The Seat of The Soul

Gary Zukav’s book, The Seat of The Soul, compares our lives of personality based on the external power perceived by the five senses with the internal power of the multi-sensory person.

When we live in reverence and light and listen to our intuition, we have a different basis for our thoughts and actions.

His well-worded book manages to convey the existence of this deeper sense of ourselves and how its application to our individual lives is bringing us into awareness of another way to live.

The deep peace I feel and also the disturbances which his ideas stir up, both lead me to an appreciation of this hidden, or at least, neglected, side of ourselves.

I am grateful for his exploration of this theme and the possibility of directing our lives from a more compassionate place.

The experiences we have which lead us away from the destructive modes of Western civilization are one of the ways in which we are lead to be willing to look at another dimension of our lives right where we are.

© 2015 Kathryn Hardage


Completion of “Art and Physics”

To complete his book, the author, Leonard Schlain, takes us through the origins of myth into present day philosophy with commentary by Joseph Campbell.

He shows the influence of Greek philosophy on our concepts of space and time, through the names of many of the Greek gods.

Later, he discusses the split brain theory and shows how intuitive right brain is related to art and linear left-brain is related to physics.

This is an oversimplification of his presentation, of course.

Finally, he advises us to have more than one approach to the phenomena in our lives, because we, in our culture, have been given the gifts of the prescient artistic view and the foundation which follows it through physics.

It has taken me over a year to read this book. It has been a good challenge for me to absorb the author’s comparisons and to explore both his tour of art history and physics discoveries.

If you enjoy the process of growth through the author’s lens, I think you will appreciate Leonard Schlain’s “Art and Physics”.

© 2015 Kathryn Hardage

Mind Catching Up

Apparently my mind has been able to catch up to what it absorbed the last time I read a chapter in “Art and Physics” by Leonard Schlain.

I continued my reading and discovered the origins of right-brain/left-brain study started a couple of centuries ago.

The dimensions of intuition and images balanced by analysis and words is another way the author compares art and physics and shows how intuition precedes scientific research.

Continuing into another chapter, the concept of separate minds and universal consciousness has also been considered for a couple of centuries.

Of course, the quantum physics research in the popular press is even starting to address this.

My mind is blown, once again, with about thirty pages to go.

I took a break, started dinner, and replenished myself with a snack of wheat-belly fruit bread and butter.

© 2015 Kathryn Hardage