Gateways to Now

Version: Unabridged
Author: Eckhart Tolle
Narrator: Eckhart Tolle
Genres: Self Development, Health & Wellness
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: September 2003
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours
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A Life-Changing New Audiobook From The Author Of The New York Times Bestseller, The Power Of Now.

In this original audiobook, bestselling author Eckhart Tolle continues to teach us how to let go of the past and future to live in the now. Tolle urges to shed our mind-based sense of self, enter the portals of the eternal present, and live vividly in the present moment.
He guides us through these gateways: The Gateway of the Inner Body; The gateway of Silence; and The Gateway of Accepting This Moment. By moving through these openings, we will let the power of now transform our lives and achieve spiritual and psychological enlightenment.
Gateways to Now includes a Musical Reflection CD which offers quiet contemplation time -- a chance to acquire a reflective anchor that intensifies the integration of the listening experience into our lives. This Musical Reflection CD features Resonance by Jorge Alfano's World Ensemble. Drawing from South America, Africa, Tibet, Japan and Spain this ensemble creates universal music that crosses all borders and musical styles.

Reviews (4)

Written by Curtis Ingram on December 7th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I love it. As all his works one can't just listen once and adequately digest the message. One must revisit it over and over again to know this enlightenment. I learn and hear something new every time I listen. Very powerful and wonderful.

Gateway to NOW

Written by Majid Etemad on December 21st, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

He has done a great job on this one like any of his other publications. Eckhart gets into practice of staying in the moment. I enjoyed it.

Gateways to Now

Written by Tara S from Hatboro, PA on August 4th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. Tolle offered some thought provoking ensights.... he offered different takes on commonly thought ideas. not a book to listen to while driving..... he has some excerises that require to be in a calm, relaxing state.

That Voice

Written by Allison Jamnik on August 3rd, 2006

  • Book Rating: 1/5

was so annoying. I couldn't listen to this longer than a minute

Author Details

Author Details

Tolle, Eckhart

Eckhart Tolle was born in 1948 in Germany as Ulrich Tolle. He also spent time living in Spain and went on to study at Cambridge university and the University of London in the United Kingdom.

It has been reported that the German born author changed his name from Ulrich to Eckhart because of the German philosopher Meister Eckhart.

Eckhart Tolle's life changed when he was 29 years of age. The author had a spiritual awakening after a long struggle with unhappiness. Tolle dedicated his life to a more spiritual path and set about learning from and experiencing different philosophies and beliefs from around the world.

Eckhart Tolle describes his spiritual awakening in the following paragraph; "For most people, spiritual awakening is a gradual process. Rarely does it happen all at once. When it does, though, it is usually brought about by intense suffering. That was certainly true in my case. For years my life alternated between depression and acute anxiety. One night I woke up in a state of dread and intense fear, more intense than I had ever experienced before. Life seemed meaningless, barren, hostile. It became so unbearable that suddenly the thought came into my mind, "I cannot live with myself any longer." The thought kept repeating itself several times. Suddenly, I stepped back from the thought, and looked at it, as it were, and I became aware of the strangeness of that thought: "If I cannot live with myself, there must be two of me ā€“ the I and the self that I cannot live with." And the question arose, "Who is the ā€˜Iā€™ and who is the self that I cannot live with?" There was no answer to that question, and all thinking stopped. For a moment, there was complete inner silence. Suddenly I felt myself drawn into a whirlpool or a vortex of energy. I was gripped by an intense fear, and my body started to shake. I heard the words, "Resist nothing," as if spoken inside my chest. I could feel myself being sucked into a void. Suddenly, all fear disappeared, and I let myself fall into that void. I have no recollection of what happened after that."

The spiritual author and teacher currently lives in Canada and continues to spread his message of spirituality through seminars, books, audio material, and his official website.