Closing the gap between the higher wisdom that comes through us and our everyday behavior is perhaps today’s biggest spiritual challenge. Elvis Presley was the first and most famous “canary in the coal mine” with this issue.
Long before Michael Jackson, his legendary life and death warned the world about how important it is to deal with this challenge, with open eyes, heart and spirit. This new archetype of spiritual development that emerged in the 20th century may be Elvis’s biggest legacy of all; arguable greater than his enduring popularity as an entertainer. This may well be the secret key that unlocks the mystery of why his legend continues to endure so strongly all these decades after his death.
David E. Stanley, along with psychologist and integrity expert Dr. David S. Gruder, illuminate these details in this profound and timely book chroniling Stanley’s seventeen-year spiritual journey with his stepbrother and mentor Elvis Presley. “Conversations With the King: Journals of a Young Apprentice” reveals the Elvis that few knew and all can learn from.