Edgar Cayce's name is on this for a reason, right? He had some really interesting, specific information recorded, but this doesn't use any of that, really. I was expecting a hypnosis session that maybe used, I dunno, subconscious trigger words, a sort of pep talk about our purpose or something we've all forgotten, or just something that wasn't just a basic "we are one, and you can hear other peoples' thoughts".
That's really weak, you know?
Definitely, all of the "pre-sleep" series have got to be junk as well. There's good stuff up on youtube, for free, on the other hand.
His reading was fine. I'd actually say it's slightly more on the boring side than the soothing you to sleep side, but I enjoy hypnosis readings and am just spoiled by some really great readers.
It's 45 minutes long, but I think it's actually the same talk repeated twice. The difference is the second time it's with reaaaally gentle chimes in the background. They really don't make much of a difference, so I would've preferred cutting the price in half (if there must be a price), and just keeping the one with the chimes in.
Some direct quotes:
"the mind of your soul is able to see how to help others... and you use your psychic talent to help their lives feel better, and reach their goals", "you are at one with all time, past, present, and future are connected for you, you are at one with all time", "you can see back into your own far distant past, with the mind of your soul, you psychically can be aware of your soul's history", "you can become aware of past lives", "past life psychic awareness allow you to see and understand situations in your current life. You can see the person you used to be in your past," "you can see those conditions and events in your past lives that helped you live more effectively right now", "your psychic awareness is interested in only what would allow you to better understand the challenges you now face", "you are at one with all time, past present, future, and you can clearly see how the journey of your soul is one that runs through time with great purpose and meaning," "Sometimes, you are also aware of the past lives of others, just as their thoughts and feelings are connected to you, so too, are the memories of their experiences in the distant past, and your soul mind can see and feel the exact things you need to know in order to serve and help those people".
Etc, I think you get the idea. And that's the meat of it, after he talks you down into relaxing.
I would, there's a replay-ability to this I'm not sure how to put into words. This is my first military-book read, and I learned quite a few fun things about it. Like Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is their "wtf", haha.
Main character. No one else really got any "development", it was just the people he came into contact with or worked with.
Great emphasis on certain parts! Really made it seem like he was actually Wasdin himself going through a frustration or whatever emotion, haha. I actually had to check if it was the SEAL himself who was reading his own story at one point because I had forgotten.
There were parts that I shared with co-workers because after reading it I thought it was pretty cool. I was excited when he got to Somalia, surprised it didn't last all that long, amused when he helped out a teenager with a gangrenous leg (the whole having to hard enter his house every time to treat him was cool to me, and he did it against orders). Also enjoyed the story about having to approach his young son about an incident in the pool with another little girl! :) It's the "little things" stories amongst all the adventure, you know? :)
Felt like half or more of the book was on his training, but I didn't mind it so much, because the training in itself was pretty impressive to hear about (for me). The book wrapped up very nicely with what happened after his injury (he was lucky to have survived the battle of Mogadishu, wow what a hell) and his life after the military. Very satisfying end.
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