Face to No-Face is the latest published work of Douglas Harding, one of the most respected mystic/philosophers of our time. The author of numerous books on spiritual awakening, including the widely acclaimed On Having No Head, Harding offers an approach to realizing the limitless “No-Face” that is completely unique and highly practical. This is his first book based on dialogues and conversations, and it truly captures the spirit of this remarkable man in a manner both humorous and personal. Harding’s writings have been acclaimed by Huston Smith, C. S. Lewis, and Ram Dass for their great originality and simplicity of approach.
In this distinctive series of dialogues, Harding discusses the fundamental issue of life: how to awaken to the natural freedom that is our true self. Through a series of “exercises,” he guides us to where we can clearly perceive our original nature. From this vantage point, we see that who we really are is not limited to our face and the self behind the face, but is instead the limitless “No-Face,” the infinite and eternal essence that is both absolutely free and at the same time identified with all existence.
The rediscovery of “oneself” by oneself is the principal theme, and Harding articulates “the way home” in a manner that is always refreshingly authentic.
“While Douglas Harding belongs with the world’s wisdom teachers, he refers only briefly to the established traditions. Instead, he relies on his own life experiences and exercises to point us towards self-realization.”
—Bodhi Tree Book Review
“This book is filled with philosophical truths about Consciousness, Being, and Awareness. It emphasizes our oneness with God and what these fundamental words mean in their most esoteric sense. There is much spiritual enlightenment available through careful application of Harding’s work.”
“These exercises are very direct and relate to our ordinary awareness, not to any special altered states of consciousness. The tone feels that one is taking part in the conversation.”
—The Scientific & Medical Network Review
“The Center of my being is changeless, and where there is no change, there is not time. This, then, is forever my Reality, not something that comes and goes.”