Upcoming book reviews


Sorry I haven’t posted any reviews lately, there’s just been so much going on that I haven’t even had time to  read for any length of time. Luckily everything has settled down for the winter :). (Well upcoming winter I suppose). I now have time to read again. Which I’m very excited about.

The title I’m currently reading is The Magic by Rhonda Bryne it has 28 days of “exercises” in it. I’m going to wait until I’m done with them to write the review. I will be on day 23 tomorrow. (Luckily the exercises aren’t that long so I’ve been able to read them quickly in the morning).

I will also be reviewing:

The Book of Abramelin The Mage: A New Tanslation – Revised and Expanded by Abraham von Worms.

Magick: Liber ABA Book 4 by Aliester Crowley.

The Power of Surrender: Let Go and Energize Your Relationships, Success, and Well-Being by Judith Orloff, M.D.

(These three should arrive in the mail shortly).

I’m also hoping to review Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius in a New English Translation with Notes and Introduction by Brian P. Copenhaver. (No promises on this one).

Thank you all.








November 26 in Literary History: Lewis Carroll Sends Alice Liddell His Book


Interesting literary history.

Originally posted on Interesting Literature:

The most significant events in the history of books on the 26th of November

1607:King Lear is entered on the Stationers’ Register. The ‘booke called Mr. William Shakespeare his historye of King Lear’ was entered on the Stationers’ Register by Nathaniel Butter and John Busby.

1607: Also on this day, 26 November 1607, John Harvard is born. Harvard University is named after him. Harvard spent only one year of his life in America, and died of tuberculosis aged just 30.

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The Surrender Experiment by Michael Singer

The Surrender Experiment by Michael Singer is a wonderful book on surrendering to the universe and it’s perfection. By letting go he had a deep spiritual awakening. It started when he noticed that the voice that speaks inside our head is not truly us it is just chatter and needs to be quieted.

This book was a wonderful journey on surrendering and though I have not read Michael’s first book I am definitely looking forward to doing so. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to know the power of surrendering rather than trying to control every aspect of their lives.

I acknowledge that I received this book free of charge from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion of the book.

The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel by Nina George

LittleParisBookshopThe Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George is a story about Monsieur Perdu who finds books to heal the heart. However, he has trouble healing his own. Monsieur Perdu owns a bookshop called “The Literary Apothecary” that is on a barge that floats along the Seine in Paris.

This is  a book for anyone who loves to read. It is full of literary illusions and references to many well known and not so well known books. At the end of this book there are recipes for different types of food and also a list of books to heal some of our own ailments, created by Monsieur Perdu himself.

At times this book can be a little slow but if you read through the entire thing you will be glad that you did. I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves books.

I acknowledge that I received this book free of charge from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion of this book.

Trying Not to Try by Edward Singerland

Trying Not To Try: Ancient China, Modern Science, and the Power of Spontainaity by Edward Singerland is a book about an ancient Chinese philosophy called Wu-Wei. 
  This is not a self-help book but a book of philosophy. We are shown why living in the moment can effect us and how Chinese thought and modern neuroscience blend together in our modern world. This book does not tell us how to get to Wu-Wei but is a gentle guide to it. This book makes concepts of Ancient Chinese philosophy accessible to the everday reader. We are also shown how Wu-Wei can lead to fulfilling lives. 
 I would recommend this book to anyone interested in ancient Chinese philosophy and how it can be used I our modern lives. 
I acknowledge that I recieved this book free of charge from blogging for books and that this is my honest and unbiased opinion of the book. 

The Awakening by Sidra Jafri

imageThe Awakening: 9 Principles for Finding the Courage to Change Your Life by Sidra Jafri guides us through a nine step journey to let go of the past and create the life of your dreams.

This book is filled with exercises to use and real life examples to draw inspiration from. Part one, shows us how to awaken the nine principles presented in this book. Part two shows us each principle separately and how to incorporate that principle in our lives. In each chapter we are given daily practices to follow and we are given a magi statement to use to incorporate the principle into our lives. At the end we are given six daily practices to help us keep our awakening even after we finish this book.

I found this book to be filled with many truths and insights.

I acknowledge that I received this book free of charge from Watkins Publishing in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion of the book.

The Holy Spirits Interpretation of the New Testament Review

imageThe Holy Spirit’s Interpretation of the New Testament: A Course in Understanding and Acceptance transcribed by Regina Dawn Akers is a companion text to A Course In Miracles. 

This book shows us how to experience the oneness of God and how to use the art of letting go to attain spiritual enlightenment. We a shown that our seeming failures are just steps towards our enlightenment. We are shown how the teachings of Jesus are about love instead of guilt. This book speaks to the heart and is one to be read again and again.

I would recommend this book to anyone who has read A Course In Miracles and also those who haven’t. This book will open your eyes to the oneness of God and will speak to your heart.

I acknowledge that I received this book free of charge from John Hunt Publishing in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion of it.


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