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THE WAY THINGS ARE: Conversations with Huston Smith on the Spiritual Life

The 23 interviews and essays in this volume offer a uniquely personal perspective on Huston Smith's own spiritual journey and a window into his wide-ranging reflections on the nature and importance of the religious quest. Readers will find eminent and beloved religion scholar Smith conversing with some of the world's most influential personalities and religious thinkers, from journalist Bill Moyers to religion scholar Philip Novak, and recounting his personal experiences with such luminaries as Joseph Campbell, Aldous Huxley, Timothy Leary, Daisetz Suzuki, Ram Dass, and the Dalai Lama. (University of California Press)

"Cousineau's stunning preface is worth the price of admission alone."
--Publishers Weekly

James Botsford, Huston Smith, and Phil Cousineau in front of Syracuse University's Bird Library in February 2005.