Guardians of Being

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Guardians of Being
Author Eckhart Tolle
Illustrator Patrick McDonnell
Cover artist Patrick McDonnell
Country United States
Language English
Genre Picture Book
Publisher New World Library
Media type Print and pictures
Pages 128
ISBN 978-1-57731-671-8 [1]
204/.4 22
LC Class BL624 .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)". 
  2. ^ "Eckhart Tolle Books: Guardians of Being". Retrieved 2009-10-15. 
  3. ^ Ken MacQueen (2009-10-22). "Eckhart Tolle vs. God". Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
  4. ^ Nick DiMartino. "Book Review: Guardians of Being". 

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