Book Reviews 2008-13



After the Ecstasy, the Laundry How the heart grows wise on the spiritual path, by Jack Kornfield. This book, a spiritual classic,  is a moving and fascinating account of how the contemporary spiritual journey unfolds, with all the difficulties those choosing such a path must face, whatever the depth of their faith, its religious context, or their position in the world.

‘The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos’ by Brian Swimme :

This is a wonderfully accessible book for anyone interested in how we came to be, and where we are now… “Swimme is a charismatic person who seeks to place scientific technology in its context of the infancy of the earth community as it struggles for reconnection to its sacred source…” Suzanne Taylor, quoted in Wikipedia.


2013 : my review of APE: How to Publish a Book by Guy Kawasaki & Shawn Welch : 10th February 2013

2012 my review of Armand Diaz’ Integral Astrology : 19 October 2012

2010 my republished review of ‘Where Did I Leave My Glasses?’ by Martha Weinman Lear : 24 June 2010. Reassurance for all my forgetful middle-aged friends…


An appreciation of the New Scientist magazine : January 2009 ( review now referenced in Wikipedia!)

Review of Mslexia writer’s diary 2009 : February 2009

‘Where Did I Leave My Glasses?’ by Martha Weinman Lear: review May 2009

Bite-sized Book Reviews (5) D Abram, P Lively, P J Palmer, E Laszlo, J Bakewell : review October 2009

A book for Advent: “Things Seen and Unseen” by Nora Gallagher: review December 2009 review 23 December 2009


‘The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos’ by Brian Swimme: review September 2008

A brief appreciation of the novels of Joanna Trollope: review October 2008

The Spiral Staircase’ by Karen Armstrong: review November 2008: a fascinating autobiography of how she survived being a Catholic nun and went on to be one of the world’s foremost writers on religion.

‘Writers! Are you now, or have you ever been, distracted?’ – an introduction to a brilliant writer on the art of writing, Natalie Goldberg: review November 2008


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2 responses to “Book Reviews 2008-13

  1. A review of your own book is the next thing, but perhaps not by you!! It’s fantastic, at long last, a hard copy and in the hand, I keep looking at it to make sure it’s real. Well done all of us X


  2. Better very late than never!! Thanks Pam x


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