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    MindScience: An East-West Dialogue Paid Member

    MindScience: An East-West DialogueEdited by Daniel Goleman and Robert A. F. Thurman. Wisdom Publications: Boston, 1991.126 pp. $12.50 (paperback). More »
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    Holy Madness: The Shock Tactics and Radical Teachings of Crazy-Wise Adepts, Holy Fools, and Rascal Gurus Paid Member

    Holy Madness: The Shock Tactics and Radical Teachings of Crazy-Wise Adepts, Holy Fools, and Rascal GurusBy Georg Feuerstein. Paragon House: New York, 1991. 259 pp. $24.95 (hardcover). Everyone is entitled to receive at least two pearls of wisdom in exchange for the four years of often misdirected efforts known as "college." For me they came in two successive sentences of Professor Irving Halperin's lecture on twentieth-century literature: "A paragraph should always be slightly longer than it is wide...And never read anything but great books—and truly awful books." More »
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    The First Buddhist Women: Translations and Commentary on the Therigatha Paid Member

    The First Buddhist Women: Translations and Commentary on the TherigathaBy Susan Murcott Parallax Press: Berkeley, 1991. 219 pp. $15.00 (paperback). More »
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    The Code of the Warrior: In History, Myth, and Everyday Life Paid Member

    The Code of the Warrior: In History, Myth, and Everyday LifeBy Rick Fields. HarperCollins: New York, 1991. 339 pp. $15.00 (paperback). An ancient Chinese curse says "May you be born in an interesting time!" This epithet hangs over the inhabitants of the twentieth century, an era where not only war threatens our existence, but pollution, greed, overpopulation, and disease can seem overwhelming enemies. Yet when we examine the situation more closely, the enemy is—as always—ourselves. With the world poised on the edge of destruction, the timing is just right for this probing book by Rick Fields, author of How the Swans Came to the Lake, and Tricycle's Editor-at-Large. More »
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    Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber Paid Member

    Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber By Ken Wilber. Shambhala Publications: Boston, 1991.413 pp. $25.00 (hardcover). When Ken Wilber and Treya Killam met in 1983, it was "love at first touch." They married shortly thereafter, and almost immediately learned that Treya had breast cancer. Grace and Grit is the story of their life together until Treya's death five years later. Although it is primarily a tribute to Treya and her remarkable healing into life and death, it is many other things as well. More »
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    The Whole World Is A Single Flower: 365 Kong-ans for Everyday Life Paid Member

    The Whole World Is A Single Flower: 365 Kong-ans for Everyday LifeWith questions and commentary by Zen Master Seung Sahn. Edited by Jane McLaughlin and Paul Muenzen. Charles E. Tuttle Company: Rutland, Vermont, 1992.244 pp. $16.95 (paperback). More »