This is the best explanation so far of the subconscious mind - and the induction techniques are quick and work well. Very useful.
As the author says, he has done a lot of research, reading, and practicing of other people's methods and has distilled the best of what he's learned into one book.
The techniques here are useful for many interests, not just to program our subconscious, but this would be very handy for people interested in remote viewing or out of body experiences. Or, for people interested in improving their athletic performance, studying, work, confidence, memory . . . there are all kinds of applications for this.
I have bought other Audible books related to meditation, the brain, and consciousness, and while I do appreciate them and the other author's works, this one book would have saved me a lot of time since it just gets to the point and gets the job done.
The explanations make it so understandable and possible and real too.
Alan Watts is a recent discovery for me, and surely at the right time for me.
Meditation has been a struggle for me. My perception of meditation has changed for the better from this short audiobook. Breaking aspects of meditation into components and their possible effects or usage makes sense and helps me as a student trying to learn a new skill by myself. The light undertone throughout his discussion is helpful.
The internet has made it possible for me to find some very good Teachers and Alan Watts is a real find. I am still listening to another audio book that is a compilation of various lectures he made, and it too is really enjoyable.
Alan Watts' voice is *positive* and energetic - it's fun to listen to him.
This is an interesting book, somewhat similar to other books that include past lives, Near Death Experiences, Out of Body experiences, descriptions of the astral and beyond, karma, universal laws, auras, and pretty much anything that a skeptical materialist "pure" scientist wouldn't deign to investigate.
The teleportation portion is fascinating. The description one person made before teleporting of sensing the vast connective net all around made me recall another description in another Audible book of a person describing the same type of net and sense of Oneness as well as in other previously read descriptions of something called Indra's Net. It is interesting to read various authors, who are writing about paranormal experiences, and see strong similarities between their own or their subjects' experiences.
Each chapter has its own focus, and after describing and explaining and sharing the concept and experiences the author has had of a particular paranormal experience, he is kind and generous enough to share the wording of a self-hypnosis session that the "reader" or Audible listener can use to create their own session. In the wording, there are also suggestions to use New Age music to fill the silent pauses, such as "play New Age music for 3 minutes" before saying the next phrase. I think it is very thoughtful of Dr. Goldberg to supply the wording for the do-it-yourself readers. I'd read a snarky review about the "play New Age music . . . " phrase and just want to offer my opinion that it was a nice extra added to the already substantially informative book.
For those who don't want to create their own hypnotic sessions, there are some already made by Dr. Goldberg at his website. (Which needs to be updated - it still offers cassette tapes!) It's a good thing the actual hypnotic sessions aren't included within the book since many people listen to Audible books while doing things . . . like driving. I've bought some of the hypnotic sessions done by Dr. Goldberg and they are good - found them at the mp3 section of Amazon as a download.
The narrator was just okay. Too many words were mispronounced and after a while it was a little annoying. Didn't anybody listen to this book before it was made available or wasn't there an editor or producer who paid attention to this? Doesn't the reader have a dictionary? Has he honestly never heard these words before?
The information is good - some new and unique information to me - and I've read a lot of books in this area.