Mysticism and logic taken together provide a solution--spiritual growth and spiritual awareness. Mystics agree that there is something within the human heart or soul that is indivisible. When we connect with this oneness and apply logic, we gain profound understanding, compassion, and knowledge. Mysticism and logic work together, allowing us to see that the contradictions that consume us are no more than partial truth facing off against partial truth.
The paradox inherent in translating the mystical experience into language is the reason Spirals: The Connection was written--words cannot contain it, yet it must be said. Others have tried, claiming "union with an infinity of love, bliss, and peace so inexpressibly magnificent that it defies description."
Spirals: The Connection is different. It looks directly at a personal experience of the divine and discusses how this mystical vision impacts thought, belief, and behavior. Rather than talking about how the experience affected and transformed her, the author describes what she actually saw and demonstrates how this vision impacts our ordinary lives, thus making it possible for others to see it as well. For Ms. Greenspan, "seeing God" was seeing the structure of reality, "the rhyme and reason behind events, the framework upon which the matter and energy of the universe is laid."
The purpose of Spirals: The Connection is to apply logic to mysticism, thus revealing the governing structure hidden beneath everyday events, making the reader spiritually aware of the joining of contradictions that is the nature of truth, thereby opening the doors to his or her own spiritual awareness. By explaining the relationships between life and death, men and women, good and evil, power and love, freedom and responsibility, disease and health, and God and self, the author uses mysticism and logic to lead the reader to an awareness of how opposites connect, and beyond that coupling, to the vastness of "all-that-is" that is the source of spirit and of life itself.
Spirals: The Connection stimulates individuals to grow toward greater spiritual growth and spiritual awareness of themselves and of each other, affecting them at the very core of their experience.