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Hypnotizing Maria

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Flight instructor Jamie Forbes guides a woman to landing her plane safely after her husband loses consciousness, then flies on to his own destination unimpressed by his act...flight instructors guide students every day. Only after she tells reporters that a stranger appeared in an airplane alongside hers and hypnotized her into landing, and after he meets his own guiding ...more
Hardcover, 154 pages
Published September 18th 2009 by Hampton Roads Publishing Company (first published 2009)
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Büşra Göç
Hipnozcu fazlasıyla beyin yakan kitaplardan.

Tristan Macavery
Aug 23, 2010 Tristan Macavery rated it liked it
Richard Bach is, for many, a purveyor of tales that require some getting used to. His most famous tales from earlier days, such as Jonathan Livingston Seagull and one of my personal favorites Illusions, are well-written and engaging. Later stories from The Ferret Chronicles are absolute delights. Somewhere in the course of things from there to here, Bach seems to have adopted a kind of stream-of-consciousness approach that, in several places, abandons any sense of linguistic construct or common ...more
May 19, 2016 Perihan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Duvarlar sizin aklınızda. Yapacağınıza inanırsanız, yürüyüp içlerinden geçersiniz."

Evet ünlü BlackSymth isminde bir hipnozcu, bir uçuş eğitmeni olan Jamie' nin bir gösterisinde öyle bir aklını başından aldı ki Jamie kapısız ve penceresiz zindana kapatıldığını sandı! Aklı başından alındı! Halbuki duvarlar yoktu, o sadece olduğuna inandırılmıştı....

Kendimize ördüğümüz bütün görünmez duvarların, aslında aşılabileceğine dair güzel örnekler içeren bir kitaptı Richard Bach 'a ait Hipnozcu kitabı. Ki
Gerri Leen
Jul 24, 2010 Gerri Leen rated it it was ok

Brilliant start, brilliant finish, and not much in the middle--and most of this fortunately small book is middle. I should preface this by saying that I hate bashing this man. Illusions still stands as one of my favorite spiritual gems in small packages (along with The Education of Oversoul Seven by Jane Roberts, Sati by Christopher Pike, and God on a Harley by Joan Brady) and his The Bridge Across Forever informed my idea of love and soulmates for years--and yes, I probably am one of the people
Oct 11, 2010 lisa rated it it was ok
this was my third Richard Bach book and i’ve always enjoyed reading his work, but this one fell completely flat for me. it started out with promise and just got progressively worse. in the end, i had a difficult time just getting through the short 160 pages.

the first few pages of the book were extremely intense. Jamie Forbes is out on an uneventful solo flight when he finds a woman panicking because her husband has lost consciousness mid-flight. Jamie, an experienced flight instructor, calmly wa
Andrea Love
Feb 25, 2011 Andrea Love rated it it was ok
The premise of this book is thought provoking, but what has the potential to be an exciting journey of discovery simply disappoints. The books begins with an exciting rescue by a competent hero. The chapters that follow are more like journal entries examining how individuals construct reality. The stream of consciousness approach had me skipping complete paragraphs hoping to get to the good part.

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Feb 06, 2012 Victoria rated it it was amazing
Richard Bach's books always have a strong influence on me.
It's silly to think that people really are able to walk through the walls, but when reading this man's books, I believe that they can.
"Hypnotizing Maria" reminded me of my favourite "Illusions".
I loved the book. As always, Richard Bach made me rethink the world and how I see it, he made me rethink my own attitude to everything and made me to want to change and become a better person.
The plot, the language are very simple. But their simpli
Jedi JC
Jun 14, 2012 Jedi JC rated it it was ok
It is not that the book is not good. It really doesn't have a story to start with. Again, it is just a personal view on life, the meaning of leaving, hypnotism as a series of suggestions and the law of attraction. I hoped that Maria would show up later in the story, to play a significant role in the book, but she just played her part on the good part of the book, the start. It should have been entitled Hypnotizing Jamie, the protagonist pilot who at first didn’t believe in fate and the reason ...more
Jun 25, 2013 Nicollette rated it it was amazing
Hypnotizing Maria, is another masterpiece of Richard Bach. I cannot put enough praise on this book or the message that all his books leave you with. Hypnotism is simple being given a suggestion and accepting it. This book makes you take a look at yourself and think about how many times you have thought about accepting or not accepting a suggesting.
This is a must read, there will be no reason to put this book down it is so beautifully written.
Atul Sabnis
Jan 19, 2014 Atul Sabnis rated it it was ok
The Matrix meets Reiki meets Law of Attraction meets The Secret. Or something like that. I was expecting a Richard Bach-ish book, but this one isn't so. The language is very different, the construction is often weird, and the punctuation is sparse; almost unlike Richard Bach. Perhaps he was trying something new; it didn't work for me. There's fair warning that it is a "teaching fable"
Feb 11, 2016 Liliflaj rated it really liked it
Ko voli ono sto je Ricard Bah do sada napisao dopasce se i ova kratka prica. Sve u njegovom zivotu a i u pricama vezano je za letenje. Ovo je je jos jedno filozofiranje na tu temu. Malo filozofije povremeno nikad nije na odmet.
Feb 20, 2011 Nathan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wake-up
Another insightful book by Bach, this short, quick read explains our perceptions through hypnotism. Challenging our own perceptions of what is real, Bach reminds us that at the end of the day, it's what suggestions we choose to believe that define how we see the world.
Jul 21, 2010 Andrew rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Felt more like an outline for a book than a real book. Bach is probably too much of a genius to really care these days though.
...Прочитав одну книгу Баха, можно с вероятностью 99% знать, про что будут остальные книги :)

Это всё замечательные темы про дружелюбность Вселенной, про безграничную свободу быть собой, про отношения позитивного со-творчества со всем миром и другими людьми.

Про то, что случайности не случайны; что жизнь учит нас всему, чему мы только захотим научиться, и даёт нам возможности реализовать всё то, что только мы захотим реализовать.

Всё это как бы замечательно, но... Тексты эти Баховские написаны с
Roshana S
Sep 27, 2012 Roshana S rated it liked it
This is the first and only book of Richard Bach, that I have read so far. Hence have not yet gotten used to his style of writing.

To say about the book,

Its a pretty small one, just a light read... which might get you thinking deeply about hypnosis and coincidences vs destiny.

The pith of the story is based on 'The law of attraction' which basically is the belief that "like attracts like" and that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, one can bring about positive or negative results. Furth
Apr 20, 2016 Amber rated it really liked it
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Richard Bach has hypnotized me.
It is in no way easy to comprehend the concept of hypnosis when you see hypnotist shows or are even subject to it. Hypnosis can reach into areas of the mind that cannot be reached when awake and not in a suggestible state. Hypnosis is, after all, nothing more than the mind accepting suggestions. The idea that we experience hypnosis every day and hypnotize others without knowing is fascinating to me. Jamie'
Ивайло Борисов
Ричард Бах е оня с Джонатан Ливингстън чайката, а това за мен го прави труден за харесване. Чайката дойде в момент, в който всички ми обясняваха какъв гений е Куелю, или както там се пише идиота му с идиот, а аз го намирах за мейнстрийм месия за заспалите путки, който е твърдо решен ако не друго, то поне да хапне добре от милиардната им маса. От Чайката издържах не повече от 30-40 страници и приключих с този автор. Беше същия джънк.

Живот под хипноза съдържа много от стилистиката на чайката и не
Sep 18, 2014 allister_caine rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lieblingsb-cher
I am not going to cover this book step by step, because i think that wouldn't do it justice, but rather give you a look at the whole package.

After starting, at first i just thought "please just cut the esoteric crap!". But it didn't take long and i saw the picture Bach wants to give to the reader: all in all "Hypnotizing Maria" is an explanation of how we create our reality, making it up out of everyday things we perceive, and in the end how flawed this process might be- despite we somehow think
Ron Pratt
Mar 27, 2013 Ron Pratt rated it it was amazing
I am a perfect expression of perfect Life, here and now.
Every day I am learning more of my true nature and of the power I’ve been given over the world of appearances.
I am deeply grateful, on my journey, for the parenting and guidance of my highest self.
Richard Bach, Hypnotizing Maria

Jamie Forbes is an experienced flight instructor who finds himself guiding a non-pilot to a perfect landing after her husband loses consciousness in flight. The woman later tells the world that he “hypnotized” he
Jan 17, 2015 Carol rated it really liked it
o Flight instructor Jamie Forbes guides a woman to landing her plane safely after her husband loses consciousness, then flies on to his own destination unimpressed by his act...flight instructors guide students every day. Only after she tells reporters that a stranger appeared in an airplane alongside hers and hypnotized her into landing, and after he meets his own guiding stranger does he solve the bigger mystery: how each of us creates, step by step, what seems to be the solid world around us. ...more
Raghad Ashoor
Oct 02, 2013 Raghad Ashoor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
المنعطف | ريتشارد باك
- تستطيع معرفة المدرب الأفضل من خلال لون شعره. - قول مأثور
- إننا لسنا بحاجة إلى أن نكون سجناء اعتقاداتنا. يمكننا أن نتذكر من نكون.
- عندما كان جيمي فوربس يشعر بالفضول لتعلُّم شيئًا ما، فهو لم يكن يأبه إذا كان الآخرون سيظنون أنه غبي.
- من بين جميع الأفكار التي سمعناها أو رأيناها أو لمسناها، فإن حقيقتنا تتكون من مجموعة تلك الأفكار التي قبلناها.
- ماذا لو وثقنا بشدة أننا مقيدون بشيء غير موجود؟ وماذا لو كان العالم حولنا مرآةً مطابقة لما نثق به بشدة؟
- اعتقادات الآخرين لا تؤثر في
Jun 02, 2010 Natalie rated it liked it
Shelves: philosophy-ideas
A book about coincidences that I picked up by coincidence? Someone play the twilight zone theme song please?

I tested the cover art on my spouse and 13yr old, neither could see the optical illusion in artificial light -is that a girl thing? Why is it invisible to men?

However, both were duly impressed with the Nevil Shute connection both the references inside the book and coincidentally with the way I picked up the book in the first place while looking for OOP Nevil Shute books. Someone play the
Nov 10, 2015 Mo rated it it was amazing
Quick easy read of quite an eye-opening, thought-provoking, remarkably empowering story regarding hypnotism, self-hypnotism, and the power of suggestion & belief. It redefines the term hypnotism and makes you realize it's happening a lot easier & more often than you think.

Highly recommend this for anyone who is open to seeing life from an intriguing new enlightened perspective. It's not a preachy lecture but a fun light story that makes you look at things from a different perspective an
Jun 25, 2016 Abhishek rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, favorites
It is Richard Bach as usual. Similar philosophy and attempt to dazzle with promise of a glimpse beyond. It is not Livingston Seagull but it is a good read and for those who are contemplative enough, even a meaningful and touching meditation.


a week later I have come back and have revised my rating from 3 to 5. The book was not very interesting to read but the implications of what it had to say I found incredibly powerful to my daily living. It brought home the power of mental traps and of how
Aug 22, 2013 artu rated it really liked it
Knjizica od stotinak strana koja se brzo cita, ali tera citaoca da bude fokusiran i konstantno razmislja, cak i nakon procitane knjige. Nema neku radnju, ali zato postavlja provokativna pitanja i daje odgovore koji se mogu protumaciti na ovaj ili onaj nacin. Govori o hipnozi i sugestiji, tj. da li je ovaj svet samo ono sto se vidi na prvi pogled i kako mi sami uticemo na kreiranje svoje realnosti itd. Svet je sugestija koju smo prihvatili. Mi stvaramo. Predmete, dogadjaje.. svet. Mala knjiga, al ...more
Aug 27, 2014 Anita rated it really liked it
Suggestion and affirmation -- whether positive or negative, be it from others or by oneself -- via cycles of repetition intensifies and forms a (self) belief system. As Henry Ford said: "Whether you think you can or you can't -- you are right!" Or as Francis of Assisi said, "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." You might also be interested in reading: 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull' and 'Illusions: The Adventures Of A Reluctant ...more
Mar 01, 2015 Martin rated it liked it
A 2009 book about Jamie the pilot, who learns bit by bit that world around him is composed of ideas that he accepts and believes in. Similar motives as in the other books of Richard Bach: world around us is an illusion; things that bind us are primarily things in our minds that we accept; we can help "something" to become real (e.g. to successfully make the first flight over the Atlantic) by strongly believing in the success of the effort; nothing happens by chance, everything has its reason and ...more
Maurynne  Maxwell
Oct 16, 2009 Maurynne Maxwell rated it really liked it
Shelves: spirit
It's been years since I read Jonathon Livingston Seagull, but I think this is a worthy successor. Neither one is the greatest book of all time, but as stories with a purpose, parables if you will, they are easy to read and understand. There's a point in the middle where I think he gets too explicatory and preachy, but he goes back to telling the story. My spiritual hubris is showing here, but I plan to give the book to a couple of people I think will enjoy its introductory aspect.
Jan 10, 2012 محمد rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
review هل الإنسان يعرف نفسه حقاً..؟

هذا أحد الأسئلة الضخمة والكثيرة في هذه الرواية، فـ"ريتشارد باك" كاتب الرواية جعل من أسطرها حقلاً فلسفياً صعباً للقارى العادي الذي قد ينخدع من كلمة رواية التي تظهر على الغلاف..

هل نحن نستطيع أن نتخطى الحدود التي نراها أمامنا.؟
بل هل هناك حدود أصلاً لكي نتوقف عندها ..؟

أم أن كل ذلك من نسج خيال كل واحد منا ..؟

الرواية لطيفة ومليئة بالتأملات والأسئلة حول إنسانيتنا وواقعنا ..
Dec 19, 2013 LiLit rated it it was amazing
I finished this book in one day. No, that is not a compliment to myself as a fast reader, it is a compliment to the book. It was so capturing and well written that I just refused to put it down. This is a fascinating story which carries the simplicity that we see in most of Bach's books, at the same time containing philosophical dilemmas and deep thoughts.
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Since Jonathan Livingston Seagull - which dominated the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List for two consecutive years - Richard Bach has touched millions of people through his humor, wisdom and insight.

With over 60 million copies of his books sold, Richard Bach remains one of the world's most beloved authors. A former USAF fighter pilot, Air Force captain and latter-day barnstorm
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