These book reviews were written between 2005 and 2014, the result of an effort for making a contribution not only to academia, but more so, to college students around the world who wish to be informed about books that cover the exciting adventure of the paradigm changes in business, science and society that we are currently living through.
The present volume belongs to a reviews trilogy that are intended to be a coherent whole. The two other volumes are entitled The New Paradigm in Business, Leadership and Career and The New Paradigm in Science and Systems Theory.
Invariably, as students, scientists, doctors, consultants, lawyers, business executives or government officials, we face problems today that are so complex, entangled and novel that they cannot possibly be solved on the basis of our old paradigm, and our old way of thinking. As Albert Einstein said, we cannot solve a problem on the same level of thought that created it in the first place—hence the need for changing our view of looking at things, the world, and our personal and collective predicaments.
34 books of the following authors have been reviewed in this volume: Jeremiah Abrams (Ed.), Joseph Campbell, Deepak Chopra, Mircea Eliade, Walter Y. Evens-Wentz, Jonathan Goldman, Stanislav Grof, J. Krishnamurti, Charles W. Leadbeater, Timothy Leary, Alexander Lowen, Terence McKenna, Ralph Metzner, Thomas Moore, Jeremy Narby, Michael Newton, Hal & Sidra Stone, Dora van Gelder, and Alberto Villoldo.