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AN IMPORTANT LETTER TO THE EDITOR

From DON STEVENS

 

I am sure all of the readers of THE AWAKENER will be happy to hear that "GOD SPEAKS," the new book by Meher Baba Himself, is to be published by Dodd, Mead & Co., in September.

 

This is the long-awaited book by Meher Baba in which He carries mankind's understanding of its Divine origins and purpose several steps beyond the point where previous Avataric Incarnations have left it. In addition, in "GOD SPEAKS, " Meher Baba carefully retraces those portions of spiritual truth which have been given to humanity in previous ages, deftly correcting a number of misconceptions which have tended to fragment believers into a variety of religious sects, and traces patiently the whole process of crea­tion and the development of human—and divine—consciousness.

 

In this age, which finds the individual everywhere undergoing a drastic reorientation and search for a point of personal integrity, "GOD SPEAKS " offers a picture of the purpose of life which is capable of answering any individual need. In this sense, the book is a therapy, which may be absorbed and vitally utilized over a period of time to buttress one's own integration into our challenging period of social and technological change. In decades to come it will undoubtedly be recognized as a pivotal contribution to mankind's ongoing.

 

The theme of "GOD SPEAKS" is the gradual evolution and involution of the consciousness of the soul from the time of its "creation" until it has fulfilled its purpose and returned to the Creator. The difficulties encountered on the Path are of immediate interest to each individual who looks for guideposts to his own ongoing. For the students of metaphysics and higher cosmology, a series of highly original and invaluable descriptions are given of the varying functions of God-Realized souls. Of very great interest is the clear differentiation of the origin of the Avatar, and His difference in function, from that of the God-Realized soul.

 

A unique series of seven color charts are included in the book, which map out graphically the Divine Theme of evolution, reincarnation and God-Realization which Meher Baba describes. In addition, a lengthy supplement to the main work contains a collection of essays which elaborate various points in the text—prompted by questions put to Baba by the editors, and

 

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