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To Be and How to Be: Transforming Your Life through Sacred Theatre Paperback – June 8, 2010
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"Peggy Rubin is a master of theater and the art of becoming. Her book-- a masterpiece in every way-- will hold you spellbound as you discover the drama of your soul and the purpose of your life. The unique expression of your essence--the Divine theophany that you are--emerges almost magically as you read this clear, penetrating, and insightful book and work with the exceptional exercises. Brava, Peggy" --Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of Your Soul's Compass and A Woman's Journey to God
"Peggy Rubin has written a wonderful book full of theater history and mystery. Her love of theater and wisdom about life brings the reader right onto the stage and into the essence of their own story and how they fit into the great drama of life. Bravo!
" --Michael Meade, author of The World Behind the World and The Water of Life
"If you are needing to clarify and manifest your life's purpose "To Be and How to Be" is a great guide. This profound book, filled with wisdom and compassionate understanding, offers you empowerment and the inspiration to live your true purpose in this incarnation. Learn through inquiry and practical exercies to be a fully awake sacred actor in the sacred theatre called life" --Judith Cornell, Ph.D. [Rajita Sivananda], award-winning author of Mandala: Luminous Symbols for Healing, Amma Healing the Heart of the World, and Drawing the Light from Within
"There are times when something you read has the power to stop your life in its unconscious rush forward: this book does that, and then again and again, it coaxes something more genuine to take shape. To take seriously these often deceptively gentle instructions, to give them the real chance to do their great work, just may be to find oneself suddenly, and quite radiantly, at home in the moment. Read, in other words, only if prepared to loosen yourself from the tight grip of your old stories and know your birth-right: the vast stage is always arriving right under your feet." --Sensei Bonnie Myotai Treace, Gristmill Hermitage, founder of Hermitage Heart & Bodies of Water Zen
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If you're like me, then when you fall in love, you hear every love song differently, and suddenly think that most of those songs were written about you.
In "To Be and How to Be" Peggy has gone a step further and created a way to see the world's history of passion and theatre come alive in the unfolding story of your life, and vice~versa.
For anyone who ever wondered what it all means and ever took comfort from the words or stories of the greats, this book is for you.
I totally agree with Jean Houston. I felt speechless and dazzled by the brilliance in this work. The concepts are so clear, uncomplicated yet transformative. This is the performance and this book is truly the work of a lifetime. According to Peggy we are all here to enact with our lives a sacred play. Each of us has the ability to go beyond the role of understudy waiting to play the role of this life time. We learn to step up and to take command of this starring role at the center stage of life. Peggy explains the Nine Powers which includes The Power of Incarnation, The Power of Story, The Power Of Now, The Power of Place, The Power of Expression, The Power of Point of View, The Power of Conflict, The Power of Audience, and The Power of Celebration, As the story unfolds and you masterfully connect to these nine powers you are able to come from back stage to the center stage of creation while manifesting, being and living your life with a greater understanding, purpose and power.Read more ›
Peggy's use of theatre, Shakespeare and myth provides wonderful new perspective on your own life and does not require prior familiarity with them. Her references provide those aspects of the stories that one would need to apply to one's own life. They also assist you in seeing your story or your play in an enlightened way, as rich as a myth.
On this journey of self-discovery, you become more alive and aware of your purpose, your story. You have more energy, more excitement as the star on the stage of life. You deal with your shadows and ultimately experience and celebrate your life as sacred. Peggy enables you to live joyfully and love the magical mysteries of life.
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When you are up to your neck in the dark stories that often are part and parcel of this life, this book will provide a sweet antidote.Published 7 months ago by Margaret W. Gallegos
I have studied with Peggy Rubin and this book gives the reader an experience of her work. It includes exercises that are more than learning how to act, they are exercises in... Read morePublished on December 4, 2013 by J. Kemp
I have enjoyed and appreciated improvisation as well as acting workshops that include shamanic theatre practices, so I was anxious to read Peggy Rubin's book, To Be and How to Be. Read morePublished on March 5, 2011 by Story Circle Book Reviews
This book is a readable road map of how to live your life. Ms Rubin engages the reader in a dialogue on who they are and how they want to be. Read morePublished on August 30, 2010 by Constance Flannery