Archive for January, 2007
The Birds Who Flew Beyond Time by Anne Baring
A children’s book for adults. The Earth asks all the birds of the world to go on a quest to save her life, describing the place they must reach in order to bring back a message from the Great Being who lives in the House of the Treasure in a garden beyond the edge of time. Based on a tale by the 12th-century Persian poet Farid ud-Din Attar.
For decades, the conventional wisdom of neuroscience held that the hardware of the brain is fixed and immutable — that we are stuck with what we were born with. As Begley shows, however, recent pioneering experiments in neuroplasticity, a new science that investigates whether and how the brain can undergo wholesale change, reveal that the brain is capable not only of altering its structure but also of generating new neurons, even into old age. The brain can reset our happiness meter, allow us to break cycles of depression and OCD, learn compassion, and heal us after trauma.
Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy by Barbara Ehrenreich
“Rituals of joy are nearly as innate as the quest for food and shelter.”
A WORKSHOP with MASTER ASTROLOGER ELIAS LONSDALE
Sunday January 14th, 2007
10:00 – 5:30
Marin County, California
Elias Lonsdale is the author of three potent books that have brought major innovations to the ancient art. In over 35 years of research, he has articulated a vision of astrology as a spiritual path to freedom.
, he’s teaching his first class in many years. Among the topics to be discussed are the 12 astrological houses, degree symbolism, the constellations, and the fixed stars. Beginners are welcome.
Cost: $125 – 200 sliding scale
Sera Beak will appear at Book Passage Bookstore in http://www.bookpassage.comon Sunday, January 7 2007 at 1 pm.
The Red Book is one of my favorite books of 2006, and I wrote a glowing blurb of it, which appears on the back of the book: “If you’re hungry for real magic but allergic to self-righteous jive, sit yourself down at this feast.”