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Book I:
The Quest & Enlightenment
(Free &
available in all e-book formats)

Bookl II:
Wings of The Phoenix
(Available in all e-book formats)

Book III:
Love & The Dragon
(Will be available in a short while)


Author's Note
(From the book)

How to Explore the Core Teachings of Self-Help, Personal-Development & Motivation


If engaged in search of “the Truth”, one should first acquire a scholarly depth to be able to find the link between the root of all religions, spiritual traditions, philosophies and science. As “the Truth” can only be approached via a holistic (comprehensive) understanding. It is only possible at the end of such a path that seemingly separate parts (religions, philosophies, teachings, thoughts, paths, scientific branches) can unite to form a “compass”. And subsequently, it is necessary to arrive at the ‘gate’ pointed by the compass, to be ‘forged within that experience’ and to go through a genuine ‘transformation’... The absence of one of these processes leaves the seeker with only “one wing”, crawling on the ground instead of gliding freely in the skies. They may think that they are covering a distance when struggling on the ground, as they clap their wings…
 
“Wings of the Phoenix”, the book series that is born out of a journey which lasted more than 20 years and included this quest, experiences and processes, is written to transmit the essence distilled from them and to make comprehend -from an interdisciplinary perspective- “the Truth” that centres all…
 
“The Quest & Enlightenment” is the first book & an introduction to the “Wings of The Phoenix” series…
 
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In the beginning, the seeker makes a stock of the “forms” and “symbols” she/he loves, when embarking on the journey… However; when walking toward the “Formless”, all forms fall out of her/his hands… Without her/him noticing it…




About the Author


When he learnt to talk, the first questions he asked happened to be “What is the source of life? Who are we? Where did we come from? Where are we headed to?”… Following this, his questions about “existence, life, death, birth and the origin of religions” deepened…
 
When he was in primary school, he stated questioning what was communicated to him as ‘religion’, the concepts of ‘sin and good deeds’, ‘fate and free will’ and ‘heaven and hell’, unearthing their discrepancy… As his family had hard time answering these questions, they enlisted the help of his grandmother who was coming from the (Rumi's) Sufi Tradition. This gave birth to a process of "contemplative dialogue about existence & the Truth" between them, which would last for long years. These talks, which spanned for long years, were closed to the outside (even to the other members of the family) and exclusive to them…

During his university years, he comprehended that “the Truth” can only be understood if one can pinpoint the “common root” between all religions, teachings, disciplines, philosophies, paths and branches of science that seem to be far from each other and that otherwise it can never be understood from a biased angle…

In the following years, he researched all the major religions, spiritual teachings, sacred paths, enlightenment traditions, disciplines, philosophies of the world and the meanings hidden behind them. He had understood that he had to put the modus of living this knowledge pointed at, into action. And toward this end, the only means was to work with an enlightened master... Day and night, he continuously wished for such a relationship to enter his life. And finally his wish came true…

During the master-apprentice relationship that lasted 12 years, he has gone through processes that are impossible to be put into either spoken word or writing. After immersing himself into the teaching, he took a retreat within himself. Following a period of silence and incubation that lasted years, he started publishing the book series intending to express “the Truth” that was “distilled” from these processes he went through, which was the source of all religions, teachings, philosophies and paths of enlightenment, without reducing it to any one of these teachings and philosophies but making it encompassing them…

On the path that granted him this experience & understanding, he never took money for the seminars and teachings he gave over the years, expecting nothing from the participants. He is adamant to continue on the same path in the future. As he explains in his books: “The Truth is not as cheap as to be bought or to be obtained without merit...”





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In the Path to the Core Teachings of Self-Help, Personal-Development & Motivation

Today, the number of people who ‘question’ to comprehend the ‘truths behind the seen’, to reach ‘real answers’ concerning the ‘existence’ and to learn the ‘knowledge & wisdom’ that is at the essence of all religions & teachings, is rapidly increasing. One of the reasons of this is that the people, who have been taken advantage because of the ‘blind faith’, made slave to other human beings and imprisoned to ‘formalism’ under the guise of being religious, have decided to use their own ‘reason’ and to start ‘questioning’, after seeing themselves going through bitter experiences and falling into bitter conditions. For “without questioning, the Truth cannot be found”. And the clearest answer delivered to the seeker is the fact that neither prophets nor any enlightened ones could have found “the Truth” without going through this “questioning” & “leaving all the rituals behind”…

The biggest gaps in the area of “path of enlightenment” is the number of books written on how to ‘integrate’ this wisdom with mundane living though anyone can obtain simple and plain answers about this vast and profound area…

 Though there exists books which expand on the concepts of these paths from every point of view & delving into its delicate nuances to cover the path from an all-encompassing angle; panoramic perspectives to satisfy those who’d like to throw a glance to the vast ocean from a shore, to get an idea about the essentials, are rare. This situation is somehow justified as no book or teaching can benefit those who are not serious in their intentions. It is known in this path that for the knowledge to “enflesh” in the seeker, labour is required. For this reason, “the path of enlightenment” tests those candidates of knowledge with thick volumes. And does not allow anyone else other than those with serious interest to pass this exam…

 But it is true that every age has its own dynamics. In ages where deceptive knowledge builds walls before people due to intensity of the flow of information, it is a fact that even the most serious and most sincere in their intentions can lose their paths. In such situations, it carries vital importance for the seeker to comprehend what “Sufism” is, at its core, what s/he should devote attention to as he treads the path as well as the qualities in a person who can render him/her of great service to this path. It is a sad truth that many lives have been wasted for the sole reason of the absence of knowledge of these points. For this reason, for those who are sincere, it is vital to reach truthful information...

Neither beards nor age is a sign of wisdom. Neither lines recited, nor interesting stories. Outer appearances are usually deceiving. The indicator of wisdom is that it brings the seeker, every time, more close to that ‘holistic understanding’ while transforming him and bringing him to purity… If the seeker doesn’t have any information to be able to understand this, illusions will be what he ends up chasing often…

This book is written to present the necessary information about the encompassing “The Mind in the Path of Enlightenment” that rests at the “root of all religions & paths” while providing the seeker with the necessary interior understanding for her/him to be able to identify perfection beneath every image and to escape the influence of shallow ones… 

Just like the seed holds within it the entire tree, a symbolic narration can carry the entire journey within it. But just like the seed would need the proper conditions, time and labour to become a tree, the same is necessary for these meanings to blossom…

Since the symbolism of “seed-tree-seed” is one of the most ‘capable’ and most ‘profound’ symbolism used on this path (the source-the existence-the human being); to communicate such a narration and then to expand on the processes and concepts associated with them would be the most suitable to the spirit of the path…



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Introduction to “Wings of The Phoenix” series

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“They did not give you the opportunity to be yourself...
And you refrained from being yourself, your entire life…

The traditions, customs, beliefs, habits, obsessions and taboos lived through you; but only ‘you’ yourself, did not…

Isn’t it the moment to break free?
Isn’t it the time to born anew from your ashes?”

 

“Wings of the Phoenix” is the first book of a series that treats wisdom, jnana yoga, meditation, enlightenment, sacred teachings, root of all religions, Sufism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Zen, Shamanism, philosophical doctrines, spirituality, new age & self-development from an inter-disciplinary perspective, explaining the core teaching that is at the heart of all while providing a map of the path that leads the individuals, who are in search of their own truth, to their deepest roots...

“Wings of the Phoenix” is the narrative of an individual who –just like everyone he knows– was, at the end of an unquestioned life, to depart from the earth without having arrived at any satisfying answer about his own existence and the greater creation, yet who enters through a “gate” that becomes visible to him after he starts questioning himself and the world, while this mysterious journey he embarks on, transforming his whole existence…

The elusive dialogue about existence, life, death, the meaning, religions, philosophies, enlightenment, the human being and the Truth that underlies all, enwraps the reader within the characteristic atmosphere of the existential teaching –which gave birth to Rumi and Yunus Emre– to reach profound depths while the identity of “The One”, the answering end of the dialogue which transcends space and time, remains a mystery that awaits to be unveiled by none other than the reader…

The books in the series are also published in several languages...

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