The Flight of the Phoenix is Phyllis Krystal's last book completed at the end of her 102 years and 8 months of life. In it she describes her experience of arising from the “dark night of the soul” and transcending the old attachments of her egoic personality and following explicitly the demands of her Higher Self or Higher Consciousness (Hi C) as she called it in her work Cutting the Ties That Bind. She likens the flight of the Phoenix from its own ashes to the metamorphosis of the Monarch butterfly from caterpillar to cocoon to butterfly and describes the pitfalls along the way. This book is suitable for all those who experience depression, the rigors of aging and the disappointment arising from unmet expectations in life. It will also appeal to those readers who are asking such important questions as what is life for? What is my purpose? Why am I here? How can I find happiness and peace of mind? The Flight of the Phoenix is the final chapter of the autobiographical spiritual journey Phyllis began to describe in Sai Baba: The Ultimate Experience. This last autobiographical book can provide spiritual guidance for those who wish to embark on an inner journey of transformation and it can support the reader in living from the Hi C without the deleterious influences of the conditioned, and often traumatized mind. Phyllis points out that the world itself is going through a similar period of transformation and this global journey and the personal journey are often intertwined. As we raise our personal consciousness, that of humanity will be raised as well. Thus reading this book can help us help ourselves as well as the world!
Individual chapters briefly summarize the Cutting The Ties That Bind Method of releasing attachment from all those people, objects, habits, work and desires that we mistakenly rely on for our identity and our security. This method has found interested students and clients internationally and is now supported by the Sidney and Phyllis Krystal Foundation in the USA Some of the important symbols and concepts are described such as the Ugly Duckling syndrome, thought forms, the phoenix and butterfly symbols. A last chapter takes us from the microcosm to the macrocosm and stresses the importance of guiding the children of the world who will ultimately lead us into the Golden Age predicted in the ancient vedas.