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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.

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Public Domain (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Marshall White
  • 2020-01-20

Deep dive into our embodied human experience

If you are interested in Philip Shepherd’s work, I suggest Radical Wholeness first. This book is a longer, deeper dive into the same material. A sustained meditation into the immense importance of embodiment and presence.

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  • AtticusNB
  • 2020-12-23

Wow! Most helpful book ever!

Will read this over and over and over again. Thank you thank you for taking the time to write this ohhhh so helpful book!

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  • Greta Hilde
  • 2020-12-15

Exceptionally fresh information

I will listen to this book a few times, there is so much new information in here I can feel myself expanding to take it all in. Thank you for sharing your life experience and your discoveries along the way. I really appreciate the groundedness of it all.

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  • Brian L. Christensen
  • 2021-10-07

Amazing!

Such a perfect book. Words can't sum it up. Both of Philip Shepherd's books are my 2 favorite books now, surpassing 12 rules for life. Please listen for the sake of humanity.

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  • Jeanette F
  • 2022-02-02

This book is a delightful, insightful presentation

...of paradigm/construct/perception challenging ideas that rings true, the information strikes a recognition chord in my soul that the b.s. construct I've been fed growing up in America has never imparted. I'm very grateful for this material. I will be recommending it to everybody. The tambre of voice is especially pleasant to me, too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-12-18

True

As I experienced life in a tent and through prayer. I found alot of what is said here to be true.
Without a phone at times, somehow being connected to what is, we can find a way.

Excellent way to describe the several dimensions in which we live. I am so grateful that someome who has lived more, traveled more and had more life experience was able to pull it all together and put it in a book!

Meister Eckhart Tolle great place to start...

I got lost in some of it and will probably listen again. We know how our brains get distracted!

Much Peace to you! Namaste~

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  • D. Raynal
  • 2021-10-14

Clearly explained

Though the ideas and concepts in this book are abundant and In many cases complex the author brings these ideas into focus by clearly and patiently offering explanations that are completely accessible. This book deserves several readings.

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  • jbay99
  • 2019-11-09

Your New Self Is Boring.

This book is slow as can be!! It’s about the balancing of masculine and feminine energy within every individual. However it moves at the pace of a snail and puts me to sleep. I stopped listening and deleted it from my collection. Do not waste time or your money on this trash.