It's my favorite so far.
This is nonfiction and about the human spirit.
This is actually a series of lectures and I wish so much that it was a book, too, because I often listen in the car and can't take notes! It's not woo woo, utterly fascinating and uplifting especially if you've ever found yourself or anyone you love getting caught up in the stories of what happened in your life that wasn't so great.
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.
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.
Listening to this audiobook for me, was like spending nine hours listening to Caroline Myss recall a long wet dream she once had about how clever and insightful she had become about every aspect of the human condition. I say this because what Caroline says is painfully simple, but I found myself being asked to travel through my chakras and talk to my archetypes before I could realise that I have the power of choice in my life. Oh my god! It says volumes to me that it was recorded in front of a studio audience. Ego plays a large part in this work, just as the overly complicated concepts seek to convince us Caroline has discovered something liberating. Let me save you the money and the time - she has not. Well not as far I could tell. Of course I may have to spend some time consulting my inner child and saboteur before being sure of this, but having a seventh chakra which is open to spiritual energy my sixth chakra is telling you.... this is drivel. Caroline seeks to ground the books relevance to the average reader in chapters on using the principles of energy anatomy to address financial, relationship and career issues and choices. She regales us with wit(less) tales of how a friend was in a relationship with her husband because of money, and thought her life had hit the skids when he died and she had to sell the house. But no!! This was a spiritual gift because her friend used her quilting skills to teach others how to quilt and in doing so met new people she never would have met while in the marriage, and used a hobby to generate income. Well who would have thought! A death makes someones life radically change and forces them to be resourceful. Blow me down with a feather. Caroline wants me to believe this occurred because the archetype of the prostitute had dominated her friends life, until the death made way for spiritual energy to talk to her and move her forward. If you think this is not arbitrary, buy this audiobook. Sigh....
Someone else giving the lecture.
Throughout the book she told illustrative stories. She didn't use names but through her words and intonation alternatively berated people, talked about people as if they were beneath her and generally came across as mean spirited.
I liked the core of her message. I just didn't like her.
Yeah. Decent content. Maybe I'd pick up a book by her but I will never buy an lecture by her again. She put on voices for people. Demeaning voices. She told a story about a long time "friend" who would have to recognize herself in the book who she trashed. I just don't need to take spiritual lessons from someone who is so condescending and rude.
I really don't know, I don't recommend it
I cannot overemphasise how irritating Caroline's rambling is, I don't like the way she articulates things and she makes life far more complex than it needs to be
She goes into a lot of detail! She goes into far too much detail!
I wont comment on this, this was my first experience of her material and I just couldn't relate to her over complication and over analysis of life
I think life is meant to be simple and Myss over complicates it, you'll probably be ready to kick the bucket by the time you've finished going through all the analyses she's conducted and actually understood her paradigms
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.
I have no words for the disappointment I feel after wasting 4 hrs waiting for this woman to actually say something. Myss loves the sound of her own voice and waddles about with absolutely no direction whatsoever. Previous reviewers have pointed out her tendency to over-complicate and meander, and those reviews have been overly kind, IMO.
Myss jumps around from archetypes, to chakras, and then I informs the audience she will be "speaking angel" <sic>. Could not finish. If you are so spiritually bankrupt that you feel the need to indulge another new age guru on their ego trip, then enjoy. If you are actually looking for insight (or even entertainment) do yourself a favour & look elsewhere. Hoping I can manifest a refund.