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Review: Riding the Dragon

This week Zoe is reading Riding the Dragon: 10 lessons for inner strength in challenging times by Robert J. Wicks. The book is a spiritual and psychological guide to dealing with adversity and spiritual crisis. It’s aimed at people who work as therapists and counsellors, but anyone struggling to cope with overwhelming problems will find… Continue reading Review: Riding the Dragon

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Review: The Dark Night of the Soul by Gerald May

This week Zoe is reading The Dark Night of the Soul by Gerald May, subtitled: A Psychiatrist Explores the Connection between Darkness and Spiritual Growth. The book explores the dark night through the writings of two of the best known Christian mystics: John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila, and addresses some of the… Continue reading Review: The Dark Night of the Soul by Gerald May

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Review: Psychosynthesis by Roberto Assagioli

This week Zoe is reading Psychosynthesis: A Manual of Principles and Techniques by Roberto Assagioli. Psychosynthesis is a practical method for personal growth that helps you to become a more whole person. It was created in 1910 by Roberto Assagioli because he believed psychoanalysis, as it was then, was incomplete. He put together a new… Continue reading Review: Psychosynthesis by Roberto Assagioli

Book Reviews · Mysticism

Review: Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill

The week Zoe is reading Mysticism: A Study of the Nature and Development of Man’s Spiritual Consciousness by Evelyn Underhill. This is the classic text on mysticism. It explores the subject in depth, and although Underhill focuses mostly on mystical Christianity, she also looks at Sufism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and others too. Part 1 explains how… Continue reading Review: Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill

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Review: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

This week Zoe is reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M Pirsig. It’s a curious book: not really a novel, more an excuse to philosophise about anything and everything, and likely to provoke many arguments and lots of feverish thinking. The narrator of the tale sets out on a road trip… Continue reading Review: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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Review: The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

This week Zoe is reading The Tao of Pooh, a fun little book that explores Taoism through the wisdom of the Bear of Little Brain. Benjamin Hoff uses stories from the classics Winnie the Pooh and the House at Pooh Corner to introduce the principles of Taoist philosophy, with original illustrations by E.H. Shephard plus… Continue reading Review: The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

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Review: Jake Fades by David Guy

This week Zoe is reading Jake Fades: a novel of impermanence by David Guy, about a Zen master who fixes bicycles and teaches meditation in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The tale is told by Hank, his long-time student, and the aging Jake hopes that Hank will take over teaching from him. Commitment phobic Hank doesn’t feel ready… Continue reading Review: Jake Fades by David Guy