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Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul

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One of the most powerful of the Seth Books, this essential guide to conscious living clearly and powerfully articulates the furthest reaches of human potential, and the concept that we all create our own reality according to our individual beliefs. Having withstood the test of time, it is still considered one of the most dynamic and brilliant maps of inner reality availabl ...more
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Published May 23rd 1994 by Amber-Allen Publ., New World Library (first published 1972)
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Nancy I, too, read this book about 25 years ago--as well as a lot of other books in this genre. I liked it then and I still do, but it's a difficult read…moreI, too, read this book about 25 years ago--as well as a lot of other books in this genre. I liked it then and I still do, but it's a difficult read for sure. I don't think even half of what I read back then I really understood. This time I'm really trying to understand what he's saying and still finding it difficult to do. I am enjoying it, though! It is the same book I read back then. The cover is different but the book is not. (less)

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Mar 31, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This book changed my life at 19 after my mother died. I still have the copy which is now 30 years old! Strange pic on the cover of the author, but the information contained (channelled info gained in the 60s at 'seances' as they were called originally) is mind blowing, reality shattering and absolutely riveting.

Now it is more in line with what people would 'get' compared to the 70s when I read it as quantum physics is now explaining much of what is in the book.

As I read this book I
Scott Humphreys
Jun 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
For so long I have looked for concepts and ideas to help bring some meaningful understanding to my life, and although I have read many wonderful books which have gone some way to explain, they have often left me with more questions than they answered, as well as a feeling that there was still something missing. In that context The Eternal Validity of the Soul is a ray of light. There is nothing it does not mention, from a particle to the creation of life including the meaning of reality itself, ...more
Jul 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

New Age Philosophy

First, I want to note that I am not a member of the 'new age' movement. That said, I am fascinated by various understandings of reality. I 'read around' as an avocation. Seth/Roberts here (and in the many other books in which Jane Roberts allegedly 'channeled' the Spirit of Seth) demonstrates a philosophical sensibility in that one hears, here and there, echoes of puzzles (aporias) that have haunted philosophy since the beginning. In this review
Apr 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All
Recommended to Gregg by: Seth
Shelves: metaphysics
Its good to hear from Seth fans, and other explorers of inner reality. With the SETI project, NASA and others are looking for life in this dimension, and we will find them, because they're there. I do think there has already been "first" contact. The Seth readings are just such an example. The literati are looking in one direction, and all they have to do is go to the library. We have made contact with intelligent life, and that is Seth. I have read some fantastic literature from some interestin ...more
Feb 16, 2008 rated it really liked it
This book was very enlightening to me and confirmed a lot of things I had somehow known since a child and reawakened in the late 90's when I started exploring the realms of quantum physics and chaos theory.
Oct 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have no idea if Jane Roberts channels an entity called Seth or if she gets this out of some portion of her mind we all have but only she seems to have contact with. And I don't care. What I care about is the material. I've read a lot of philosophy in my time and nothing compares to Seth in his entirety. The coherency, the common sense of it all, the feeling I get of finally listening to ideas that rattle some part of me that senses it's all true. Or close enough. Religion is a devilishly cleve ...more
Davis Aujourd'hui
Sep 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This is a book for spiritual seekers! I was introduced to this book nearly thirty years ago by a dear friend who recognized I was seeking enlightenment. This was the beginning of a spiritual journey for me that had become thwarted after I had become an agnostic.

Even though I have since returned to my Christian roots, I embrace the idea that all spiritual traditions that enhance the soul are equally valid. For this reason, I would recommend this book to anyone regardless of their reli
Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I think this has to be my all time favourite book. Its messages resonated with me on a level that I had never encountered before. Seth explains the multidimensionality of the soul in a way that simply feels true. His remarkable stories often sound too crazy for anyone to have invented in such detail. yet this makes it feel even more real. Although i was never particularly worried about souls, death and life thereafter, Seth has managed to remove any slightest worry I might have had and has repla ...more
Mar 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: inspiration
Fascinating. "You form the reality that you know. You get exactly what you want to get. You create from nothing the experience that is your own. If you do not like your experience, then look within yourself and change it." And that's just for starters. There's a wealth of information here and much of it is hard to believe. Yet there is also a lot to seriously think about. This is a book for open minds.
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Everyone I know who talks about this book seems to remember how they came to it. I remember I had been living in Eugene for about a year when one of my best friends said I should read it. It must have been around the time I was asking a lot of existential questions of life in general, because she said this book gave her the best explanation for every existential question I could ask.

Through Jane Roberts, a so-called energy personality (Seth) gives a highly intelligent and often exquisitely word
Jan 23, 2013 rated it liked it
This book is NOT an easy read. There is however much information to be gleaned from it's pages. I've actually re-read this book several times. I don't give it a high review because I find it more of a reference than a story though there is a narrative within it's pages. The Seth books are based on a a woman, Jane Roberts who lived in the 60's who acted as a medium for the personality Seth who choose to dictate 6,000 pages from somewhere beyond. Jane's husband writes down all that is said during ...more
Candace Talmadge
Jan 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: influencers
Seth Speaks is the best of the Seth books, in my opinion. This is one of those books, like The Spear of Destiny, that I encountered while doing research for what became my fiction series. Seth's assertions that we live in a safe universe and that we are as dead now as we are ever going to be really hit me between the eyes. I wanted to feel the truth of these propositions a level far deeper than just the intellect. I wanted to experience them, and that led me to the Sunan healing method that I de ...more
Nov 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
I have been on a spiritual journey for many years. When talking about it with a great friend, she recommended this book Seth Speaks. I have been slowly reading it and thinking about it and in some cases.. trying to decipher it for over a year. I also read The Seth Material by the same author in conjunction with Seth Speaks. It's hard to describe just what is in this amazing book. Parts of it resonated with me and what I have come to believe over the years. Those things just FEEL true. Parts of ...more
Bryon Medina
Dec 21, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Heady types
Recommended to Bryon by: Ellie
A friend of mine insisted that I need to read this book. I can, from time to time, carry on about certain things I read in some of Carlos Castaneda's books. In response to my carrying on, my friend Ellie said I should this book.
This book cannot take the place of the Teachings of Don Juan, Don Juan and Seth talk about some of the same things, but Don Juan's teachings are embedded in the narrative that Carlos Castaneda gives us, Seth speaks is one huge, sprawling rant given to us through t
Liam Wright
Mar 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
One of the most powerful of the Seth books, Seth Speaks is an essential guide to conscious living. It clearly and powerfully articulates the furthest reaches of human potential and presents the concept that we are independent of our physical image and have access to intuitional knowledge and other dimensions of reality. Seth Speaks has withstood the test of time and is still considered one of the most dynamic and brilliant maps of inner reality and human potential available today.
C.J. Prince
Feb 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
This was my first Seth book and lead me into intensive reading for years as I pursued all of Jane Roberts channelings, took Seth classes, was on the first board of directors for the Rocky Mountain Seth Conference and wrote for the Texas Seth newsletter.
Joseph Eastburn
May 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
So far, utterly mind-blowing.
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If there's one book I would recommend for everyone in this world to read, it would be this book. All of the Seth material is good, but this is the 'base', the most important important stuff upon which all else builds. I've been into spirituality and the 'new age' stuff for a long time, but I think the Seth material is still the best source for information even though it seems like many people these days that are into law of attraction and etc. haven't read the Seth material, or aren't even aware ...more
Heidi The Reader
I know that this was written (dictated) in the early 70's but a lot of this information is just as relevant today as it was then. And there is a lot of information included in here. It's not a light or easy read, it's kind of like reading Manly Hall's The Secret Teachings of All Ages- more encyclopedia than novel. Seth's descriptions of his past lives are fun and light hearted, but that's not the majority of the book.

The formatting of this was terrible. I was skimming the husband's descriptions
Jul 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spirituality
I read the Seth series, when such things were barely known, much less accepted. It was very interesting to me how Seth led the reader, very gently through things that were easily acceptable in the beginning books to things things in the later books that began to show a deep connection with the Eisenstein model of the Universe and Quantum Physics, and were waaaay out there for the average reader at the time. So this review is less a review of the single book than of the entire series and cleverly ...more
Little Miss Esoteric
Feb 16, 2015 rated it did not like it
Used to be a favourite, now I think it's a load of purposely confusing, channeled crap. I have nothing against Jane Roberts, I think she was sincere, but Seth is another matter altogether. Before you read this try The Siren Call of Hungry Ghosts: A Riveting Investigation Into Channeling and Spirit Guides by Joe Fisher. Now that's an enlightening read.
Sep 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book and am glad I took my time reading it. When I reached page 426 last night--the final page of the appendix--I read a line that I thought summarized the essence, or purpose of this book. The empowering reminder, if you will, that the true "magic" of spirituality, the beauty of life, is in the self and how we choose to view the world: "Forget the cringing selves that you sometimes are and remember, instead, the magic essence of your own being that sings even now through your fin ...more
Wilma Reiber
Aug 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I read this book twice, gave it away (as I usually do) and bought it again. That's how much I love it. I keep going back to look paragraphs up, and I am elated when I see quotes from the book. It is one of the few books I never want to lose again. Every time I read in it, I have more aha moments about life, in the physical and the non-physical realm.
It is not a book you can read in one sitting. At least I had to stop after each chapter and contemplate what I just read.
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I came across this book almost by accident in the 80s, picked it up and put it down a couple of times, left the store, then went back because, I told myself, it was marked down to only $1.
To this day it is the most influential book I've ever read. To say it changed my life would be an understatement (and a cliche), but I'll say it anyway.
Aug 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Apparently I accidentally erased my review of this last night. Read this book! It will change your perspective on reality. And for those of us who are fans of the Seth material, please visit for free videos on the same topics covered in this book. Lincoln Gergar (channel higher self) is one amazing being.
Mike T
Feb 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book provides fascinating concepts that certainly broaden my idea of reality. I think many people have may have difficulty reading this book due to their own personal beliefs. One must have an open-mind in order to sit down and actually read this book. It is a treat...
Dec 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Lance Conkerton
Jun 21, 2009 is currently reading it
I have yet to read. But my brother who recommended the Alchemist, also recommended this. I am fascinated from what he told me..although a little scared as I know it will question my faith and beliefs. However, he said it reinforced his! Definitely next on my list. Will keep all posted.
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I can't get enough of Seth and Jane Roberts!
Jim Morris
May 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In the past I've been sniffish about channeled material. One famous channeler purported to be bringing messages from a famous warrior king of times past. I read the warrior king's book and didn't think he knew things that anybody who had been through basic would know, so I figured at best this was fiction from the channeler's subconscious. Then a friend turned me on to Esther Hicks and Abraham and I liked the advice regardless of the source, so I read a lot and listened to a lot of CDs. Nobody c ...more
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Roberts was born in Saratoga Springs, New York. After attending public schools, she attended Skidmore College. She wrote in a variety of genres: poetry, short stories, children’s literature, and novels. When she was in her 30s, she and her husband began to record what she said were messages from a personalit
“Suffering is not good for the soul, unless it teaches you how to stop suffering. That is its purpose.” 89 likes
“The interior drama, therefore, is always the important one. The “story of your life” is written by you, by each reader of this book. You are the author. There is no reason, therefore, for you to view the drama and feel trapped by it. The power to change your own condition is your own. You have only to exercise it.” 15 likes
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