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2.0 out of 5 stars
To be enjoyed by those with knitted rainbow jumpers., Aug. 1 2004
You've got to know how to take this book. It's an odd and creepy mix of interesting points/insights, and misleading/spiritually-dangerous gobbledygook.
Read it right and you'll learn to:
• Take people as individuals. Each time you meet someone look for their best and try and bring it out in them;
• Be aware of the spiritual world and, hopefully look to the right source;
• Take opportunities presented to you and make the most of situations; hone and trust your instincts;
• Communicate to others (especially in a group context) with a more relaxed - namely, ultimately, a less pride-ridden/competitive - air and attitude. Give them space. We all communicate better when we feel we have time and mental space.
If you're weak-minded and believe everything you read/hear/see, (or even - especially - what I'd call modern, 'new-age'-minded) the book will either 'inspire' you - 'change your life!', or have a slow and resonating brain-washing effect, and either way you'll end up:
• Being aware of the spiritual world but looking to the wrong sources (i.e. - what the book encourages - the dangerous bit). You'll find yourself trying to communicate with trees;
• Freaking your friends out (and possibly losing a few) by staring strangely at them whilst trying to visualize and connect with their 'energy';
• Gaining new friends with the same new-found approach to life and humanity, and you can all stare freakily at each other, sharing a wonderful experience!!;
• Bringing up a (note: singular) strange and hugely imbalanced child.
So there's my two cents' worth. Some will heartily disagree, but they'll most likely fall into the second of the two categories.