Book Review: This Taste of Flesh & Bones

Mr. Russell has clearly studied some of the leading lights of Eastern and Western existential thought. This Taste of Flesh and Bones, his deeply researched, and well thought out book on life’s most fundamental question, ‘who am I?’ is not an easy to read treatise, but it delivers an answer to the question.

We are the result of the universal energy otherwise referred to by we humans as love. The author is cautious in his use of the term ‘god’, using several names for an entity that governs the movement of the stars, and of all of us. Brahman, Elohim, Jehovah, or simply the Universe, all names used to indicate the primary source of energy.

Russell reminds readers that appearances do not equal reality; that we may perceive something to be durable, and solid, and real, nothing truly is substantive. That taken to the molecular level, all is energy, and since energy is neither created nor destroyed, not only will we be around forever in some form, but we already have been.

Similar to Milan Kundera’s ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being.’ this book examines fundamental questions.This Taste of Flesh and Bones: Enlightenment and Endless Possibilities

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