The Mind-Body Connection in Healing

Science, spirituality and medicine come together in the mind-body connection. There have been so many books coming out recently on the effect of thoughts on illness, wellness and the body’s ability to heal, that I thought it would be good to bring some of the best ones to your attention. Make no mistake, dear friends, […]


Julie’s Corner

Metaphysics: my favorite subject. In a nutshell, it is the study of the nature of existence: the nature of being and the world. Metaphysics embodies a search for truth, purpose, and meaning in life—something that is relevant to all human beings. Each of the books below has a unique metaphysical entry point, each kept my […]


Evidence of Our Alien Ancestry?

There Were Giants Upon the Earth: Gods, Demigods, and human ancestry: The Evidence of Alien DNA by Zecharia Sitchin Reading this book is a bit like eating your way through an enormous banquet, lured on by the promise of a delectable dessert – but when you get to the end, they’ve run out! At least […]


Ten Steps to Finding Fairytale Love

Finding the partner of your dreams isn’t that difficult. The Grimm brothers’ fairy tales contain a wealth of useful guidance, but only if you read the original stories and forget the Disney movies version. Once you cut through the misunderstandings that our society has held onto for so long there is some real wisdom we […]


 I AM: The Power of Discovering Who You Really Are

Just when I was losing faith in the veracity of the principles of spiritual enlightenment, I opened this brilliant book, I AM by Howard Falco (Tarcher), and all faith was restored. I opened the book randomly, anticipating a quick read of yet another Cliff’s Notes variation on the you-can-create-your-reality theme, and instead was instantly transported […]


The Last Adventure of Life

From Julie’s Desk As Reviews Editor for NCReview, I am privileged to see many of the inspiring books and films at the growing edge of conscious media, often before their release date. And while there are perennial themes of new consciousness, there are also distinct, new edges of growth. One that has emerged recently is […]


Furry Zen Masters

Eckhart Tolle wrote, “I have lived with many Zen masters, all of them cats.” In her delightful book, Choosing to Be: Lessons in Living from a Feline Zen Master, Kat Tansey takes this concept to another level. Her Maine Coon cat and his kitten “channel” Buddhist wisdom and philosophy, guiding the author’s meditation practice.  In […]


What The Books We’re Reading Tell Us

You know people are hurting when two of the books on the NCR Best Seller list are, “When Things Fall Apart” (Pema Chodron) and “The Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart” (Daphne Rose Kingma). I guess when we’ve given up on the economic stimulus and the good will of the financial and […]


Google Editions – E-books in the Cloud

At the 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair, Google gave more details about the previously announced Google Editions, a hosted electronic bookstore for a selection of in-print books which will be provided by Google’s publishing partners. This summer, Google will enter the e-book market with an innovative, e-book venture dubbed Google Editions—a cloud-based platform the company says […]


The Spirit of the New Consciousness

Over the years, I’ve read thousands of articles and books and met many teachers and practitioners in the new consciousness genre. Each piece of information I’ve gleaned is rather like a mosaic – some fit my worldview, some have made me change it, and others I’ve discarded. One teacher may be very persuasive, and then […]