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Book Reviews

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WAKING, DREAMING, BEING Evan Thompson Columbia University Press, 2015, 452 pp., $xx, h/b – ISBN 978-0-231-13709-6 In this subtle, brilliant and erudite study, Evan Thompson examines self and consciousness in neuroscience, meditation and philosophy to formulate a contemplative neurophenomenology, building […]


CAPITALISM AS IF THE WORLD MATTERS Jonathon Porritt Earthscan, 2005, 336 pp., £20 h/b – ISBN 1 84407 192 8 Sir Jonathon Porritt is the UK’s leading environmentalist, who has been Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission since 2000 […]


EXTRAORDINARY KNOWING Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer Bantam Books, 2007, 301 pp., $26, h/b – ISBN 978 0 553 80335 8 My enduring memory of Lisby Mayer, who died shortly after this book was completed a couple of years ago, is of […]


PARENTING FOR A PEACEFUL WORLD Robin Grille  Longueville, 2005, 428 pp., p/b – ISBN 1 921004 14 2 This extraordinary and far-reaching book will transform your understanding of how differing practices of rearing children impact on social evolution, particularly with […]


NATURE’S DUE: HEALING OUR FRAGMENTED CULTURE Brian Goodwin  Floris Books, 2007, 188 pp., £14.99 p/b – ISBN 978 086315 596 3 This remarkable book is Brian Goodwin’s biological testament, summing up the work he has been doing throughout his career […]

Libertarian Paternalism

NUDGE Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein  Yale, 2008, 293 pp., $26, h/b – ISBN 978 0 300 12223 7 Described in the latest issue of Prospect as ‘2008’s noisiest ideas book’, Nudge is an important and timely book […]

Cosmos and Psyche

Cosmos and Psyche Richard Tarnas (2006) Viking, 2006, 569 pp., $29.95 h/b – ISBN 0 670 03292 1 Only a fortnight ago, I was recommending to a prospective philosophy student that she spend a part of the summer reading The […]

Clare Cameron, Nature Mystic

Hidden Beauty of the Commonplace by Philip Pegler Changemaker Books 2013, 311 pp., £15.99, p/b. Some readers may be familiar with the work of Clare Cameron (1896 – 1983), nature mystic, poet and long-time editor of the Science of Thought […]

Dimensions of Love

Dimensions of Love by Padma Aon O Books 2013, 343 pp., £17.99, p/b. This remarkable and far-reaching book outlines the seven steps to the full manifestation of Divine Love. It is effectively three books in one, the middle part of […]