Rio Olesky Provides Tools for Developing Spiritual Consciousness

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‘A Manuel for the Modern Mystic’ offers teachings and concepts using the 12 signs of the zodiac.

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It enables one to realize that the physical particulars of reality are the backdrop of what we are ultimately here to do: expand our consciousness.

Rio Olesky is a professional astrologer with an international clientele. With over 40 years of experience teaching and studying astrology, Olesky feels he could reach more people by writing a book, sharing his knowledge and spirit, than just speaking to people one-on-one. In "A Manual for the Modern Mystic: How to Practice Being in the Presence of God" (published by iUniverse), Olesky draws from astrology as well as religious and spiritual traditions to teach readers how to expand consciousness and promote spiritual growth.

"In a time when traditional values are fading and material security can be a rumor, my book offers the reader an expanded perspective on life," says Olesky. "It enables one to realize that the physical particulars of reality are the backdrop of what we are ultimately here to do: expand our consciousness."

An excerpt from "A Manual for the Modern Mystic":

"What is a mystic? A mystic is someone who believes in existence beyond human comprehension; someone who values inner spiritual experience rather than relying on external authorities or scripture. A mystic seeks a deeper understanding of how the universe works and has an underlying drive to know why we are here. A mystic wants to discover how they fit into the grand scheme of the universe."

"A Manual for the Modern Mystic"
By Rio Olesky
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 360 pages | ISBN 9781450294058
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 360 pages | ISBN 9781450294034
E-Book | 360 pages | ISBN 9781450294041
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Rio Olesky earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree from San Francisco State University. He has been a professional astrologer since 1976 and a teacher of astrology for several decades. He also writes a monthly column that appears in several local newspapers and has had articles published in national astrological magazines.

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