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The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore: Living Fully, Loving Freely

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  207 ratings  ·  19 reviews
"Very positive and in tune with our needs today."
Alan Cohen's story is an inspiration. From his roots as an Orthodox Jew, he took a mind-expanding tour of the teachings of Jesus, Ram Dass, Zen, Jung, the Esalen Institute, and Einstein, to name a few. In this extraordinary collection of lyrical, challenging essays, Cohen synthesizes what he has learned from the
Paperback, 416 pages
Published August 3rd 1993 by Ballantine Books (first published November 1981)
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Sarah Somewhere
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I loved this book, the first I have read of Alan Cohen's work. To say it was life-changing is an understatement; every evening when I read a few pages of this book, I felt the words speak to me with uncanny relevance to my day.

I needed to read this book, and am now working my way through the rest of Cohen's work. I feel that his writing helps me to clarify that which I know to be true, but which remains buried under doubt, confusion and fear.

Anyone open to the spiritual path and looking for cla
Carol Cottrill
Apr 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The first of Alan Cohen's books that I read in the late 80's...such an easy read from a great storyteller. Sometimes I still pick this book up- read a couple of pages and my mood becomes happier and lighter! This book has stood the test of time for me! ...more
George Denslow
May 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
First read at 21. Has become a core text of my life. Read and reread many times. Have spent much quality time with the author. Sent me in the direction of silver linings no matter what. Positive mental attitude. Take watch got make watcha want. and many many more ongoing transformational life lessons.
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One of my all time favorite books!
Layla Mayville
Apr 15, 2008 rated it liked it
Great life lessons. Matt gave it to me to read. It is a very religious and spiritual read.
Mar 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful insights -- would read over and over again throughout life as critical reminders
Mandy Peterson
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read this in the 90's and loved the channeled messages and lost it so bought a new copy. ...more
Dec 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: spirituality
a lot of it didn’t work for me, but there were some real gems in there!
Aubrey Elaine
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The information shared in this beautifully written and well-thought out novel, is as true today as it was nearly 40 years ago. Our 'struggles' as individuals, as a culture, and as a world have not changed - we simply view them through a magnifying glass now. The solution to our problems has not changed either - love, compassion, and service. As true today as it was in 1980 and every decade before. ...more
Jul 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Siempre es un placer escuchar a Alan Cohen en radio, y leer este libro de él ha resultado igualmente placentero y muy gratificante. El mensaje que a través de sus páginas es que la fuerza de la Luz siempre es más poderosa que la supuesta fortaleza de la oscuridad. De la oscuridad propia, de la ajena o de la colectiva.

A través de sus vivencias personales Alan Cohen nos muestra el camino para trabajar en varios aspectos de nuestras vidas pero siempre tomando en cuenta el aspecto espiritual de las
Mar 20, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this author! But this is not my favorite book. It was okay, but long-winded. His more recent works are more powerful and concise. He presents some excellent concepts, and I'm glad I read it but it's not one to keep on my bookshelf. I will trade it in and continue to collect his newer books. ...more
Monty Winters
Apr 26, 2009 rated it liked it
My first Alan Cohen book.
Sep 10, 2007 rated it liked it
A transformative book for me at the time I read it.
Dec 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
A must-read for anyone seeking a wider perspective for their relationship to others and to life in general.
Sonya Warner
Aug 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Powerful book.
Tori Montes
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
very good information. It seemed to talk to me when I needed the information. A recommended read for anyone who struggles with love and purpose.
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I like this book. I go back to it often....
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