This volume was first published by Inter-Disciplinary Press in 2015.
This book deals with the rapidly developing field of spirituality. Although having a singularity of focus, the chapters have been written by a cross-cultural and international set of researchers who discuss critical issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. Thus, while a broad range of critical aspects emerge, the chapters are threaded together by the concept of spirituality as a lone walk. While alone, the spiritual journey is also deeply connected to others. As a deeply human experience the chapters in this book therefore reflect the prismatic viewpoints that form the understandings and experiences of the spiritual walk. This book challenges the reader to start to understand the apparent ambiguity this appears to bring to researchers and practitioners. Rather than a roadblock to understanding, the multiple frames and facets this brings it is instead a rich field for the exploration of the human condition.
Edie Lanphar is a lecturer in all stages of the pre-service teaching program at Avondale College of Higher Learning, Cooranbong, Australia. Her research interests are attachment theory, connectivity and spirituality.
Agata Wilczek is a PhD student in the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures at the University of Silesia in Poland. Her main research interests include contemporary philosophy, literary theory, post-secularism and Christian mysticism.