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C. Hoyt

Glen Burnie, MD
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  • Modern Man in Search of a Soul

  • By: Carl Gustav Jung
  • Narrated by: Christopher Prince
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 650
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 646

Modern Man in Search of a Soul is the classic introduction to the thought of Carl Jung. Along with Freud and Adler, Jung was one of the chief founders of modern psychiatry. In this book, Jung examines some of the most contested and crucial areas in the field of analytical psychology: dream analysis, the primitive unconscious, and the relationship between psychology and religion.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Could have almost been an automated text reader

  • By The Critic on 04-24-15

Thanks Jordan Peterson for recommending!

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Reviewed: 06-11-18

This is exactly what happened to me. Like I had my life story read back to me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,310
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,245

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By LadyReadsAlot on 06-04-18

Saved my life

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Reviewed: 02-19-18

So grateful that Prof Peterson wrote this and that I live in a time to have access to it. Healed my wounds of militant Mormonism and made Jesus real but in a logical manner. It opened my eyes to how my military PTSD had me hiding from my calling. Thanks JBP

  • Big Magic

  • Creative Living Beyond Fear
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,088
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    5 out of 5 stars 15,233
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,149

Readers and listeners of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Biggest Inspiration In a Long Time

  • By Gillian on 09-23-15

Beautifully inspired

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Reviewed: 09-08-16

Just get the book ... you won't regret it. Found it lovely and fresh. Bravo

  • How to Be Here

  • A Guide to Creating a Life Worth Living
  • By: Rob Bell
  • Narrated by: Rob Bell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 901
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 895

Each of us was created for something great - we just need to figure out what it is and find the courage to do it. Whether it's writing the next great American novel, starting a business, or joining a band, Rob Bell wants to help us make those dreams become reality. Our path is ours and ours alone to pursue, he reminds us, and in doing so we derive great joy because we are living our passions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book but not a stand alone.

  • By Britt Hennings on 06-15-16

I'd still be Christian if this guy was my pastor

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Reviewed: 04-14-16

When authors read their own books, I cringe. Not Bell. He's so warm, light, and charismatic. His stories and insights INTEGRATE both Christianity and basic tenets of Eastern philosophy. He even quotes Alan Watts! This book is a bite size book begging you to be better in a beautiful way. Bravo Bell. Love ya man.

  • Kosmic Consciousness

  • By: Ken Wilber
  • Narrated by: Ken Wilber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 318

Before the birth of the universe, there existed your Original Face, the limitless Self that has been present throughout the unfolding of inert matter into life - and that continues to dwell within us at every level of consciousness. Where is this grand evolution taking us, and how can each of us participate in it more fully? On Kosmic Consciousness, Ken Wilber invites you to find out. Since the first publication of his groundbreaking ideas at the age of 23, Ken Wilber has sought to bring together the world's far-ranging spiritual teachings, philosophies, and scientific truths into one coherent and all-embracing vision.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Every seeker should listen to this at least once.

  • By John Campbell on 08-01-15

Mind Body Dropped!

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Reviewed: 01-01-16

Great interview. Tough questions with answers that I've been looking for! What a brilliant mind ... both of them. Love for Sounds True!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Smile at Fear

  • Awakening the True Heart of Bravery
  • By: Chögyam Trungpa, Carolyn Rose Gimian (editor), Pema Chödrön (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Karen White, Steven Crossley
  • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043

Chögyam Trungpa offers us a vision of moving beyond fear to discover the innate bravery, trust, and delight in life that lies at the core of our being. Drawing on the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, he explains how we can each become a spiritual warrior: a person who faces each moment of life with openness and fearlessness. "The ultimate definition of bravery is not being afraid of who you are," writes Chögyam Trungpa. In this audiobook, he offers the insights and strategies to claim victory over fear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Essential & Powerful

  • By Sara on 12-18-14

You will only like if you are ready.

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Reviewed: 06-26-15

I found this book to be brilliant. The analogies and the history and the culture in which the author speaks from spoke to my heart directly. It's difficult. It's hard. And at times it felt like it made me go insane. But through that darkness I was able to experience a lightness I have never experienced before. I've had little glimpses here and there, but now the teachings seems to hang like a weather pattern. Sure storms come and go, but there's a calmness, and acceptance, and a delight. I would not recommend this book for new practitioners, but for one who has been on the path for some time and is looking for something challenging, something with meat per se, and ready to launch to the next level of awakening. May this book bring you happiness and help ease your suffering.

22 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • Psychotherapy Without the Self: A Buddhist Perspective

  • By: Mark Epstein
  • Narrated by: Dean Sluyter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 26
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    4 out of 5 stars 23
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Immersed in Buddhist psychology prior to studying Western psychiatry, Dr. Mark Epstein first viewed Western therapeutic approaches through the lens of the East. This posed something of a challenge. Although both systems promise liberation through self-awareness, the central tenet of Buddha's wisdom is the notion of no-self, while the central focus of Western psychotherapy is the self. This book wrestles with the complex relationship between Buddhism and psychotherapy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Challenging and Enlightening

  • By Constant reader on 10-07-12

Reads like a Medical Journal

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Reviewed: 09-20-12

If you are medical professional, you may enjoy this. I'm not, and did not make it past the first chapter. It's like the authors got paid to use the word narcism and narcissist as many times as they could. You'd think with a history in Buddhism, the author would have found a way to speak simply. I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but this was not written to communicate to the masses. I was constantly asking myself, what the hell is he talking about? This book is meant for print, so you can reread sentences, not an audible book.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Untethered Soul

  • The Journey Beyond Yourself
  • By: Michael A. Singer
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,717
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,998
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,926

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Changed my Life!

  • By Peggy on 10-21-12

Great message with simple digestion

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Reviewed: 09-19-12

I enjoyed the secular yet spiritual balance of this book. Had it's own spin on messages I've read from authors such as Tolle and Dyer. I listened to it twice and will return. Definitely a staple in my practice.

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  • Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

  • By: Shunryu Suzuki
  • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 943
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 604
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 601

Shunryu Suzuki was a direct spiritual descendant of the renowned 13th-century Zen master Dogen, and his hugely influential Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind ranks with the great classics of Zen literature. Suzuki's clear, coherent translation of ancient beliefs and principles miraculously leaves all the subtleties of Zen intact, while adapting the language to modern sensibilities.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A pleasure

  • By Mehitobel on 03-02-08

Listening to it again!

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Reviewed: 09-19-12

The narration is solid and feels like he's talking directly to you. The message is simply beautiful. Great polish for my meditation practice.

  • Extraordinary Leadership

  • By: Robin Sharma
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4 out of 5 stars 3,785
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,730
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    4 out of 5 stars 2,699

In a constantly changing, hyper-competitive world, leadership is more important than ever. Yet few people have what it takes to inspire, develop, and guide others. In this presentation, Robin Sharma shares the leadership lessons that he gives to clients such as Nike, Microsoft, and NASA.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice Listen!

  • By Sami Bunia on 09-17-12

Beware ... you'll want to buy his other books

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Reviewed: 09-19-12

I almost feel bad that I downloaded this book for free. There's so many nuggets of good advice. I like how humble he is too. Just a warm, wise, and worthwhile listen. Beware, you'll want to buy another one of his books.