Eshter Ekhart posted a nice review on her website: http://www.ekhartyoga.com/…/from-the-gita-to-the-grail-by-b…. Thanks Esther!
A new review of From the Gita to the Grail: Exploring Yoga Stories & Western Myths was just released in Interior Wellness Magazine. Check out page 14.
Thanks Marion Mugs McConnell!
A recent review, by Ysmay, was just released on my book, From the Gita to the Grail. http://www.42yogis.com/…/review-from-the-gita-to-the-grail-…. Thanks Ysmay!
Hello everyone - if you enjoyed reading From the Gita to the Grail, it would be great if you could take a moment to leave a review on Amazon. Positive reviews make a big difference to their algorithms.
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I was interviewed by Donna Seebo on her show this past Monday about From the Gita to the Grail: Exploring Yoga Stories &.... If you are curious and want to hear more about the book and all its stories, tune in here: scroll down to the bottom to the Oct20th show, click the box to the right, then scroll down and click on "Play selected files."
A nice review of From the Gita to the Grail: Exploring Yoga Stories & Western Myths just showed up. Check this out and pass it along
Have you seen Dan Clement's video review? Thanks Dan! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_vreKqHdMs
My Yoga Online has a nice video introduction just posted (followed by a full hour long talk on Mythology and Yoga.) http://www.myyogaonline.com/…/exploring-yoga-stories-and-we…. If you like it, please share it!
I just read a review of the book: rather nice, I must say. Here it is:
Although it’s written for “Western” yogis, Bernie Clark’s enjoyable exploration of the world’s spiritual stories reaches beyond the needs of Western yoga practitioners and teachers to a much wider audience. Thoughtful readers who love to curl up with a good book; anyone who wants to understand their dreams, desires, and behaviors; all who want to stop sleepwalking along an unconsciously chosen path and mak...e real choice possible in their lives; and all who
have found their own cultural myths lacking will find their minds and hearts expanded here, in From the Gita to the Grail: Exploring Yoga Stories and Western Myths.
Clark shows how the ancient stories that have shaped world cultures still influence our beliefs and behaviors today. Unconsciously imbibed from our parents at infancy and reinforced at all stages of life, these myths form the mental maps that tell us how the world works and why it works that way. To a large degree, they determine how we live, love, make war and peace, and what we teach the generations that follow.
All myth, says Clark, is metaphor, and its power lies not it its truth, but in its effect on us—a fact that may be missed by some, appreciated by others, and used as a launching pad for change by a few.
Influenced by the work of Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung, Clark is a scientist with over twenty-five years in the high-tech and space industry, a meditation and yoga teacher who has investigated meditation for over three decades, the author of two books on yoga, and the creator
of the YinYoga.com website. He has created in From the Gita to the Grail an encyclopedic work that invites us to examine our own stories with wonder, interest, and a renewed belief in the possibility of change.
Kristine Morris of ForeWord Reviews
For those who have been waiting for the e-Book format, my publisher informs that it is now available! Yay!
Feb 13th Thursday - 6:30 pm at Banyen Books on West 4th in Vancouver, B.C. - I will be giving a free one-hour presentation on Mythology & Yoga. (And signing books too ...)
The book has shipped! People have got it now in their hands and are starting to read it. Hope those who have ordered it already, enjoy it. And, if you do, maybe you can write up a review and submit it to wherever you bought the book? (Like Amazon or Indigo, etc.) Thanks everyone for all your support and encouragement in helping this become real. Cheers! Bernie
The Publisher just told me that the book has "left the printers!" and should be in stores within a week. Exciting!
For those wanting to hear a bit more about this book, Murielle and Sebastian have captured some of this interesting philosophy found within it, in their interview of me: http://with-yinyoga.com/bernie-clarck-exclusive-interview-…/
Question: would reading this on the back cover of a book make you want to read the whole book? (This is what we are planning to place there.)
What is the meaning of Shiva dancing on a dwarf named Avidya? Why does Vishnu sleep upon an endless snake? To what did the Buddha awaken? What do we mean by soul? Is the emotion of love different in the East from that experienced in the West? Did the West’s prototypical lovers, Tristan and Isolde, feel the same kind of rapture that Radh...a and Krishna reveled in? And, what are the proper roles for women today, according to the stories found East and West?
Despite the popularity of Yoga today, the stories from its land of birth are very strange to Western ears. What do these ancient symbols mean, what are they trying to teach us, and how should we incorporate the knowledge skillfully into our Western lifestyle? Every myth, every story is a map to some deep cultural and personal landscape. By looking at the myths of the East along with the stories that people in the West grew up with, we are given opportunities to select the best maps available, or to create new ones to help guide us through the uncertainties of modern living. Through the exploration of myths East and West, this book shines a light on the deep landscapes within, and allows us to choose the appropriate map, or story, we want to follow.