The Curve of the World by Andy Douglas
Into the Spiritual Heart of Yoga, A Memoir

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...chooses to focus on the political business...if Mr. Douglas had not promised otherwise with the title of the book...that would have constituted a fair choice. As it stands, the book’s title and first two chapters are completely misleading...
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The Curve of the World tells the story of the author's relationship with a remarkable spiritual teacher on a path grounded in meditation and service. It draws connections between spirituality and social justice, music and devotion. And, as the author eventually faces serious illness, the book explores the link between body, mind and spirit, in a journey toward self-knowledge.

"This book chronicles the journey of one American soul willing to risk everything in search of a more meaningful and satisfying experience. It will bump you out of the well-worn ruts of status quo religion, taking you to places you've never been before." --Tim Bascom, author of Chameleon Days: An American Childhood in Ethiopia
 

About Andy Douglas

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Andy Douglas was born in Brazil to missionary parents, and travel and spiritual practice have shaped his life ever since. He has practiced yoga and meditation for thirty years, and lived for seven years in various countries of Asia, four of those as a monk. After returning to the U. S. in 1990, he worked as a journalist and public radio announcer, before receiving a bachelors' degree in Anthropology from the University of Iowa. In 2005, he received an MFA in Creative Writing, also from the University of Iowa, where he was the recipient of the Marcus Bach Fellowship for Writing about Religion and Culture. He is active in peace, economic justice and prison issues, and sings in a choir with prisoners. He also translates and sings Bengali devotional songs and has recorded a CD of P. R. Sarkar's music. He lives in Iowa City
 
Published January 26, 2012 by Bottom Dog Press. 254 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Youngbear Roth on Feb 15 2013

...chooses to focus on the political business...if Mr. Douglas had not promised otherwise with the title of the book...that would have constituted a fair choice. As it stands, the book’s title and first two chapters are completely misleading...

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