A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

A New Earth

The highly anticipated follow-up to the 2,000,000 copy bestselling inspirational book, "The Power of Now" With his bestselling spiritual guide "The Power of Now," Eckhart Tolle inspired millions of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived ?in the now.? In "A New Earth," Tolle expands on these powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key t...


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TitleA New Earth
ISBN9780452287587
Author
Release DateAug 29th, 2006
PublisherPlume
LanguageEnglish
GenreNonfiction, Spirituality, Self Help, Philosophy, Psychology
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  • Michelle
    2008-03-08
    Okay so I had high expectations for this book. Normally I don't really go for Oprah selections but I heard so many great things about it plus I am totally into new agey type things, I thought it would be right up my alley.My problem with this book was twofold. First, a lot of the ideas weren't new to me. Living in the present (you are not walking across the room to get a book, you are walking across the room), not letting your ego attach itself t...
  • Liz
    2008-02-28
    Oprahmercial. Well if you can over look that aspect I highly recommend this book. Tolle's penmanship allows difficult philosophical, psychological principles to come together simplified. This book simplifies complex notions of western approaches with an eastern point of view on metaphysics. I think it is a helpful tool for those cynical about the current state of humanity. I also believe it could be a great entry book into Eastern philosophy. He ...
  • Martha
    2008-03-31
    What is so powerful about this book is not that there is much new material here. We’ve all heard about how the ego keeps us chained to our judgements, fears, and desires. The difference is in how the author explains his points. Finally, we understand! Wouldn’t you love it if all the stuff you’ve read about enlightenment suddenly became crystal clear? (I see you all nodding!) This is it.Throughout the entire book, he reiterates the same poin...
  • Lain
    2008-02-02
    I opened this book, hoping to find something inspiring, eye-opening, and life-changing. Instead, it appears to be filled with the same old New Age babble about self-actualization and "each being the part of the one." It's not that I disagree -- it's just that I don't think there's anything particularly new or different. The same old, same old about non-judgment, embracing all things, blah blah blah. Call me crazy, but I think I've read this about...
  • Madeline
    2008-04-29
    ok, i'm about half way through. first thing i notice is this guy is pretty long-winded. it took him 127 pages to tell me that the ego is the source of all the earths problems. Anything you feel or think or say comes from the ego. and thats a bad thing. we all need to be "enlighted" and gain "awareness" of our "presence." heres a nice quote from the book: "Enlightened collectives will fulfill an important function in the arising of the new conscio...
  • Laurie
    2008-02-10
    Loved this book. It has changed how I look at life. I read a lot of "self-help", "spiritual insight" books and this is one of the best I have ever read. I just finished it and I want to read it again. His writing is very easy to understand --clear and simple and he shares insights that you can use in your life immediately. IT is chock full of fascinating insights on every page.Some of my favorite points are:1. The pain-body--a "psychic parasite" ...
  • Brittany
    2008-05-13
    This book is completely awful. Don't feed in to the Oprah hype. It's abstract and somewhat hard to follow, even for me, a third year law student. Not entertaining at all. There are some tidbits of useful information, but if your mother taught you anything, you probably have already heard the useful parts. There are also a lot of contradictions in Tolle's writing/thought process. Don't go on the message boards on Oprah's website because the people...
  • Carrie
    2008-03-07
    I was a skeptic at first glance. It was only moments after i read about "feeling my inner-body" that i was feeling my pillow and sleeping soundly (and this is no small feat.)However, the further i got into the book, the more i enjoyed it.The self-help author, highlights the benefits of life spent "in the moment" and gives concrete exercises to help 'transcend our ego-based consciousness'. This he argues, is the key to personal happiness and fulfi...
  • Jenell
    2008-05-18
    In A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, Eckhart Tolle simply and beautifully employs spiritual parables from many traditions to distill and illuminate the One truth to which they point: God in me; me in God. Form (the material world) is interpenetrated by nothingness (space, quantum possibilities, consciousness, spirit, God). If so many cultures can agree that we, as form, are permeated with spirit, why do we experience so much separa...
  • Sarah
    2008-08-17
    I think that because I have what I feel is a strong faith, this book just didn't make a big impression. I feel like a lot of the ego stuff he was talking about is basically morals and values, of which if you already have a high regard for and were taught about them, then a new awakening to being good is sort of insulting.Anyone can be mindful for an instant, staying mindful, though, can be the work of a lifetime. I feel like Tolle has reduced him...
  • Jen
    2010-08-14
    To me, this book is pretty much a great overview on what is wrong with the world- the human ego. In a weird way, I regret ever having read this book because it opened my eyes so greatly to the hidden egocentric motivation behind every human thought and action that I can't stop seeing the underlying ego behind everything, and everyone, I encounter. I think this book should be required reading for everyone; the problem is, many people will read thi...
  • Michael
    2008-02-28
    Practically: spot-on treatment of the ego as problem source. Lots of advice that would be beneficial for most people.Philosophically: not rigorous, despite an implicit claim to be the next step following the path from Descartes through Sartre. Equivocal vocabulary lets him subtly draw questionable logical connections. Some metaphysical foundations are implicitly assumed. Notably missing is any treatment of ethics, or much in the way of implicatio...
  • Brittany B.
    2012-03-20
    It's been qyite a while since I read this. I remember reading it during a soul searching time in my life. I also remember the great inspiration and clarity I felt while reading. Unfortunately, Echkart Tolle seems to have become greedy: he started selling guide after guide, workbook after workbook, and audio guides for everything he preaches. The amount of MERCHANDISE that goes with an Eckart Tolle book is reminiscent of the toys and dolls created...
  • Rogier
    2008-03-06
    This is a wonderful and very helpful book. Coming from a ACIM vantage point, it takes a little bit to adjust to his terminology, because Tolle uses words in a different way. His Consciousness is ACIM's Spirit and Mind, and ACIM's consciousness (and the thoughts you think you think) is Tolle's "thoughts." Likewise ACIM's "guilt" equates to Tolle's pain body, so in a way it's simply the "wrong mind." His biblical " New Earth" is the Course's " Real...
  • Cheryl
    2008-02-16
    5 stars! Uplifting and inspiring!Having Oprah Winfrey say, "Your book is my book club pick" epitomizes a leap in success. It's certainly the dream of almost every author I know. For one Canadian author it's a dream come true. Vancouver-based author and spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle must feel like he's riding a wave. His book A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose is Oprah's 61st choice for her book club. Oprah is hugely responsible for T...
  • نادية أحمد
    2015-10-10
    كتاب أرض جديدةالجزء الأول / أرض جديدةص ١٦ تنوير بالانجليزي مكتوبة خطأ والصحيحenlightenment وليس enlightment وشكراً  البادئة عن الوعي الإنساني وبدايات تفتّحه ويقظته تكلم عن بدايات نشأة الحياة على الأرض رغم اعتراضي على قناعته بأن الزواحف بعضها بقي زواحفبعض...
  • Bushra
    2017-10-17
    أعتقد انه كتاب رائع من ذلك النوع الذي ترجع له من فترة لفترة وتستعيد توازنك وتعيد النظر في مواقفك تجاه ما يمر بك في حياتك وتراقب مشاعرك وتفكيرك وأتمنى من كل انسان أيا كانت معتقداته أن يقرأه ويستفيد منه.وحتى أولئك الساخرين من كل كتب تطوير الذات (والذي...
  • Trudy
    2008-01-03
    This is a follow up to Tolle's The Power of Now. I read this one first, and got a lot more out of it. This is a book about how what we tell ourselves about our world (experiences, relationships, events) becomes our world, for good or bad. It also gives practical advice (if you're willing to hang in there) about how to transform your thinking so as to improve your life and truly live in the Now. Tolle pulls from every religious system out there, a...
  • Mary
    2008-02-01
    This is basically The Landmark Forum in book form. I'm very curious about the relationship between Tolle and Landmark Education, but I haven't been able to find any info on that so far. I suspect that I find this book so powerful because I've done The Landmark Forum. I suspect it might be a little too theoretical to have much practical impact on my real life if I didn't have that background and training. Read this book if you've ever considered d...
  • Babs
    2008-02-04
    Initially, I had trouble getting into the book. In my mind, the first couple dozen pages seemed written in pig latin. I put the book down for a few days and upon resuming, gems as noted below started jumping off the pages. "When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world". ~Eckhart Tolle"...the voice in the head, perhaps in the very moment it complains about...
  • Carrie
    2008-02-11
    I loved the way the 'A New Earth' brings light to how we can get past our ego-based conciousness to really experience happiness. One of my favorite quotes was on page 134, "Although the body is very intelligent, it cannot tell the difference between an actual situation and a thought. It reacts to every thought as if it were a reality..." Another favorite is on pg. 141, "Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now...
  • Jenny
    2011-07-24
    I was so absolutely disappointed with this book. With all the hype I thought it might actually be something good but surprised at how much bull was in it! I am feeling so sad about the people that have bought into this bag of bull because they must be in a very desperate place to find themselves and if this is what helps them well, I just cannot imagine the insanity.Seriously! If you want to be told that EVERYONE (including yourself) is Schitzo, ...
  • Marissa
    2008-01-28
    Wow. This is a life changing book. My only criticism is that Tolle is a theorist and so doesn't give many applicable examples of how to use the theories in real life. This I've had to do on my own. But this book is well worth the read. Here's the rub: you can read it and do nothing or you can read it and try to alter your way of thinking. When will someone write a book that makes people's lives change that doesn't take work??? :)
  • Fayafi M
    2015-03-10
    الكتاب رائع وكثير من فصوله استوقفتني مطولًا وجعلت عقلي فضاءً رحبًا.الفصول التي تحدث فيها عن الأنا جعلتني أؤمن أن تضخمها في عالمنا العربي تحت ما يسمى الكرامة والشرف وغيرها هو أحد مشاكلنا الجوهرية.خلاصة الكتاب هي "عش اللحظة الراهنة فهي الحياة" وأن ت...
  • Omnia Alsayed
    2014-12-09
    هذا كتاب لا يُقرأ .. هذا كتاب يُحتفى بقراءته .. من أفضل ما قرأت في حياتي .. فوق الوصف وفي عنق الدهشة وأكبر من اللغة .. كتاب يفتح الضوء داخلك .. الأرض الجديدة ليست يوتوبيا .. الأرض الجديدة هي أنا وأنت .. هي الوعي والحضور .. هي الحقيقة .. التي فتحت ثقبا ينزف منه ...
  • Razan Hendawi
    2013-10-06
    شعـــــــــــــاع من روح الكون يغزو تفاصيلــــــــي في هذا الكتاب ...
  • Vonia
    2013-07-01
    I just spent the last five plus hours researching, reading this fucking Eckhart Tolle. What do I think? This is essentially the same book as The Power Of Now! The only valid point Tolle has is this: it is mentally unhealthy to obsess endlessly over things that we didn't cause in the past, and over things we can't control in the present, and over things that have no likelihood in the future.He doesn't need 220 pages to make that point. He doesn't ...
  • Reem ♥
    2017-10-11
    إياك أن تفوت قراءة هذا السحر وهذا الجمال ... أرض جديدة .. هي نحن جميعا بحضورنا ووعينا وبإدراكنا لحقيقتنا.هذا الكتاب جعل كينونتي سعيدة جداااااا 😊
  • Lindsey
    2008-03-20
    The first chapter put me off with proclamations like this:"This book is about you. It will change your state of consciousness...It can only awaken those who are ready...for some, that glimpse will come while reading this book...for others...through reading "The Power of Now" [also by Eckhart Tolle, by the way] or some other spiritually alive and therefore transformational book" (p. 7)And then Tolle goes on to talk about how we have to let go of o...