There is nothing in this book that one must do. No advice
is given and there are no rules to follow. Where certain
actions would ordinarily be advised for self-improvement, the
emphasis is on how the human organism heals itself through
self-awareness. This awareness is both on the level of ordinary
day-to-day consciousness-where we are aware of our shortcomings-
and ultimately on the level of Absolute Pure Consciousness,
the source and healer of all things. Nature knows
how to heal the organism it created, and the ability of self-knowledge
it placed within us is the activating factor. This is
the simple ability we all have to see and know. I give you what
I have learned from Maharishi only to help you see. For from seeing develops knowing and-at the level of Pure Consciousness-knowing accomplishes everything.
~~~~ John C. Hornburg has been an educator and writer most of his adult life and considers himself a teacher through his writing.
In the 1970s he wrote two book-length manuscripts on Maharishi's teachings: The Absolute Theory of Golf and Transcendental Christianity. In the 1980s, after several years of teaching Maharishi Transcendental Meditation he presented a self-written series of 28 half-hour lectures on Prescott (Arizona) Public Access Television entitled Consciousness: The Final Frontier. During this period he also wrote and taught several non-credit courses at Yavapai Community College in Prescott, including The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, The Epic of Gilgamesh, and Understanding Stress: Just Say Know. Also at this time he published two articles in Fellowship in Prayer magazine: The Non-Specific Basis of Ideal Prayer and Resolving Christian Paradox.
He served in the U.S. Peace Corps as a secondary school teacher in Ethiopia and Malawi from 1964 to 1966. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Government from the University of Texas (1964) and a Master's in the Science of Creative Intelligence from Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, 2000.