Synopses & Reviews
With The Seat of the Soul
, Gary Zukav emerged as one of the most important leaders in the world of spiritual development, and with the support of Oprah, who considers it the single most powerful book she has ever read (except for the Bible), it went on to sell upwards of 2.5 million copies. All of Zukav's subsequent titles, many of them bestsellers in their own right, were mainly explanations and practical applications of the basic concepts and somewhat abstract terminology of The Seat of the Soul
Soul to Soul represents a giant step forward in the evolution of his work, less concerned with theoretical constructs than with responding to important questions about life and the human spirit. Told in a beautifully simple, even poetic style, the Soul to Soul is divided into two sections: Part One, "Soul Subjects," consists of over 60 brief, enormously compelling, and often profoundly wise stories of people's lives that lead us to examine our own experiences in new and perhaps life-changing ways. They are not at all abstract or laden with heavy terminology, but rather embody what might best be described as "felt experience" specific insights and wisdom growing out of fresh life encounters that are truly meaningful to us. Part Two, "Soul Questions," introduces an innovative format, different from anything Zukav has done before.
Combining profound psychological insight and deep spirituality, Soul to Soul provides fascinating answers to well over 100 questions that will be of enduring value to listeners. More than that,what has been accomplished bears repeating for it is monumental nothing less than to respond to many of the most fundamental questions about life that anyone could ask with answers that have universal worth. Soul to Soul is truly empowering and will help listeners become the person they want to be.
"In 1990 Zukav shifted from science (1980 National Book Award for The Dancing Wu Li Masters) to the realm of the soul (The Seat of the Soul, etc.), ultimately scaling the New York Times bestseller list four times. This new work claims to be written directly from his heart, and the personal, intimate tone fulfills that promise. The first half explores 'soul subjects,' or 'observations of physical circumstances plus a recognition of what they mean.' The second half answers philosophical ponderings labeled here as 'soul questions.' In very brief essays both sections address key subjects: love, fear, choice, responsibility, letting go, trusting life's processes. In Zukav's understanding, we are all attending Earth School, where in repeated incarnations we are given opportunities to fulfill our soul's mission. He cogently asserts that as more of us gain multi-sensory perception the ability to intuit meaning beyond data gathered by our five senses we are coming to understand how our choices impact our every moment and therefore our soul's work. Zukav's Green Beret background seems to inform his writing style: blunt, terse, effective, commanding. Rich in insight and compassion, Zukav's advanced efforts will likely zoom to the top again. His probing choice revenge or compassion regarding September 11th is alone more than worth the cost of the book." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Much of this will be old news to readers of Zukav's previous best-sellers, but New Age fans always seem to want more favorite gurus, and newer acolytes will appreciate the q-and-a format, which serves the authors spiritual philosophy in small, digestible bites." Booklist
From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Seat of the Soul comes his latest book, a work that answers some of the most fundamental questions about the human spirit.