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The author spends so much time telling the reader about the statistics that in my estimation the impactfulness of the stories is diminished. It's a good read but could have been a lot better.
I have read and taken away much good from books by Wayne Dyer, Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, Louise Hay, Gary Renard and others. In listening to this book, it became evident the material is at a deeper level than what I have been exposed to. While at times I found the going difficult, the struggle was worth it. I will need to listen to this book multiple times to grasp all of the concepts covered. In summary I will say if you are just starting out in your spiritual quest, perhaps this is not the best book for you. Come back later, but do come back.
I purchased this book with the expectation that I would be exposed to a work focused on the experiences of those participating in the Doctor's study.
While there certainly is some of that, the book goes into great detail about the science behind how the drug works and the logistics involved in setting up the study. This type of material might be interesting to some but it's not my cup of tea. Finishing the book become a chore.
A high point for me: I was intrigued by the author's comments on alien abductions and how that phenomenon may be related to DMT.
While not specific to outdoor pursuits, the lessons given in this book provide an insight into common mistakes made by people which land them in life threatening situations. The descriptions of the real life experiences are vivid and make for enthralling reading. Add to this the information on psychology presented herein and you've got a truly enlightening perspective on human behavior in extreme scenarios. I hope you never need to use what you learn from this book, but you will be better prepared if you have read it.
Don't let the negative reviews keep you from reading this book. Readers with an open mind will be able to see the wisdom in these pages.
The key points I took away: our medical system does not have all the answers (though many inside it believe they do) and our society leads us to believe in things that will adversely affect our health.
But please do not judge the book on these bullets. The background information contained in this work provides enough information for the thinking person to seriously reconsider long held beliefs. While my headline indicates the book should be read by the middle aged and up, I encourage all adults to expose themselves to the ideas presented in Counterclockwise.
This collection of recorded events is entertaining, enlightening and thought-provoking. The experiences are described in vivid detail, making it easy for the listener to imagine what the people involved lived through. Highly recommended for people with a taste for adventure and an open mind.
This was not an easy listen but for me the effort required to get through the material was well worth the trouble.
While I have never considered myself an atheist, I am not a religious person and in fact have been very resistant to anything even remotely associated with religious beliefs for many years. When this book was recommended to me I purchased it but nearly turned it off several times, my old habits taking over at the mention of heavenly beings materializing in the author's living room and the frequent mentions of Jesus.
But I decided to stick to it and hear what Gary had to say. I am very glad I did.
This book is all about Forgiveness, a concept that goes much deeper than I ever imagined. It turns out that forgiving those who have wronged you is at once one of the most selfish and selfless things you can do. The work you are asked to do is difficult, but those searching for inner peace could find this title very helpful. And you don't need to become a religious zealot to profit from the wisdom contained herein.
At or near the top of the list. And it will stay there.
The interview with the woman whose husband had died and was subsequently denied custody of an adopted baby.
Genuine. Passionate. Intimate.
See above. It's tear jerking. I do not cry easily but had a serious lump in my throat while listening to that passage. The best part of all; it has a happy ending.
I'm a big fan of Louise Hay, Eckhart Tolle, Gary Renard and Wayne Dyer. After listening to Loving What Is, I am now placing Byron Katie in their class. Listening to the interaction between Katie and the people she counsels is riveting and uplifting. You will not soon forget this one.
No. My friends are not into this topic. A person really needs to be open to the concepts of the psychic realm to get anything from it.
The ending fit well as a summary to the book.
The performance was fine. It was clear he is the author and is passionate about the material.
I had never heard of John Edward prior to reading this book. John clearly knows the subject matter he presents. There is a lot of good information in here. I think anyone who is interested in developing his or her own psychic skills could benefit from the many suggestions contained herein.The big downside to this book for me was John railing against the "ego monster", then displaying his own to drive home a point. He lost a little credibility with me on that point, but to be fair I have been listening to other authors lately (e.g. Eckhart Tolle, Gary Renard) who have very strict viewpoints on ego control. Hope this helps and happy listening!
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