Extended Audio Sample

Download The Seat of the Soul: 25TH Anniversary Edition Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Seat of the Soul: 25TH Anniversary Edition Audiobook, by Gary Zukav Click for printable size audiobook cover
2.99994735582675 out of 52.99994735582675 out of 52.99994735582675 out of 52.99994735582675 out of 52.99994735582675 out of 5 3.00 (12,537 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gary Zukav Narrator: Oprah Winfrey, Gary Zukav, Maya Angelou Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2014 ISBN: 9781442370814
Regular Price: $21.99 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

With the same extraordinary skill that he used to demystify scientific abstraction and the new physics, Gary Zukay, the award-winning author of The Dancing Wu Li Masters, here takes us on a brilliant and penetrating exploration of the new phase of evolution we have now entered. 

With lucidity and elegance, Zukav explains that we are evolving from a species that pursues power based upon the perceptions of the five senses—external power—into a species that pursues authentic power—power that is based upon the perceptions and values of the spirit. He shows how the pursuit of external power has produced our survival-of-the-fittest understanding of evolution, generated conflict between lovers, communities, and superpowers, and brought us to the edge of destruction. 

Using his scientist’s eye and philosopher’s heart, Zukav shows how infusing the activities of life with reverence, compassion, and trust makes them come alive with meaning and purpose. He illustrates how the emerging values of the spirit are changing marriages into spiritual partnerships, psychology into spiritual psychology, and transforming our everyday lives. The Seat of the Soul describes the remarkable journey to the spirit that each of us is on.

Download and start listening now!

BK_SANS_000667

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Mosher | 2/9/2014

    " This book really lifted my spirits and filled me with a sense of hope for the future of humanity. a slow read, but very simply written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harry Kessels | 2/3/2014

    " must read for those interested in personal growth "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bre Cregor | 1/12/2014

    " I'll admit it...there is some truth therein...it was a gift from my 101 year old friend, Lucy...I could not say no. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Issa | 1/12/2014

    " I do not agree with everything but overall, a good read... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cesposito316 | 1/9/2014

    " Gave me a new perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Is Cleveland | 1/7/2014

    " i liked it, very insightful, but I have to read a second time... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 1/5/2014

    " When Oprah began her spiritual journey on TV I also began mine. Gary Zukav and this book played a huge role in my quest. It was way over my head and I had to read it many times but finally grasped the concept of Quantum Physics (well almost:) ) One of the many books I hold dear. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 1/5/2014

    " I don't know how Gary Zukav does it, but this book speaks to me like very few books ever have. I just read this book for the third time and I am reminded why so many people love this author so much. Every time I read it I find new meanings, new inspiration and new ways of looking at myself and my circumstances that help me grow as a person and be happier. I also highly recommend "Open Your Mind, Open Your Life" by Taro Gold which makes a great companion book to all of Zukav's writing. Excellent! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin Keys | 12/29/2013

    " Can I give it a 3.5. The reincarnation stuff a little hokey, but the rest is good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kholu | 12/7/2013

    " An intensive and deeply moving book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DianeK Klu | 11/14/2013

    " I reread (listen) to this book every few years. In my soul I know it is True! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 11/2/2013

    " Another amazing self-helpy book! Loved this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roxanne Kazda | 10/26/2013

    " This made such an impression on me, and resonated with my beliefs so strongly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 10/13/2013

    " This book gave me a moment of clarity like I have had only a few times in my life... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Missy | 10/12/2013

    " I always have a bookmark in this book. I continually read it. I find that wherever I'm at in the book- applies to my life at the time. It's great! The merging of science and spirituality, which is a popular topic today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Damon C | 9/19/2013

    " Good book, great perspective, more complex than it needed to be, but I liked it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dina Kaidir | 7/26/2013

    " Ironically, I got this book from a person whom I have been struggling to deal with!!! My mother-in-law! Giggles! Like all the books I read, I always go back to them, use them like a reference. This particular book helps me to help myself...and also others. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marvelle Morgan | 6/19/2013

    " Too new-agey for me. I would also challenge Mr. Zukav on some of his religious assertions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathie | 6/18/2013

    " Interesting...thought provoking, not exactly my philosophy! But somewhat open to the possibilities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mansour | 6/18/2013

    " A book about spiritual evolution of human beings. fascinating! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Curtis | 6/7/2013

    " Why didn't Zukav reasearch this the way he did the Wu Li Masters? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 6/5/2013

    " This was difficult for me to follow, but that was years ago. I should probably try again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louis Herrera-Galindo | 4/17/2013

    " Authentic Power "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn | 4/5/2013

    " Need to re-read to jog my memory on what I learned...that's not a good sign, but I really did like the self-discovery in this book about living authentically. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 3/29/2013

    " Absolutely spoke to me. And will certainly reread. Finally, a voice that pulls together all those radical ideas I have been having and reading about, into a coherent and meaningful whole. Seems to be the basis for Buddhism; but all religions seem to apply. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany Lovell | 3/13/2013

    " Good stuff in here to make your brain work hard. Open the book with an open mind for best results! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darklysewn | 2/28/2013

    " this is a little tougher of a read than cheri's books, but i am getting a lot of insight, and find myself able to release some of my past and move on to a bright future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leann | 11/13/2012

    " Gary gets to the heart of the matter. Read this years ago. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 7/3/2012

    " Another truly important book in my spiritual and psychological development. It was like therapy for me at times and I've read it twice to keep it fresh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teri Safranek | 12/25/2011

    " Very mind bending new age thinking. The last page has lots of great quotes, "Rather than a soul in a body, become a body in a soul." Many learning tools for being authentic here and now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindi | 7/1/2011

    " Resonated for me-makes sense that we are here to learn certain lessons and everyone in our lives is a teacher. Everything happens for a reason. Made it possible for me to let go of some regrets I had been harboring. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Afa | 6/25/2011

    " It was a little difficult to follow the first two chapters. It show how the pursuit of external power has produced our survival-of-the-fittest understanding of evolution, generated conflict between lovers, communities, and superpowers, and brought us to the edge of self destruction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 5/5/2011

    " A life-altering book . . . still refer to it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrienne | 4/18/2011

    " everyone needs to read this. not because it's one of Oprah's favorites, because it answers questions you have yet to ask yourself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 3/18/2011

    " I read this book after reading his 1st book Dancing Wu Li Masters. I find him to be a good read, was very moved by the book and after writing this review think I will re-read since it's been so long! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 12/29/2010

    " it is about time you look beyond the five senses and you'll discover the undiscovered. your soul, indeed, is more than what you think it is. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dani | 12/9/2010

    " great concept but hard to read, very dry "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Beth | 11/1/2010

    " liked it so much I read it twice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tyra | 8/25/2010

    " A must read for spiritual seekers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 6/19/2010

    " this book rocked my world at the time I read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 4/20/2010

    " Interesting book. He tends to repeat himself quite a bit, but provides some good insight as to how the ego (personality), higher self, and soul. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Gary Zukav

Gary Zukav is the author of The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics, which won the American Book Award for science; The Seat of the Soul, a #1 New York Times bestseller; and many others. Zukav’s books have sold millions of copies and are published in twenty-four languages. He is a graduate of Harvard University and a former US Army Special Forces officer. Currently, Zukav lives in Oregon.

About the Narrators

Oprah Winfrey is the visionary and leader behind OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and formerly the supervising producer and host of the top-rated, award-winning Oprah Winfrey Show. She has entertained and inspired millions of viewers to live their best lives. Her accomplishments as a global media leader and philanthropist have established her as one of the most respected and admired public figures today.

Maya Angelou (1928–2014) was a singer, actress, dancer, activist, filmmaker, writer, and mother. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies she wrote several volumes of poetry, including “On the Pulse of the Morning” for the inauguration of President Clinton. She was given a lifetime appointment as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, and in 2010 President Barack Obama awarded her the Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.