Book Reviews · Consciousness

The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge

“The first time an Ashaninca man told me that he had learned the medicinal properties of plants by drinking a hallucinogenic brew, I thought he was joking. …But he was not smiling.” The Cosmic Serpent is a fascinating exploration of the links between DNA and molecular biology by anthropologist Jeremy Narby. While doing fieldwork in… Continue reading The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge

Book Reviews · Buddhism

The Sun of Wisdom: Teachings of the Noble Nagarjuna – Review

The Sun of Wisdom is a commentary on one of the classics of Buddhist literature by one of the great Tibetan masters, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso. Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way was written by Nagarjuna in the 2nd century and is a commentary on the Buddha’s teachings on the nature of appearance and emptiness. The… Continue reading The Sun of Wisdom: Teachings of the Noble Nagarjuna – Review

Bookshelves · Writer's Resources

Writing Bookshelf

A selection of recommended books on Writing. These are some of the books I’ve found particularly helpful over the years. There are longer reviews attached via links, and more to come… Christopher Booker – The Seven Basic Plots This fantastic and fascinating book provides a comprehensive answer to the age-old question of whether there are… Continue reading Writing Bookshelf

Apocalypse · Bookshelves

21st Century Crisis Bookshelf

A selection of recommended books to help navigate the 21st Century Crisis as we transition to a new way of life. Includes sustainability, climate change, peak oil, the challenges of civilisation, and how we can adapt to a changing world. These are some of the books I’ve found particularly helpful or inspiring. There are longer reviews… Continue reading 21st Century Crisis Bookshelf

Bookshelves · Consciousness

Science Bookshelf

A selection of recommended books about Science for anyone on the path to awakening and self-knowledge. These are some of the books I’ve found particularly interesting or inspiring over the years. Longer reviews to come… Fritjof Capra – The Tao of Physics A classic exploration of the connections between Eastern mysticism and modern subatomic physics.… Continue reading Science Bookshelf