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The Gentle Rebel

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Reviewed: 08-03-20

I was looking forward to listening to this after reading the reviews and seeing is it's only 3 and a half hours (much shorter than books I usually listen to). However, the narration is very uninspiring and dull and it just feels like a list of benefits from a blog post.

This must me a joke

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Reviewed: 12-01-20

I wish I'd researched Shaman Durek before buying this book, it was an impulse buy because of my life long interest in Shamanism.

I can only presume the positive reviews here are paid, or fake, or from younger kids who are impressed with someone who calls them self 'woke as fxxx' and someone who's services include cleaning out women's vaginas if they've had to many sexual partners! (Yes, you read that correctly)

The book starts off with him ranting about how he's so much more spiritual than other people and then gets worse from there.

To be fair to him, he must have some balls - the audacity to call himself a shaman. I've spend time in Peru with real shaman who do astonishing healing who are so humble they would never call them self a shaman, it is a title that is given by the tribe.

I guess there's a huge market for this kind of mumbo jumbo right now, such a shame because it's giving such a terrible view of shamanism.

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Old and new wisdom

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Reviewed: 12-01-20

There is a lot of information in the audiobook. Most or it resonated with me deeply. This book could be used on many levels, you could simply enjoy it's content and revel in the wisdom, or you could follow the plan laid out in this book to change your physical, mental and emotional being. The only annoying this is the reading out of all the recipes in this book, but they can easily be skipped. I recommend it.

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One of the best books on real spirituality

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Reviewed: 12-01-20

I read this years ago and was so please when I discovered the audiobook. Wisdom in a lighthearted way. Anthony De Mello is profound, kind, funny, and a joy to listen to. Surpasses all the new age mumbo jumbo about spirituality that you tend to get nowadays.

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The most fantastic storyteller

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Reviewed: 14-08-19

Not only is this audiobook packed full of ancient knowledge about connecting to nature as well as animals. The narration is first class. There are a couple of stories in this audiobook that really pulled me in. Beautiful.

A gem

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Reviewed: 06-07-19

There are countless gems in this book / training. I've listed to this many times and each time I find something new and fresh. This is one to keep coming back to again and again. Insightful and full of the wisdom.

Shockingly bad and misguided

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Reviewed: 04-07-19

Purchased this as a recommendation from a friend. I could not be more disappointed. gave me a laugh at least.

Spoiler: the author says.
Stress, Suffering = Success = happiness

His idea of success seems to be monetary gain. Success is made to sound like something so far out of reach that you’ve almost got to kill yourself to get it.

It’s full of ridiculous examples like the compound effect of eating 150 less calories a day over time is the formula for losing weight. He then goes onto say ‘knowledge is not power’. He hasn’t got a clue what power actually is.

If you want to end up chasing the American dream, only to discover your are physically and emotionally broken and unfulfilled by reaching your goals - this is the book for you.

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Unexpected treasure

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Reviewed: 04-07-19

I had a spare credit so took a chance on this one. So glad I did. From the outside it would appear to be a self help book, however it goes way beyond that. Having spent decades investing in self help books and courses (for self development and because it’s my job) I can truly say everything you need is here in this book.

Egotism for the masses

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Reviewed: 23-11-17

As a long term yogi and lightworker I see the light in Kyle but I also see how his ego keeps him operating in the lower chakras. He is on a journey for sure and his style is perfectly suited for the new abundance of spiritual seekers who seem more intent of 'portraying an image of spirituality' rather than 'being' spiritual. This is why he is such a popular guy, I mean why wouldn't you be popular when you are telling people that it's okay to drink booze and be spiritual?

I only use the following to illustrate a point;
• To be spiritual is to be awake.
• When awake you realise drinking alcohol is detrimental to your accession.
• As you ascend, the lure of alcohol loses it's appeal
• If you are consuming alcohol, you are caught up in the desire of the 5 senses

Another thing is that although a true lightworker may occasionally use a personal experience to communicate a message, he or she is more concerned with how they can be of service. Service and devotion. So regular comments such as 'look at what I did' and 'I'm always doing good deeds' shows that the ego is in control and the need to portray this guru image is merely to satisfy the ego.

He is fulfilling his fantasy of fame and illusionary guru like status.
He is very much in the early stages of spiritual development.
Kyle is beautiful and friendly with an engaging voice, but he's not qualified to write such a book.

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