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In Make Love to the Universe, Phoenix Desmond recounts his experience walking the Himalayas under the guidance of compassionate spirits from Sirius. With their assistance, he returns to an ancient way of life remarkably similar to that of the Buddha, abandoning both his possessions and preconceptions to live among the poorest of poor in India. Written from the perspective ...more
Paperback, 188 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Wolf Trail Press
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Book Him Danno
This book was about a journey the author took with a spirit, he traveled through the Himalayas looking for the Master. He found many who were filled with negative feelings that brought more negative into their lives, and he met those who were filled with positive energy bringing more positive into their lives and those they loved. The idea that love can cure most of the ills that ails us made me think. The more we relax and are at peace with life around us, the healthier we are. I would agree wi ...more
Shirley
Jun 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Make Love to the Universe: Himalayan Masters Share Spiritual Wisdom is a book that opens doors to new levels of spirituality. The following introductory quote was helpful in preparing the reader for concepts that were unfamiliar.
"Whereas my mind resisted any possibility that lacked evidence, my heart brushed reason aside, embracing the sounds as a miraculous and mysterious gift. There was a brief skirmish between the two, after which my heart eagerly moved forward with its agenda of decoding
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Michelle
…you are here to reflect on the dream.

Although I read lots of “spiritual” books and lots of “alien” books, I was not prepared to like this book. The premise seemed a bit far fetched. Alien spirit beings inhabiting the body of a man on a quest through the Himalayas is even a little too out there for my taste. However, once I got just a few pages into the book and I grew accustomed to the narrator referring to himself as “we,” I started underlining and highlighting passages. This is a small book,
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Cynthia
Jun 10, 2011 rated it liked it
I received a review copy of this book. I have read several New Age titles in the past that claim to be written through various spiritual or celestial beings. This book was no different as far as the metaphysical aspects are concerned. The tenets of a spiritual life are told once again. Do no harm. Be thankful. Have faith. Banish negative thinking. The message has been told many times already. There is nothing new. But it is a message that bears repeating.

Where this book deviates is with the tal
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Megan
Jun 14, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: library-thing
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Shannon McGee
Dec 18, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
The author travels through the Himalayas searching for Master babjai with nothing but themselves. They have faith in the universe. Knowing that the universe will give what is needed whether it be a place to sleep or eat.

I remember seeing many reviews when I acquired this book. They were all pretty negative and people said that the summary about the book was false. I disagree, I think the book is exactly what it says to be. With elements of Buddhism the two travelers feel if they send out there
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JP
May 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Just a few pages into the intro I was convinced I was about to read a hundred pages of made-up New Age philosophy. Desmond opens by invoking revelations provided to him from the Sirian star system. Despite realizing I had committed to reviewing - but not enjoying - something fully orthogonal to my own Baconian, Western world view, the stories and lessons in this book were instead a pleasant surprise. Desmond describes a sojourn to several temples. Along the way, he meets a number of babas who pr ...more
Jessica
Jul 13, 2011 rated it liked it
This book had a lovely peaceful feel to it. When I began reading it I found it a bit fanciful until I realized I needed to do something I often took for granted that I did, I needed to read it with an open mind. We live in a cynical world and it is easy to doubt and criticize when one reads a book like this. However, reading it with a more open view and willingness to really hear the messages the author is communicating makes it well worth your time. Sit down with this book, it is very likely th ...more
Ramplo
Jul 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-review
Not for everyone, I have seen some very positive reviews for it though so I know some people disagree.

The quick and dirty:

-Worth picking up if you’re exploring your spirituality, if you liked the message of Siddhartha, (I think) you’ll like this book. This will hit home to many people.
-Some strange sentence structures stunt reading
-The constant switching between story and spiritual lessons made this hard for me to stay interested in.

The long and wordy:
To avoid boring anyone who just wants a glim
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Yanna
Sep 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
I absolutely loved this book. I was really warmed by the experience he had. It was both inspiring and also very relatable. A great read for a spiritually centered person who is into mystical experiences and exploration. I will say if you are not already into this sort of thing I can see how this book might be off putting or even confusing. I will also say that at times I thought that the ego was particularly evident lending to slightly condescending or judgmental narration. But overall it was a ...more
Cabracrazy18
Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Won through LibraryThing's early reviewers. I was able to enjoy this book by not taking some of the very strange ideas and concepts too seriously/literally. It took awhile for me to get through this one, but I am glad I saw it through to the end. There is definitely some spiritual wisdom here and it is applicable to myself as a Christian and I believe anyone else as well, regardless of religious affiliation. This book isn't for everyone, but if you can stay open-minded, you might enjoy it.
Roberta
Aug 07, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Roberta by: Early Reviewers LibraryThing
Phoenix Desmond recounts his travels through India as a Baba, receiving food and shelter from strangers. There are spiritual insights sprinkled among the text, but no cohesive summaries of them. That would have improved the book, in my opinion.
Jan
Jul 06, 2011 rated it it was ok
Goodreads win. Thank you. One persons spiritual journey. Interesting concept of spirits, mother earth, enlightenment and opening one's minds to different thoughts.
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