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I am a passionate person about the written word. I love the creativity and artistry of what can be achieved with it. I also currently work at a library and feel very privileged to be able to share some of my enthusiasm about books with others.

I enjoy philosophical, religious, poetic, fiction, and spiritual writing. But I also like to keep up with the latest technology, science and political debates.

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I am also keen on personal fitness, and health in body and mind.

Here are some Audio Recordings I have done for the Voluntary Organisation LibriVox:

           PeaceofMind Audio Recording

Here is a link to my daily mile page where I keep track of my running, cycling and other exercise:

http://www.dailymile.com/people/jonathan_hockey#ref=tophd

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11 Comments
  1. Donald Miller permalink

    When I saw Shakespeare’s Sonnets on your Goodreads list, I was tempted to mention a good reading of them. Now that I see you’re affiliated with Librivox, I’ll mention it–because it will be easy for you to find. Elizabeth Klett, an excellent performer, has done numerous readings and among them is Shakespeare’s Sonnets.

  2. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can see the nomination post at http://careeravoidance101.com/2013/03/02/one-month-milestones/ Congrats!

  3. Hi, Jonathan.

    I was trying to see where I could get in touch with you. I own a little start-up blog compiling reading lists on spirituality. And one of the things I wanted to do is compile a list of books about spiritual philosophy. I was wondering whether you have time to recommend ten of your favorite books on this topic. I just can’t trust most of the list that I find on the web and you seem to be well in the know about this.

    I would appreciate any direction from you. I apologize in advance if I seem a little too straightforward. Thanks!

    • Hello, I have not studied a massive amount of literature of that kind. I don’t necessarily agree in details with some of it. It was mainly a suggestion for a new type of philosophising based on philosophers I have studied more than anything else. Influential philosophers for me have been figures such as Maurice Merleau-Ponty and George Berkeley. Other influences on my views have been people such as Colin Wilson. In the more spiritual area, the power of now and road less travelled are good ones as you mention. Fritjof Capra was one that first got me interested in that kind of thinking, The Turning Point. Synchro-Destiny by Chopra, I found to be a good one also. Some literature of this kind I have read would include Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha being a great spiritual tale. Also some of the Paulo Coelho stories have this quality to them.

  4. I have immensely enjoyed cruising through your blog and your thoughts. I would like to invite you to take a look at a project I’ve been developing to see if it may be helpful in connecting you with others through the practice of contemplation at http://www.contemplationcenter.org. I would love to read more of your philosophical perspectives.

    • Thanks Jack, I will take a look on there at some point and see what I think of it, thanks for taking the time to leave a message and read through some of my posts.

  5. Just wanted to thank you for your librivox recordings – have been floundering a little lately & those words had a deep impact. Also caused me to pick up Meditations by Aurelius. They improved my weekend & I hope I allow them to improve my life.

    • Well I am glad to have helped in some way. They did help me also at the time. Thanks for taking the time to leave a message.

  6. Discord Or Calm

    Are we in the land of discord or calm?
    What are the creatures behind my palm?
    what are the eyes in the wall?
    Tell me the reason for the fall.
    What is the congregation of voices saying?
    What foundation are the hands laying?
    What is the opposite of woeful pride?
    What is on the other side?

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