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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

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Review: Dispelling Wetiko by Paul Levy

This week Zoe is reading Dispelling Wetiko by Paul Levy, which explores the collective psychosis now gripping our culture and challenges us to look inside ourselves for answers. The name ‘wetiko’ comes from Native American cultures and refers to a spirit or wicked person who terrorises others through its evil acts. Wetiko is an archetype… Continue reading Review: Dispelling Wetiko by Paul Levy

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Review: When the Shoe Fits by Osho

This week Zoe is reading When the Shoe Fits – an Osho classic which includes commentaries on the stories of the Taoist mystic Chuang Tzu. Osho gives you the original story and then takes them apart, offering his perspective and unique comments. The stories cover everything from the spiritual search for liberation, to the desire for love,… Continue reading Review: When the Shoe Fits by Osho

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Review: The Way of Liberation by Adyashanti

This week Zoe is reading The Way of Liberation: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Adyashanti. This is a great little book that packs a punch and doesn’t let you off the hook. If you want to wake up, or think you’re already on that path, this book will give you a stripped-down practical… Continue reading Review: The Way of Liberation by Adyashanti