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The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  315 ratings  ·  21 reviews
"Money is congealed energy," said Joseph Campbell. And releasing it releases life's possibilities. . . .

Thousands of people worldwide have learned how to build a powerful new relationship with their money and bring their dreams to fruition through Dr. Maria Nemeth's dynamic workshops. Now you can, too. In The Energy of Money, Dr. Nemeth--who received an Audio Publishers Aw
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 4th 2000 by Wellspring/Ballantine (first published January 1st 1998)
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Claire
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good; but you have to do the exercises to get the most from it. It's the kind of book that you need to keep going back to. I had some big realisations and I'd definitely recommend it to others.
Angie Millgate
Dec 31, 2007 is currently reading it
I am slogging through this book. It is one that I LOVE to read, but requires homework which I slack on and then don't finish...
Beth
Jun 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Since I don't think I will read this book very quickly, I'll throw out a quick review of what it is so far: VERY good. I am not typically attracted to financial or money books. This is not anything like a Suze Orman bestseller (which usually make me feel that I am doing everything wrong anyway.) This book is more philosophical and is designed to make you see money in a different way, as an energy source for the life you want. You are not asked to review your "portfolio" but your goals, aspiratio ...more
Tommy Butler
Nov 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Highly recommended (at least through the first few parts, up until the section on forgiveness which to me seems to belong to a different book.) The exercises involving your own personal Standards of Integrity (who are you really?) and Life Intentions (what do you reallly want to do before you die?) alone are worth the price of admission.
Anne
Dec 24, 2016 rated it liked it
This book has been on my shelf for almost a year now and I cant seem to get past the first few chapters despite consciously trying several times. There is something very pre 9-11 innocent about it that bugs me. What does a 15-year old terrorist attack have to do with a book about one's spiritual relationship with money? Hard to say.....but the book sounds like many books and people I knew when I was younger and a little bit more naively "spiritual". This book isn't world-weary or pained enough f ...more
Amy Yancy
Jun 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really spiritual

If you are a spiritual person this book is for you. It takes the principles of spirituality and directly applies them to money. It is dense but well-written. It is a wonderful compliment to anyone's spiritual practice. I'm so grateful to have read this book. In all fairness, this book has little to do with money, but instead reminds you of your spirit so you can directly apply those principles to your cash. Lovely. Sophisticated read.
Kim
Jul 10, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is a really good book for exploring (personal) money history as well breaking through old patterns/beliefs regarding money. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in shifting their views about money.
Kissiah
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Perhaps I could have given this book five stars as it is an exceptional read. I thoroughly enjoyed taking my time navigating the information and exercises. It's important to do the exercises, and you'll see why. As time passes doing the exercises reveal a great deal about who you are and where your energy (not just money related) is. I found the read enlightening. I've already incorporated some things, and I'm definitely more mindful as a result of the read. There's gratitude for sure. The book ...more
Jaime
Jul 06, 2007 added it
I'm not reading this so much as keeping it by the bed and randomly reading a short chapter when I have nothing else in reach. I'm just sick of feeling like I'm studying, so it works well this way, picking up tidbits and food for thought to slowly digest. It's an interesting read, and I recommend it.
Victoria Hamel
Jul 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing
An awesome guide to help you learn why you spend/don't spend, find out what you want out of your relationship w/yourself and money.
wordLife
Feb 08, 2008 marked it as to-read
A recent recommendations... and I could stand to learn to get my mind right about how i think abt. money...
Betty-anne
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
One of the best books related to money I've ever read! I have been speaking with Maria Nemeth's, the author & will be offering some upcoming web innards featuring Maria as our guest speaker!
Bethany  T
I prefer Denise Duffield-Thomas's books Lucky Bitch and Get Rich Lucky Bitch over The Energy of Money. However, Maria Nemeth has very salient points, plenty of activities to try, and a generally accessible writing style.

For me, the reason this was a three star book and not a four star was the excessive - for me, not necessarily for others - focus on spending less and not wasting income. That is not my issue, and pretty much never has been. So I wasn't necessarily her target demographic. She see
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Roshni Kanchan
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved the timing – got this book soon after I told a small group in November ‘I can’t ask for money’ (no connection between the two incidents!) and the exact same words stare back at me from the book.

Interesting concepts that I did not expect in a book about money – community support vs going solo, forgiveness(!), abundance mindset vs scarcity mindset and gratitude.

The author shares stories / beliefs / myths that participants in her workshops shared and I’m guessing that something or the other
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Didi Delighted
Aug 01, 2017 rated it liked it
I found some of the wording in this book aggravating. The term "monkey mind" struck me like nails on a damn chalkboard every single time it popped up in the text, and it popped up a lot. Don't blame monkeys for my poor decision making. I'm an asshat, sure, but the monkeys aren't to blame. Somebody, please, think of the monkeys.

Parts of this I found utterly useless, and had a tough time getting through, because they either didn't really apply to me, or for whatever reason I couldn't pay attentio
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Sasha
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
The approach in this book is very different than other finance books. It helped me consider life long goals and had been insightful.
Karin
Jun 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Some very interesting points are made in this book. Why is there a big eye on the cover- Masons??
Rick
Nov 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Terrific resource! Sometimes challenging and difficult, a valuable journey.
Michelle
Psycho-analytical yet spiritual reasons why we do what we do with....money. Get ready to dig deep....
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