The Mystical PathwithJames Tunney

Books Mentioned In This Interview

james tunney blue lies september james tunney ireland i don't recognize who she is aldous huxley the perennial philosophy huston smith forgotten truth christopher isherwood ramakrishna and his disciples bharatiya kala prakashan aspects of vedanta sir ernest shackleton south w y evans-wentz the fairy faith in celtic countries ram dass miracle of love joseph campbell the hero's journey george berkeley a treatise concerning the principles of human knowledge william blake the book of urizen t s eliot four quartets abraham maslow the farther reaches of human nature george eliot silas marner charles dickens a christmas carol anna freud the ego and the mechanisms of defense samuel beckett waiting for godot evans-wentz the fairy faith in celtic countries eliot four quartets

James Tunney, LLM, is an Irish Barrister who has lectured on legal matters throughout the world. He is a poet, a visual artist, and also author of The Mystical Accord: Sutras to Suit Our Times, Lines for Spiritual Evolution. In addition, he has written two dystopian novels — Blue Lies September, and Ireland I Don’t Recognize Who She Is. His website is

Here he proposes that one need not lose one’s sovereign autonomy to a guru or spiritual leader in order to pursue an authentic mystical path. The path involves learning to distinguish the true Self from false images of the self. Ultimately, it involves the cultivation of compassion for both oneself and others — leading to transcendence.

(Recorded on January 17, 2020)

James Tunney, Ireland I Don’t Recognize Who She Is —

The Way of Judo: A Portrait of Jigoro Kano and His Students –

Advaita: The Truth of Non-Duality –

The Spiritual Journey According to St. Brendan the Navigator –

The Gospel of Thomas –

Chop Wood Carry Water –

The Shaolin Monastery –

Tao Te Ching –

Published on February 18, 2020


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