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New Guide Promotes the Obtainment of Enlightenment Through a Practical Understanding of Significant Spiritual Beliefs

SAN MARCOS, Calif., October 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The path to greater peace and happiness is described in every chapter in Mikal Shumate’s new book, Blue-Collar Enlightenment: A Guide to Awakened Awareness for Ordinary People. “This guide offers a simplified look at spiritual practices that promote healthier livelihoods through the development of true enlightenment. Based on Shumate’s extensive studies of the world’s major traditions, philosophies, and beliefs, this guide provides easy-to-understand language that provides an authentic understanding of an awakened consciousness.

Readers will discover Shumate’s approachable method of transcending the normal state of existence and attaining a higher state of consciousness by openly discussing and recognizing the stressors that weigh on us and prevent us from living abundant lives. His insights after a lifelong study share his moving life story and experiences in order to understand consciousness, spirituality and ultimately enlightenment. They make up this digestible book that is perfect for busy workers and ordinary people who want to invest in making positive change in their lives.

“I hope readers find that it doesn’t take a lifetime of study to get results, just a willingness to get the job done,” Shumate said.

Through Shumate’s guidance and guidance, readers exit this reading experience with a new perspective and achievable steps to give themselves the life they desire. “Blue-Collar Enlightenment” really marks the beginning of an incredible journey towards a new, stress-free way of life that is full of awareness, gratitude and true joy.

“Blue Collar Enlightenment: A Guide to Awakened Awareness for Common People”

By Mikal Shumate

ISBN: 9781982244330 (softcover); 9781982244354 (hardcover); 9781982244347 (electronic)

Available in the Balboa Press Online Bookstore and on Amazon

About the author

Mikal Shumate is an ordained spiritual minister and advisor, unit trainer, and author. He grew up in a working class family, served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War, and worked in the construction industry for over 45 years before retiring. He traveled the world for years and learned from the most famous people in the spiritual field, including Nancy Tappe, Gregge Tiffen and most recently Preethaji and Krishnaji, founders of the O&O Academy. He has a certification in interpersonal and transpersonal counseling. A lifelong interest in learning and attaining higher consciousness led him to study and unravel complex spiritual concepts in his new book, Blue-Collar Enlightenment: A Guide to Awakened Consciousness for Common People. He lives in San Marcos, CA. To learn more, please visit

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