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Soul Stories

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  4,700 ratings  ·  50 reviews
True Stories That Transform Lives
Writing with profound psychological and spiritual insight, prize-winning author Gary Zukav has had a major impact on the consciousness of millions. In his New York Times number-one bestseller, The Seat of the Soul, he explained how the expansion of human perception beyond the five senses leads to a new understanding of power -- the alignm
Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 26th 2000 by Free Press (first published April 1st 2000)
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TW Yeung
when they say:
When the student is ready, the teacher appears.
i have never thought that it could be so impactfully real until I came to this book, a powerfully written honest account of the author's personal journey of transformation in the subtlest and least pretentious way.
all the more so, when my own deeply buried issues re-surface(d) upon eyeing at the page about inner truth and spiritual partnership.
life is one brilliant journey, and you know it when you're on it.

Bruce Willams
If you want to know more about engaging your intuition, this is the book you need.

"...When you see everything that happens in your life as a way for you to learn important things about yourself, you start to look more closely at the things that happen in your life. The more you do, the more you learn about yourself. The more you learn about yourself, the more you can change the way things happen. After a while, you are happy for everything that happens, even the things that are unpleasant. Then
There s no doubt that Gary Zukav has a way of getting you to peek into your soul and ask the questions you do not want to ask and know the answers to.
You get to realize your strengths, your weakness and Zukav enlightens in a spiritual way, drawing fine lines and interlaces religion and spirituality.

The stories, the passionate yet occasionally long drawn narrative can be a bit hard to get into, and to be honest, it did take me some effort to stick with it, it's worth finishing it. It';s his own
Srividya Arathri
I liked the book,it's not extraordinary,but like the author says " I love soul stories ...every story makes me appreciate me and you and makes me happy that we are together...".i was able to complete it in one sitting.
Annmarie Kostyk
Wonderful introduction into using your perception beyond your 5 senses and living a life beyond the obvious. Fantastic read on how to become extraordinary.
Jane Ganser
read twice.....highly recommend.
Good book that goes along w/ the seat of the soul book. It is stories that illustrate the premiss of the Seat of the Soul. Should be read slower, as he suggests, but I would like one little story and go on to the next, but sometimes I would stop and contemplate the story and meaning and what it meant to me, and would then put it aside for a new story tomorrow. "Every time you set an intention to create harmony,cooperation, sharing or reverence for life, you take a step toward the goal of your so ...more
Baxter Trautman
This book came into my life right after our home burned down, offering what I knew but needed to remember. "When you realize that everything that happens to you is for your good, all of the time, you are seeing your life the way your soul sees it." And yes, that includes all the 'bad' stuff, especially the bad stuff. This book reminded me that I am a spiritual being having a human experience.
Unlike his other work I did not care for this one at all. I could not get over the feeling that throughout in his writing, he was doing a lot of tooting his own horn. I found it to a an egotistical memoir. I felt like he had really gotten away from the "intentions" behind his original purpose of publishing these books. I could not respect one word written in this book.
Zukav concludes the book with a whole treatise on how interrelated we all are and how we need to grow beyond seeing our "earth suits" or differences to experiencing all that unites us.

He and his spiritual partner have a website that delves into spiritual relationships and authentic power.

by the same author of Dance of the Wu-Li Masters, written in 1979. Reading this book made me appreciate Wu-Li Masters more because the author really had no idea about physics but he learned enough to communicate the spiritual aspects of it to his readers.
This book is more specifically about spirituality. Including relationships of equals, etc.
Jon Vergara Abrera
Gary Zukav made me look at religion and spirituality in a different light. This book helped me appreciate concepts which made a lot of sense.

Warning: This is not for those who are not open to other "religious" and "spiritual" insights as you may find some of the thoughts sacrilegious and heretic to a certain extent.
Viet Hung Nguyen
I would recommend The Seat of the Soul (the same author). I'm in the middle of rating between 3 and 4 for this book. While it has a few good points, it's not solid as the other one. Actually, this can be considered to compensate for The Seat of the Soul. If you read the other one, that'll be enough.
Wendy Arnott
This book has been on my parents shelf for I don't know how long.. for me to find this book at this point in my spiritual journey is a total blessing. There are things explained in this book that so coincide with a reading I had two months ago that I had to stop and re-read the passages again. :)
Gary Zukav is life changing. With his words he exposes what is already within you; your flaws and your strengths. The best relationship that came out of the readings of all of his novels is the relationship I have with myself. I am so grateful for his wisdom.
it's the author's personal experiences intertwined with enlightenment teachings. if you're interested in how to truthfully read yourself, your actions or lack of and how that effects your daily interactions with others, it's an eye opener. good stuff.
This book wasn't quite what I had expected. I was looking for something a bit more...intellectual...more 'soul-searching', I suppose, altho the stories were nice...just a bit *too much* 'rainbows and lollipops' for me, ya know?
Jo Holloway-Green

I liked some of this book, but I jumped all over the place, and I didn't get some of the stories or concepts. Other parts I thought were insightful nd made me think. Definitely want to read seat of the soul now
Barbara  Luxford
Gary speaks of the soul in a way that anyone can relate to and understand. I found this book delightful and very interesting. It brings a new perspective on how one lives their lives.
If you want to recommend a book to get people started reading sort of spiritual literature then this is the book to recommend. It is not too threatening and easy to read.
There were a few great nuggets in here, but I also ended up skimming toward the end as the stories became repetitive. I'm really glad to have gained those nuggets, though.
This was my first spiritual book and it was perfect for where I was at the time. Just little chapters showing stories and examples of a new way to look at things.
Julian Friend
Quite a few compelling stories in here, and some quality insights on walking the spiritual path. When he moves away from telling stories, it can get insipid.
I didn't enjoy the stories because they seemed to elementary to me, but I did like the truths he pointed to at the end of each story. Those were encouraging.
Awesome, inspiring piece of work. It makes me wonder what I did with Seat of the Soul...
A couple of chapters I'd like to reread before I let rip.
This one is mostly New Age feel-good drivel, but that doesn't mean that there isn't something to learn from it.
Rhea Abramson
Love Gary Zukav....these short stories are like hearing Gary's personal anecdotes at a retreat. Worth every page!
I vaguely remember this book of inspirational stories, but I don't remember any specifics.
You can pick up this book at any chapter and get something great out of the read. I love it!
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Gary Zukav is the author of The Dancing Wu Li Masters, winner of The American Book Award for Science; Soul Stories, a New York Times bestseller; and The Seat of the Soul, a New York Times, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, and Publishers Weekly #1 bestseller. His books have sold millions of copies and are published in sixteen languages. He is a graduate of Harvard and a former U.S. Army Special Forces ...more
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“Spiritual Partnership
... The new female and the new male
are partners on a journey of spiritual growth.
They want to make the journey.
Their love and trust keep them together.
Their intuition guides them. They consult with each other.
They are friends. They laugh a lot. They are equals.

That is what a spiritual partnership is:
a partnership between equals
for the purpose of spiritual growth.”
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