A Reading from Eddie Traversa’s Truth Realization

My reading this episode is an excerpt from Eddie Traversa’s book, Truth Realization. Eddie was an extraordinarily sincere spiritual teacher and friend who passed away in 2022. His website no longer exists, but at least as of the time of this writing, his book is still available, and you can listen to my podcast interview of him.

Eddie’s Truth Realization book is about as unknown as titles get, yet as is often the case, the value is in inverse proportion to the popularity. He succinctly described the book as “a collection of articles on the topic of spiritual enlightenment.”

For this reading, I chose two articles: the first titled “The Who am I Koan,” and the second titled “Consciousness.” Both writings carry a deeper meaning that simply the words.

This is podcast # 11 in The Induction Series. The aim of this series is to focus on “inspired” writings, those that carry the “living word.” Franklin Merrell-Wolff called them “mystic writings” and said that “when the ‘Voice of the Silence’ speaks into the relative world, the Meaning lies between the words, as it were, rather than in the direct content of the words themselves.”

Richard Rose said that “If you are interested in looking for Essence, from the point of the Process Observer you can be stimulated only by writings of inspiration rather than reason or direction” and referred students to his poem “Three Books of the Absolute.” While Rose used the term “inspirational,” clearly these are not necessarily inspirational, uplifting writings like one typically finds collected under that banner.

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