McIntosh, S ‘The Presence of the Infinite: The Spiritual Experience of Beauty, Truth, and Goodness’ – Visions of Infinite Perfection

McIntosh, S ‘The Presence of the Infinite: The Spiritual Experience of Beauty, Truth, and Goodness’ – Visions of Infinite Perfection

The Presence of the Infinite: The Spiritual Experience of Beauty, Truth, and Goodness by Steve McIntosh Reviewed by Martin Lockley   It’s coming to America first, the cradle of the best of the worst. It’s here they got the range and the machinery for change. It’s here they got the spiritual thirst.  Leonard Cohen (Democracy) Presence […]

Nestle, M ‘Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning)’ The Power of Liquid Sugar

Nestle, M ‘Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning)’ The Power of Liquid Sugar

Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning) by Marion Nestle Reviewed by David Lorimer Marion Nestlé is Professor of Sociology at New York University and author of many books on the food industry, including Food Politics. Here she turns her attention to the soda industry, not only informing the general reader on the necessary background, […]

Brown, L. R, Larsen, J, Roney, J. M and Adams, E. A ‘The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy’ – The New Energy Landscape

Brown, L. R, Larsen, J, Roney, J. M and Adams, E. A ‘The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy’ – The New Energy Landscape

The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy by Lester Brown with Janet Larsen, J. Matthew Roney and Emily E. Adams Reviewed by David Lorimer Regular readers of this Review will recall that I have reviewed every major book by Lester Brown over the last 20 years, going back to his prophetic Who […]

Grosso, M ‘The Man Who Could Fly: St. Joseph of Copertino and the Mystery of Levitation’ – St. Joseph of Copertino and the Mystery of Levitation

Grosso, M ‘The Man Who Could Fly: St. Joseph of Copertino and the Mystery of Levitation’ – St. Joseph of Copertino and the Mystery of Levitation

The Man Who Could Fly: St. Joseph of Copertino and the Mystery of Levitation by Michael Grosso Reviewed by Nicholas Colloff A miracle, to quote St. Augustine, “does not occur contrary to nature, but contrary to what we know of nature.” So what happens when a miracle occurs, repeatedly, what can it tell us about the […]

Deida, D ‘The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire’ – The Art of Loving

Deida, D ‘The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire’ – The Art of Loving

The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire by David Deida Reviewed by David Lorimer The interface between spirituality and sexuality is a road less travelled in Western culture. While Indian and Chinese civilisation have long traditions in this respect through Tantra and Taoism, the […]

Conway Morris, S ‘The Runes of Evolution: How the Universe became Self-Aware’ – Evolutionary Rune-minations

Conway Morris, S ‘The Runes of Evolution: How the Universe became Self-Aware’ – Evolutionary Rune-minations

The Runes of Evolution: How the Universe became Self-Aware by Simon Conway Morris, FRS Reviewed by Martin Lockley Do we need another book on evolution?  Although phrased somewhat differently, this is the question Simon Conway Morris asks, and answers positively by promising something “different.” Simon,  a Cambridge paleobiologist has lectured at SMN meetings and is also […]