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The Mastery of Self

A Toltec Guide to Personal Freedom
Narrated by: Charlie Varon
Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
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The ancient Toltecs believed that life, as we perceive it, is a dream. We each live in our own personal dream, and these come together to form the dream of the planet, or the world in which we live.

Problems arise when our perception of the dream becomes clouded with negativity, drama, and judgment (of ourselves and others), because it's in these moments of suffering that we have forgotten that we are the architects of our own reality and we have the power to change our dream if we choose.

In The Mastery of Self, best-selling author and teacher don Miguel Ruiz Jr. takes the Toltec philosophy of the dream of the planet and offers you a road map to reclaiming your authentic self. He reveals how the tools of awareness, understanding, and unconditional love can free you from any inhibiting beliefs, stories, or ideas that are keeping you from living the best life possible.

This book can help you discover who you really are at the deepest level, which often lies just beyond any conditioning or domestication you have acquired throughout your life.

©2016 Miguel Ruiz Jr. (P)2016 Hierophant Publishing

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Awesome!

This is exactly what I was looking for and what I need. Very easy to read /listen and easy to understand. I love that this book includes exercise that I can try. Thank you.

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  • Casiano
  • Maywood, IL, United States
  • 12-22-16

listen.. .then listen again

Great learning if you're really serious about YOUR life. If everyone could find, read and apply the lessons found here, this world would be a better place!!!

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Scale of 1 to 10. This book is a 20!

This book engaged my emotions on a level I didn't think was possible. Mastery of self definitely played a big role on my perception of this world. Thankyou! My Gratitude goes to the author.

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Great insight into Toltec Wisdom

I read this book after finishing The Four Agreements. Don Miguel Ruiz expands on his father's ideals beautifully and elucidates how you too can learn these insights through great stories, explanations and wonderful exercise. Highly recommend this book to anyone on the Path.

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Very good

I love book good for spiritual self evaluation and consciously awakening would diffently recommend. I love a the book is interactive with the reader.

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  • LAK
  • Newtown, PA United States
  • 02-26-18

personal tasks are very useful

while written in a different voice than the 4 agreements, it still presents in an understands be way. . i recommend reading the 4 agreements first. the tasks or assignments given are very useful in applying the lesson to one self, and is the reason i chose to read the book. highly recommend.

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  • Matthew
  • QUINCY, MA, United States
  • 10-30-18

definitely worth a listen

I really enjoyed this book. while I have read other books I have been noticing that they are all basically saying the same thing. everybody is using different words to express the same ideas. If you are a fan of this type of self realization and you are a fan of Don Miguel Ruiz or his son, then you will like this.

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Great reading for understanding one self

This was a great book of understanding oneself of mine, heart,and soul. I would recommend this book to anyone who has felt loss of a loved one .
Also one's who feel lost in the fog of this world and is looking for peace.

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This book is the "how'of the four agreements

I see this book as a how to apply the four agreements. Great actionable steps, clear ideas and a reminder how to change you perspective to embrace the present.

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dreadfully monotone

I've tried so hard to get through this book. I can't say much for it, however, because I can't finish the damn thing! it's so dreadfully monotone, it makes it painful to get through. the book itself, seems fine

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  • Aleksandra
  • 10-24-18

Beautiful book

I would recommend this book to anyone who is struggling to accept themselves for who they are

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-03-19

Wonderful

Loved every minute, so much wisdom. If everyone on the planet could read this book, life for everyone could be so different. But if only you read this book, life on this planet for you can also be so different. Added to my list of my very personal favorite books.

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  • Rav
  • 05-11-19

You & only You can master thyself

An amazing book to look at yourself and develop into the true authentic being you are. Remove yourself from the mask and just become. Stop being what others say you should be and start being who you really are. The real and honest you! Highly recommend! One of the best book I have read on the mastery of self and authenticity.

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  • Michaela
  • 03-30-19

Worth buying.... :)))

Well narrated, easy to understand, good info. One of rare books, I can truly say: “Buy it!”

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  • Thomasson
  • 09-05-18

Beautiful and brilliant!

Great to be able to reinterpret a few Toltec principles like Ally and Parasite. really helped me to feel love towards myself again. a great tool for reconnecting with ones compassion.

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  • Simona
  • 07-10-18

Really insightful! Loved it!

Changed so many of my distorted perspectives. Love it! Love his book and tone of voice!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-02-18

Simply amazing

Always helps me in everyday life to remember Toltec knowledge. The best reads for me.

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  • serena
  • 01-24-18

I loved it!

I have listened to it 3x now and it is pure gold. I constantly take notes and use what he saya and apply it to my life.

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  • David
  • 03-02-17

Easy to follow techniques

I love how easy this was to listen to & recommend to anyone wanting to feel content with their life. Here's to ease & loving life 😘👍

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  • Jason F. Stephenson
  • 06-05-19

A beautiful book packed full of wisdom

Thank you Dan for a most beautiful book. Each book I read of yours continues to help me and inspires me and to strip back to more of who I truly a.m. Thank you thank you thank you and best wishes. Jason