Sunday, November 20, 2016

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventure in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Every so often I feel the need to read an old classic.  Alice has been sitting on my kindle for quite some time, so I dusted her off.

 I don't believe I had ever read this book as a child.  I remember my mother reading to me The Wind in The Willows but not Alice.  Maybe she did and maybe she didn't.  Because what I found was that my clearest memory of the characters and settings come from the movie.  The book is slightly different.  It's really a shame that the images of Disney have taken over what the written word has the ability to create in one's mind.

But that being said, Alice is charming and polite and curious.  She meets an unusual cast of characters when she plummets down the rabbit hole.  And she always manages to keep her cool regardless of her size at the moment.

Alice's Adventure in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass is an imaginative tale that is sure to delight no matter what your age.  Alice is a smart, modern girl who can be a great role model.  And she brings to reading a book, a one of a kind, kind of magic and imagination.  A classic!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav

The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav

The Seat of the Soul shows the reader a powerful way to view his or her place within the universe. This is not a book about religion but a guide to understand our spiritual being.  It took me awhile to wrap my head around all the information in here.  I've read many self help books in my time, all of which have added to some aspect of my spiritual growth.  The Seat of the Soul however, seemed to tie everything I knew together while adding some totally new dimensions that I'd never been exposed to before.

The chapter on addiction struck me.  Having struggled with an alcohol addiction in my life, the points made really hit home.  The final chapter on truth left me feeling all warm and fuzzy and glad I had taken the time to read this book.  Now I have to read it again to learn all that I might have missed.  There is so much in here to learn, I'm sure there are things I need that I missed the first time through.

With all that is going on in the world right now, we can all benefit from a little self reflection.  The Seat of the Soul is just the tool to guide us toward a more loving and peaceful existence.


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