Unlike most books about past lives (I would imagine), this book does not assume an position for or against past lives/reincarnation. Instead, it proviUnlike most books about past lives (I would imagine), this book does not assume an position for or against past lives/reincarnation. Instead, it provides the reader with scientific evidence, case studies, and a no-nonsense approach to analyzing the experiences described in the case studies. I am fortunate that I found this book first before trying others about Past Lives because this book covers everything I wanted to know and left me to draw my own conclusions. I would highly recommend this book to someone who is interested in knowing about past lives and reincarnation without any bias for or against it. I would also highly recommend this book for anyone interested in psi phenomenon who has an interest in the subject, as a person reading this book would be unable to become ungrounded by some of the assumptions other psi phenomenon subjects can have. Very excellently written, wonderful book.
I just reread this book and I can say that it holds up to time. While the research is old, it is still valid. Some more discoveries have been made in neuroscience since the publication of the book. Either way, I still give it 5 stars and I still love it for its no-nonsense approach. ...more
While I agree with Bastiat entirely, the way that he has presented "the classic blueprint for a just society," is exactly why people who lean more towWhile I agree with Bastiat entirely, the way that he has presented "the classic blueprint for a just society," is exactly why people who lean more towards socialist ideas scoff at those who are for capitalism, economic stability, and most importantly honoring the fundamentals of the need for law: to protect life, liberty, and property.
The first chapter started out wonderfully, articulately and simple. It was accessible and easy to understand and apply. I was excited as I hoped to share this with my husband to allow him to open up to my ideas on politics which are different from his (he's a democrat/socialist).
However, the rest of the book just seemed to be a rant that got more and more impassioned as it went along, which to me seemed to take away from the reader's ability to take what he was saying seriously. I was disappointed because even though I agreed with everything he said and thought his applications of his ideas were great, I felt sort of embarrassed about his inability to keep calm in expressing his ideas.
The book is sound, based on sound ideas and should appeal to any libertarian. I nodded a lot as I was reading it. "Yes!" I kept telling myself, "this is definitely true." Unfortunately the truth was told, in this case, in a way that I don't think would be very accessible to the people that Bastiat was intent on reaching. I think a democrat/socialist might mislabel it "too radical" when they really mean, "too impassioned."
It is for that reason, I'm sorry to say, I was unable to rate this any higher....more
I really enjoyed the premise of the book. However, I didn't like that the writing style was in the present tense through-out the entire book. I thoughI really enjoyed the premise of the book. However, I didn't like that the writing style was in the present tense through-out the entire book. I thought the characters weren't developed enough and felt very flat to me. Each character had the same manner of speaking and same sense of humor, so they all were basically the same characters but with different names or genders and different backgrounds. But then again, I'm an adult reader and well aware that the book was intended for young-adults. In all, I did find it gripping enough to read all the way through (in one day no less) and I did find some interesting nuances about it. Unfortunately (and this is probably because of the age range that the book targeted), I found more annoyances than gems.
That said, for a children's book, this would be an excellent read. I could see how it could bring comfort to a child dealing with the loss of a loved one and I can also see how it would be entertaining to a child who is interested in the author's creation of the afterlife. Some of the sub plots and developments in the book itself outside of the characters would make for a very gripping read for years 4th grade - 9th grade (depending on the maturity level of the child; there is some mild cussing)....more
I love this book because it gives me the opportunity to know exactly what's going into my baby's diet. Not only does it provide recipes which use grocI love this book because it gives me the opportunity to know exactly what's going into my baby's diet. Not only does it provide recipes which use grocery items that me and the husband already buy, but it also includes informative nutrition information about the phytonutrients in the food.
However, be warned that the cheese sauce calls for milk, which due to its high number of proteins can cause an allergic reaction in children under the age of 2. A way around this is to follow the recipe for cheese sauce except leave out the milk and flour - it blends just as well....more
A no-nonsense, scientific analysis of the phenomenon of Near Death Experiences. Written from a skeptical point of view, leaving the reader to make theA no-nonsense, scientific analysis of the phenomenon of Near Death Experiences. Written from a skeptical point of view, leaving the reader to make their own conclusions on if this phenomenon is a glimpse into the afterlife or something that science can explain. Scientific explanations are given for accounts of NDE, yet there is still, admitted by the skeptical author, aspects of NDE that not even science can explain....more