2013 September/October

Staring Plastic Surgery in the Face






Welcome to the WorkBen LeeTen Fingers RecordsThe transformative properties of the Amazonian healing medicine ayahuasca are unmistakable on Australian singer-songwriter Ben Lee’s ni…
Tags: Ayahuasca Music Reviews


Jaya Lakshmi with AnandaSounds TrueThe latest creation by American vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jaya Lakshmi is exactly what the name Kirtronica implies: a fusion of call-and…
Tags: Music Reviews

Awakening the Fire

R. Carlos Nakai and Will Clipman Canyon Records Not counting birdsong, cicada rhythms, and ocean waves, the most ancient music on earth was probably created by the human voice. N…
Tags: Film Reviews

The Art of Healing

The Art of Healing: Uncovering Your Inner Wisdom and Potential for Self-HealingBy Bernie S. Siegel, MD; New World LibraryWhether or not you enjoy this book has little to do wi…
Tags: Book Reviews

Love Your Enemies

How to Break the Anger Habit & Be a Whole Lot HappierBy Sharon Salzberg and Robert ThurmanHay HouseAs the elevator door closed in my face, I felt my blood pressure rise. D…
Tags: Metta

Root-to-Stalk Cooking

The Art of Using the Whole VegetableBy Tara DugganTen Speed PressIn an age of nose-to-tail animal cookery, it’s only natural that an enterprising chef should turn her attentio…


A Spiritual AutobiographyBy Richard RodriguezVikingIn the months after the events of September 11, 2001, the award-winning journalist Richard Rodriguez found himself drawn to learn…

Becoming Kuan Yin

The Evolution of CompassionBy Stephen LevineWeiser Books, an imprint of Red Wheel/WeiserStephen Levine’s Becoming Kuan Yin tells of Miao Shan, the daughter of a spiteful Chine…