The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes: Harnessing Our Power to Change the World
We live in a golden age of fictional superheroes, perhaps because we can agree on the attributes of so few real ones. Deepak Chopra's The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes proposes that we have to apply the spiritual lessons of history and myth's superheroes to the looming problems of our deeply challenged era. Like other books by this bestselling author (The Seven Spiri...more
I approached his comic-book inspired novel, however, with great interest. I was curious to see how his take on Eastern and Western philosophies would mesh with the possibilities of the superhero genre.
Instead, we're served up with a lot of the obvious: there's a superhero inside of us, waiting to sa ...more
The examples he gives in the beginning of the book to tie into superheros we know aren't very compelling, but toward the end he got me when he starts talking about Silver Surfer.
Norrin Radd becomes Silver Surfer by essentially surrendering his ego to a hig ...more
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First Impression: Whoa! So this is what all the hype was about.
Perceived Influences: I haven't read many books by self styled spiritual gurus.Jiddu Krishnamurthy ? I wouldn't know. I do think his philosophies are similar to Paulo Coelho's although Paulo says it mostly through fiction.
Feel good factor: Depends what stage of awakening your 'soul' is in when you read this book (and I say ...more
Deeprak & his son Gotham did a great job in drawing the lines between all of the epic tales that have been told for both our own personal and collective development througho ...more
The book has a very calming quality to it, and was very approachable. The superheroes picked were pretty prominent one so it's easy to understand (notably, Superhero, Iron Man, Spiderman..) I like how this is pitched for people that don't really ...more
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes is very straight-forward and gives you the basic knowledge of how we humans can be a superheroe ourselves.
I like how Deepak is explaining everything with one of the modern superheroes we know today. Very cool explained.
The book uses both the superhero ...more
Also, the use of religious figures as superheroes somewhat miffed me -- it's a terminology thing, but I do feel it was used incorrectly here.
As a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, Chopra transforms the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. Known as a prolific author of eighty books books with twenty-two New York Times best sellers in both ...more