The exegeting seems a bit dated now, yet A RETURN TO LOVE remains the most concise and accessible introduction to "A Course of Miracles." Teaching through the prism of personal experience keeps the conversation engaging and non-confrontational. And while DISAPPEARANCE OF THE UNIVERSE tends to be cerebral and long winded, Williamson approaches the ACIM material with a courageous, human heart.
I would have preferred to read the Don Juan books and caught the process(es) in the narrative of what Sanchez was summarizing here: Climbing trees. Getting permission from trees. Hanging 35 feet in the air on a harrass. Impersonating the fool both to yourself and to strangers, in an bid to transcend ego ("not doing") and attain heightened awareness. These images and more are contained in the strategies of this audioook.
Nope, not for me! :(
Not only are some of these techniques creepy, like caressing the (living) skeleton of your girlfriend, for example, many of these directives are unnecessarily difficult and impractical to execute logistically.
I was hoping this audiobook would discuss the principles of reality and non-reality. What I heard after the first hour was a manual on how to confound your ego and freak out your co-workers. Learning magic or shamanizing is not my ultimate intent, I just want to read about the experiences, get to the revelations--cliff notes style--and meditate on what I read. :)
NA. It was a speech given by the author.
The details on Shamanism were concise but remarkable. Definitely helpful to people who would like an uncomplicated definition and function of a shaman at large.
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