The 5 Dharma Types: Vedic Wisdom for Discovering Your Purpose and Destiny

Simon Chokoisky. Inner Traditions/Destiny, $19.95 trade paper (416p) ISBN 978-1-62055-283-4
Building on themes explored in his previous book and DVD series on Vedic astrology and dharma types, Chokoisky applies elements of the ancient Indian Vedic tradition to the modern psyche in this comprehensive handbook. Simple self-tests help readers determine their dharma type—educator, laborer, merchant, warrior, or outsider—while subsequent chapters explore these labels and apply them to real-world decisions like choosing a partner or a profession. Chokoisky’s tone is authoritative, inspirational, and rich with pop culture references from Harry Potter to Spider-Man that make his message accessible to the modern, Western mind. Exercises engage readers in a range of activities from sensory experiments to determine food preferences to more esoteric explorations such as choosing a totem animal as a spirit guide. While there are few true surprises here, either for fans of Chokoisky’s earlier work on dharma types or those familiar with other personality typing systems, the author demonstrates a deep understanding of his subject. He writes clearly and eloquently, offering a spiritually inspired, and ultimately practical, guidebook for personal fulfillment. Previously published as The Dharma Types: Secrets of the Five Ancient Castes that Will Transform Your Life. (May)
Reviewed on: 04/14/2014
Release date: 04/01/2014
Genre: Religion
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