Twisted Fables for Twisted Minds is a unique and exciting fusion of narrative fable and traditional barefoot advice. The Barefoot Doctor's followers appreciate his original concept and approach and this fable will further satisfy his readers by breaking out again with this sub-genre of self-help.
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Barefoot Doctor, also known as Stephen Russell, is the author of Handbook for the Urban Warrior and Return of the Urban Warrior and teacher of all things taoist, including meditation, philosophy, Chinese medicine and T'ai chi. He follows in the tradition of the barefoot doctors of the Orient, who wandered the hinterlands keeping the locals in good health and spirits. He has been practising for more than 20 years, specializing in personal-crisis management. He has a weekly column in The Observer.Review:
"Twisted Fables is a thought provoking, inspiring mixture of tales so gratuitously weird that I couldn't have made them up myself. Instead of imparting some trite platitude, each tale tends to include an improbably named character facing some life changing situation involving drugs, sex, incredible coincidences or a debauched hodge-podge of all three. The character is visited by an angel (barefoot doctor), who dispenses sound spiritual advice, preaches acceptance and tolerance, reaffirms the temporary nature of existence and the wholly oneness of the Tao, and imparts instructions in motivational technique or Taoist exercise, which seem to genuinely work. A self help, guaranteed to crash course for the chemical generation." Howard Marx (Mr Nice) "Sometimes we are unable to navigate a clear direction on the path to life. This collection of fables can help direct you towards the path of inner peace, positivity and contentment. An excellent spiritual guide." Danny Rampling, DJ/Producer 'An imaginative little book that doesn't take life -- or itself -- too seriously!' Highland News "Barefoot Doctor is the modern day equivalent of a nomadic healer (but he's also got) enough charm and humour to make palatable at least some of the pseudospiritual psychobabble his vocation involves" DAILY TELEGRAPH "A charismatic figure with a calming way (of helping his charges) ! one to catch." TIME OUT "(After one hour of healing), the sense of lifted spirits and serenity is overwhelming" VOGUe
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Book Description Element Books, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007164858
Book Description Element Books, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007164858