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White, Hot, and True – A review of Danielle LaPorte’s WHITE HOT TRUTH

 

White Hot Truth: Clarity for Keeping It Real on Your Spiritual Path from One Seeker to AnotherWhen I first heard Danielle LaPorte through The Yoga Summit, I knew I was hearing someone special. WHITE HOT TRUTH just reproves that. LaPorte is funny, wise, and practical. Part memoir, part what-to-avoid, part how-to-get-there, this book is an enjoyable survey of what worked for her and what didn’t. She has strong advice on how to evaluate teachers, gurus, or other practitioners, and lots of advice on how to follow your own star. Also, unlike many books of this type, she notes why many practices are not “one-size-fits-all.”

Much of her book resonated with me, and rang true to the experiences I’ve had with various groups. I also had a couple of key breakthroughs on things I had never gotten closure on through reading her experiences.

I highly recommend this book if you consider yourself to be on any kind of spiritual path, whether mainstream, New Age, obscure, or fringe.

Just a Few Links to Interesting Things

First, I would like to point folks to an article about dictionaries in today’s New York Times: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/17/the-role-of-a-dictionary/.

Next I want to remind readers about a couple of websites I love:

Bookmooch: A site for trading books. You make a list of books you want to get rid of, and others choose from your list. You send the books to them, paying the postage.  You can also browse for books you want, and ask for them.  The owners send them to you and they pay the postage.

FictFact: A great website for letting you track your series reading.  Since I read over 100 series, it makes following what I’ve read, what will be coming out soon, etc., easy to track.  And since I can use it on my phone’s web browser, it makes it easy to take to the library with me. You can also email them if a series you want to follow is not listed and have it added to the ones they track.

Goodreads: allows you to track all of the books you read, even the ones not in series.  Has a number of other great features, too: blogs by writers, contests for winning books and ereaders, and discussion groups.

Anyway, that’s about it for today’s version. Happy reading, and I’ll see you all next week!

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