85th out of 107 books — 109 voters
The Translucent Revolution: How People Just Like You Are Waking Up and Changing the World
The growing phenomenon known as translucence is effecting a gentle yet profound revolution in human consciousness. Millions of people from all walks of life are experiencing a deep change in awareness, an experience marked by a new sense of well-being, and increasing joy in life, a diminishing of fear — including fear of death — and a natural impulse to serve the world in...more
Paperback, 503 pages
Published May 17th 2005 by New World Library
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I went to bed early every night while I was reading this book to get a few more pages in. It not only was interesting and enlightening, it actually made me happy. It's such a hopeful vision of the world... I'd recommend this to anyone who has considered the possibility that we are all, ultimately, one.
I truly enjoyed the author's warmth and sense of humor. I did find the last quarter of the book a bit preachy with the nudges towards recycling, buying organic produce, watching less TV, getting involved politically etc. The thing is, I don't want to turn off the TV because I think it's the spiritual thing to do. I want to turn off the TV because the desire to do so arises naturally out of me. The author makes this point in the beginning when he writes about forgiveness (and does so beautifully)...more
This book gave me a lot to think about. The author had a lot of interesting things to say about the way that he sees consciousness evolving in our society, in many manifold ways. I appreciated a lot of the dialogue happening in this book revolving around personal growth or recognition of what the "personal" truly is. Every few years, it is good for me to read a book about consciousness expansion, and this book has been sitting on my shelf for a few years now. I was glad to be able to sit down wi...more
This book has some amazing concepts and is very relevant to what is happening in the world today. I think that the author is right in that a new kind of consciousness is developing and new definitions of what it means to be enlightened are being shaped. I like how he talks of how women connect instead of withdrawing from the world and how it is very possible to achieve a kind of kitchen sink enlightenment whilst in the middle of everyday living and not in a cave on a high mountain...the only dow...more