reviewed by Joan Cronk
In Angels Whisper, Lou Free encourages readers to take a mental jump and cover the distance between this life and the next. Free manages this with ease: I am not sure how one can feel really good about the process of death and dying and what lies beyond, but somehow she is able to do that.
Free takes the reader on a voyage through past lives to the present. Her book leaves the reader with a positive feeling about life on Earth as well as about death and dying. She sees the process not as one to be feared but as a learning opportunity, and talks of choices, boundaries, and the little lessons life teaches us again and again until we finally get it right.
WE ARE ONE
reviewed by Madeline Weise
The sole purpose of We Are One is to help its readers remember who they are. In fact, the author, Helen D. Vandeman, is constantly reminding the readers that this is the only purpose of life: to realize that we are the Truth we are seeking, and that the memory of who we are will satisfy all our other needs and desires. We don't need to do anything else but remember that we are all intricately connected. We already are what we are trying to become. There is nothing missing in us for which we must seek. All we have to do is just let go of our false belief that we are just our bodies, separate from each other and from God.
reviewed by Carmen Viola,
Nationally acclaimed yoga teacher Rodney Yee has long been featured in a variety of instructional yoga videos and DVDs created by Gaiam. With a recent guest appearance on Oprah, his new book Yoga: The Poetry of the Body is sure to delight steadfast followers and newcomers alike.
Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning "yoke" or "union." In India, yoga is regarded as one of the six orthodox systems of Indian philosophy. Yoga as it is know in the West is a physical form of exercise that has quickly risen in popularity over the last several years. Ultimately, over time and with consistent practice, the physical poses enable the practitioner to discipline not only the body, but the mind, the will, and the emotions as well.
reviewed by Liz Bardon
The self-help genre has often been accused of promoting "navel-gazing," the self-centered introspection that allows people to ignore the larger problems of the world. In Unfolding, self-examination is only the beginning of "unfolding," or consciously revealing your inner self. For author Julia Mossbridge, self-actualization happens when you learn to share yourself with the world.
To help her readers reach self-actualization, Mossbridge fills her book with exercises designed to help readers discover their gifts, have faith in themselves, and share their gifts. Mossbridge is a scientist by training and firmly believes in an experimental/experiential approach to self-discovery. There are more pages devoted to exercises than to text in this book. The amount of text is just right; it supports and structures the exercises without taking over and telling the reader how his or her personal self-discovery should be progressing.
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