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There are qualities we all yearn to experience in our lives - peace, simplicity, grace, connection, clarity. Yet these qualities evade us, because each of them arises from an experience of wholeness, and we live in a culture that enforces divisions within each of us.

In Radical Wholeness, Philip Shepherd shows the countless ways in which we are persuaded to separate from the body and live in the head. Disconnected from the body's intelligence, we also disconnect from the wholeness of the present. This schism within us is the primary source of stress not just in our personal lives, but for the systems of the planet.

Drawing from neuroscience, anthropology, physics, the arts, myth, personal stories, and his experiences helping people around the world to experience wholeness, Philip Shepherd illuminates what true wholeness means and offers practices designed to help listeners soften into the intelligence of the body. Radical Wholeness is a call to action: to recover wholeness and experience a new way of being.

©2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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a Beacon of presence and acceptance!

I am so thankful that Philip chose to read his book here!! His voice, Presence, gifts and insights were graciously carried through his words. I feel this book to be one of the most important and powerful reads of our time right now. I highly recommend it. To be honest, this book is like a romance novel for the spirit, soul and self! Yes, there has been extensive destruction by our species, and YES there is also Great beauty, connection and growing of Rememberance.

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  • Nigel
  • 2019-03-19

Wisdom in unusual abundance and simplicity

Over the past seven years, hundreds of authors have accompanied me on my morning and evening walks. Many have wowed me with amazing insights. Still, as each book draws to a close, I recognise that my world has changed only incrementally. Not so with Philip Sherherd's Radical Wholeness.

Radical Wholeness is a thesis on the origins of wisdom. No - make that Wisdom. No - make that WISDOM.

Shepherd delivers a beautiful, simple conceptual framework. Being delivered in words, it can only be conceptual. Yet it is the most compelling exposition I have encountered for how to outgrow the constraints of living a conceptualised life. Love to escape your current frustrations and step into a world of ineffable beauty? A world to which you belong? Long to address a gnawing sense of incompleteness within your being? Need a radically new approach to avoiding wider ecological disaster? Or finding more meaning in your relationships with anyone and everyone? Shepherd's approach is relevant to all Life's challenges. And it is simple.

Shepherd delivers a compassionate, gentle manifesto. The lyrical beauty of his expression may make the hairs on your forearms stand to attention. Or that may be a side effect of the incisive simplicity of his gentle message. Or those hairs may have lost their enthusiasm and responsiveness to intrinsic beauty. But I would challenge anyone to read this book and not be profoundly altered by its beautiful insights into Life and what it means to be fully human.

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  • Kathleen Campbell
  • 2018-06-07

Everything about this book was extraordinary!

I enjoyed every minute of listening to Phillips’s voice. His care and concern for us and this subject is evident in all of the varied aspects of ‘voice’.

And the message: That we’re thinking with a portion of our beings rather than thinking with our entire beings.

Philip begins with an examination of what is modern day culture for many of us: “presently consumer based, patrifocal, reductionistic, technologically driven, information-obsessed, and individualistic.”

How our culture effects us: “of all the lessons we learn in the public school system, the primary one is to subdue the energies of the body and maximize the facility of the head for manipulating verbal and symbolic information”

And a great deal of research of several native peoples who possess more than ‘5’ senses and think from a place deep within their bodies.

I’ll listen again. Philip included exercises and meditations for bringing our entire being into our thought processes, a gift I will always appreciate!

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  • J. L. Sherwood
  • 2020-09-09

Nothing Compares

This is the perfect book for our time; a guide to discovering our way through it.

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  • stacey stokes
  • 2019-10-03

fantastic guide to spirituality

I loved everything about this book. I said meditating for maybe 8 years but this book took me to a deeper level

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  • H. Robinson
  • 2019-03-10

Brilliant thesis, beautifully read!

This book vividly identifies a huge blind spot in our modern, Western culture: we are stuck in our heads and it is at the root of own self-destruction. Luckily, the author provides a route back to our wholeness. And the author's naration is both engaging and soothing.

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  • Ashish
  • 2021-02-28

great book and feels like author practice

author practice what he preaches. I like the idea of wholesome and how we can improve our world. it is something that tells what is beyond mindfulness.

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  • clayton nelson
  • 2021-02-20

Complete release

The book was beyond insightful. Left me in tears of joy and gratitude. Must read, especially for anyone currently on the path.

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  • Nobantu Mpotulo
  • 2020-12-31

A journey to wholeness

One of the books that revealed my own truth to myself The body does not lie indeed

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-12-14

Thank you for walking me home!

I was shaking my head and saying out loud Yes... I have been on my reclaiming of myself journey for several years now.. and you just walk me the rest of the way home! I’m so grateful that you have shared this beautiful gift! I look forward to sitting with myself for bit!

Forever grateful!

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  • La Pluma
  • 2020-12-09

Clip and note sharing

The book is amazing, the audio application has a glaring lack.
When notes and clips are stored, the sharing feature has been removed.
Poor choice from the developer.