Site Map: MAIN / A Reader's Journal, Vol. 1/ This Page Click to return to ARJ Vol. 1  Table of Contents. Click to Read next Review

A READER'S JOURNAL, Volume 1

Godseed
by
Jean Houston
The Journey of Christ
Published by Quest Books in 1992
Book Review by Bobby Matherne ©2002

Google
Web www.doyletics.com

In this book, Jean reprises two of my favorite stories:

1) Her first mystical experience as a young girl in her closet praying to the Blessed Virgin for relief from 200 million years in Purgatory. (Includes her father braying like a jackass in the middle of the holiest part of "Song Bernadette", "Hot Damn that's Linda up there, Sugarpot, Linda Darnel I told her she'd go far.")

2) Her didactic walks in Central Park with her old man, Mr. Thayer Teilhard de Chardin. "Sniff smell the air, Jeanne, same air breathed by Jesu Christ, by Jeanne d'Arc."

These stories merely bracket the heart of this book whose primary contribution is the exercises or processes laid out at the end of each chapter. The eleven processes cover the aspects of Jesus's life from the Christmas miracle to the resurrection. Gather up the appropriate music she suggests (everything from Christmas carols and Gregorian chants to Philip Glass), the various props (chalices, bread and wine for the Last Supper process), enough people (from half a dozen to a full hall), and begin. Each member will re-live one of the mysteries of Christ's life in the eternal present and come away with a deepened understanding of the inherent mystery of their own life.

If you are bored with dull repetitions of ancient scriptures that have lost all meaning to you, read this book and share the processes with a group of enlightened friends. Soon you will discover that "the kingdom of God is at hand" in your life, and it will become real for you in a new way. As much a handbook as a textbook, Jean Houston's wonderful production deserves to become a frequently used cookbook for the psyche, to create a wonderful abundance of sacred food for the soul.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Click Here for More Information about Online Humanities Courses ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~^~ Over One Million Good Readers A Year as of 2004 ~^~

Click to return to ARJ Vol. 1 Table of Contents. Click to Read next Review
Google
Web www.doyletics.com

Are you unhappy with your life? Fearful? Angry? Anxious? Feel down or upset by everyday occurrences? Plagued by chronic discomforts like migraines or tension-type headaches? At Last! An Alternative Approach to Removing Unwanted Physical Body States without Drugs or Psychotherapy!
Click on Faces Below.



Click Here to Visit to Discover for Yourself How Fear, Anger, and Anxiety are Endangered Species From Now On!
Find Out about Other Books Written by Bobby at Good Mountain Press Home Page

Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse Photo Copyright 2000 by Bobby Matherne

Books are Lighthouses Erected in the Sea of Time


Add Your Comments Guestbook by GuestWorld View Other Reader's Comments



Counselor? Visit the Counselor's Corner for Suggestions on Incorporating Doyletics in Your Work.
1988 Photo of Doyle Henderson, Eponymous Discoverer of Basic Tenets of Doyletics.

To Join the World-Wide Doyletics List,
Enter your email address below and Click on JOIN:

topica
 Join Doyletics!