SPIRITUALITY THAT FITS EASILY INTO A MODERN, TIME-PRESSURED LIFE
"IF SPIRITUAL GUIDES TOO OFTEN APPEAL TO THE VANITIES OF PRIVILEGE, SELLING US A 'BETTER YOU' IN TERMS BARELY DIFFERENT FROM THOSE USED BY LUXURY CAR MANUFACTURERS, THIS ONE IS DIFFERENT."
An indispensable guide for seekers, those newly embarking on a spiritual journey, or members of spiritual communities, Spiritual Rebel is for anyone who desires meaningful spiritual experiences without having to commit exclusively to one path or having to fear they might be “doing it wrong.” May this diverse collection of practices and resources inspire the Force within you, by whatever name you call it!
Bringing together insights from a wide range of traditions―from Taoism to Jediism to Christianity to Yoga to Science―Spiritual Rebel unveils three weeks of unconventional practices—including forest bathing, hiking, cat-gazing, mindfulness, and sacred spave crashing to name just a few. Combining pop culture with ancient wisdom, this book helps not only spiritual seekers—but also agnostics, atheists, the spiritual-but-not-religious, and the (joyfully) spiritually confused—curate meaningful spiritual moments throughout the day.
Inspired by her childhood fascination with Star Wars, Sarah Bowen is a bookworm who can’t stop reading, an unrelenting researcher, and an inspiring interspiritual tour guide who approaches spirituality from an edgy, vivid perspective. Mining the world’s philosophical, scientific, and religious traditions for juicy tidbits, Sarah draws on the wisdom of Wayne Teasdale, Dr. Andrew Newberg, Lindsay Mack, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Neil deGrasse Tyson, John Muir, Diane Berke, Dr. Qing Li, Deepak Chopra, Ram Dass, Thich Nhat Hanh, Madeleine L'Engle, Krishna Das, Francesco Mastalia, Steven D. Farmer, Joshua Coombes, Belden C. Lane, and many others (including Princess Leia and Yoda).
Whether you are at the beginning of your spiritual journey or are a spiritual all-star, you will find new ways to connect with something bigger than yourself to seek your true calling.
Hang on, it’s going to be quite a ride.
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Author, Yoga: The Secret of Life
“In this modern-day approach, Sarah's wisdom, wit, and knowledge take us on an illuminating journey of discovery. A must-read for anyone seeking to find or deepen their spiritual path.”
Author, Wild Mercy
“With a balance of careful scholarship and refreshing irreverence, Spiritual Rebel offers a treasure map to the best of the wisdom traditions, reimagined for a contemporary circle of seekers..”
Best-selling Author, Animal Spirit Guides
“Sarah Bowen is a remarkably engaging writer, using pop culture references in an inviting, highly personal approach that from the first page invites you join her in the exploration of the diverse teachings that many of the world’s religions and spiritual teachers provide.”
“What I love about Sarah Bowen’s book is the freedom I find in reading it. Like Han Solo, she races through the galaxy of our spiritual assumptions, blasting away our mental meteors with her humor, to unveil the real path home.”
―Brett Bevell, author of Psychic Reiki and other books
“Part interfaith instigator, part spiritual sister, Sarah Bowen will kindly and impishly guide you to the next step of your journey to your own true heart.”
―Barbara Becker, blogger, allbeingseverywhere.com