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M. Weaver

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  • Anatomy of the Spirit

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Caroline Myss
    • Narrated By Caroline Myss
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    A pioneer in the field of energy medicine and human consciousness, Dr. Caroline Myss explains how our bodies contain an energy system linking us directly to the world's great spiritual traditions, giving us access to the divine energy that connects all life.

    Helen Yeager says: "Awesome seminar-sound quality biggest drawback"
    "Mystical Onanism"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I really, really wanted to enjoy this and try to dip my toe in spirituality as someone who rationalized her way out of Lutheranism as a teen. But spirituality is neither science nor logic, and this author's self-described realizations about mystical and spiritual truths were not particularly convincing or believable to me. Perhaps some of them correspond to other systems of mysticism, but as someone with a science and engineering background, I always remember the mantra that correlation is not causation, and concepts like bidirectional causality (assuming any of this could be true!). I get the concept of faith. But this stuck me as so off the deep end that I was having trouble attempting to suspend my doubt, disbelief, and urge to ridicule for long enough to attempt to put any of this into practice. It screams of New Age Feel-Good Middle-Class Privilege, of which some argue that the whole New Age movement is just an expression.

    I do give Ms. Myers credit for her exuberant performance, her passion, and her own self-confidence in this endeavor. If you can buy into this kind of thing and it works for you, maybe it's not so awful. Personally, I prefer slightly less mystical systems such as Buddhism, which is not without its own special flavor of mysticism, but which I find decidedly more stoic and devoid of the trappings of belief while being replete with near-universally accepted ethical principles.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Caroline Myss? Why or why not?

    Nope. Too fluffy.


    Which character – as performed by Caroline Myss – was your favorite?

    Ms. Myss herself gave a spectacular performance.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment in the illusion of hope so commonly binge-ingested by desperate baby boomers.


    Any additional comments?

    Maybe not the best summer reading if you are under 45 or hold a degree in one of the STEM fields.

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