Very important to be aware of these forces, our thoughts.
We all need to hear this over and over.
This book expanded my awareness.
I already knew thoughts are things, but now I really get it.
Practicing Idealist, Dabbling Realist ;)
The narration of these ideas was pleasant, positive and brisk.
This is a compilation of "wisdoms" on a variety of spiritual topics. Some other reviews focused on the power of positive thinking, the effects of negative thoughts, thus I bought this audio book to learn more about thoughts, the mind, and the effect of our thoughts.
This author's books came out about 100 years ago, so I wasn't expecting any coverage on the topics of Out-of-Body travel (or astral travel), on dimensions, the higher self, of the concept of the current body only being the latest in a long line of numerous physical experiences (not just human), on the power of the focused evolved mind to manifest physical items or even to temporarily manifest a physical body. It was a pleasant surprise to hear this author speak of these experiences.
These are topics that are also mentioned in contemporary books, especially as in the third of Robert Monroe's trilogy of books, The Ultimate Journey. Other contemporary authors that also mention similar ideas, definitions, wisdoms, or descriptions are Tom Campbell, William Buhlman, Robert Bruce, Marilynn Hughes, Jurgen Ziewe, Kurt Leland, and a multitude of others who are direct experiencers of out of body explorations.
To see different authors write of the same things they have experienced or have come to understand in the non-physical, seems to be a second, third, etc witness.
Prentice Mulford had these same experiences over 100 years ago, and as with the other authors mentioned above, came back to describe for other humans how the System works, why we are here, how to make this human experience, this lifetime, better and more worthwhile. He set down many bits of wisdom in order to help people. But, as he said in this audio book in a couple of places, these ideas and thoughts are best served to those who are interested, and for those who have no interest at this time, just let it go.
We are all in a journey, and sometimes people aren't ready for this type of information. Maybe next lifetime, or hundreds of lifetimes later, but since this is pretty useful information and would make things easier, I'd recommend this audio book for a spiritually minded person.
I didn't give the *story" 5 stars because there are portions of this book that seemed repetitive or non-applicable due to the old-fashioned notions of some of the bits of wisdom and that they are no longer relevant examples today. For example, most people wouldn't worry about the Milliner over trimming their hat. And some of the husband and wife examples don't reflect marriages of today.
Too religious and capitalistic. He used many examples from the Bible to prove his ideas. Sorry folks, but the Bible is a fictional book.
The concept is good, but clearly the mindset is very old fashioned.
Maybe. The narration was so bad that I could not even finish the book, maybe the content is worth reading in the book.
He lost me at the part where he talked about using drugs (hashish and opium) to attain greater spiritual awareness and to commune with... dead people? While we sleep? Really?
Also, recalling during the intro, where it was stated that Mulford did not learn all of what he wrote about from accomplished masters, or from rigorous research. He got it "the old fashioned way: he _discerned_ it." In other words, he made it up.
There were a few random quotable gems.
A narrator with a better voice. Very difficult listening to the way in which he speaks.
Can't really say--couldn't get past the voice.
It is very esoteric and appears to be the opinion of one man. If the information is offered as guidelines to live by, the information needs to be more generalized and have examples.
He could subtitle it, "One man's opinion of the escoteric" so that a prospective reader iknows what theya re buying.
He was fine.
Nvever finished it. I would not recommend to anyone and would not listen to again.
It was like listening to a unicorn talk about fantasy land.
I didnt like the premise. It was very hard to grasp the concepts and ideas.