Summons to Life

The Search for Identity Through the Spiritual



To what does the heart vibrate . . . Money or Meaning?
What is the Spirit of Man?
How is it experienced?
How do I find my true self, my soul?
What is Reality?

It is to these and similar profound questions, Dr. Martin Israel, pathologist, mystic, spiritual guide, turns in this unique book. Life, says Dr. Israel, in its real, ultimate sense, can be found through awareness of the spiritual. It is with the Spirit of man, and what it is and how it works, that this book deals. It is about the quest for true identity, the discovery of the true self, the soul.

Summons to life is a profound, in-depth analysis of the spiritual dimension that will thrill the younger seeker and revitalise the older struggler. It is by a writer who combines professional medical training with skills in psychology, theology and sociology, but who is able to relate all the disciplines to each other and to the wider spiritual dimension, and so produce a total perspective of prophetic importance.

  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1
  • The measure of a man
  • Chapter 2
  • The point of departure
  • Chapter 3
  • The vale of enlightenment
  • Chapter 4
  • Spiritual growth in everyday life
  • Chapter 5
  • The mystery of love
  • Chapter 6
  • Love and human relationships
  • Chapter 7
  • The role of suffering
  • Chapter 8
  • Strength in weakness
  • Chapter 9
  • The inner life
  • Chapter 10
  • Prayer
  • Chapter 11
  • The agnosticism of real faith
  • Chapter 12
  • The social roots of the spirit
  • Chapter 13
  • The psychic faculty and the spiritual path
  • Chapter 14
  • Freedom and the will
  • Chapter 15
  • Mysticism and spirituality
  • Chapter 16
  • Discerning the spiritual path
  • Chapter 17
  • Building the spiritual body
  • Chapter 18
  • Immortality and resurrection
  • Epilogue
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