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 […]


Enlightenment Sprouting in Kids TV

A harbinger of a spiritual spring? Sprout, the first 24-hour preschool destination available on TV, on demand and online for kids ages 2-5, announces the exclusive U.S. launch of dirtgirlworld, the first green living series for preschoolers. “Sprout’s Dig Into Earth Day with dirtgirlworld” marathon will air on Sprout from noon – 3 p.m. ET […]


Tipping Point for Digital Publishing

I predict that Apple’s iPad, which sold 300,000 on its first day out, will be seen as the tipping point technology for the publishing industry! Already, a possibly nervous Amazon announced that they are offering free Kindle reading apps for your PC and iPhone. You can now choose from over 450,000 Kindle books, plus thousands […]


Psychics Come Out

I recently reviewed memoirs from two ladies who had some really far out experiences that they reluctantly came to accept as reality. They both were what you would call normal, everyday people who weren’t even spiritually inclined. As a child, Suzanne Jauchius (author of You Know Your Way Home http://www.ncreview.com/you-know-your-way-home ) knew things before they happened, […]


Hello world!

What an interesting web of interconnection is being created here. Let’s hope that coming together virtually translates into more compassion and understanding among people, and that we truly learn to love our neighbors in this global village as ourselves.