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The Conscious Activist: Where Activism Meets Mysticism

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Winner of the 2015 COVR Award for "Best Conscious Living Book"!

An extraordinary and rousing manifesto from award-winning author James O’Dea,The Conscious Activistis both a compelling narrative and a deep reflection on the demands of mystical realization and effective activism. Throughout the book, O'Dea poses that an integration of the two has the power to permanently tran
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 9th 2014 by Watkins Publishing (first published September 12th 2014)
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Pam Thomas
Jan 20, 2015 Pam Thomas rated it it was amazing
a remarkable journey on how to cultivate peace in the 21st century as a peace ambassador who takes the journey of evolving souls. Its where the activist meets mysticism, a journey of personal transformation where you let your imagination catch fire.
Grady
Feb 05, 2015 Grady rated it it was amazing
`Repressed and unresolved conflict is the greatest thief of joy.'

James O'Dea is award-winning author of two books, Cultivating Peace: Becoming a 21st-century Peace Ambassador and Creative Stress: A Path for Evolving Souls through Personal and Planetary Upheaval.He is lead faculty for the Shift Network's acclaimed Peace Ambassador Training and has trained more than 800 peace ambassadors from 30 countries. He has served as president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences; as Washington, DC, office di
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Simon Vierstra
Feb 19, 2015 Simon Vierstra rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mysticism
The Conscious Activist can be read as James O'Dea's personal, sincere and deeply felt expression of love, longing, and perhaps above all learning from death; an expression of the necessity and possibility of healing and cultural transformation. The book tells the author's visionary tale of merging roads and common fields that lie ahead for mystics and activists, a tale of deeper alignment far beyond the limitations of the ego, and a tale of our critical assignments to open up our old fortresses, ...more
Gwen
Dec 30, 2014 Gwen rated it really liked it
I liked the authors integration of purpose "activist" and conscious, mindful choices "mystic".

We could use a big dose of purpose and mindful choices.

My favorite quote in the book:

"We are kept from our goal, not by obstacles, but by a clear path to a lesser goal." (Robert Brault)
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