Johnny Townsend earned an MFA in Fiction Writing from Louisiana State University. He has published stories and essays in Newsday, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Progressive, The ... Read full author bio >
"An irreverent, honest look at life outside the mainstream Mormon Church."
An extraordinary struggle of an atheist youngster who came from a surprisingly religious background, maternal grandfather being a Parsi priest in a Mumbai fire temple and paternal family, Brahmins from ... Read full author bio >
"while on a journey from South Africa to South America, he says, he “entered into a state of Samadhi or gained enlightenment”"
Award-winning, #1 best-selling author Sharon CassanoLochman propels the senses, tweaks the emotions, and fosters the imagination for readers of all ages through her heart-pounding adventures and compassionate works of fiction ... Read full author bio >
"Edge-of-the-seat suspense and realistic portrayals of a pair of boys facing personal and elemental trials make this novel a substantial page-turner."
I am British. I was born in London, studied biochemistry at University College London, then pursued careers in both science and medical writing and in book and graphic design, in ... Read full author bio >
"Johnston’s contribution to the field is an astonishingly original one. In a way, his version is deeply Cartesian, haunted by the interaction between mind and matter, but also grounded in the ordinary experience of human action.”"
Sean D. Sammon, FMS currently holds an appointment as Scholar in Residence at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. He is a membe of the Marist Brothers, a Roman Catholic ... Read full author bio >
"A familiar but useful guide for embracing aging."
Dominic Anton is a writer of poetry and other works, currently studying communications at Florida International University. Dominic is heavily passionate about spirituality, the concept of rebirth and the power ... Read full author bio >
"..But it’s the less didactic lines, as in a knockout poem like “Narcissus,” and the pure energy of surprising images, as in the fantastic downward view of a body’s wounds, “with lightning everywhere” under the skin, that shine."
I have an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Pitzer College and a medical degree from the University of Nevada Medical School. I work full-time as a primary-care internal medicine specialist ... Read full author bio >
"In this fiction debut from Steinberg (The Insider’s Guide to HMOs, 1996), Abe Levy, a veteran Southern California philosophy professor, is about to begin his fall semester course on Vedic literature and meditative practices (“Self with a capital ‘S,’ ” as he puts it). His course, presented to a mixture of students he’s taught before and sharp newcomers, covers the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita, but the bulk of the class centers on the transcendental meditation (TM) teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the celebrated figure who was the guru to the Beatles in the 1960s... This book is mainly structured as an old-fashioned novel of ideas, using the framework of Levy’s class to expound on the history of Eastern philosophy and the anatomy of Vedic meditation. But the book derives its dramatic energy from the fact that although Levy praises how relaxed and settled meditation can make a person, he has little of that tranquility in his personal life... Steinberg expertly keeps this tension percolating in the background while the chapters expand in wonderfully lucid fashion on all kinds of philosophical and religious topics.
A readable and enticing fictional exploration of transcendental meditation and Vedic literature."
Saeed Malik is a semiconductor-executive turned writer. He holds Masters Degrees in Physics and Political Science. Saeed also completed post-graduate studies in Computer Science and then opted to skip graduation ... Read full author bio >
"Eye-opening in terms of the parity between the Abrahamic faiths, this fine model of scriptural analysis merits study by mystics of any faith."
Author, teacher, and metaphysician, Kaarin Alisa, is a catalyst for spiritual growth and personal transformation. She has honed her abilities as a change agent in the energetic arts for more ... Read full author bio >
"A magical, passionate version of the life of Jesus,
unlike anything taught in Sunday school."
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