Reading Reviews: The Mind

In this section, I review the books I have read which relate to the Mind in the Identity Matrix. These expand on the main list of books I have reviewed in the Reading Room.

In the Identity Matrix reviews, I share reading material specifically related to the body, mind, heart, soul, and spirit.

the mind


by Theodore Roszak

Restoring the earth is connected to healing the mind.

This pathfinding text highlights the burgeoning ecopsychology movement. It brings key new insights to environmentalism and revolutionized modern psychology.

The health of the planet is inextricably linked to the psychological health of humanity, individually and collectively.

Psychotherapists, thinkers, and eco-activists who work in this field identify the “one core issue for all psychology” as the nature and limits of human identity. And, that, is related to the condition of the planet.

Earth Island Institute head Carl Anthony argues for “a genuinely multicultural self and a global civil society without racism” as fundamental to human and earthly well-being.

And Buddhist writer and therapist Joanna Macy speaks of the need to open up our feelings for our threatened planet as an antidote to environmental despair.

“Is it possible,” asks co-editor Theodore Roszak, “that the planetary and the personal are pointing the way forward to some new basis for a sustainable economic and emotional life?” Ecopsychology in practice has begun to affirm this, aided by these definitive writings.

~ LJ

After Dark

by Haruki Murakami

Psychological insight and a grasp of spirit and morality are distilled with extraordinary, harmonious mastery.

“Eyes mark the shape of the city…. pregnant with foreboding.”—from After Dark

Kafka on the Shore

by Haruki Murakami

Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world’s great storytellers at the peak of his powers.

I loved this book!

Namaste, LeahJ

~ sharing the A.R.T. of the healing journey in the matrix of bodymindheartsoul and spirit

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