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"How we see determines what we see, and Mary Rees will help you to see much better."
Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M.

"Mary...takes hard concepts like consciousness and mind and makes them accessible."
Rodney Smith, Insight Meditation Teacher

A primary theme in Being Prayer-Transforming Consciousness is that nothing is as substantial as it seems. We fuel a dynamic spiritual unfolding when we reach a realization of the insubstantiality of what we believe to be true, when we see that both our doubts and certainties need to be challenged.

Understanding insubstantialtiy does not mean that things do not exist at all. Instead it invites us to a looser perception, an awareness that we are each conditioned by our life experiences. This conditioning contributes to our uniqueness but also limits our view and colors all of our perceptions. We can learn to widen our perceptions and open to what is most real, to vitality, energy, enthusiasm, and joy.

Being Prayer is intended as a companion to be revisited again and again, to be read and practiced slowly digesting it in small bites at a time. With each reading different teachings will stand out based on life circumstances and developing understanding.
Indie Excellence Award 2007 Award-Winning Finalist!
National Indie Excellence 2007 Book Awards - Spirituality

Being Prayer - Transforming Consciousness:
Good News of Buddhist Practice

About the author:

Mary Rees has been teaching since 1970. Going Beyond is grounded in a life time of spiritual practice and twenty years working as a Specialist in Learning Disabilities. A commonality of her combined trainings and experiences is a focus on expanding consciousness through meditation or prayer and development of metacognitive capacities.

Book Information:

ISBN-13: 978-0-9760036-7-0, ISBN-10: 0-9760036-7-8
Library of Congress Control Number: 2006901542
Paperback, $18.95, 5" x 7", 152 pages
Publisher: Nutshell Publications, Houston, TX
Distributed to the trade through:
Ingram; and Baker & Taylor,
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Contact Information:

For review copies of Being Prayer-Transforming Consciousness: contact Nutshell Publications: 713-662-2743 or

        Mary Rees, M.S.
        Telephone: 713-662-2743
        Houston, TX 77025