"Bang, bang, bang, so many insights fired off in rapid order with each chapter being a stand-alone meditation inviting me to some unfamiliar place. It reminds me of how Japanese Buddhists chant the scriptures, which are written in Chinese but sounded out phonetically in Japanese, resulting in a ritual language. This book's chanting is seductive and it's filled with stories and lessons to be learned, that is, understood. Siegel makes the language go all the way to a place it cannot go, and winds up pointing to a kind of mystery, deep within, far without, but real as he contends it is. I found myself wondering: where did these words come from - the writer, the seducer of spirit?"
- George Tanabe, Former Chairman, Dept. of Religions,
University Hawai'i at Manoa - specialty in Buddhism