Among a forest of books offering to show us the path to peace and enlightenment, this one is different. Those who run after spiritual experiences are the shadow of the title, since all they need to do is stop and recognise their true nature. We join the author on the banks of the Ganges and listen in to his conversations with a man called Rudra. In flashbacks Ray describes his years of spiritual searching, including his meeting with Krishnamurti, who told him there was no path to freedom. The nine talks with Rudra intersperse stories from his Indian experiences.
272pp, 198 x 129 mm, Paperback, 2018, RRP £9.99