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helmand mandozay

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an ensouled tale.

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Reviewed: 18-10-2020

Compelling. this writing is ensouled. meaning it comes from a deeper place than the discursive mind / dissociated mentation. and we need this especially in the 'cultureless culture' of the global west, in order to come back to life, to cultural shapes that are relational, that perceive and celebrate and draw their coherence from the deeper patterns of living intelligence that comprise the earth system!

solid follow up

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Reviewed: 14-09-2020

I was doubtful whether this one would be worth it having read some negative reviews. but this book is a natural continuation of the momentum of the first three books. it opens more complexity and nuance in the characters, their motivations and morality; the first three books were 'flatter' in a way, and they had this naive Batman or James Bond feel to them at times (which of course my inner adolescent loves); but the multiple story lines of this fourth book bring dimensionality to the chronicle. worth a read if you were sucked into the first three. ps. don't expect much depth in social or political commentary. I have wanted to see the wisdom in what the author says about human nature, civilisation, culture etc. but it still feels pretty hollow sometimes. there are a few gems of insight, but it's good to bear in mind that we are reading the words of a white modern man who imports a whole bunch of assumptions from his (our) colonised mind

...........it's lotr

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Reviewed: 01-08-2020

it's lotr. Tolkien isn't great with nuance of character but he works with mythic imagination and world building.

even better than the first book

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Reviewed: 30-05-2020

these books are written with soul. such artwork is greatly needed in our time to stimulate the deep imagination and DNA memory to recall / be activated into what human beings and culture can be.

remembering a soul centric culture

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Reviewed: 10-04-2020

It's like this: for 95% of our species' history, we lived in profound relationship with the earth. We knew the magic of relationality with other beings. Current dominant western culture has an emptiness at its core. If you know about this emptiness but do not believe it is inevitable, read these books. These books stir your ancestral / DNA memory of soul centric culture, rippling with a depth and meaning we are all crying out for without understanding this is so.

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plants, mushrooms and remembrance

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Reviewed: 26-12-2019

yep. if you're hesitating to listen to this one, don't. it's a classic; beautifully written; it reeks of plants and mushrooms and remembrance.

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we need this story to ACTIVATE US

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Reviewed: 21-08-2019

So many of us in western civilization have been robbed of the sense of AWE -- robbed by a simplistic,.incomplete, misleading vacuum of cosmology propounded by scientific materialist reductionism. the result? a titanically pathological war on nature and, for the human, a deadening of the soul. we need to.be activated again, to awaken to the truth of what we are, for the sake of all life on this miraculous planet. This book / lecture series is a step in the right direction. jump in and reclaim the scientific language for the blooming of the whole!

beautiful

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Reviewed: 14-06-2019

we need more stories like this in our troubled times; more stories with soul and a feeling for the overstory ... of which we are desperate, confused, holy threads

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vital

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Reviewed: 09-02-2019

every white person needs to take this in. I'm ashamed it took me this long to begin to educate myself.

good summary of key Hillman ideas

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Reviewed: 15-11-2018

this was a good way to get into some key ideas presented by Hillman, to help you decide if he is "of your tree" or not. really enjoyable for the most part, and important ideas discussed, particularly the re-imagining of therapy to include eccentricity, beauty and a recognition that the problems we face cannot be personalised away (that is we must meet the world, get political, realise we are in community always).

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