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Passages from a New Review of My Book “Breathe Into Being”

November 20, 2009
Breathe Into Being: Awakening to Who You Really Are

Breathe Into Being: Awakening to Who You Really Are

The latest issue (# 2)  of  The Gnostic: A Journal of Gnosticism, Western Esotericism and Spirituality includes a lovely review by Tony Cartledge of my recent book Breathe into Being: Awakening to Who You Really Are.

Here are several short passages from the review (I’ll post the entire review later on):

“I’ve had a long interest in the use of following the breath for developing mindfulness, and Dennis Lewis’ work is one of the clearest and most practical expositions of this powerful tool for awakening.”

“There are no lengthy and learned treatises here, but a rich tapestry of around 70 micro-chapters. … Each chapter contains a specific practice, and there were many unique exercises that I had not seen before which I immediately incorporated into my daily practice. … the main focus of these practices is developing non-attachment, or non-identification, gently disengaging our identity away from the ego or personality, and releasing it into that wider ground of being that we are.”

“Lewis’ practices of simply following the breath are effective tools for generating mindfulness and presence, the space in which we can discover the truth about ourselves and the world. They are wonderful exercises for developing that most valuable of spiritual commodities: attention.”

“Leonardo Da Vinci once said that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Breathe into Being is one of the most sophisticated guides to awakening I have read.”

Learn more about reviewer Tony Cartledge, author of Planetary Types: the Science of Celestial Influence

Purchase Breathe into Being: Awakening to Who You Really Are on Amazon.com.

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