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Illuminata Audiobook

Illuminata: Prayers for Everyday Life

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Publisher's Summary

Marianne Williamson's best-selling A Return to Love ended with a prayer in which she asked God to help us "find our way home, from the pain to peace, from fear to love, from hell to Heaven." Now, in this stunning new collection of thoughts, prayers, and rites of passage, Marianne Williamson returns to prayer.

Prayer is practical, Williamson tells us. "To look to God is to look to the realm of consciousness that can deliver us from the pain of living." Illuminata brings prayer into our daily lives, with prayers on topics from releasing anger to finding forgiveness, from finding great love to achieving intimacy. There are prayers for couples, for parents, and for children; prayers to mend broken relationships and prayers to overcome obsessive and compulsive love. There are prayers to heal the soul, prayers to heal the body, and prayers for work and creativity.

Williamson also gives us prayers for the healing of America, including two prayers that have had powerful effects on audiences at her lectures: a prayer of amends on behalf of European Americans to African-Americans and one to Native Americans. How, Williamson asks, can we expect anyone to forgive when we have made no formal apology?

Another section includes rites of passage, ceremonies of light for the signal events in our lives: blessing of the newborn, coming of age, marriage, and death. There is also a ceremony of the elder, for moving into midlife, and a ceremony of divorce, in which a gentle transition is provided for both the couple and their children.

"Read my prayers or someone else's" Williamson says. "By all means, create your own."

Illuminata is a way to bring prayer into practical use, creating a sweeter, more abundant life for yourself and the people you care for. "No conventional therapy," she says, "can release us from a deep and abiding psychic pain. Through prayer we find what we cannot find elsewhere: a peace that is not of this world."

©1994 Marianne Williamson; (P)2008 Random House Audio

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  • Teresa Barreira
    Washington, DC United States
    09/07/12
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    "Riveting"
    Would you listen to Illuminata again? Why?

    "Read my prayers or someone else's" Williamson says. "By all means, create your own."

    I've read almost everything she wrote.
    She 's led me through the spiritual path that otherwise I wouldn't ever gone from religion itself. She's opened my mind and made me crave for her readings.

    All her books are worth reading and meditating.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kathryn L. Willette
    Rochester Hills, Michigan United States
    04/07/16
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    "Something for every person and situation"

    This audible book is easy to listen to and hits home in many ways! Here I am on Independence Day, and there is a prayer for America! Marianne's voice is beautiful, and I will listen to this frequently.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • SADIQUA
    LYNNWOOD, WA, US
    29/06/16
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    "A prayer for every moment in life. "

    This book has become apart of my daily life. It written in plain text that you know God can hear. No matter who you are or what religious, if any back ground you may have, and there is a prayer here that will resonate in you and make you stop and listen. Marriane voice is soothing and powerful throughout the book. So worth purchasing and keeping in your library.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • JillPrenger
    14/05/16
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    "Index?"

    I would like it if there was an index to navigate the segments. Otherwise, I have really enjoyed it. It's a soothing wonderful thoughtful guide.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • MsLdy46
    22/09/15
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    "I Feel Blessed ."

    Loved it! This book renewed my hope in people,the world, and myself. I'm sharing this one with my daughters my son ,sisters, and mother. It's like she was speaking my every thoughts I wanted to share with God. Awesome book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cassandra
    18/08/15
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    "Exquisite prayer book for easy guidance to"

    Exquisite prayer book for easy guidance to your own personal prayers. A book of miracles for those that find repetitive prayers difficult.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • baby girl
    06/02/15
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    "life saving"

    a daily must do for whatever ails you.
    Marianne's voice is very soothing.
    builds spiritual muscles-brain and heart

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Glitterific
    Mantua, NJ, United States
    26/03/12
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    "Hoping for a little more"

    The prayers themselves are nice, beautiful, soulful; Marianne Williamson at her best. BUT, it doesn't work as well with the audio format. It would be great if the production was split into chapters/prayers with headings so one could forward specifically to what she's looking for.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • julee nave
    PAWHUSKA, OK, US
    12/09/16
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    "beautiful prayers"

    This is a collection of truly beautiful prayers. I listen to them over and over

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sai
    09/09/16
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    "Illuminata"

    Love this book. I listen to this audible every day. It helps me get through, depending on what situation I'm in. Must buy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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