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Book Review: The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav

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The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav explains how the soul complements the body and mind by being the center of such things as our intuition, choice, multi-sensing,
perception and vibrant energy. For once, the author presents the soul as a living force which houses the higher self as opposed to just the physical or the  temporal body.

A major theme of Zukav deals with the soul as a living component of the body which differentiates humans from other forms of life. The author discusses the negations of the self which are afflictions, mis-aligned power, distrust, greed and characteristics which limit the ability of humankind to reach the fullest potential possible.

Zukav explains that the light flowing through every person has its origins in the universe. As such, light moves outward throughout the universe in bands of energy which are quantifiable and capable of being detected.

The author explains that each human has an important ability to make rational choices which makes us practitioners of free will. With free will comes the need for accountability. Without free will, a deity or other driving force would be making all of the choices and there could be no concept of punishments for transgressions.

A beauty of the book is that the author distinguishes between the physical world of wants and needs versus the spiritual domain of the high self, other actualization, spiritual healing and the eternal flow of light energy throughout the universe.

The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav is an excellent philosophical resource which clearly separates the physical from the spiritual domain of humankind in language that is easily understood. Finally, an author distinguishes raw power from the authentic power of the soul which thrives on spiritual growth and satisfying human needs in a constructive way.

About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.