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The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself | [Michael A. Singer]

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

Spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer explores the question of human identity and shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and achieve happiness and self-realization.
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Spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer explores the question of human identity and shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and achieve happiness and self-realization.

©2007 Shanti Publications, Inc. (P)2011 Tantor

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"Read this book carefully and you will get more than a glimpse of eternity." (Deepak Chopra)

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    Anna Madison, Wisconsin, United States 03-24-14
    Anna Madison, Wisconsin, United States 03-24-14
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    "Amazing Content, Awful Sound"
    What did you love best about The Untethered Soul?

    Amazing content. The book really ties together a lot of spiritual concepts and just says it how it is. I've read a lot in this genre and am hearing things elucidated like never before. I LOVE the description of the energy waves and the Dao as well as the description of the stuck energy in the heart. I've experienced this phenomenon in Vipassana meditation but it was never explained as plainly/nicely as this.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Peter Berkrot?

    Peter's voice is fine, but he starts each sentence with a burst and then trails off at the end of each sentence. I'm listening on quality Beats speakers so it's not my system. The result is that the volume has to be turned up louder to hear the end of the sentence, and it makes the beginning part way too loud. To the mixing/mastering engineer: please USE A COMPRESSOR! It's maddening.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jake SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA, United States 12-15-11
    Jake SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA, United States 12-15-11
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    "Good content, horrible reading."

    Well I thought it was a good book, with a lot of insightful information.. but the person who read this book read it at an insanely fast pace! and has a very annoying voice. no presence at all. Sounded like a high pitched robot on ultra fast reading mode to be honest. For a book as deep as this, the author should have read it himself, seriously. He cannot be happy with how this turned out.

    21 of 30 people found this review helpful
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    Lois Lain San Francisco Bay Area, CA 03-21-14
    Lois Lain San Francisco Bay Area, CA 03-21-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Needs a good sound editor"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Untethered Soul to be better than the print version?

    Content was amazing but I kept getting distracted by the poor audio editing... The volume went up and down, almost like the narrator was whispering at the end of each sentence.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Katana Rogue Studio City, CA United States 11-18-13
    Katana Rogue Studio City, CA United States 11-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "My touchstone"

    This book was recommended to me via a podcast. It really hit a chord with me and has helped me immeasurably when the monkey in my head starts screaming about something. I go back to it again and again when I'm having a hard time letting something go. It's just something that happened; move on.

    I hope you get as much out of it as I did.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Evelyn Chantilly, VA, United States 03-19-13
    Evelyn Chantilly, VA, United States 03-19-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Can I give it 5 1/2? Where were you all my life?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely!!! This book answers so many questions about personal freedom, LIBERATION IN A CLEAR, SIMPLE, why-did-I-not-realize-it-before way!!! Thanks, Michael for figuring it out for me.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I am only halfway listening to this book but I love the analogy about the thorn, how we so protect our endless pain and drama and cling so tightly to them instead of just letting go and stopping the madness within. Brilliant.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved it when he said if you want to quit smoking, stop putting cigarettes in your mouth. Personally, I want to lose 5 lbs. so I'll quit shoving food in my mouth. Funny but very, very true!!!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, were it not for so many distractions and things to do. But I plan to listen to it over and over again.


    Any additional comments?

    This book should be spread like the Gospel. As the other reviewer wrote, in my case, Mr. Singer is just as great as my other favorites: Ram Dass, Don Miguel Ruiz, Eckhart Tolle and Deepak.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dorothy Lanham, MD, United States 12-31-12
    Dorothy Lanham, MD, United States 12-31-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book"
    What did you love best about The Untethered Soul?

    I don't know where to begin, I have read several spiritual books but this one pulls everything together. I definitely am going to listen to this book again. Peter Berkrot has an excellent voice, he spoke with authority and soft when he speaking about God, the unknown, the underlying energy that drives everything. Chapter 17, Contemplating Death frighten me due to transitions of love ones, it is funny, I know that I and people I care for are going to die but it is always a shock when it happens. Maybe it was Deepak Chopra who said, make death your friend.


    What other book might you compare The Untethered Soul to and why?

    Butterflies are Free to Fly by Stephen Davis reminds me of The Untethered Soul.


    Which character – as performed by Peter Berkrot – was your favorite?

    When Peter was reading the part of the voice in your head, it made me laugh because it felt so real. I could defintely relate.


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

    I want to incorporate the techniques of this book into my life.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Brigham 07-02-14
    Brigham 07-02-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Quiet Insight"
    What did you like best about The Untethered Soul? What did you like least?

    The single greatest element of this book was the "Allegory of the House." Essentially, one will gain greater insight into the concepts shared after having progressed through the book up to the Allegory itself. However, I feel the Allegory itself could serve as a stand-alone. I kept waiting for the book to give more credit to divine intervention. While this is not for everyone, many people relate to this concept. The author does bring this point around in its own chapter near the final points of the book. If the God themes aren't for you, you'll be ok. If the God themes are your thing, you'll also be just fine.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story did nothing, if not to help you find that other people are experiencing the same inner nuance you are. For instance, the author, at the very beginning, relates to the reader by admitting that he has tried to tell the voice in his head to 'Shut Up.' This relatively regular theme of intermittent candor is refreshing.


    Did Peter Berkrot do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I think Peter did a respectable job. My concern with his reading of this work lies solely in his volume level. Sporadic is the best word for it. At times, his volume is normal, and easily received, While other times, when he seems to be attempting to do the author justice, he lowers his voice for dramatic effect. More than a few times I struggled to comprehend what he had said, forcing me to rewind the audio and re-listen. I'm not sure what this does for my stats on the mobile app but I was concerned. ;^)


    Was The Untethered Soul worth the listening time?

    Yes.


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    Marc 06-14-14
    Marc 06-14-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Change your mind change your life!"

    eye opening book, I will apply what ive learned. easy to share and easy to learn.. let him who has an ear listen...

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    Angela Knoxville, TN, USA 05-23-14
    Angela Knoxville, TN, USA 05-23-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Deceptively short, good for multiple listenings"

    This is a book that has the word "soul" in the title and might seem to have an underlying religious theme. It's not really a book just for religious people, and I say that even though the final chapter discusses god. Actually the book is more of a discussion on the nature of consciousness, and how if you understand a little bit about how consciousness works (even though none of us really know what it is), you can allow yourself the freedom to live mindfully and step back from the things in life that trouble you. The book contains very good advice, and the instructions are explained simply so that they are relatively easy to follow. Nevertheless, being mindful is a difficult thing to do and requires practice. This is one of those books in which you get more value from it being short and direct; you can listen to it again and again, and at the very least maintain the goal of working towards living mindfully.

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    Alberta Girl Canada 05-07-14
    Alberta Girl Canada 05-07-14 Member Since 2011

    Here and now

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    "Good but no now"
    Any additional comments?

    I liked the book, but since I've read so many of these I felt like it fell in the self help category rather than spiritual awaking. It was lacking the true essence of awakening. Books like "the power of now" or "the new earth" teach it different. They teach it through mindlessness. I would give this book to someone who didn't believe they had voices in their head. This book is really good at teaching you to realize that, but I felt at the end it was lacking or maybe that's the best thing about it, makes people want to know more.

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