This book is a thought-provoking must read for anyone on the spiritual path. I've often thought how much easier life would be if I'd been born with a user's manual and this book comes close. Although Advanced Energy Anatomy is the text book of the spiritual classroom, the material is anything but dry. The author lectures in a soothing voice and imparts humour as well as wisdom. As I listened to Advanced Energy Anatomy, I had many moments of epiphany. How much better can you get than a book that makes you strive to be a better person, to serve yourself as well as others and tells you exactly how to do it. The author speaks plainly and leaves out the riddles and puzzles so many other authors confuse us with. There is nothing vague about the wisdom Ms. Myss imparts. It's a straightforward listen with plenty of no-nonsense advice on how to co-create your own reality in a positive, self-empowering way and how to help empower others without losing yourself in the process. The book covers spiritual approaches to work, relationships, creativity and much more. Think of the time you spend listening as an investment in your spiritual wealth.
I highly recommend both the Energy Anatomy and Advanced Energy Anatomy lecture series. I will provide this same commentary for both series.
In Energy Anatomy, Caroline reviews the seven chakras and describes our development as we progress thru them. This is content that is presented in her book Anatomy of the Spirit. I can see parallels between this content and adult development theory. As a coach this information is helpful context and provides a framework in working with my clients.
In this lecture series, she goes beyond the Anatomy of the Spirit book to discuss practical ways to apply the information she presents, including suggestions on how to think about illness and spiritual crisis.
In Advanced Energy Anatomy, she continues and expands the conversation to help us understand how to be "mystics without monasteries". She also describes the 8th and 9th chakras, which are rarely discussed and are consistent with the I AM teachings. She provides a wonderful transition from our current thinking on religion and spirituality to the deeper, mystical works in Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism and Christianity. Her comments are supported by the work of the scholars who are working on the Nag Hamadi, Dead Sea Scrolls and other lost gospels. She provides broader context for many religious traditions and her interpretations make sense. She has a PhD in Theology from which she draws much of her content, and also integrates her personal experience and stories of others she has worked with as a medical intuitive.
She is feisty and humble, wise, passionate and entertaining. I enjoy her books and I especially enjoy her audio recordings. I hope you enjoy them as well!
Caroline Myss has always had mixed reviews, as she tends to "shuffle around" when she speaks. Either people (such as I) are able to relate to her blunt manner, or are turned off by it. I found this selection to be surprisingly clear and organized for a Myss book, but was even more surprised at how I felt that she was speaking directly to ME. I literally listened to each segment 15 times, as I tried to soak in every word and apply it to my life. I LOVED this selection, and rate it as my favorite Myss title (of which I have many).
There are a lot of reasons why one wouldn't relate to this presentation. One might be dogmatically attached to one particular version of religious "truth." Or one might not be aware of all things (or anything) spiritual, and still be too grounded in the physical. But I don't expect that many people thinking about trying this recording fall into those categories. If you don't, and if you're thinking of trying to open up to perspectives that value our individual manifestations of Spirit, then I highly recommend this recording.
There have been as many ways to try to divide up and explain spirituality as there have been religions and cultures in history. This presents one more way to look at things, one more way to categorize the energies and intuitions we all have in a way that helps us understand how they work. In that sense, this isn't the ONE answer to everything that's wrong with our lives, any more than any set of ideas can be the ONE answer for everyone. But I have no doubt that this is a set of concepts, ideas, descriptions, archtypes, etc. that provides very real understanding and if used along with one's personal sense of connectedness to Spirit can smooth rough waters and give paths to finding out what we're here for.
It's a tool, like any other, and it won't change your life unless you use it. But is it worth checking out? Is it worth the price? Definitely.
Advanced energy anatomy is full of great insight into the practical methods of co-creation. Myss tends to focus heavily on how our beliefs dictate our reality. She specifically takes a deep look at our relationships to money, to other people, and to the divine and the role those relationships have in forming our lives. If you like Carolyn Myss, you'll definitely love this audiobook. As usual, it's insightful. It's gritty. It's got a lot of interesting anecdotes. My favorite part of the audiobook is the discussion on work vs vocation. Myss spends a lot of time discussing why we feel called to do things other than what we're doing now and how we can build a successful life around our interior desires. The series incorporates a lot of her previous work, such as the four core archetypes. If you've never been exposed to Myss, I recommend you start with something a little more accessible. Invisible Acts of Power, Defy Gravity, and Anatomy of the Spirit are the three best introductory pieces to her work in my opinion.
Reconnective Healing Practitioner
This is one of the best audiobooks I've heard. I made me realize that I need to look at my intetions once more.
I can really recommend this audiobook from my heart to yours.
I am not one who usually gives archetypes a lot of credit. However, Ms. Myss broke open a lot of patterns that had been unconsciously operating in my life. I recommend this recording for anyone who wants a unique perspective on the conditioned patterns of one self, and how to bring light awareness to destructive or limiting patterns.
It's amazing how Carolyn provides the model for spiritual advancement. I am very skeptical about all these hocus-pocus stuff as there are too many books written at superficial level. Also, too many spiritual teachings are discussed in abstract and impractical.
More importantly, you may seriously consider taking the learning into practice. As an NLP practitioner, corporate trainer, consultant, I can see how Carolyn's work is truly vital in today's personal and professional world.
I especially enjoyed this book because it presents a broad spectrum of real time examples that demonstrate the power of archetypes in healing. It's healing in present time, useful. I just wish Dr. M would get a different reader; that midwestern twang sometimes is distracting.
Caroline indeed is blessed with the gift of conveying important information regarding spiritual growth. If you are "Advanced" in your spiritual growth, you will glean alot from this. If not, it will be over your head. Don't jump in yet unless you are really ready. If you don't feel you are ready or are unsure, may I recommend her book, "Spiritual Madness"?
I choose to buy more of Caroline's audiobooks and gain further growth from what she has to offer.