Science, Skepticism and Spirituality


REVIEW: Arguing Science: A Dialogue on the Future of Science and Spirit by Rupert Sheldrake and Michael Shermer Debating the nature of the ineffable is always a chancy proposition. In “Arguing Science” we have two scientists, respected in their fields, face off in a debate over whether there can be a spiritual dimension to science. […]

Be Your Own Herbalist!


What perfect timing to get Michelle Schoffro Cook’s book for review, just as the warming weather invites one to prowl the aisles of the garden center. The beauty of herbs is that they are absolute powerhouses of flavor, nutrition and medicinal benefits, and anyone can grow them in an indoor pot, outdoor container or garden […]

The Miracle Power of Your Mind


The Joseph Murphy Treasury Kudos to Tarcher Penguin for having the imagination to bring together into one volume, 24 books and pamphlets from the redoubtable Joseph Murphy, one of the most articulate exponents and popularizers of New Thought and the Law of Attraction. I was rather intimidated when I opened the package to find this […]

Dear Human – A Manifesto of Love


Courtney Walsh’s brand of spiritual teaching is of the wrestle-you-down-to-the-yoga-mat-until-you-stare-your-beliefs-in-the-face-and-squirm variety. And she’s funny, to boot. Her new book, Dear Human, builds upon the Facebook meme she started about unconditional love that has gone wildly viral. The book is part stream-of-consciousness memoir and part satsang with a very hip guru. This gal’s spiritual and emotional […]