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Review: The You in You by Wilbert Hunt

The You in You by Wilbert Hunt

★★★★ Human beings have long been fascinated by the idea of something beyond this world; whether you want to call it the afterlife, a higher consciousness or even another dimension, it perennially intrigues the imagination. In The You in You, author Wilbert Hunt explains his own relationship to this other realm, accessed through out-of-body experiences. Hunt methodically takes readers through …

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Review: Living Love: The Yoga of Yama & Niyama by Maetreyii Ma

Living Love: The Yoga of Yama & Niyama

★★★★½ There are many different reasons to practice yoga – for health and wellness, as a means of stress relief, or as a larger part of a spiritual belief system and path for your life. In Living Love: The Yoga of Yama and Niyama, author Maetreyii Ma takes readers on a journey through the self, blending yogic philosophy with practical …

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Review: Tepid Blue by Dev Bhattacharyya

Tepid Blue: Philosophy and Yoga by Dev Bhattacharyya

★★★★ To many, the practice of yoga is purely a physical exercise; something to enhance the body, not the mind. However, make no mistake – yoga is a deep, spiritual exercise intended to work the mind, body, and soul in tandem, as Tepid Blue by Dev Bhattacharyya makes clear. Dev Bhattacharyya is an author dedicated to helping bring out the …

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Review: God in My Head by Josh Grisetti

God in My Head by Josh Grisetti

★★★★½ God in My Head by Josh Grisetti is an honest and occasionally irreverent look at religion and the existence of God. There has been a growing market for “spiritual tourism” books in recent years, particularly as religion once again comes to the forefront of our political and cultural attention. God in My Head, an unexpectedly poignant memoir from Josh …

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Stumbling Toward the Buddha by Dawn Downey

Stumbling Toward the Buddha by Dawn Downey

Stumbling Toward the Buddha by Dawn Downey is a collection of interconnected essays about finding “enlightenment” in the modern world. Refreshingly honest, and filled with self-deprecating humor, Downey is not afraid to admit her faults, as well as delve into her painful past, to fully understand herself and the world around her. Though the book is touted as more of …

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Teachings on Being by Codrin Stefan Tapu

Teachings on Being by Codrin Stefan Tapu

Teachings on Being: The Holy Book of Religious Leaders, Followers, and Non-Believers by Codrin Stefan Tapu is a collection of aphorisms about what Tapu calls “The New Faith.” The New Faith accepts all faiths under one umbrella as a sort of syncretism, while promoting union between different religions and heritages. As an outcropping of this ethos, Teachings on Being collects …

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A Spiritual Journey by Susan Kapatoes

A Spiritual Journey by Susan Kapatoes

A Spiritual Journey is Susan Kapatoes’ memoir about communing with the divine, and finding evidence of the divine in her life, such as in friendships and love. The book is not so much a spiritual treatise investigating different spiritual traditions, so much as a personal memoir about personal spiritual growth. Though she has her first spiritual awakening after picking up …

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Review: Walking In Grace With Grief by Della Temple ★★★★

Walking In Grace With Grief by Della Temple

It is often said that humans turn to religion because they cannot cope with the fact that one day they will cease to exist. Knowledge of our own eventual deaths is enough to drive otherwise rational people into magical beliefs about an afterlife, or so the argument goes. I do not believe this is true. I think that what causes …

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