Now I'm getting the chance to read books I didn't have time for before. Think of me whenever you see the slogan "So many books, so little time!" Now I've got the time.  Cheers, Fred.

Philosophy & Theology

After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age

Book Number: 
736
Date Fred Read: 
January 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Stephen Batchelor
Total Pages: 
341
Publisher: 
Yale Univ. Press
Year: 
2017

Stephen Batchelor has written several books about Buddhism. He lectures and conducts meditation retreats worldwide. He is a contributing editor of Tricycle and is director of studies of the Sharpton College for Buddhist Studies and Contemporary Enquiry, Devon, England. This book contains much that is not in Book 735.  Read more

Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening

Book Number: 
735
Date Fred Read: 
January 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Stephen Batchelor
Total Pages: 
115
Publisher: 
Riverhead Books
Year: 
1998

Stephen Batchelor has written several books about Buddhism. He lectures and conducts meditation retreats worldwide. He is a contributing editor of Tricycle and is director of studies of the Sharpton College for Buddhist Studies and Contemporary Enquiry, Devon, England. This book was a national bestseller.  Read more

Living in a Mindful Universe: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Heart of Consciousness

Book Number: 
732
Date Fred Read: 
December 2017
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Eben Alexander
Author: 
Karen Newell
Total Pages: 
259
Publisher: 
Rodale
Year: 
2017

Eben Alexander was an academic neurosurgeon for more than 25 years. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.) Karen Newell is a lifelong seeker of esoteric wisdom with first-hand experience exploring realms of consciousness. This was a gift book.  Read more

A Spirituality Named Compassion: Uniting Mystical Awareness with Social Justice

Book Number: 
720
Date Fred Read: 
September 2017
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Matthew Fox
Total Pages: 
270
Publisher: 
Inner Traditions
Year: 
1999

Matthew Fox is a theologian, educator, and former Dominican priest. He founded and is president of the University of Creation Spirituality and co-director of the Naropa Institute’s master’s program in Creation Spirituality. The paperback edition was a gift.  Read more

The Tides of Mind: Uncovering the Spectrum of Consciousness

Book Number: 
718
Date Fred Read: 
August 2017
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
David Gelernter
Total Pages: 
251
Publisher: 
Liveright
Year: 
2016

David Gelernter is a professor of computer science at Yale. His research has proved important to several leading Web-search efforts and to the development of the Java programming language and the development of the first modern social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.  Read more

Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind

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Book Number: 
699
Date Fred Read: 
April 2017
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
242
Publisher: 
Rowan & Littlefield
Year: 
2015

Marjorie Hines Woollacott, a neuroscience professor at the University of Oregon for more than three decades and a meditator for nearly four decades. Meditation can provide consciousness and spirituality that the organic brain of neuroscience cannot explain.  Read more

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The Way of Wonder: A Return to the Mystery of Ourselves

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Book Number: 
694
Date Fred Read: 
February 2017
Fred's Rating: 
2
Author: 
Jack Haas
Total Pages: 
233
Publisher: 
Iconoclast Press
Year: 
2002

From the back cover: Jack Haas is the author of In and Of, Roots and Wings, and The Dream of Being. He shares his time between British Columbia, Europe, Hawaii, and India. I could find no other info about him. This was a gift book.  Read more

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Like-Minded: Externalism and Moral Psychology

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Book Number: 
671
Date Fred Read: 
September 2016
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Andrew Sneddon
Total Pages: 
249
Publisher: 
MIT Press
Year: 
2011

Andrew Sneddon is Professor of philosophy at the University of Ottawa in Canada. In this book he first reasons why externalism is better than internalism, then states his philosophy that better describes moral psychology. He realizes that this is a work in progress.  Read more

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The Mystery Experience: A Revolutionary Approach to Spiritual Awakening

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Book Number: 
661
Date Fred Read: 
July 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Tim Freke
Total Pages: 
332
Publisher: 
Watkins
Year: 
2012

Tim Freke, who calls himself ‘the stand-up’ philosopher, has been exploring the “mystery experience” for many years and sharing it at retreats where he guides others “directly to a spiritually awakened state” – this book has the same goal.  Read more

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God Revised: How Religion Must Evolve in a Scientific Age

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Book Number: 
659
Date Fred Read: 
June 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Galen Guengerich
Total Pages: 
213
Publisher: 
Palgrave
Year: 
2013

Galen Guengerich studied theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and got a Ph.D. in theology at the University of Chicago. He is the senior minister of All Souls Unitarian Universalist in New York City, one of the largest and most prominent congregations in the U.S.A.  Read more

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