The anniversary edition of this beloved bestseller is celebrated in Prefaces by Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou and contains a new Foreword by the author, website links, and a new Study Guide to help readers find even deeper meaning and fulfillment.
The Seat of the Soul encourages you become the authority in your own life. It will change the way you see the world, interact with other people, and understand your own actions and motivations. Beginning with evolution, Gary Zukav takes you on a penetrating exploration of the new phase humanity has entered: we are evolving from a species that understands power as the ability to manipulate and control—external power—into a species that understands power as the alignment of the personality with the soul--authentic power. Our evolution requires each of us to make the values of the soul our own: harmony, cooperation, sharing, and reverence for Life. Using his scientist’s eye and philosopher’s heart, Zukav shows us how to participate fully in this evolution, enlivening our everyday activities and all of our relationships with meaning and purpose.
The Seat of the Soul has sold millions of copies around the globe, and as it changes lives, more and more people begin to live by the values of the spirit. Indeed, a new world is emerging, and this book brings its message to you.
``A laser is like a whole personality,'' writes Zukav. In a sequel to The Dancing Wu Li Masters , this exponent of the spiritual side of the ``new physics'' goes beyond intriguing parallels. In gracefully written sermonettes with titles like ``Evolution,'' ``Light,'' ``Power'' and ``Addiction,'' he makes a bold attempt to fuse so-called New Age wisdom with modern psychology, science and sociopolitical reality. Zukav posits two types of people: the ``five-sensory human'' who puts mind over heart, lacks trust, plays power games and can't tap intuition is contrasted with the ``multisensory'' individual who seeks alignment of the soul with the personality. One section relates personal and national karma to the theory of Gaia, which holds that Earth is a single living entity with a soul. Though Zukav explores themes long familiar to astrologers and occultists, his high-minded synthesis is something more than old wine in a new bottle.
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A reference for my mindset
This has been a go to reference book for me over the course of a quarter of my life. It helps me place in perspective the things that matter most.
I read it without any predisposed thoughts and simply allowed myself to absorb what I capfuls to make myself a better person. I thanks Oprah for sharing her candid expression of how it has helped her.
Seat of the Soul
Most inspiring words. You can feel the Love and Spiritual intent of the writer. I feel blessed and more connected to the Universe after having read these pages. It is worth every moment spent reading and absorbing its contents.
I had high expectations for this book because it was referenced several times in Oprah's most recent book "What I Know For Sure." Unfortunately, this book did not measure up and was very boring and hard to get into. In addition, I did not like his strong spiritual beliefs expressed in the book. A more neutral approach would have allowed me to be more receptive to the information. Zukav should be thankful he was supported and promoted by such a powerhouse for so many years.