What Does That Mean?: Exploring Mind, Meaning, and Mysteries Hardcover – Jan 15 2010
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"What Does That Mean? is engaging, thought provoking, and quite simply a great read!"-- Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of The Secret Pleasures of Menopause and Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
About the Author
Eldon Taylor has made a lifelong study of the human mind and has earned doctoral degrees in psychology and metaphysics. He is a fellow with the American Psychotherapy Association (APA) and a nondenominational minister.
Eldon is president and director of Progressive Awareness Research, Inc. For more than 20 years, his books, audio programs, lectures, and radio and television appearances have approached personal empowerment from the cornerstone perspective of forgiveness, gratitude,self-responsibility, and respect for all life.
Eldon Taylor is an award-winning New York Times best-selling author of more than 300 books and audio and video programs. His most recent works include Mind Programming, What Does That Mean?, What If?, I Believe, and Self-Hypnosis and Subliminal Technology. Eldon is also the inventor of the patented InnerTalk technology and the founder and president of Progressive Awareness Research, Inc. He has been featured as an expert in films, print, television, and radio. He has been called a "master of the mind" and has appeared as an expert witness on both hypnosis and subliminal communication. His books and audio-video materials have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have sold millions worldwide. Website: www.eldontaylor.com
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ANGELINA HEART, author - The Teaching of Little Crow
The author has had some extraordinary experiences, and I give him credit for trying to figure out what they mean, but perhaps the meaning would be more easily found by looking at the bigger patterns instead of trying to examine each event separately, in its own detail. And I would advise him to remember to keep things in context. Just because you have a hammer doesn't make everything a nail; just because you have a wonderous and wonderful experience doesn't mean that the same thing will be as helpful in another circumstance.
This author's frustration at searching for meaning is evident, but not really helpful for readers. I would advise readers to steer clear of this book unless they are simply seeking a companion as they slog through their own confusion.
When I read the statement that "The greatest guru can only ask the questions that will lead us inward to search for meaning", I realized that I needed to begin with the questions about what it might mean that they are where they are, and why they are doing what they are doing. It moves us to a much higher logical level immediately. Heart-felt solutions and new meanings and understandings of life experiences emerge quickly for all of us.
Clients take the question with them and stay at the higher level of open-ended questioning and delighted observation. It's like the "spiritual" scientific method.
Dr. Taylor allows us to walk with him through his own fascinating life of intelligent searching, observation and testing of beliefs and hypotheses. His own life experiences sound amazing, until you begin thinking of all of your own that are just as amazing and unexplainable.
The book has led me to ask people I meet (like the "complainer" in the next seat on the airplane), if they have ever had an experience that doesn't seem possible in the light of current scientific knowledge. It's fun, try it! Almost everyone has, and it leads to deeper and more interesting conversations about meaning.
Even my "digital native" nephews and nieces look me up for non-digital conversations at family gatherings!
What does that mean?!
This enjoyable book from master storyteller Eldon Taylor is thought provoking and fun at the same time. It takes a truly wise person to have such a light, engaging touch while inviting you into questioning the limits of reality. Taylor recalls mysterious incidents in his life, including once when his life was saved inexplicably, as if he were somehow lifted out of the scene of an accident. His memories are so fascinating and well told, that they stand alone as fabulous stories, yet each one begs the question of taking another look at what we define as "real" and possible.
The chapters and essays are short and pithy, with such titles as: Airy Fairies, Whiny Wimps and Scandalous Shamans. His humor makes everything easy to take, and his style allows you to make up your own mind about miracles, coincidences, mysteries and most important of all: meaning. His message seems to be to trust yourself and to keep asking intelligent, open minded questions. Perhaps that is one of the most important things any of us can do.
Thank you, Mr. Taylor, for writing this book and for your remarkable insight. I normally share my books with others but instead, I'll buy my friends their own copy. This is something I will be reading over and over again!
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