Welcome to Altered Book Club, an inviting, loving space to discuss spiritual and fictional texts in the context of sociopolitical realities and self transformation.

We are an open community book club; everyone is invited & reading the text is never required!

Next Gathering:

October 17th, 2021


Zoom link here*

*link will be available at least 24 hours before the zoom meeting time. 

We’ll be discussing:

Chapter 1
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle*

*the reading is never required. If you just feel like being in community and contributing to the conversation as best as you can without having done the reading, please join us!
Community Norms —

  1. Everyone is invited
  2. There is no objective truth, just bring your truth
  3. There is no obligation to read the books to come to the gatherings
  4. We encourage interpersonal connections beyond this collective space
  5. Forgiveness is at our core

Unit 1: Ego, Awareness, and embodiment 

In this unit, we will explore our personal reflections and interpretations on the nature of the Ego and emergent Awareness. Our discussions will be guided by questions, and will continue open-endedly.

Our texts are always subject to change depending on the feedback of the group. For this unit, we intend to explore:

1. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

2. The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk

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Unit 2: Love and Relationships

bell hooks defines love as the commitment to another’s spiritual expansion. In this unit, we will delve into Love and relationships through text and reflection.
Books will include:


Unit 3: Environmentalism and Nature

We understand that human beings are part of Nature. We are opening our perspective to the lessons of the Natural world with intention to surrender to the Nature within all of us. For this unit, we explore Nature and Environment through the lens of indigeneous perspectives, Buddhist teachings, and fictional relationships with the cosmos.



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