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The Soul Unearthed by Cass Adams

posted by Taz Tagore

The Soul Unearthed is a lovely collection of essays about finding one’s soul through exploring Mother Nature in her wild and beautiful state.  Each essay is completely different, in length, content and voice.  It feels uneven at times, but also […]

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Children’s Book Week: The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness

posted by Taz Tagore

The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness Author: Thompson, Colin Illustrator: Thompson, Colin One Friday on his way home from school, George visited the animal shelter. There, in the very last cage, was Jeremy, a dog who looked as lost and as […]

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The Way of Council [Learning to Dialogue/Resolve Conflict in Circles]

posted by Taz Tagore

The Way of Council is an excellent book penned by Jack Zimmerman and Virginia Coyle.  Both have extensive experience working through simple and difficult issues using the unique format of a circle. This isn’t just about sitting in a circle […]

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[New Release] Samsara Dog

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase Samsara Dog from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Samsara Dog By Helen Manos Review:Samsara Dog is a children’s picturebook written by practicing Buddhist Helen Manos, who sought to present the concept of reincarnation in a natural and seamless way. A […]

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[Book Review] Touching the Light by Meg Blackburn Losey

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase Touching the Light from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Touching the Light By Meg Blackburn Losey REVIEW: How is it that miracles happen? Is spontaneous healing really possible? Why is it that some illnesses don’t show up in standard or […]

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Guardians of Being by Eckhart Tolle

posted by Taz Tagore

  Purchase School Years from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Guardians of Being By Eckhart Tolle, Illustrated by Patrick McDonnellReview: You don’t have to be an animal lover to love this book.  Guardians of Being is a small, short, illustrated book […]

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[Thanksgiving Gift Series] Surfing Your Inner Sea

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase Surfing Your Inner Sea from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Surfing Your Inner Sea By Raphael Cushnir Review: I like small, short books.  I liked this one instantly. It’s yellow cover and image of the sea beckoned. The book is […]

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[Thanksgiving Gift Series] Seasons of Thanks by Taz Tagore

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase Seasons of Thanks from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Seasons of Thanks By Taz Tagore Review: It’s hard to review your own book without feeling utterly self-conscious. But, as I looked through the slim volume of titles related to Thanksgiving, […]

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[Thanksgiving Gift Series] A Bloom a Day

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase A Bloom a Day from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. A Bloom a Day Billie Lythberg (Author), Sian Northfield (Author), Ron van Dongen (Photographer) Review: There are few photo books that truly inspire joy, page after page.  And A Bloom […]

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[New Release Book Review] Visionary State

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase Visionary State from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Visionary State: A Journey through California’s Spiritual Landscape Review: There are few spiritual photography books out on the market.  Some present wispy and mystical photos of Mother Nature’s richness.  Others focus on […]

[New Release] Moon Phase Astrology

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase Moon Phase Astrology from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Moon Phase Astrology By Raven KalderaReview:I’m a Taurus.  More specifically, I’m a cusp Aries-Taurus—which means I’m an earth sign with some fire qualities.  That sums up my present knowledge of my […]

[New Release] Wisdom of the Plant Devas

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase Wisdom of the Plant Devas from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Wisdom of the Plant Devas: Herbal Medicine for a New Earth By Thea Summer Deer Review: The idea of plants as medicine or sources of healing is becoming more […]

[New Release] The Life and Love of Trees

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase The Life and Love of Trees from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. The Life and Love of Trees By Lewis Blackwell Review: Coffee table books usually don’t impress me.  In the nineties, it seemed like you had to have stacks […]

[New Release] Seeds of Freedom

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase seeds of freedom from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Seeds of Freedom: Cultivating a Life that Matters By: Heather Marie Wilson Review: Seeds of Freedom is a lovely, easy read for those of you who love gardens and have an […]

[New Release Book] The Wisdom of the Healing Wound

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase The Wisdom of the Healing Wound from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. The Wisdom of the Healing Wound: A New View on Why we Hurt and How We Can Cure Even the Deepest Physical and Emotional Wounds By David Knighton […]

[New Release] The Hollow Bone: A Field Guide to Shamanism

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase The Hollow Bone from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. The Hollow Bone: A Field Guide to Shamanism ByColleen DeatsmanReview: Shamanism was always a word that scared me.  It evoked images of animal spirits entering a person’s body–inevitably in a poorly […]

[New Release/Bestseller] The Book of Awakening

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase The Book of Awakening from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. The Book of Awakening [New edition] By Mark Nepo Review: There are few spiritual books that have the capacity to deeply delight the spiritual seeker.  Although there are many wonderful […]

[New Release] Like a Tree by Jean Bolen

posted by Taz Tagore

Purchase Like a Tree from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Like A Tree: How Trees, Women and Tree People Can Save the Planet by Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD Review:At the beginning of the book, Shinoda Bolen says that you can describe […]

[New Release Book] Women’s Spirituality: Power and Grace

posted by Taz Tagore

Hampton Roads Publishing Purchase Women’s Spirituality: Power and Grace from the Beliefnet Shopping Mall. Women’s Spirituality by Mary Faulkner Review: Trying to summarize the history of women and spirituality—in 307 pages—is a daunting task. Faulkner dives headfirst into the vast […]

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Children's Book Week: Samsara Dog
Samsara Dog Author: Manos, Helen Illustrator: Vivas, Julie Samsara Dog lived many lives. Some of his lives were long. Some lasted only a few days. Dog never remembered them. He lived each life as it came, until he learned the most important lesson of all. I couldn't more highly

posted 6:34:04am Feb. 24, 2012 | read full post »

Children's Book Week: Wilfred Gorden McDonald Patridge
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge Author: Fox, Mem Illustrator: Vivas, Julie Mem Fox is one of the most prolific children's authors in contemporary times.  Her classic Time for Bed and Where is the Green Sheep? have delighted millions of children and parents.  With this book, Mem Fox tackle

posted 6:27:47am Feb. 22, 2012 | read full post »

John Welwood Week: Spotlight on Conscious Relationship
What follow is a transcript of an interview between Vince Horn (of Buddhist Geeks) and John Wellwood.  I thought this interview would provide plenty of fodder for reflection on the role of conscious relationship in our spiritual practice.  And of course, in light of Valentine's Day, isn't it a goo

posted 6:37:59am Feb. 16, 2012 | read full post »

John Welwood Week: Ordinary Magic Book Review
There are few essay collections which I find eternally useful...so useful that they never seem to leave my bedside table for a more (lonely) and permanent space on my living room bookshelf.  But John Welwood edited one such collection called Ordinary Magic.  And indeed, it is full of magic. The

posted 6:40:55am Feb. 15, 2012 | read full post »

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