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  • Mantra Meditation for Creating Abundance

  • A 40-Day Program Using the Power of Sacred Sound
  • By: Thomas Ashley-Farrand
  • Narrated by: Thomas Ashley-Farrand
  • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 76

With Mantra Meditation for Creating Abundance, you are invited to engage the practice of sacred sound to invite positive changes in your finances, your career, your creative pursuits, and your search for inner wisdom. Mantras, teaches Thomas Ashley-Farrand, are highly evolved sound formulas first developed in ancient India, which can influence the subtle energies both around us and within us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it!

  • By Fabiola on 04-12-16

Excellent content some flaws in presentation

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-17

Would you listen to Mantra Meditation for Creating Abundance again? Why?

Yes I would but navigating the sections in audible is frustrating. How Farrand structured the audio. The examples on occasion were rushed unnecessarily. Remember some are new to Mantra and speeding through is not helpful and when you say 108 it should be 108 reps recorded.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mantra Meditation for Creating Abundance?

When the author speeds through 108 reps, like adding a couple minutes to the section would hurt.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

See above suggestions. Better presentation sequence and the last ritual should have had explanations before and then a complete recitation without comment. And on the final 108 Lakshmi mantra it didn't go the whole 108.

Any additional comments?

Don't get me wrong this audio is worth listening to, but I did find the above frustrating.

  • The Kabbalah of Masonry

  • Foundations of Freemasonry Series
  • By: William Wynn Westcott
  • Narrated by: Michael Strader
  • Length: 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

Renowned Masonic scholar and author W. W. Westcott discusses the formula of masonic rituals and why secrets are an important part of that. He discusses the inclusion of the concept of legends in our rituals and why it is important to separate those legends from historical events. He discusses where some of our symbols came from and what part the Jewish Kabbalah played in the formation of freemasonry. He discussed the Tree of Life and the Hebrew letters as they relate to masonry.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Liar-Liar pants on fire

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-23-18

Auuugh!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-17

Would you listen to The Kabbalah of Masonry again? Why?

Yes, with excruciating strain.

Who was your favorite character and why?

N/A

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Why is stilted defined as self-conscious? This narrator seems not to know he's terrible.
Why is he employed as a narrator? Does he do it gratis? It's almost painful.

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

yes

Any additional comments?

It can't be mentioned enough, this narrator is terrible. Why? ... makes me long for an automated narrator.

  • The Super Natural

  • A New Vision of the Unexplained
  • By: Whitley Strieber, Jeffrey J. Kripal
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

Whitley Strieber and Jeffrey J. Kripal team up on this unprecedented and intellectually vibrant new framing of inexplicable events and experiences. Rather than merely document the anomalous, these authors - one the man who popularized alien abduction and the other a renowned scholar - deliver a fast-paced and exhilarating study of why the supernatural is neither fantasy nor fiction but a vital and authentic aspect of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I will be reading more fromm Strieber

  • By Luke Welch on 09-15-17

30 Minutes in, don't know if I'll make it.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-17

Would you try another book from Whitley Strieber and Jeffrey J. Kripal and/or Stephen Bel Davies?

Probably not at this point.

Would you be willing to try another book from Whitley Strieber and Jeffrey J. Kripal ? Why or why not?

Probably not. It sounds like a dry droning rehash of theories you can get from any number of books.

How could the performance have been better?

Don't particularly like the narrator. Meh.

Any additional comments?

At a loss for words right now. It is late and maybe I should have waited, but expectations were high (don't know why.) This likely shouldn't sway your decision to buy the book for yourself. But I wouldn't be surprised if others join me in some respects...Especially the narrator.

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