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The Disappearance of the Universe Audiobook

The Disappearance of the Universe

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What would you do if you were sitting quietly in your living room when a mysterious couple suddenly appeared from out of nowhere, and then told you they were "ascended masters" who had come to reveal some shocking secrects of existence and teach you the miraculous power of advanced forgiveness? Would you call the cops? Call a psychiatrist? Call out for pizza?

When two such teachers appeared before Gary Renard in 1992, he chose to listen to them. (And ask a lot of questions.) The result is this startling audiobook: An extraordinary record of 17 mind-bending conversations that took place over nearly a decade, reorienting the author's life, and giving the world an uncompromising introduction to a spiritual teaching destined to change human history.

©2004 Gary R. Renard; (P)2005 Hay House, Inc.

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    Tony Chai Jurong West Street 64, Singapore Singapore 02-25-17
    Tony Chai Jurong West Street 64, Singapore Singapore 02-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "an informercial"

    First of all I want to forgive Gary. This meetup with the two Ascended Masters Arten and Pursah is really far fetched. At one point he even wanted to touch Pursah's hand. I am really not sure whether this write-up of his few years' encounter with them are to sell as a guide to the more magical A Course in Miracle ACIM.

    But to be truthful, Mr Gary's other 2 books that reference ACIM - The End of Reincarnation and Fearless Love, are very good.

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    Dee 02-17-17
    Dee 02-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Every book of his."

    I have every book he has written and read each more than once. I wish he would put ALL of them on audiobooks.

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    Linda Andrews, NC, United States 01-20-17
    Linda Andrews, NC, United States 01-20-17
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    "Life changing"

    This is a life changing book. You will never forget it and will want to read it again and again.

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    Christian Stanbury Canada 11-26-16
    Christian Stanbury Canada 11-26-16
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    "Excellent Refresher"

    The Disappearance of The Universe is my favourite book of all time and this audiobook is a great way to refresh these timeless ideas of healing in your mind. This audiobook does not contain the entirety of the book yet still is absolutely totally incredible!

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    Dblms 10-22-16
    Dblms 10-22-16 Member Since 2012
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    "A charade..."

    Here are some words to describe my experience of this book: Dogmatic, judgmental, immature, hypocritical, contradictory, arrogant, vulgar, condescending, sarcastic, hostile, offensive, and poorly written. And if you read other reviews about this book, you will find most of these descriptions contained within many of those reviews as well as this one. From my experience… this is an inexcusable presentation of a theoretically spiritual philosophy (supposedly based in love and forgiveness). Perhaps the actual ACIM is a course based in love and forgiveness and this book is a massive disservice to it - I cannot say at this time as I have not read it (ACIM) - yet. If this book is theoretically (a self proclaimed) accurate representation of A Course in Miracles, then my instinct but would be to avoid ACIM like the plague. A major premise of this book is that the universe in which we exist is completely meaningless and a horrific nightmare mistake which simultaneously does not exist in any way, shape or form. ...As far as my experience of this book goes, this book is a horrific nightmare and exponentially more meaningless than it claims our universe to be. I purchased the audiobook after seeing many positive reviews, one in particular recommending reading it prior to reading ACIM in order to be able to understand A Course in Miracles better.

    There are many Amazon reviews previously written explaining more specifically all of the adjectives I have used to describe this book - so please refer to them!

    Essentially, there are a multitude of more enlightened and compassionate spiritual books and texts available - my recommendation: take a pass on this one and perhaps either read the actual A Course In Miracles or look elsewhere altogether.
    One recommendation I do have is to check out Paul Selig's channeled books (among many other excellent options).
    interestingly, I scanned through this book in a bookstore several years ago & was completely turned off by what I read in it at that time, choosing not to purchase it. Unfortunately, I was lured into purchasing it at this time after seeing positive reviews - thinking maybe I had assessed it too harshly at that time. I should have stayed with my first instincts and impression as this book is what is harsh (and not my impressions/assessment of it).
    I certainly did not learn anything new or revelatory in Gary Renard's book. As one reviewer stated it, it is even unhealthy. However, if you wish to believe that your life here and now (or any prior or future lives) are completely and utterly meaningless, while simultaneously being entirely nonexistent illusions) …then forge ahead! Indeed, this world is not as solid as we may believe it to be, but I certainly do not believe our experiences here are utterly meaningless - I am very open to different perspectives on what it is we are doing here and why, but I find many of the premises of this book to be contradictory nonsense, honestly. If the premises in this book were true, then whoever we are and how we came to be here would apparently be a preposterous joke.
    To me this book is a spiritual charade, not enlightening or helpful. Lastly, this book is theoretically teaching true forgiveness. Well, if the two "ascended masters" written about in this book actually exist, I certainly wouldn't want them to be my teachers in forgiveness as they are very intolerant and sarcastic. And. as an extension of that, I certainly hope they would not be representing Jesus' true message - since, as far as I can ascertain, Jesus truly taught only love - not hypocrisy, judgment, intolerance and arrogance as is reoresented within the writings in this book.

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    Amazon Customer 08-15-16 Member Since 2011
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    "A new found freedom.."

    A whole new way to look at forgiveness that brings profound peace and spiritual freedom in a world of turmoil and pain.

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    J. Tedesco 07-23-16
    J. Tedesco 07-23-16
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    "Hire People To Do What You Can Not"

    The content of the book and its conversational delivery of Course material is invaluable. It shaves years off study and assures you read the Course from a context that is not from your past. It helps the new student navigate the language and levels of the course so as not to unnecessarily delay your experience while caught up in vernacular or the all to common mistake of confusing the metaphysical content and the literal content. Read this book several times along with the Course. It is a priceless companion.

    Yet, the delivery is nearly painful to listen to. The"acting" to keep the content of the conversation and inflections meaningful as well as relative to the content is like a middle school play of Shakespeare. You get the content but the delivery is so off at times it's distracting. The author gets to hire out a voice and professional to do what he can not so the listener won't be distracted by his labored breathing and monotone inflections. The other two actors try their best but there is no chemistry. I would be honored to be the voice for the next two books in the series. If it's Gary again, I will stick with the book form and not pay for the audible. And I forgive it all. Joe. Mookdi at aol dot com.

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    tennisplayer 07-19-16
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    "wow, i'm in awe."

    this is a new christian theology that borrows from buddhism. i say so not for the sake of terminology and technicality but for the idea that world religions may(scratch may, use are instead) ultimately be one and the same thing, a universal truth. this is christianity going back to its roots.
    this book is going to change the world.

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    Sisyphus Western MA USA 05-29-16
    Sisyphus Western MA USA 05-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "learning to embrace letting go"
    If you could sum up The Disappearance of the Universe in three words, what would they be?

    forgiveness as the solution


    What other book might you compare The Disappearance of the Universe to and why?

    The Selfish Gene

    That is another very novel 'big-picture' view of things that I found fascinating. From a totally different perspective mind you.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    At the outset of the book. If inspiration suddenly manifested itself as a pair of angelic beings on the couch just opposite me, would I listen to them/it, or would I figure I needed to up my meds?

    If you dare to read on for a while, you discover this is a fascinating exploration of life's biggest questions and it offers some compelling concepts but also exercises in experiential learning and problem solving.


    What did you learn from The Disappearance of the Universe that you would use in your daily life?

    How much I can relax if I don't spend so much time judging things and others.


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    NMBRJUAN 03-18-16
    NMBRJUAN 03-18-16
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    "brought more clarity for my practice of The Course"

    I listened to the book twice, consecutively. gained clearer understanding of myself and the Course of miracles.

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