Posts Tagged ‘book clubs’


ABC’s Spiritual Book Club’s new book-pick

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

ABC’s Spiritual Book Club meets once a month on Sunday, from 3pm to 5pm at the ABC Treehouse in Amsterdam.

The next meetings take place on:

  • July 10th
  • August 14th

To reserve your seat at the next meeting, or to sign up for our mailing list, send Femke Wijdekop an email at femke@abc.nl.

Our current book-pick is Being in Love: How to Love with Awareness and Relate Without Fear by Osho.

In this thoughtful, provocative work, Osho —one of the most revolutionary thinkers of our time— challenges us to question what we think we know about love and opens us to the possibility of a love that is natural, fulfilling, and free of possessiveness and jealousy.

With his characteristic wit, humor, and understanding, Osho dares us to resist the unhealthy relationship patterns we’ve learned from those around us, and to rediscover the meaning of love for ourselves. “By the time you are ready to explore the world of love, you are filled with so much rubbish about love that there is not much hope for you to be able to find the authentic and discard the false.”

Being in Love will inspire you to welcome love into your life anew and experience the joy of being truly alive by sharing it.

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ABC’s Spiritual Book Club

Monday, March 28th, 2011

ABC’s Spiritual Book Club meets once a month on Sunday, from 3pm to 5pm at The ABC Treehouse in Amsterdam.

The next meetings take place on:

  • April 10th
  • May 8th
  • June 12th

To reserve your seat at the next meeting, or to sign up for our mailing list, send Femke Wijdekop an email at femke@abc.nl.

Our current bookpick is Anastasia by Vladimir Megre.

Anastasia, the first book of the Ringing Cedars Series, tells the story of entrepreneur Vladimir Megré’s trade trip to the Siberian taiga in 1995, where he witnessed incredible spiritual phenomena connected with sacred ”ringing cedar” trees. Here he discovered a beautiful young woman named Anastasia, living alone deep in the forest. He spent three days with her during which she displayed the most extraordinary physical, mental and psychic powers.

She also shared with him her unique outlook on a vast range of subjects as diverse as happiness, co-creation, spirituality, sexuality, child-rearing, healing, gardening, nature and environmental issues, planetary change and much more.

This wilderness experience affected Vladimir so deeply that he abandoned his commercial plans and went to Moscow to fulfill Anastasia’s request to write a book about what he had witnessed and the insights she had shared with him. She told him she would imbue his books with an energy that would uplift the spirit and cause them to sell in the millions. True to her promise this life-changing book has become an international bestseller and is now touching the hearts of millions of people world-wide.

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Bookbits for June 15th, 2010

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Egad!  Another bookbits, within a week of the last?  I must be ignoring a lot of other bloggy stuff mad!  Yet here they are anyway:

  • Awards! Because they never stop…  The Franz Kafka Prize (which goes to “authors whose works appeal to readers regardless of their origin, nationality and culture”) was given to former Czech president Václav HavelRecent Den Haag visitor David Grossman was awarded the German Book Trade Peace Price for his body of work, which always attempts to see a conflict from various angles.  His To the End of the Land (frequently called Until the End of the Land, btw) is finally going to be published in English in September.  Finally, Amazon’s Breakthrough Awards were handed out, to Farishta by Patricia McArdle (general fiction) and Sign Language by Amy Ackley (Young Adult).  They’ll be published by Penguin later on.

Bookbits for September 1st, 2009

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

But first, an illicit happy birthday to my sister.  Good things happen on September 1st, too.  :-)

  • Quiz! Exams in Literature – sounds terrifying.  I got 6 out of 10 (I passed, yay!).  Holidays Reading was posted, erm, during my summer holiday.  I got 5 out of 11, mainly thanks again to my stupendous guessing skills.  And this one’s all about idioms (I’ll let you know the score when I have found the courage to take it).