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.
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.
Mark Rashid's book is a series of horse training stories. Or, is that human training stories? Because, after all, many of the experiences he shares are really about changing the way people interact with their horses.
We could all go through life learning from our mistakes, or we can save a lot of time and learn from other people's mistakes as well. When I listen to the stories told by horse or dog trainers, and watch them help people change their own behavior in order to improve their relationship with their animals, I often see myself in the people behing helped. Thus, I have been able to make my own animals' lives better by learning from such stories.
Mark Rashid's stories help me and my horses, and the thread running through his stories is one of calm and perceptiveness.
Just a simple mention of a horse's need to decompress in new surroundings helped me out this week after I moved the round pen and a normally calm unflappable horse was not paying attention. I realized we weren't going to "learn" anything while the horse was busy adjusting to the new sights, so left her in the round pen to calm down and adjust, and we could do training stuff the next time, or the next after that if that's what she needed.
This book is inspirational and can be life changing. I like the way some stories were about paying attention to the horse's feelings and input. Especially the one about the horse Buck, who should have been paid attention to when they were looking for the lost gelding.
Because this is a 2nd Edition book, there are interesting notes and commentary made by Mark Rashid at the end of various chapters, as it is evident he is also growing, evolving and changing. He makes relevant comments about the chapter we just heard from his perspective looking back over time.
The narrator was pretty good, although he pronounced the words "longe" and "dressage" in interesting ways. Maybe they are pronounced that way in various regions. Or maybe he isn't a horse person.
I highly recommend Mark Rashid's books to horse people - and horses probably would too if they could talk out loud.