Praise for Conscious Love"Whether he is talking about the heart or the duty embedded in one's deepest self, the complexities of male and female love, social justice, or love of family and kin, Richard Smoley has served up a literary banquet of the myriad ways love is made manifest in life, and in so doing he deepens our own capacity to love and be loved. Anyone seeking to follow the eternal thread of love down through the centuries needs to read this book." -Michael A. Tomscofounder, New Dimensions Media; author, A Time for Choices; and coauthor, True Work"A wise, provocative, and deeply informed take on humanity's messiest emotion. Drawing from science, literature, and the esoteric Christian lore he articulates so well, Richard Smoley encourages us to put away childish things in order to clear the ground for a love both realistic and transcendent. Conscious Love is the sort of spiritual writing we need: grounded and unsentimental but evocative and spiky enough to wake us up." -Erik Davisauthor, The Visionary State: A Journey Through California's Spiritual Landscape"Richard Smoley proves once again that he is one of the liveliest, most intrepid, and most gifted explorers of the spiritual landscape writing today. Like any book worthy of the topic, Conscious Love is by turns exciting, surprising, and sometimes even shocking. But Smoley's warmth, humor, and ever-present intelligence are such that he is a joy to read even when one is disagreeing with him." -Ptolemy Tompkinsauthor, Paradise Fever; senior editor, Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines"In Conscious Love, Richard Smoley does a masterful job of distinguishing between the real deal when it comes to love and everything else. The result is as enjoyable as it is enlightening. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is ready to take the big step to spiritual adulthood." -Gary Renardauthor, The Disappearance of the Universe and Your Immortal RealitySmoley, Richard is the author of 'Conscious Love', published 2008 under ISBN 9780787988708 and ISBN 0787988707.