A New Theosophy: My Review of Danielle LaPorte’s Forthcoming White Hot Truth
What cosmic babes will love about White Hot Truth: reading true confessions from a seasoned spiritual seeker. Danielle LaPorte has pierced, retreated from, & pierced again the glowing core of practical mysticism. White Hot Truth splays out a global scope of living in alignment with the Mystery: from D. LaPorte’s revolving daily practices to her full-out life transformations powered by gusts of spiritual expansion. All spanning the better part of a lifetime.
I love the opening chapter:
To be sure, nothing in this book is a priori. This book isn’t hawking a new Wisdom™. @@White Hot Truth is an autobiographical report on How To New Age—& also, How Not To New Age.@@ The book recounts LaPorte’s initiations into cosmic spiritualism, as she’s coursed through pop spirituality, eastern mysticism, the wellness movement, & the Church of Self-Improvement. D. LaPorte gives the deadpan truth about what worked, what didn’t, & why some of it really doesn’t matter at all.
And the insight is precious; diamond-bright & just as cold: @@If the teeth-gritted quest for Enlightenment doesn’t feel liberating in itself, then it’s not Enlightened.@@
Self-hacking might just be… a form of self-mutilation.
Why I think cosmic babes should get their hands on White Hot Truth: Danielle LaPorte—a Oprah-approved self-help author—is telling us that self-evolution really begins with recognizing that your experience ripples through the fabric of reality.
So, living with cosmic awareness is actually about placing positive constraints on self-helping yourself. You could be doing all the things the way Danielle did, & wind up with freaky consequences demanding more & wackier mystical antidotes.
If you’re already feeling raw & disillusioned by your own polyblend of self-hacking pop-mysticism, here’s some advance advice from Danielle: it’s all about your tribe. Your girl gang. Your sisterhood. Find the babes who vibe with your evolutionary journey… & hang on tight. Your job is to give each other more velocity through to suck into Enlightenment.
Need help with that? White Hot Truth comes with a totally gratis virtual book club! It’s actually a SICK digital space, resplendent with videos, workbooks, & hashtags for taking the discussion online. (And perhaps snagging your future girl gang out of the convo!)
White Hot Truth hits bookstores May 16th. Preorder the hardcover at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. When you do, you’ll get an advanced copy of the audio version! (Claim your audiobook here!) That’s how I scored my own advanced reading & I’m sooo glad I did.
First of all, I love Danielle LaPorte’s voice & have literally spent whole days listening to audio versions of The Desire Map & The Fire Starter Sessions. This book was no different. It was like a virtual slumber party for my soul. YES--talk about THAT! YES--thank you for saying so!
You probably won’t vibe with everything D. professes, but I know you’ll feel just as gratified for someone initiating the conversation about where self-help & spiritualism got knotted up. You'll nod your head more than once, scoff plenty, but by the end of it, you'll feel the same way you would if you'd just spent 18 hours in intensive therapy. You'll feel wrung out & golden-shiny.
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Here’s to clear-sighted spiritual seeking!
Love, light, & sweetness,