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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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Publisher's Summary

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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    Braylen Richmond, BC, Canada 01-30-12
    Braylen Richmond, BC, Canada 01-30-12
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    "Thanks be to God"
    If you could sum up The Untethered Soul in three words, what would they be?

    Tranquillity, Prudent Decisions - creating your own history, Success


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Untethered Soul?

    Noticed that I should Never Gloat to be unstoppable; unlimited.


    Have you listened to any of Peter Berkrot’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No,but I would attend if I can.


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

    Yes and No; it was too profound that I personally have to listen to it serval times to decipher - partly I believe my English proficiency is a constriction that holding me back, but I think I'll get there pretty soon. - I can taste it!


    Any additional comments?

    Well, what can I say? there must be a

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Tom South Boston, MA, United States 04-28-14
    Tom South Boston, MA, United States 04-28-14 Member Since 2013

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    "If you are spiritual but not religious, move on..."
    What would have made The Untethered Soul better?

    The author continually undermines his arguments by using Christian concepts to support them (Angel of Death,the Gospel of John, Jesus, Christian concept of God). The rave review from Deepak Chopra should have served as a warning. No doubt, this 'best selling author' will be featured at Learning Annex's all around the country, for years to come. To cleanse the palate, pick up 'god is not Great' by Christopher Hitchens.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Michael A. Singer again?

    To paraphrase Singer; each day might be my last - and I could not possibly risk wasting any part of what is left of my life - reading this dribble.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Untethered Soul?

    All but the part about finding your inner voice.


    Any additional comments?

    Painful to get through...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Anna Madison, Wisconsin, United States 03-24-14
    Anna Madison, Wisconsin, United States 03-24-14 Member Since 2014
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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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    Jeanette Sydney, Australia 03-21-13
    Jeanette Sydney, Australia 03-21-13 Member Since 2011
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    "There are much better books out there"

    I bought this book because of the great reviews but unfortunately I didn't get much out of it. If you have not read any other books of this genre then it may appeal to you but much of the material has been addressed already in a more substantial, mature way by other authors (Tolle, Chopra). I found this book to be very, very repetitive and at times felt like yeling out "I get the point'. I also found it to be quite immature in it's examples and logic for example: "Do you think God likes to be around people who are happy or people that are miserable" Imagine you are God and you pop down to earth and ask the first person you see, do you like it here?

    So overall I would not recommend this book.

    4 of 5 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.

    26 of 36 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 2013
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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 03-19-13
    Evelyn 03-19-13
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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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    James 01-17-13
    James 01-17-13 Member Since 2012

    I enjoy audio books and blogging.

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    "Strong center concept, weak conclusion."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The conclusion was disappointing. I would have it rely less on theology.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was a let down. The central message was about knowing your self. The author offered great guidance about training thoughts, up until the last chapter. Suddenly, armed with my toolbox, anticipating a wild conclusion, I was left slightly disappointed, about the message...just have faith.


    What three words best describe Peter Berkrot’s performance?

    fatherly, confident, assertive


    Did The Untethered Soul inspire you to do anything?

    Yes. I was left inspired to practice taking experiences in and letting them go.


    Any additional comments?

    There ware many helpful lessons about understanding internal energy. Michael Singer explains that if you hold on to experiences, wether good or bad, they create blockage.I am currently going to practice taking things in and then letting them go so that I could always be ready for the next experience.

    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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