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Our December release, The Unconditioned Mind: J. Krishnamurti and the Oak Grove School by David Edmund Moody, has been receiving some great media attention this month.

 

The popular spiritual blog DailyOM featured The Unconditioned Mind as a ‘Library Pick’ for December, and posted an excerpt from Chapter 2: Observation.  The excerpt can be read online here.

Also in December, the book was featured on the website Jiddu-Krishnamurti.net, complete with an author profile and review.

On December 9, the Ojai Valley News printed a profile article about the book and its ties to the local community.  The article, which appears on page two, can be read here.

And, finally, on December 13 an insightful review written by Rene Wadlow was posted on Theosophy.net.  The review can be read online here or via Scribd below.

 

 

 

The Unconditioned Mind is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound.

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Theosophical Network member and blogger Rene Waldow has published a thought-provoking review of Robert Epstein’s The Quotable Krishnamurti.

“At each step toward deeper awareness, Krishnamurti highlights the difficulties, how we are unaware of distortions, how wanting to do good, we create new distortions.  He does not give direct advice on how to go beyond the distortions. The hope is probably that by being more aware of the subtle types of distortions, we will not fall into the traps.  Awareness may lead to a disintegration of the distortions.  Beyond the distortions, there may be something we might call ‘reality’ or ‘the way things are’, but even that is not sure because if anyone has reached that stage, he has not come back to describe it.  Thus the one ‘oneliner’ remains the key to the talks ‘Truth is a pathless land.’”

Read the full review on Rene’s blog, or download the review from Scribd.

The Quotable Krishnamurti comes out in June. Pre-order it on Amazon today!

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This review was originally published on May 11, 2011.

The Theosophical Order of Service (TOS) has reviewed Russian Magic:Living Folk Traditions of an Enchanted by Cherry Gilchrist!

 Cherrry Gilchrist has written a useful book on the structure of Russian folklore, its main characters such as the Firebird and the Snowmaiden, and its impact on folk crafts, mainly rural house building, painted lacquer boxes and Matrioshka dolls. There are hints of broader issues such as the use of folklore in high culture, by composers such as Rimsky-Korsakov and Stravinski and writers like Pushkin. —Rene Wadlow, TOS

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The Theosophical Order of Service (TOS) has reviewed Dr. Jean Houston’s Hero and the Goddess!3d-cover

 

 

Houston stresses the idea of the journey as a process of initiation with the initiators receiving as well as giving initiations and learning. All the initiators, apart from the Cyclops, are female, a shift from the emphasis on the heroes at the center of the action of The Iliad, thus giving rise to the hypothesis of a woman author of The Odyssey. As Houston notes “Throughout The Odyssey, the earthy feminine powers — Circe, Calypso, Penelope — are seen weaving threads and wearing braided hair. They hold the powers that weave things together; they braid realities into gossamer webs that make it possible to recover something of what had been lost after the warrior-nomad invasions.” —Rene Wadlow, TOS

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The Theosophical Order of Service (TOS) March book review is Howard Murphet’s Hammer on the Mountain: The Life of Henry Steel Olcott.  Read the full review here.

The leadership of Henry S. Olcott and the work of the Theosophical Society in quickening cultural life among Buddhists is important as a historical precedent — one which merits attention, not only because of its significance in the past, but also because Buddhist-influenced Southern Asia, from Sri Lanka to Japan, is currently trying to deal with many of these issues.

–Rene Wadlow, Theosophical Order of Service

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The Theosophical Order of Service ( theoservice.org ) has posted an in-depth book review of our inspirational 2007 release       The Lost Teachings of Lama Govinda : Living Wisdom from a Modern Tibetan Master .

Read theTOS review here

 

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