The Seat of the Soul

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Gary Zukav
Narrator: Unknown
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Publisher: Audio Renaissance
Published In: January 2002
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Overview

With the same extraordinary skill that he used to demystify scientific abstraction and the new physics, Gary Zukay, the award-winning author of The Dancing Wu Li Masters, here takes us on a brilliant and penetrating exploration of the new phase of evolution we have now entered.

With lucidity and elegance, Zukav explains that we are evolving from a species that pursues power based upon the perceptions of the five senses -- external power -- into a species that pursues authentic power -- power that is based upon the perceptions and values of the spirit. He shows how the pursuit of external power has produced our survival-of-the-fittest understanding of evolution, generated conflict between lovers, communities, and superpowers, and brought us to the edge of destruction.

Using his scientist's eye and philosopher's heart, Zukav shows how infusing the activities of life with reverence, compassion, and trust makes them come alive with meaning and purpose. He illustrates how the emerging values of the spirit are changing marriages into spiritual partnerships, psychology into spiritual psychology, and transforming our everyday lives. The Seat of the Soul describes the remarkable journey to the spirit that each of us is on.

Reviews (7)

Seat of the Soul

Written by Jackie B from Santa Rosa, CA on May 17th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A well-written book with a profound message! A must read for anyone wanting to make sense of this life. I must admit, the first chapter or so was a bit hard to understand but after that it became difficult to put down. For me it provided the explainations about many of the things I've wondered about throughout my life. Not everyone will be ready to absorb the messages in his book, and that's ok. I had previously started reading this book in the 90's and got about as far as page 30. However, when I picked it up several years ago, it completely drew me in. If you are ready to bring more meaning into your life and decrease emotional pain, this book is a gift for YOU. ????????????

BORED

Written by Anonymous on March 14th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Sounds good in the synopsis, but boring and simplistic to an extreme. As a philosophy scholar, i guess I was hoping for more. I forced myself to listen to the first two chapters and it was painful. Do yourself a favor and skip this one. If this review would let me give it no "0" stars I would

A Must Read

Written by DM Berkey on August 18th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is certainly a must read on basic to advanced fundamaental spirituality referencing much practical science and physics and psychology we can all understand.

The Seat of the Soul

Written by Dianna from Markham, ON on April 29th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This book is fantastic! One of those special "path changing" books. Some very interesting theories and good explanations. I highly recommend this book to anyone that is interested in why we are here and what differences we can make in our lives today and tomorrow.

Seat of the Soul

Written by Anonymous on August 2nd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I was disappointed with this book as were other reviewers. I kept wondering if he is the only person on the planet who's ever thought of this - which I don't think he is because what I heard reminded me somewhat of "The Celestine Prophesy", just in a different presentation. I also found that I had to keep rewinding the disk because he wasn't holding my attention.

The Seat of the Soul

Written by Anonymous on February 17th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Zukav, who read it himself, presents what is his view of evolutionary reincarnation of an eternal soul in a pompous, dogmatic style full of self-invented jargon and with no basis, background or justification. That said, he does have many interesting points, that are distillations of many other great thinkers and writers. But the main premise is much better read in Richard Bach's elegant "Jonathan Livingston Seagull". Beter still to read anything by Ken Wilber, which is far better researched.

The Seat of the Soul

Written by Anonymous on February 2nd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This book was a big disappointment to me as a Christian. I did not make it through the first disc. I started with Darwinism and continued to getting to know you soul. Your souls is connected to God and it is your connection to him that creates inner peace and harmony that this book speaks of.

Author Details

Author Details

Zukav, Gary

"Gary Zukav is the author of The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics, winner of The American Book Award for Science in 1979, and The Seat of the Soul, a New York Times, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, and Publishers Weekly number-one bestseller. His books have sold millions of copies and are published in sixteen languages. He is a graduate of Harvard and a former U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Beret) officer with Vietnam service.

Gary's gentle humor, sensitivity, and deep insights have endeared him to millions of readers and listeners. His spiritual partner is Linda Francis. They lecture internationally, and through Genesis: The Foundation for the Universal Human, they offer retreats, programs, and other events supporting the experience of spiritual partnership. They live in northern California. "