Guardians of Being

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Guardians of Being
Guardians of Being.jpg
AuthorEckhart Tolle
IllustratorPatrick McDonnell
Cover artistPatrick McDonnell
CountryUnited States
GenrePicture Book
PublisherNew World Library
Media typePrint and pictures
ISBN978-1-57731-671-8 [1]
204/.4 22
LC ClassBL624 .T633 2009

Guardians of Being is a picture book written by Eckhart Tolle, and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell.


Eckhart's official website describes the book as conveying "a profound love of nature, of animals, of humans, of all life-forms [and] celebrates and reminds us of ... the wonder and joy to be found in the present moment, amid the beauty we sometimes forget to notice all around us".[2]

The book was illustrated by Patrick McDonnell, the artist for the comic strip, Mutts.


Ken MacQueen at described it as his "thinnest, but perhaps most accessible work, [distilling] Tolle’s teachings into fewer than 1,000 words."[3] Nick DiMartino at said "forgive the book its pretentious, silly name. Otherwise, it's... a gem of a book about the role animals have in our spiritual and mental lives."[4]


  1. ^ "Guardians of Being (Hardcover)". Missing or empty |url= (help)
  2. ^ "Eckhart Tolle Books: Guardians of Being". Retrieved 2009-10-15.
  3. ^ Ken MacQueen (2009-10-22). "Eckhart Tolle vs. God". Archived from the original on 2009-10-24. Retrieved 2009-10-24.
  4. ^ Nick DiMartino. "Book Review: Guardians of Being". Archived from the original on 2009-10-11. Retrieved 2009-10-16.

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