by Steve McCardell
If youve noticed a conspicuous lack of tarot material in The New Times of late, I assure you its no conspiracy. Instead, as tarots popularity spreads cross store shelves, and books on the topic begin greeting me at work more often, I decided to pull together a collection of those recently sent to me for review that I felt most worthwhile for New Times readers and those I came across in other ways that I thought should be included. To a number of recent arrivals then, from which I hope youll find a few that intrigue.
reviewed by Steve McCardell
One of the most fascinating things I have seen in my lifetime is the humanity's struggle to find balance in all things: equality between men and women in society; theory complementing experience in the classroom; and wonderfully, a joining of science and spirit in our worldview. We have a long way to go in these endeavors, but the struggle has always suggested something to me of human evolution, and that something is the topic of Sacred Quest.
Two Books on Pilgrimage
reviewed by Margaret Doyle
In finding meaning in lifes actions, to be more than an "Accidental Tourist" as we make the many grand and routine treks of our life, many are considering travel as a pilgrimage. What does this attitude toward our "trips" away from the quotidian convey to the trips themselves, and to one's life from that point forward?
GETTING TO JOY
reviewed by Oceana Del Fuego
Frequent New Times contributor Karuna Poole's book Getting to Joy has been rereleased with a new section describing her subsequent five years of spiritual growth and devotion since the first edition was published.
Getting to Joy is an inspiring journal of life, growth, challenges, and triumphs as experienced by a Western follower of East Indian avatar Ammachi. In this revealing and intimate firsthand view of the life of a spiritual devotee, Karuna has demonstrated tremendous courage in telling her own story. It is both touching and informative, including many personal details.
Composer Donald Walters Offers Two New Gems
by Cindy Gottfried
Widely known for his books and lectures on yoga and meditation as well as for his musical compositions and recordings, Donald Walters has two new CDs on the Clarity Sound and Light label to enrich ones spiritual journey.
Make your day by becoming the person who makes your heart smile! Enjoy the Web sites of these women authors, speakers, teachers, and role models. Their work assists us as we look inside, learn to work with our strengths, and turn our weaknesses into assets.
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