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TEACHER seeks pupil. Must have an earnest desire to save the world. Apply in person.

TEACHER seeks pupil. Must have an earnest desire to save the world. Apply in person.

The first time I read the ad, I choked and cursed and spat and threw the paper to the floor. Since even this didn’t seem to be quite enough, I snatched it up, marched into the kitchen, and shoved it into the trash. While I was there, I made myself a little breakfast and gave myself some time to cool down. I ate and thought about something else entirely. That’s right.

Then I dug the paper out of the trash and turned back to the Personals section, just to see if the damn thing was still there and just the way I remembered it. It was.

TEACHER seeks pupil. Must have an earnest desire to save the world. Apply in person.

So begins the novel “Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit” by Daniel Quinn, chosen by the FPS Spirituality and Personal Development Book Club for our October meeting. Please join us October 20th at 10 am in the Brackett Room for a respectful, thoughtful and spiritual (maybe even enlightening?) group exploration of mind and spirit.

This year we plan to meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Books we have discussed at past meetings:

  • Byron Katie: Loving What Is: Four Questions that Can Change Your Life
  • Anita Moorjani: Dying to Be Me, What if this is Heaven?
  • Michael Singer: The Untethered Soul
  • Dali Lama & Desmond Tutu: The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
  • Gary Zukav: The Seat of the Soul
  • Viktor E. Frankl: Man’s Search for Meaning
  • Kate Braestrup: Here if You Need Me: A True Story

Suggestions for future books include:

  • Jim Rohn: The Art of Exceptional Living
  • Wayne Dyer: The Power of Intention, I Can See Clearly Now, Your Erroneous Zones, Being in Balance
  • Eckhart Tolle: The Power of Now, A New Earth
  • Napoleon Hill: Think and Grow Rich
  • Christine Northrup: Making Life Easy
  • Brene Brown: Daring Greatly
  • Jen Sincero: You Are a Badass
  • Mel Robbins: The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • Gabrielle Bernstein: The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear into Faith
  • Deepak Chopra and Menas Kafatos: You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters
  • Deepak Chopra: The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams
  • Pema Chodron: The Places that Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times, When Things Fall Apart
  • Rick Warren: The Purpose Driven Life
  • Deepak Chopra: Quantum Healing
  • Matt Kahn: Whatever Arises, Love That
  • Steve Taylor: The Leap: The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening
  • Mark Nepo: The Book of Awakening
  • Anthony William: Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal
  • Louise Hay: You Can Heal Your Life
  • Dan Harris: 10% Happier
  • Brian Weiss: Many Lives, Many Masters
  • Benjamin Hoff: The Tao of Pooh
  • John O’Leary: On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life
  • Thich Nhat Hanh: No Mud, No Lotus
  • Rick Hanson: Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
  • Elizabeth Lesser: The Seekers Guide
  • Marianne Williamson: A Return to Love
  • Lama Surya Das: Letting Go of the Person You Used to Be: Lessons on Change, Loss and Spiritual Transformation
  • Robert Wright: Why Buddhism Is True
  • Starhawk: Truth or Dare: Encounters with Power, Authority, and Mystery
  • Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
  • The Red Tent – Anita Diamant
  • Prodigal Summer – Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
  • The Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior – Dan Millman
  • The Four Agreements: a Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) – Don Miguel Ruiz
  • Breakfast with the Buddha – Roland Merullo
  • Siddhartha – Herman Hesse

We hope you will join us. Talk to Tom Y, Leslie L, Bridget H, or Pamela S, for more info.