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rjmerrill

oak lawn, il, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Awakening the Goddess Within

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 10 mins)
    • By Deepak Chopra, Agapi Stassinopoulos
    • Narrated By Deepak Chopra, Agapi Stassinopoulos
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    In this audio program, Agapi talks about her spiritual journey of bringing the goddesses off the pedestals of our everyday life and to owning them as part of our self and our psyche in an everyday way.

    Elizabeth says: "Absolutely Beautiful"
    "Connecting to the Goddess Within"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Awakening the Goddess Within to be better than the print version?

    At first this audio was a little rough, this is a live lecture, it is understandable though especially with headphones. I have not read Stassinopoulos's book of the same topic, I actually think this presentation fit the bill perfectly.


    What other book might you compare Awakening the Goddess Within to and why?

    Like 2 other lectures I have listened to from Depak, his guest speakers are engaging and on point.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed very much. If you are at all interested in hearing about Mythology, this lecture puts the Goddesses in the real world and explains how there is a little of each one of them in all of us.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Sonoma Diet

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Connie Guttersen
    • Narrated By Eliza Foss
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Finally, a diet for people who love great-tasting food! The Sonoma Diet combines modern nutrition with ancient traditions, stretching from the sunny Mediterranean to the sparkling hills of California's wine country. Author, nutritionist, and culinary expert Dr. Connie Guttersen's new weight loss plan lets you fill up on delicious food and still drop pounds quickly. No diet is simpler. You'll lose weight, keep it off, and feel better than ever!

    rjmerrill says: "Good advice"
    "Good advice"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Sonoma Diet the most enjoyable?

    Not complicated. It follows a Mediterranean diet which is recommended by many health organizations. Rather low on calories in phase one though and actually limits vegetables depending on their carb content. Phase two was easier.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish book had a PDF file attachment with lists of the foods discussed. I did listen to this all the way thru in the car and then again, fast forwarding to sections, to write a few notes. I will say, however, that the Internet is full of the Sonoma diet food lists so don't write everything. Jot down highlights that motivate you, get an understanding of the diet with the audio version so it makes sense, then do a search for a food list. That worked very well for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Spontaneous Healing of Belief: Shattering the Paradigm of False Limits

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Gregg Braden
    • Narrated By Gregg Braden
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (75)

    In The Spontaneous Healing of Belief, you will discover that you are not limited by the laws of physics - nor by the laws of biology...and that the DNA of life is a code that may be changed and "upgraded" by choice!

    Rebecca says: "Eye Opener!"
    "Our world is a virtual reality programed by a CPU"
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    Would you try another book from Gregg Braden and/or Gregg Braden?

    No. I had heard Gregg Braden speaking on an audio lecture by Depak Chopra, "An Ancient Magical Prayer". I had never heard of him before and his ideas in that lecture were thought-provoking and brought clarity to an often ambiguous topic of prayer and Spirituality. That's no easy feat and so I was anxious to read one of his books...oh, how disappointing.


    Has The Spontaneous Healing of Belief turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, just his.


    Any additional comments?

    His over emphasis of how many of today's people view our world as negative seemed to belabor a point, especially in light of the fact that our beliefs create our reality. I kept thinking about what he was creating as he was writing this. He then proceeded to discuss a possible cataclysmic event soon that will change everything....although we can make it great if we can just adjust our reality before it hits.

    He also stated beliefs as facts, "Belief # such and such states that we must"...that got old fast.

    The part of the book that ended it for me though was the part where he says we are living in a Virtual Reality controlled by a huge computer program. Ok, I was hanging on thru the Virtual Reality part. I understand that as choices unfold in life we can recreate our path thus making what we feel is inevitable, really just another option in life. I lost him on the whole concept that my world is literally a software program being run in the great beyond. I waited for him to say that our perception was analogous to a big software program, but he didn't..no, he is sure we're actually in one. Really? How disappointing.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Near-Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Eben Alexander
    • Narrated By Eben Alexander
    Overall
    (1632)
    Performance
    (1418)
    Story
    (1430)

    On November 10, 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander was driven into coma by a disease so lethal that only 1 in 10,000,000 survive. Seven days later, he awakened with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm that were more real than this earthly one - memories that included meeting a deceased birth sister he had never known existed. Dr. Alexander deployed all his knowledge as a scientist to find out whether his mind could have played a trick on him. In its shutdown state, there was no way it could have.

    Kelly says: "Compelling"
    "Proof of an Incredible Experience"
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    Where does Proof of Heaven rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top


    Which character – as performed by Eben Alexander – was your favorite?

    Being an autobiographical account of his life, the best character in this book was the author himself. I also enjoyed the behind the scenes accounts of his family, friends, and medical personnel. The reader met each character in his life with personal, relevant detail.


    Any additional comments?

    The author's rich voice takes the reader on a journey of his personal Near Death Experience (NDE), as if it were unfolding before our eyes. If you are a believer, this will help you solidify your thoughts about the process. If you are not, it is still a very thought provoking book on the subject of NDE and for me, a very interesting introduction to the subject I'd heard quite a bit about. Sometimes a little too rich in medical detail in an attempt to "prove" why he was not hallucinating, I found that overall this was an excellent book and worth while purchase.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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