New Self, New World
Philip Shepherd

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Narrated By: Philip Shepherd

Duration: 22 hours and 2 minutes

What to expect

New Self, New World challenges the primary story of what it means to be human, the random and materialistic lifestyle that author Philip Shepherd calls our “shattered reality.” This reality encourages us to live in our heads, self-absorbed in our own anxieties. Drawing on diverse sources and inspiration, New Self, New World reveals that our state of head-consciousness falsely teaches us to see the body as something we possess and to try to take care of it without ever really learning how to inhabit it. Shepherd articulates his vision of a world in which each of us enjoys a direct, unmediated experience of being alive. He petitions against the futile pursuit of the “known self” and instead reveals the simple grace of just being present.

In compelling prose, Shepherd asks us to surrender to the reality of “what is” that enables us to reunite with our own being. Each chapter is accompanied by exercises meant to bring Shepherd’s vision into daily life, what the author calls a practice that “facilitates the voluntary sabotage of long-standing patterns.” New Self, New World is at once a philosophical primer, a spiritual handbook, and a roaming inquiry into human history.

Genre

Mind, body, spirit: thought and practice, Assertiveness, motivation, self-esteem and positive mental attitude, Assertiveness, motivation, self-esteem and positive mental attitude

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“An exceptionally important book.”

Andrew Harvey, author of Son of Man

“An extraordinary work—an awesome display of wisdom.”

Larry Dossey, MD, author of Healing Beyond the Body

“Shepherd has written a masterpiece.”

Jeff Brown, author of Soulshaping

“With much philosophy, Philip Shepherd offers much to ponder about our changing world and what it means to be human. New Self, New World is an ideal read for spirituality and self-help collections.”

Midwest Book Review

“Shepherd provides a workable guide to achieving inner fulfillment by accepting the so-called ‘weak’ elements of our dual nature.”

Foreword Reviews

“Shepherd has written a masterpiece. New Self, New World calls us back to source, artfully reminding us of the divine magnificence that we have long forgotten in our disembodied culture.”

Jeff Brown, author of Soulshaping

New Self, New World is an extraordinary work—an awesome display of wisdom distilled from the world’s great wisdom traditions and the majestic individuals who have experienced them.”