A New Earth

Awakening to your Life's Purpose

Tolle, Eckhart, 1948-

(Book - 2005)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A New Earth
Penguin Putnam

Building on the astonishing success of The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle presents readers with an honest look at the current state of humanity: He implores us to see and accept that this state, which is based on an erroneous identification with the egoic mind, is one of dangerous insanity.

Tolle tells us there is good news, however. There is an alternative to this potentially dire situation. Humanity now, perhaps more than in any previous time, has an opportunity to create a new, saner, more loving world. This will involve a radical inner leap from the current egoic consciousness to an entirely new one.

In illuminating the nature of this shift in consciousness, Tolle describes in detail how our current ego-based state of consciousness operates. Then gently, and in very practical terms, he leads us into this new consciousness. We will come to experience who we truly are—which is something infinitely greater than anything we currently think we are—and learn to live and breathe freely.

Baker & Taylor
Explaining that the current state of humanity is erroneously and dangerously ego-centric, an argument for a shift in consciousness reveals how the modern world can become more sane and loving, in a spiritual exploration that offers practical advice on how to promote kindness, freedom, and a realization of humanity's potential. By the author of The Power of Now. 500,000 first printing.

& Taylor

Explaining that the current state of humanity is erroneously and dangerously ego-centric, an argument for a shift in consciousness reveals how the modern world can become more sane and loving.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Group, c2005
ISBN: 0525948023
Branch Call Number: 204.4 T
Characteristics: 315 p. ; 24 cm.


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Very enlightening and inspiring

Mar 27, 2013
  • tyham173 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I found this book absolutely amazing. The material was presented in a way that it really was a quick and easy read... or maybe that was just because I enjoyed it so much. The ideas are not difficult to apply to your life, and if everyone applied them, they would be really beneficial to the whole world in my opinion. I feel much freer and much less judgmental towards all people, actions, and events. I am really glad I read this book.

Sep 10, 2012
  • crstcampbell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

While the ideas and concepts in this book are ancient (going back to Bubbha and many others) they are very much still relavent. If your interested in and vying for a different social/religious narrative than the one we currently live in (celebrity ideals, obsession with money, fundamentalism etc) then this book is surely a necessary read. But I think this book can lead to enlightening growth for anyone who picks it up.

The concept of being present is something we're not familiar with in this culture, but a good anchor into our lives. Think about it, while you read this it is Now (right now, the present)... While you read this (italics), it is still Now. You are not the future, you are not the past, you are Now- over and over again. That's not to say don't plan ahead- it's meant to free you of shackles... Eckhart Tolle says more and thankfully says it better!

Feb 12, 2012
  • Readermag rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If one approaches this book, or any book, with a chip on his/her shoulder, then the message will be lost on the reader. The fact that Oprah supports the book is irrelevant. The message from Eckhart may not be completely new, but it is even more relevant today than ever.

Aug 10, 2011
  • zyxl rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This is Eastern Religion.. it is Non-Dualism.. God is everywhere.. which is Pan Theism.. It is not just spiritual it is religion. If the reader wants to embrace Eastern Religion then that is a choice.. but this is not just a Psychology self help book...
There are far more capable authors on Non Dualism than this newbie.. One basic belief that is held in the East especially in India is that a Teacher offers his teaching for no money..if not, then he is a fraud..
This book is a waste of time no matter how much Oprah supports it.
Oprah used to attend a Baptist church but she did not like that GOD could be a jealous GOD so she dumped Christianity because of that. Now she has her own on line church with many followers which means nothing at all.. many can be wrong ...

Aug 09, 2011
  • dendrocoro rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Eckhart always gives me food for thought. There is a new way of looking at old problems. I will need to re-read a few more times to fully grasp his ideas.

renew twice on same day in error

Oct 23, 2010
  • sanderoo rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

While this was a good book overall, none of the ideas are new. It is simply a repeat of old principles endorsed by Oprah Winfrey. To me there were no surprises here and I have seen better formats.

Jul 21, 2010
  • kyokochurch rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I think it's great to inject some non-fiction into the usual fiction fare for book club and Tolle's A New Earth is a good non-fiction start. Non-denominational, spiritual as opposed to religious, Tolle certainly challenges us and inspires us to think about the world and our views about it and the people who populate it. This would be an especially interesting discussion in a club with a diverse religious background as Tolle's philosophy is inclusive of all religions (including the secular).


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