Pages: 258 pages
Size: Paperback, 5.5 X 8.5 inches
Self Remembering: The Path to Non-Judgmental Love is a companion piece to the author’s previous book Self Observation: The Awakening of Conscience, also from Hohm Press, which is fast becoming a classic. Taken together, they present the most detailed examination of the practice available in English. Red Hawk clearly points out that self remembering is only one half of a foundational spiritual practice called “self observation/self remembering.” Where other authors/teachers have gone wrong in the past is to take only one half of this practice and consider it the whole, entire unto itself. There has not been a book-length study on self remembering that examines the practice from the many angles that Red Hawk’s does. His chapters cover such diverse yet integrated topics as: the Removal of Self Importance; Kaya Sadhana or the wisdom of the body; and Separation Grief, i.e., addressing the terror of our current situation without denial or dramatics.
Red Hawk offers detailed practical guidelines that allow one to know with certainty—not from imagination, theory, thought, or lying—when one is Present and Awake; it details the objective feedback mechanisms available to everyone for attaining this certainty: Am I awake now? How do I know? Sincere readers will find that help in answering these two questions is invaluable and life-changing.
This book is written from the perspective of a practitioner of more than thirty years—Red Hawk has studied the significant work of his predecessors, received instruction from two spiritual masters (Osho Rajneesh and Mister Lee Lozowick), and practiced self remembering and self observation for thirty-four years, under the guidance of the Gurdjieff Society of Arkansas. He was the Hodder Fellow at Princeton University (1992-93) and currently a full professor at the University of Arkansas, Monticello. Author of five collections of poetry, he has been published in The Atlantic, Poetry, and Kenyon Review, and others journals.