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Cosmic Nonsense

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-20

If you believe that inanimate objects have consciousness, you probably need a psychiatrist.

However, with that said, I do believe that layout and the choices we make about our living space affects our moods, and if we do things to lift our mood it will reflect on the rest of our lives.

But, do I need a load of rituals and other cosmic nonsense to change the way I feel? Personally, nope!

An introduction to boundaries.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-04-20

Very simplistic, and seemingly aimed at people who are very depressed.

I was hoping this would be a bit more of a fun listen, but thus far (1hr in) I'm getting a bit bored.

Needs chapter markers

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-20

I'm tentatively agreeing with the contents of this book, but I'm not convinced that big pharma is really holding back natural cures -- if this was true they'd actually be cashing in on it.

But, conspiracies aside, there's certainly a lot of evidence in favour of high vitamin dosage.

The book needs chapter markers or a PDF -- it's hard to navigate as an audiobook!

Annoying Children of Androids!

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-20

Seriously, do the narration again!

It sounds like it's being read by a robot - only with less feeling. How can anything this bad carry any message of hope?

I have to return it; it's a serious insult to an important book!

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I'm trying, but....

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-20

I seriously want to enjoy this, but the narrator is driving me mad!

It's like he dramatically emphasises words as if he's reading the introduction to an American television drama -- it's very off putting, but I'll persevere for a couple more chapters and see what happens. (Edit: Given up, returning the book)

This is also blurbed as a 'how to' guide, but it's all background information and legend, with very little practical application.

Importantly, I'd be very cautious about the other reviews -- I detect a lot of 'spammer grammar', and considering they've almost all appeared around the same time, and the majority of contributors haven't reviewed anything else, I suspect something suspicious is afoot.

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Be careful and question everything

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-20

While I think there are some really interesting questions raised about the life and true history of Jesus, I think it's very dodgy ground to take direction from anyone who channels spirits (in whatever form they manifest). If you need to use channels, then test the spirits and test them again, and make sure they are not trying to pull the wool over your eyes!

Basically, there's a lot in this story that doesn't resonate as truth.

Now, before you dismiss me as a fundamentalist, I am absolutely not -- I've dabbled with spirituality in many forms over the years and nowadays tend to take more of a "New Thought" approach to spiritual practice; understanding that there's truth in everything.

In summary, there are undoubtedly low energy sources at work in this presentation -- the historical comparisons with old mythology may be true - and it's easy to understand why old stories were integrated into the mythology of Jesus, however, there's something about this book that leaves me seriously doubting the authenticity of her sources.

As I said in my title, be careful and question everything.






Only partially read by Boris

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-20

Unfortunately, a new narrator steps into mr Johnson's shoes after a short while and takes over -- and this narrator, while acceptably entertaining, lacks the passion that Boris so clearly has.

I quite liked listening to the sound of Boris thumbing his way through the book too -- you could literally hear the pages being turned in the background.

The book is good, the story is good -- but the chapters seem to start in the wrong areas, and as such, the audio-splitting is a bit out of whack.

I haven't finished this yet, but if Boris doesn't come back and continue in his own quirky style, then I'm afraid it may have to go back.

Strange really, as he is now our PM, and I'm absolutely no Tory -- but I can still appreciate his talents even if we don't match politically.

Meh!

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-20

The most off putting thing about this book is that the authors ask you to take notes and to spend quiet time meditating etc. I find this incredibly boring, and because I use audiobooks when I'm driving, running or walking, it isn't something I'm ever going to engage in.

The book is generally well presented and easy to listen to, although quite patronising at times, and I experienced many instances of me going "No No No" when presented with information that was simply not true.

Moving on from that, there are a lot of 'woke' assumptions about male oppression, patriarchy and sexual repression -- not completely unfounded, but very one-sided in their bias and often incorrect.

There are also, however, a few valuable insights that could be useful for anyone who really needs help to relax into being a sexual being.

I've never had any significant shame about my sexuality, so this book doesn't really speak to me.

I can't really comment on anyone else's journey beyond that, but how well this book will resonate will very much depend on your perspective and your starting point.

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Yawn!

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-12-19

Full of sound bites and incorrect assumptions; wrapped up and presented with all the enthusiasm of a funeral in the rain.

An hour of my life was wasted trying to give this a chance.

Good book, good audio, but not a great advert.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-19

I've been inspired to walk the Camino Frances, but after listening to several accounts I'm now not so sure.

Snorers, bed bugs, bad legs, silly rules -- the camino has them all, and I'm not sure I'm prepared for any of that.

This is a good listen, but I'm just over halfway through and having heard some of the horror stories, I'm not sure if I'm still feeling inspired.

Let's see how I feel once I've finished the book.