The Last Barrier
A True Story of a Journey into Ultimate Reality
The beautifully written autobiographical account of a young Englishman’s adventurous search after the meaning of life and ultimate truth. Guided by Hamid, an enigmatic antiques dealer who turns out to be a demanding spiritual teacher, Reshad’s curiosity for the dervishes in the Middle East develops into a journey on many levels leading him to sacred places and spiritual insights. Learning “the hard way”, he gets introduced to the mystery of breath, the spiritual meaning of the Virgin Mary and the mutual roots of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Step by step he begins to understand the sacredness of all life and that love is the First Cause of creation. Eventually, after many lessons, he is granted a glimpse of the unity of being.
First published in 1976, this acclaimed bestseller has lost nothing of its magic that has touched and influenced hundreds of thousands of seekers after truth throughout the world – just like its sequel To Know We’re Loved.
“Reshad Feild’s eloquent orchestration shows his creative powers to be of a very high level.” – The Times Literary Supplement
“If you say yes to the knowledge in his books as I did, it will transform your life.” – Ellen Burstyn
“I love especially Reshad Feild’s labor toward remembering. A human being is forgetfulness. Reshad is faithful to remembering, brilliant in remembering.” – Robert Bly
“A Reshad book is not to be missed.” – E.J. Gold
“Reshad Feild is one of those rare combinations – artist and soul teacher.” – Coleman Barks
“What a delight to receive these subtle, heartful teachings. Reshad Feild exposes the heart and feeds us all.” – Stephen Levine