BookView Review: Playing Mantis: A Workbook For Inner Peace And A Playbook For The Revolution by D’Ann Katsu Davis

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Publication Date: Sept 30, 2022

Publisher: Atmosphere Press

Genre: Nonfiction, Music

List Price: $17.77 paperback

Page Count: 284

ISBN:  978-1-639884179

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Davis makes her debut with this allegorical memoir, a uniquely thoughtful exploration of life. Through praying mantis’s journey, Davis demonstrates how we can all move forward in our healing, from learning to trust and allow and accept to letting go to becoming emotionally mature. As we empty ourselves of greed, anger, fear, control, and obsession, our minds stop feeling overburdened with tension, making room for love, passion, and creativity, which in turn, help us to reconnect with the creative stillness within—that liminal space of insight and healing: it’s when we become one with ourselves, the world around us begins to look more inviting. As we heal, our actions become more intentional, making our decisions more compassionate and our thinking clearer. With the expansion of self-awareness, we are able to take actions to support the harmony of the world around us. Davis argues that finding harmony is the key to make impactful changes within and building a world that is structurally compassionate. Throughout, Davis examines questions of faith, art, music, sex, birth, and death. A strangely unique book that will guide you on a journey toward a deeper understanding of self.


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  1. A fair assessment of the first book. But did you read the second part? Book Two. It’s tight. It is related, but of an entirely different flavor—a political, and social
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