Author/Artist: Joyce Collin-Smith
First published: 2003
The Pathless Land is the fruition of a lifetime's work emerging from the one who has herself emerged from the shadow of great spiritual masters. The tremendous range and depth of this work takes you through the spectrum of esoteric experience from Astrology to Zaphkiel. This is a classic text from a true master, one who has known and practised with the greatest gurus and enlightened teachers.
‘The Pathless Land’ will not take you step by didactic step to a promised Nirvana but will take the place of a wise and learned friend, gently helping you find your own way. The land of the inner plains has no signpost and no paths, the way is yours alone to find, guided only through the yearning to grow. No master but self-mastery, no path but your own, aided by this book, a masterpiece of gentle wisdom, to illuminate the way.
The book is presented on the homepage: Joyce Collin-Smith.
The Pathless Land is written in an 'unobtrusive' way. One of my first impressions was that Joyce Collin-Smith is not selling me any of the ideas she is writing about. She says it herself by asking the reader to test her knowledge and not to believe. This approach had an interesting effect on my reading of the book - I started to make discoveries myself!
The book is full of the writer's own discoveries, which she openly wants to share with the reader - as her friend - and she has a lot to share. Joyce Collin-Smith's search with the questions 'who am I?', 'what am I supposed to be doing?' and 'what do I want?', which she writes in the first paragraph of Chapter One, led her into contact with many teachers of the way. She got deeply involved with the different teachings, and when she had learned what was taught, she managed to get out of the teacher-pupil situation and was able to go on her journey in the 'pathless land', where no other man than each of us in ourselves is the master.
Her online book 'Call No Man Master' was an autobiographic book. 'The Pathless Land' contains the results of a lifetime's search for truth.
It is a beautiful book!
Reijo Elsner, Denmark