Would you agree? What can we know? *Did Carse give you any new information?