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Entering the Castle: Exploring Your Mystical Experience of God | [Caroline Myss]

Entering the Castle: Exploring Your Mystical Experience of God

This audiobook is a poweful program that will give you a deeply personal, revelatory experience of your soul. What is required is that you "enter your castle" and explore with great intent the contents of your "seven mansions" and their many rooms. You'll be introduced to a new spiritual renaissance as Caroline Myss explains the nature of mysticism and its experiences.
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Publisher's Summary

This audiobook is a powerful program that will give you a deeply personal, revelatory experience of your soul. What is required is that you "enter your castle" and explore with great intent the contents of your "seven mansions" and their many rooms. You'll be introduced to a new spiritual renaissance as Caroline Myss explains the nature of mysticism and its experiences; what it means to be called into mystical service; and how to discover your unique gifts, have an authentic experience of the sacred, become a channel for grace, and more.

This richly meaningful audio experience will help you express your highest potential with grace, and explore a spiritual life that is as deeply directed within as it is toward the world.

Explore our full list of titles by Caroline Myss.

©2007 Caroline Myss; (P)2007 Hay House

What the Critics Say

"Using St. Teresa of Ávila's metaphor of the 'interior castle' as a template, Myss challenges readers to get in touch with their own souls and shows how they can then lead deeper, more joyous lives. Every chapter is packed with meditations that help to either clean out the detritus that prevents spiritual growth or prepare for a mystical meeting with God. Interspersed are supportive stories of those who have gone before on the path....the material clearly springs from a deeply personal place and every page rings with the passion and intensity of someone who has finally found what she was seeking." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Tom Nicholson 04-18-07 Member Since 2006
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    "This is not the Audiobook . . ."

    Instead, it is a recording of Caroline talking about what I believe is the contents of her new book. She is often strident in tone. I believe the reason for this tone is she is trying to reach and ground many folks who are seeking knowledge, but are motivated for the wrong reasons. If you can listen through the repetition, the strident, lecturing tone, there are some real gems in this 'speech.' In particular, the last 35 minutes I will replay again and again for myself. I'll have to watch carefully in the future to distinguish between 'speech' and 'audiobook' when I select recordings from Audible.com.

    24 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    Janice Albuquerque, NM, United States 04-24-07
    Janice Albuquerque, NM, United States 04-24-07 Member Since 2004
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    "Loved it..."

    This is the third audio course I have listened to by Myss. If you liked Energy Anatomy and the Language of Archetypes then this will be your next installment. I feel like I have been following along with Myss' as she developes her own deepening understanding and insights on the journey and challenges for those of us who feel like a monk without a monestary.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Columbus, OH, USA 05-24-07
    Susan Columbus, OH, USA 05-24-07
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    "Not the actual book!"

    Be aware that this is a lecture based on the author's book. I found her analysis of Teresa's writings insightful and inspirational. However, I did find her tone a bit judgmental; as I work my way through The Interior Castle I am finding that Teresa was far more instructional and compassionate. I would definitely recommend this - however, it is not good auto listening since many of the author's instructions involve closed eyes!

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    MJ west coast 06-05-10
    MJ west coast 06-05-10 Member Since 2005

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    "One of Caroline's Absolute Best"

    This wonderful audio program (and the book of the same title that inspired it) should be called "Keys to the Kingdom", because that's really what it is. A profoundly moving and potentially life-changing spiritual teaching...how anyone can find it lacking in substance or get hung up on Caroline's passionate delivery is utterly beyond me. This is deep, challenging material, not the usual New Age fluff that has infected so much of our contemporary spiritual culture. Yes, Caroline's interpretation of St. Teresa's brilliant work is inclusive and not wedded to religious dogma, but that's a positive aspect of this program, not a negative one. The insights of the world's great mystics -- regardless of spiritual tradition -- belong to all of humanity, and Caroline has helped to share some of this holy wisdom with us in this amazing program.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Yvette Lakeville , MN, USA 08-09-07
    Yvette Lakeville , MN, USA 08-09-07
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    "Excellent, as usual"

    I love her tone - it is full of conviction, power and awe. I do not find her strident or judgmental, but instead inspiring and urging people to come to a deeper understanding of life and God, and the mystics. Yes, she does speak with conviction (and is sometimes quite humorous!), and rightly so - this is an excellent examination of ourselves, with very practical and specific suggestions on how to navigate the internal spiritual pathways with grace and humility. She addresses the problems of narcissism in this culture, and shines a light of insight into parts of ourselves we might not be ready or willing to face. I thoroughly enjoyed this, and will listen to it multiple times.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    JimmyRae Sunrise, Florida 02-14-14
    JimmyRae Sunrise, Florida 02-14-14 Listener Since 2004

    Love & Light and Blessings so Bright!

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    "THE BEST LESSONS FOR THE SERIOUS SOUL"
    If you could sum up Entering the Castle in three words, what would they be?

    How to be real in the eyes of the Divine. The only journey worth taking.


    What other book might you compare Entering the Castle to and why?

    These lessons are beyond compare. This should be mandatory study for anyone who is still breathing. Sublime and Humbling.


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

    Theresa and my own soul.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I wept a lot and I smiled when flooded with Grace.


    Any additional comments?

    God Bless you Dr. Myss... and thank you so much again and again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Pitman, NJ, United States 04-13-08
    Paul Pitman, NJ, United States 04-13-08 Member Since 2005
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    "meditation for the spirit not the soul"

    First, as everyone else as stated this is an audio lecture and not a book. Myss uses St. Teresa of Avila's metaphor of an interior castle to create a series of meditation on personal growth. But besides the metaphor that is all this book has in common with St. Teresa. Myss rarely quotes Teresa, and does not talk about how to establish a practical devotional life style. Though she often rails against New Age Spiritualists, her lectures and meditations are not much different. She cuts out Jesus, prayer, and just about every other traditional aspect from Teresa's Christian mysticism, and offers instead a buch of self help lectures and meditations. The meditations are good, if a little fast. But this book has very little educational, and I would argue, practical merrit. I would suggest listening to Tessa Bieleki's series, "Wild at Heart," for something more substantial.

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    "Classic Carolyn"

    Carolyn Myss is a force of nature, a force of spirit really. I've read a number of her books and listened to a few of her radio shows. This program is spot on for those looking for a "blind spot" on their awakening journey. In a review on amazon someone described Carolyn as strident, I like that. She's harsh, intense, and unbending on her vision to deliver the goods even if it means carving out the dark corners where you're not really excited to look. In that, she can come across as angry at times. For me, I chose to look past what that triggered in me and really lean into the value this recording offers, which is a lot. I'm on my third listening now and looking forward to more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jodie Middletown, NY, United States 03-19-14
    Jodie Middletown, NY, United States 03-19-14 Member Since 2011

    I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.

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    "I couldn't get through it."

    I love Caroline Myss, but I could not get through this book (class). Maybe if I was reading it...I am not sure.

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    Laura Redmond, WA, United States 06-16-13
    Laura Redmond, WA, United States 06-16-13 Member Since 2013
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    Would you listen to Entering the Castle again? Why?

    I have listened to Entering the Castle twice so far. The first time was to see what it was about. That's when I encountered my greatest resistance to the challenge of listening to the critical voice of Caroline Myss between mansions. I sought out other voices on Teresa of Avila, but returned to listening again to Ms. Myss and realized that she was exactly the voice I needed to hear at this point in my life. I would describe my experience of listening to the audio the second time like surrendering to being in spiritual boot camp for mystic wanna-be's in the world. The second reading led me to listening to St. Teresa's voice in her work of the Interior Castle. I have found my self surprised by a sense of falling in love with the Saint, with Caroline's guidance, and with the experience of encountering the Divine in my daily discipline of meager but meaningful moments for quiet meditation. Thank you Caroline for interpreting St. Teresa's work to give it voice and connection to Divine Purpose for the soul towards all of creation in the 21st century.


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