Healing with God’s Love: Kabbalah’s Hidden Secrets

“Of Sound and Inner Light”

Review by Joey Madia

This has been an impressive few years for Larson Publications. While continuing to bring the works of philosopher Paul Brunton to a new generation of readers, they have published such moving titles as Elaine Mansfield’s Leaning into Love, which recently won the Gold Medal Independent Publisher Book Award for Aging/Death & Dying and the book that is the subject of this review. Larson continues to provide its readership with profound and life-altering books on spirituality, ritual, healing, and enlightenment.

Healing with God’s Love is a practical, highly readable guide to healing meditations and rituals derived from the Judaic esoteric practices of the Kabbalah. Continue reading

An Ouroboros

A door into greatness

Review by Grady Harp

Maryland author Paul Edward is young in years but his soul is old. It is difficult to believe that AN OUROBOROS is his debut novel, so rich in eloquent prose and multilayered meanings, attempts to find any of his other writings fail. This small book (in size) is then an introduction to a man with extraordinary writing skills and a mind that is able to probe our own questioning the universe about out place here – whether we are the young coming of age youth in this story or an adult still walking through the mysteries of meaning that life presents to those who care.

The title may for some need explanation: ‘The ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. Continue reading

The Metrics of Human Consciousness

How consciousness evolved

Review by Grady Harp

Author Richard Barrett is recognized around the world as a thought leader on values, culture and leader ship in business and society. As Founder and Chairman of the Barrett Values Centre he has published six important books and now distills much of he wisdom he imparted in those book in this thin but valuable volume. He is a Fellow of the World Business Academy, a Member of the Wisdom council of the Venter for Integral Wisdom, an Honorary Board Member of the Spirit of Humanity Forum, and a Former Values Coordinator at the World Bank.

Barrett’s sensitive discussion of the methods of measuring human consciousness concerns the steps in a ladder that matches Stages with Levels. Continue reading

A Sense of Regard: Essays on Poetry and Race

An urgently important book – especially at this time

Review by Grady Harp

After reading Editor Laura McCullough’s book of poems SPEECH ACTS this reader wrote the following; it is pertinent because she maintains this same degree of observation in selecting the works in this important volume: It is difficult to find a poet as smart and as sensible and as gifted as Laura McCullough to have the energy and the daring to explore the words that act as intercourse between the reader and the writer. SPEECH ACTS radiates fine writing – as we have all come to expect from McCullough (‘Panic’, Women And Other Hostages’, etc) – but is a collection of works that goes beyond where she has been before. As one person put it ‘Located in the nexus of mind and body, the poems in SPEECH ACTS use language as a weapon, a tool, a sex toy, a map, a love letter and argue with alternate provocation and tenderness that language is the sexiest and most intimate mode of intercourse that humans have.’ Continue reading