If you are curious about how different cultures view spirituality and the spirit world, Jane Hope’s “The Secret Language of The Soul” may be the book for you.
One of the things I enjoyed most was the illustrations in the book. For example, the depiction of The Jesse Tree shows us the tree that represents the divine lineage of the Hebrew king David as an axis through time. Another picture shows us an 18th-century painting of the Hindu god Krishna. The Temple of Heaven in Beijing reproduces the geometric structure of heaven according to Confucian belief. One of the more interesting illustrations depicts episodes from dreaming. I found some of these illustrations more interesting because of how difficult it would be to represent such a thing as dreams. This book is definitely a visual key to the spiritual world.
Another enjoyable aspect of the book is Jane Hope’s exploration of different religious and spiritual beliefs throughout time and cultures. Communication with God is mostly through prayer, petition, and praise. In the Daoist tradition, prayers are transported up to the gods through incense smoke. The Buddhist tradition utilizes a prayer wheel, and every time the wheel turns, the prayer on a scroll inside is disseminated. According to shamanism, spirit powers are present in the entire environment.
This information is just the tip of the iceberg.
Jane Hope also discusses different beliefs about rituals, symbols, gods and goddesses, heaven and hell, and so much more.
“The Secret Language of The Soul” is a small book but provides a great deal of information. It’s interesting to learn about other belief systems that may differ from our own. Exposure can give us a fuller picture of the truth.
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