by William Bloom (Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, 2012)
book review by Rene Wadlow
William Bloom who combines a long-standing interest in New Age approaches to spirituality with an identity focus in international relations1, has written
"We are in changing times. Our culture and technology are continually transforming, and the intellectual certainties of the last few hundred years are no longer secure…It is our need to find a new authenticity in our spiritual lives — to bring back fully into our consciousness — the sacred dimension of life, but we want to do this in a way that honours personal freedom and personal growth. In essence, then, we are turning to the teachings and experiences of what is called the ageless wisdom, but we are doing so with completely new attitudes."
Theosophy acknowledges the important role animals play in our world. Especially in today’s society, our pets are often just as dear to us as any other member of our family or circle of friends. So when illness or injury strikes, we often feel helpless, alone and scared about our ability to help our beloved pets when they need us most.
Not another app, not another website, not another social network. Just love, person-to-person. Stranger-to-stranger, even. Writing love letters to strangers in New York City was how Hannah Brencher healed herself of loneliness and a depression that had, as she puts it, "sucker-punched me in the face" after college. Hannah tells her story that began on 10/10/10: