Banned Books Week

Do you think that book banning is thing of the past? Think again. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling has been burned—yes, burned—in New Mexico and challenged in 19 states. The objection is that the headmaster personifies demonic attributes: witchcraft, sorcery and rebellion against authority. Egads! Similarly, the Lord of the Rings series was […]

The Secret History of Consciousness

Check out our podcast for great interview with Dr. Meg Blackburn Losey about her new book, The Secret History of Consciousness, that traces the awakening human consciousness from the dawn of recorded history and ancient archaeology through molecular biology, quantum dynamics to the very nature of the cosmos and the future of humanity. It’s like […]

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 […]