I found this book while looking for books on Mantras. It sounded interesting. It is basic, not much here. It would be for someone who has knowledge ofI found this book while looking for books on Mantras. It sounded interesting. It is basic, not much here. It would be for someone who has knowledge of Mantras, because it doesn't explain anything other than what the Mantra is used for. I prefer books that explain why the Mantra is constructed the way it is, even if it is a basic explanation.
As far as content, I can't comment. It really says it all in the title. I believe in free will and Karma, so this is something I would never try. Although I'm sure there are some that will.
This is the 2nd or 3rd book I've read by Kadmon. I'm not impressed. 3 stars for having a different idea. 2 stars for execution. ...more
I was back and forth with this. I learned of U.S. Andersen through Kelly Howell. "The Secret Universal Mind Meditation" is based on his books, so I waI was back and forth with this. I learned of U.S. Andersen through Kelly Howell. "The Secret Universal Mind Meditation" is based on his books, so I was intrigued. It started off just OK for me. I wasn't learning much new information. The middle was the most interesting part. A lot of what he said resonated with me, and I was thinking to myself, "surprisingly this isn't dated." The last 1/3 of the book had me rethink that comment. I do understand how some of the examples he used were from his own life during his lifetime, I made allowances for that. The reason the last 1/3 of the book did not resonate with me was because in the last 50 years, we've learned so much, especially about health. I do not believe the diseases that plague us as a people are easily 'prayed' away. Obesity is not solely due to our state of mind. It is due to the prevalence of fast food, processed food and things like long work days and no one at home to cook nutritious food for us after that long day. Granted, back in Andersen's day, there wasn't a McDonalds on every street.
A lot of today's diseases are due to those factors as well as the way our food is farmed. Again, something that was not in our world 50 years ago. So where as I understand the idea of changing our state of mind to improve our health, what we need to do is change our state of mind, to understand that the way we are eating and what we are eating is the culprit. Then REAL food has to be made affordable to the masses, not just to the ones who can afford it.
This part of the book bothered me because I feel that many uninformed people will read it, and start believing that the way they think on a surface level will make them well, as opposed to coming to the realization that their diet is the major culprit. But this isn't a health/diet book, so I will move on.
All was not lost. I did enjoy his chapter on reincarnation which is toward the end of the book....more
The only thing wrong with this book is that it ended. When I read The Kitchen House years ago, I didn't think I would enjoy it, it turned out to be onThe only thing wrong with this book is that it ended. When I read The Kitchen House years ago, I didn't think I would enjoy it, it turned out to be one of my favorite all time books. So when I saw this Sophomore effort, I was a little hesitant. I didn't want it to suffer from the slump, but I was nevertheless, excited to read it.
OK Ms. Grissom. Next book please. Do Pan and Mr. Burton do what they said they'd do at the end? Does Mr. Burton get married to the girl who obviously has a crush on him? C'mon, don't leave us hanging!!...more