New Book Review of Life Is Eternal Newness

Life Is Eternal Newness is a terrific gem of a book that will reward repeated readings. Comparisons to Krishnamurti, Kahlil Gibran, and Eckhart Tolle are accurate, and readers will find that Ilie Cioara also illuminates a path toward spirituality and enlightenment. Even better, Life Is Eternal Newness is remarkably free of cant or dogma, and turns conventional ideas about spiritual growth on its head.

This short little book is really a set of remarkable poems, each followed by an exegesis. The poems are brilliant, and are designed to activate consciousness. They both illuminate and point the way toward a variety of spiritual experiences. The keys to all of these experiences are Meditation and Attention, but neither are in the old form you might expect. By focusing a keen attention on the moment one can feel the old fears, mental chatter and distractions of the ego fall away. By paying attention and enhancing listening, one can enter new realms of creativity, love, and more. The author’s descriptions of connecting to the Source a state of Truth, Love, and Wisdom are just remarkable and Life Is Eternal Newness is worth reading over and over again.

For more information or to order books or videos, go to:

review by Cheryl Shainmark
Ilie Cioara was an enlightened mystic who did not belong to any lineage. He is unique in a way, in the sense that he lived in almost complete isolation, in Eastern Europe in a communist country, completely oblivious of nonduality, zen etc. Originally a Christian mystic, he practiced a mantra for over 20 years. One day, he felt an intuitive impulse to drop the mantra, and just practice the silence of the mind, by listening to the noises on the street, in the now. After following this practice for a few years, one morning, as he was waking up from his sleep, he suddenly experienced Enlightenment. His description of meditation is fresh and devoid of any tradition and jargon.