Book Discussions & Reviews


Book Discussions & Reviews

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Latest Activity: Dec 6, 2016

Welcome to ASCS Book Discussions & Reviews

Welcome and thank you for your interest in books related to the mission of the Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies. Please join this discussion group, in order to be notified of new postings. Here, you will be kept abreast of new books being published (scroll to the Comments section below), books being reviewed in ASCS publications, and other news of interest.

We encourage you to let your fellow ASCS members know about the books you are reading, reviewing, or writing. If you have questions or advice about book publishing, please post them here.

See the Pages section (to the right) for our Book Review Guidelines, if you are interested in reviewing titles for the Searchlight or the Journal for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies.

Discussion Forum

Advice from members about new book

Started by Tom Butler. Last reply by Tom Butler Mar 1, 2016. 4 Replies

I am coming close to finishing a book and it is time to decide if I am going to publish it with AA-EVP Publishing ( or try to find a publisher. I would like your…Continue


Started by Jane Fazzari. Last reply by Robert Landro Dec 2, 2015. 4 Replies

I am interested in new evidence of After Death Communication.  Continue

What is "New Age"?

Started by Donna Cox Baker. Last reply by Sharon Allen Aug 8, 2015. 23 Replies

In the other discussion we started today, Rick reminded me of something I've been meaning to bring up in this forum: the use of the term "New Age."My family calls me New Age because I believe in reincarnation and claim to have communicated with dead…Continue

Books Reviewed for August

Started by Donna Cox Baker. Last reply by Elene Gusch Jul 19, 2015. 5 Replies

The August issue of The Searchlight will have reviews on the following books:One Mind: How Our Individual Mind IsPart of a Greater Consciousness and Why ItMatters, by Larry Dossey, M.D., Hay House,Inc., Australia, 2013.Adventures in Psychical…Continue

Our thoughts on self-publishing

Started by Donna Cox Baker. Last reply by Donna Cox Baker Jul 19, 2015. 19 Replies

I work for a publisher, but often question whether I want to self-publish my first book, for reasons this article makes clear:…Continue

Are Our Books Measuring Up to Expectations?

Started by Donna Cox Baker. Last reply by Tom Butler Jul 11, 2015. 5 Replies

There is much talk in the scholarly press world of the demise of quality in books. Successful books on the market seem to be written rapidly, sold on the popularity of the author, barely edited, marketed for a quick return on investment, then thrown…Continue

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Comment by Lee Lawrence on March 25, 2015 at 7:44am


I bless you and curse you....  First I bless you for all the wonderful books you are bringing to my attention that I need to read.

I curse you as my stack of "to be read" is already in avalanche territory and there are not enough hours in my days to whittle it down.  You are adding to the stack.

Thank you for activating the book discussion group.



Comment by Donna Cox Baker on March 25, 2015 at 6:56am

Coming April 30, Ingrid Fredriksson's edited volume of essays, The Mysteries of Consciousness: Essays on Spacetime, Evolution and Well-being. Information is available at McFarland and Company Publishing's web site and Amazon.

Comment by Donna Cox Baker on March 24, 2015 at 4:56am

On March 30, Higher Balance Publishing will release Guild of Psi: Psychic Abilities - the Link Between Paranormal and Spiritual Realities, by Eric Pepin.

See details here, and let me know if you have an interest in reviewing this for an ASCS publication.

Comment by Donna Cox Baker on March 20, 2015 at 12:28pm


A God That Could Be RealSpirituality, Science & the Future of Our Planet

by Nancy Ellen Abrams

Forewords by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Paul Davies

Former atheist philosopher Nancy Ellen Abrams dares to redefine God in her radical new book on science, spirituality and the future of Earth

Comment by Donna Cox Baker on March 19, 2015 at 6:14am

IFF Books has announced the May 2015 availability of Brief Peeks Beyond: Critical Essays on Metaphysics, Neuroscience, Free Will, Skepticism and Culture. The book, by Bernardo Kastrup, is described as "a multi-faceted exploration and critique of the human condition as it is presently manifested." Its foreword was written by Deepak Chopra. See details....

Please notify me if you have an interest in serving as the reviewer for this title.

Comment by Sharon Allen on March 17, 2015 at 10:29pm
Looking forward to the reviews! Especially the William James - sounds like a fete to try & review those three books in one review!!
Comment by Donna Cox Baker on March 17, 2015 at 6:29pm

We have in hand Howard Jones's review of Pascal Boyer's Religion Explained: The Human Instincts that Fashion Gods, Spirits and Ancestors (2001, Heinemann; 2002, Vintage/Random House).

Comment by Donna Cox Baker on March 17, 2015 at 3:40pm

Khartika Goe's The Multidimensional Traveler: Finding Togetherness, or How I Learned to Break the Rules of Physics and Sojourn Across Dimensions and Time, released by New Page Books in January 2015 has been picked up for review by one of our members. See more....

Comment by Donna Cox Baker on March 17, 2015 at 7:54am

I am the new book review editor for the ACSC, and I'm glad to see this forum has already been created. I will begin to post news of new books here, and will announce which books have reviews in upcoming ASCS publications. It would be a great help to me for members of the academy to let me know of books they are discovering that would be appreciated by the group. Thanks, Lee, for setting up this site.

Comment by Kay Young on April 16, 2014 at 4:43am

I have been in need of a new book and will look for Journey of the Souls.  Pam Grout's book is about your individual connection ot the universe and, although is not new material, the experiments were interesting to try. Thanks, I'll get back to you after Ive read a bit.


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