To a God Unknown by John Steinbeck

  To a God Unknown is a powerful novel by John Steinbeck. The story centers on Joseph, a man who tries to build his life in Nuestra Señora, California. He is convinced that his father’s spirit has inhabited a tree and that he must protect the land from nature itself. The story raises an interestingContinue reading “To a God Unknown by John Steinbeck”

Creating True Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh

Creating True Peace is more than a book about spiritual enlightenment and peace. It’s a map that helps guide you through the wilderness in ourselves and the hectic world we live in. The destination is inner peace for all living things. Creating True Peace is written by world renowned Zen Buddhist, Thich Nhat Hanh, whoContinue reading “Creating True Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh”

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell

In 1936 George Orwell, author of 1984 and Animal Farm, was sent to Spain to report on the Spanish Civil War. Upon arriving there he did the only thing sensible to him at the time, he took up arms with the anarchist militia against the fascist army of Francisco Franco. Orwell took the role of aContinue reading “Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell”

The Road to Los Angles by John Fante

  The Road to Los Angles by John Fante introduces one of the most bizarre, disturbed, and likeable alter egos in literature, Arturo Bandini. The book takes place in 1930’s Los Angles, primarily the rough neighborhoods around the harbor docks. We are put in the mind of a young man suffering from the world’s worst grandiosity complex.Continue reading “The Road to Los Angles by John Fante”

Modern Man in search of a soul by Carl Jung

  Modern Man in Search of a Soul is a great introduction to Carl Jung’s theories of analytical psychology. The book is broken down into eleven essays dealing with topics of dream analysis, Freudian psychology, spirituality, and religion. Some consider Jung’s ideas radical because they take into account the soul. While many people believe thatContinue reading “Modern Man in search of a soul by Carl Jung”