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"A mesmerizing speaker...anyone interested in holistic healing or the power of the mind should check this out." (Boston Globe)
i enjoyed and will enjoy this book. I am a bit of a rebel so some of the language is too authoritian for me but the content is great. i am working to learn about chakra and engery in the body.
I've read this book many times now. It's rich with analogies to help the listener. I read it first without a clue what I was getting into. I then re-read it after other books and learning more about chakras. Then after learning Reiki (and becoming attuned as a reikimaster). As I move along, meditating , slowly inch by inch there's some progression here. I refer to this book as inspired writing by an author who's a giant gift into my life. When I listen to this author I'm transported (most accurate way I can put it). She makes me feel like I'm invited inside her mystery ship and get to go to the finest places. She humbles me, builds me up, gives me understanding, is definitely a muse (for me) and so I come back to here. My very first Caroline Myss book read. That which began a life I'd never have dreamt existed.
How did this wine get in my teacup?
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.
Nope. Too fluffy.
Ms. Myss herself gave a spectacular performance.
Disappointment in the illusion of hope so commonly binge-ingested by desperate baby boomers.
Maybe not the best summer reading if you are under 45 or hold a degree in one of the STEM fields.
I had to read this book for school but I'm a slow reader. I thought that it would be someone reading the book but it's the author just talking about the concept of the book.
Makes a lot of sense to me. I love the clarity in which esoteric principles connect cross culturally into an anatomical understanding of what the possibilities are concerning consciousness and the bioelectricity and photons of the bodies. Was nice to see others could are making connections and it reaffirmed some of my highs and lows concerning lessons in life.
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