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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Caroline Myss draws from her years as a medical intuitive to show that healing is not only physical, it is also a mystical phenomenon that transcends reason.

Inspired by ordinary people who overcame a wide array of physical and psychological ailments - from rheumatoid arthritis to cancer - Caroline dove into the works of the great mystics to gain a deeper understanding of healing's spiritual underpinnings. Based on these studies, she demonstrates how conventional and holistic medicine often fall short in times of need. Both systems rely upon a logical approach to curing illness when there is nothing reasonable about the emotional, psychological, or spiritual influences behind any ailment.

Integral to this mystical healing approach is the engagement of the soul, which we experience through exploring our seven shadow passions, building an empowered inner self around our seven inherent graces, and learning how to work with the mystical laws that govern it.

This knowledge holds the key to understanding what it means to defy gravity and break through the boundaries of ordinary thought.

You can heal any illness. You can channel grace. And you can learn to live fearlessly.

©2009 Hay House, Inc. (P)2009 Hay House, Inc.

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  • Ruth
  • HANOVER, MD, United States
  • 09-26-10

Defy Gravity

I have read this book twice. Listening to it has allowed me to step back and absorb the in depth views Myss' so eloquently teaches.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Our shadows and graces: healing beyond reason

What made the experience of listening to Defy Gravity the most enjoyable?

In this wonderful audiobook, Caroline Myss explains Teresa D'Avila's concept of the human shadows and divine graces. Our shadows will appear and tempt us, no matter what, for the rest of our lives, in every area of our lives. We will need to accept them and own them. And then, she guides us through the divine graces, the powers that can lift us above gravity and transcend the shadows, manifesting our highest reality.
Wonderfully explained, this audiobook will be a companion of many years, maybe the rest of my life. I will listen to it over and over again, to fully understand all the complexity and beauty underneath the Truth it reveals.

What did you like best about this story?

Caroline Myss' insights about how Grace appears in our lives.

What does Caroline Myss bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The way to communicate the contents: how she addresses us, how she gives power to the most important parts, the tone of her voice and the pauses whenever we should ponder and reflect.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

How shadow operates. How to invoke the seven graces through prayer.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Wonderful investment

So far I've listened twice. Third time with a notebook handy for writing down my own thoughts in growth. Caroline Myss touches something deep inside me. She's a great teacher (for me). I like her passion, her expressions and how she seems to take me right along with her (as though we're holding hands). I feel like I'm in a classroom and I'm her student. She reminds me of a nun (yes, I went to Catholic school for three years). Religion was the only thing I got A's in or found of interest. God was, after all, a supreme being that made all things! Today, at 67 years old, I've come "full circle" to this spot and this time I have freedom to grow as I wish. Coming across such a uniquely great teacher is a gift. Highly recommend this book.

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This is very worthwhile

If you could sum up Defy Gravity in three words, what would they be?

illuminating, clarity, essential knowledge

What was one of the most memorable moments of Defy Gravity?

You have quite a few 'a-ha' moments

Which scene was your favorite?

I love it all- each time you listen, there will be a sentence that all of a sudden will resonate and it will feel like you finally understand or have heard it for the first time.

What did you learn from Defy Gravity that you would use in your daily life?

the essence of our power is our soul, this work illuminates aspects of our soul as well as of historical world events which have contributed to current evolution in consciousness and existence.

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  • Lilia
  • Aiken, Sc, United States
  • 10-17-12

Good listen

We always want to know the answer to all WHY questions, she does a good job telling us that we will never really know why God does things. Her voice is awesome really motherly and educated, her warmth comes true and sincere.

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The best spiritual teacher ever

I enjoy the spiritual tool kit offered by this author. I have read several of her books and will continue to read them over and over. I always find new information each time I re read her books.

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I thought this was the book narration..

This is CMyss’ talk on the book.. she covers it all but it’s more informal.
1st of all, CMyss is quite the ball buster.. For someone who calls all religions as a “costume party”, her ball busting is as stoic as any harsh priest or nun.. God love her. I luv her forthrightness, she’s as human as the rest of us, & she’s spot on on her message, & how the New Age Era is a just a culture of of spiritually immature material self entitlement.
Although, she bashes the ideas of new age “manifesting”, the title of this book caters to that exact audience. (A bit of a double standard. But aren’t we all.)
I’ll very likely still get the book.

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So Good

Caroline Myss is the best story teller. You never feel like she is reading on this audio book. She sounds like she is talking to a small intimate group. Highly recommend.

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Words of Wisdom

Loved this! Insightful, inspiring and life changing! Highly recommend this book if you are ready to change!

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  • Chris
  • LIVERMORE, CA, United States
  • 09-10-12

mystified by the preachy nature and the hypocrisy

Would you try another book from Caroline Myss and/or Caroline Myss?

Never. She clearly just needs to hear herself talk and preach.

What could Caroline Myss have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Had someone else read, and be less forceful and more educational.

4 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • H. brun
  • 12-23-12

to the point

As Always, Caroline Myss wisdom is a bliss to listen to. The good thing is that it can be listened to again and again, always giving new insights depending on where you are in life at the moment. It is always something new to learn as it is loaded with insights.