The Sound of Water: A Psychology of the Soul

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The Sound of Water is a thought-provoking collection of ponderings and meditations that inspire examination of one’s life and reconnection with the Source – God, the Universal energy and essence of life.

Based on the concept that being released from the ego will lead to a connection with the Source and allow peace in mind and body; The Sound of Water presents a plethora of examples of just how much we, as individuals and a society, are bound to the ego and how its needs and gratifications affect our lives and disconnect us from the Source. Through the seventy-nine philosophical contemplations and quotations; author Joshua K. Linden succeeds in his intention – sparking discussion about, examination of, and gaining insight into one’s life.

While Linden states in his introductory notes that the material in the book is loosely based on Christian Theology, and that the form of God written about here is understood to be the Heavenly Father, of the Christian Trinity; the ruminations and concepts are general enough to be adapted to most any spiritual perspective: “Nature is a constant reminder of the Source and because nature exists everywhere, reminders of the Source are always present or accessible.”

The book design is elegant and simple. The cover, featuring trees and mountains in Chinese brush painting style, set the tone for the flowing narrative which is laid out in a clear and uncluttered manner, making for a visually aesthetic reading experience. While each thought is presented in a small, digestible bite of one to two pages per meditation/section; each offers an abundance of food for thought.

The Sound of Water is a series of compelling and peacefully alluring contemplations on our ability and need to reconnect with the Source.


There were a couple of items meditations that changed the flow of the narrative, slowing it down and detracting from the general philosophical rumination of the material – for example, the references to The Sound of Water at the end of sections 1 and 2. It seemed that these would be best suited in the introductory notes. Also, a similar point with the introduction to the quotation, and the note that the quotation continues in section forty-nine: “Some reader may find the following quote helpful”. This disconnects the reader from the meditative experience of the writing.

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Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 144 pages
Publisher Turning Stone Press
Publish Date 14-Jan-2015
ISBN 9781618520883 Buy this Book
Issue March 2015
Category Spirituality & Inspiration


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