Jodi Rave: Awakening a spiritual revolution

"On Monday, I'll meet with my reading group to discuss Oprah Winfrey's latest book club choice, a spiritual self-help guide that has led one televangelist to call the talk-show icon “the most dangerous woman in the world.”

Bill Keller, who recently appeared on Fox News, likely will not be among the hundreds of thousands of Oprah Book Club readers who are turning Eckhart Tolle's, “A New Earth,” into an international phenomenon.

“A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose,” is on the New York Times best-seller list. Oprah is helping propel the spiritual enlightenment book to dizzying heights thanks to an unprecedented Internet, multimedia promotion that includes a 10-week interactive webcast discussion with her, the book's author and an international audience.

“This is the most exciting thing I've ever done,” Oprah said in the first discussion. “I've done a lot of things in my life, but I am most proud of the fact that all of you have joined us in this global community to talk about what I believe is one of the most important subjects and - presented by one of the most important books of our time.”

As of Thursday, the Web site proclaimed that more than 2 million people in 139 countries had “experienced” one of her New Earth Internet seminars. The interactive sessions take place each Monday at 7 p.m., and end May 5.

I was led to Oprah and “A New Earth,” by accident.

In December, I fell off a horse, injured my back and have been recovering since. Each day has been one of progress."

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Millions are waking up to Tolle's call to delve deeper in beliefs than ideology (The Missoulian 3/17)

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