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  • The Apology of Socrates

  • By: Plato
  • Narrated by: Brian Kelly
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2

"The Apology" (of Socrates) is Plato's version of the speech given by Socrates as he defends himself against the charges of being a man "who corrupted the young, did not believe in the gods, and created new deities."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just shows that not much has changed!

  • By Mike on 15-03-19

Just shows that not much has changed!

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Reviewed: 15-03-19

Really enjoyed this book, and it is still very relevant today, we need a few more Socrates, well worth a listen.

  • Inner Engineering

  • A Yogi's Guide to Joy
  • By: Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
  • Narrated by: Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 278
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    5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 247

The practice of what is commonly known as hatha yoga is but one of eight branches of the body of knowledge that is yoga. Yoga is a sophisticated system of self-empowerment that is capable of harnessing and activating inner energies in such a way that your body and mind function at their optimal capacity. It is a means to create inner situations exactly the way you want them, turning you into the architect of your own joy. A yogi lives life in this expansive state, and in this transformative book Sadhguru tells the story of his own awakening.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A brilliant guide to the Yogic system

  • By KW on 04-07-18

Really enjoyed this book.

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Reviewed: 15-12-18

Well worth a second listen, with some enlightening ideas, that seem obvious once you hear them, but not so much till you do!

  • Midnights with The Mystic

  • A Little Guide to Freedom and Bliss
  • By: Cheryl Simone, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasude
  • Narrated by: Cheryl Somone, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasude
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Constructed around a series of late night conversations around a camp fire between Cheryl Simone and Sadhguru Vasudev on an Island in the middle of a Western North Carolina lake near her mountain home, Midnights with the Mystic is the most thorough exposition of the teachings of India's most sought after mystic. Sadhguru challenges us to embrace the possibility that to each of us is available a higher realm of reality, an entre into the realm of freedom and bliss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. What a great book.

  • By Jean van Wyngaardt on 16-04-15

This was OK

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Reviewed: 15-12-18

I prefer the inner engineering book by Sadhguru, maybe worth another listen, but I would recommend inner engineering over this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon

  • By: Dr. Joe Dispenza
  • Narrated by: Adam Boyce
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 277
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
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    5 out of 5 stars 236

Becoming Supernatural marries the some of the most profound scientific information with ancient wisdom to show how people like you and me can experience a more mystical life. Listeners will learn that we are quite literally supernatural by nature if given the proper knowledge and instruction, and when we learn how to apply that information through various meditations we should experience a greater expression of our creative abilities...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic - but not sure that it works as an audio

  • By Sunlight and Shadows on 25-09-18

Big Advert for other products!

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Reviewed: 01-09-18

Nothing really new here, but lots of references to a website and other products, with a whole chapter devoted to ' case studies ' so I cannot really recommend this.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition

  • By: The Great Courses, Alan Charles Kors, Darren Staloff, and others
  • Narrated by: Alan Charles Kors, Darren Staloff, Dennis Dalton, and others
  • Length: 43 hrs and 41 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

For 3,000 years, mankind has grappled with fundamental questions about life. What is real? Who or what is God? When is it legitimate for one person to have power over others? What is justice? Beauty? This 84-lecture, 12-professor tour of Western philosophical tradition covers more than 60 of history's greatest minds and brings you a comprehensive survey of the history of Western philosophy from its origins in classical Greece to the present.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly good

  • By Chris on 01-05-17

A really good overview of the subject

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Reviewed: 08-08-18

I really enjoyed this set of lectures, and will listen again, it gives the opportunity to delve deeper into the subjects that are found most interesting , I specially enjoyed the parts on Socrates and Plato, and will be delving deeper into this, thank you for a great course.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Plato, Socrates, and the Dialogues

  • By: Michael Sugrue, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Michael Sugrue
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 43

These 16 lectures bring the Socratic quest for truth alive and explore ideas that are as vital today as they were 25 centuries ago. Ideas about truth, justice, love, beauty, courage, and wisdom that can change lives and reveal the world in new ways. Here, you'll delve into the inner structure, action, and meaning of 17 of Plato's greatest dialogues, making these lectures an indispensable companion for anyone interested in philosophy in general or Platonic thought in particular.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great intro the Plato's Socratic style

  • By Street Rebels on 20-01-17

Well worth a listen.

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Reviewed: 12-07-18

I really enjoyed this set of lectures, and gained some valuable knowledge in the process, it would be worth a second listen, and made me interested in reading the dialogue's myself, thank you.

  • The Big Book of Reincarnation: Examining the Evidence That We Have All Lived Before

  • By: Roy Stemman
  • Narrated by: Craig Beck
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
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    5 out of 5 stars 19
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    5 out of 5 stars 20

A self-described "skeptical believer", Stemman uses his skills as a professional journalist to perform an in-depth exploration of reincarnation. Using case studies, anecdotes, and physical evidence from the best-documented cases from around the world, Stemman shines a bright light on this subject.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but not convincing!

  • By Mike on 29-05-18

Interesting but not convincing!

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Reviewed: 29-05-18

seems to say more about the human mind and belief systems than it does about reincarnation being a reality. But it is worth a listen, especially if you haven't read other material on the subject.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Just So

  • An Odyssey into the Cosmic Web of Connection, Play, and True Pleasure
  • By: Alan Watts
  • Narrated by: Alan Watts
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 193
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    5 out of 5 stars 176
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    5 out of 5 stars 175

"If you were God," asked Alan Watts, "what kind of universe would you create? A perfect one free of suffering and drama? Or one filled with surprise and delight?" With Just So, the celebrated philosopher and self-described "spiritual entertainer" invites us to explore the hidden dimensions that shape both the cosmos and our personal experience of it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love Alan Watts. Its a trip.

  • By Terry on 23-02-17

Worth a listen.

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Reviewed: 10-05-18

I enjoyed this series of lectures, all-though it seems incomplete in part and ended before the speech had finished in some chapters, which makes me wonder what parts have been left out.
Not ground breaking then but worth a listen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Meditation in Action

  • 40th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Chögyam Trungpa, Samuel Bercholz (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Samuel Bercholz
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

This classic teaching by a Tibetan master continues to inspire both beginners and long-time practitioners of Buddhist meditation. Chgyam Trungpa Rinpoche shows that meditation extends beyond the formal practice of sitting to build the foundation for compassion, awareness, and creativity in all aspects of life. He explores the six activities associated with meditation in action - generosity, discipline, patience, energy, clarity, and wisdom - revealing that through simple, direct experience, one can attain real wisdom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good

  • By Mukesh on 19-04-15

A deeper understanding of Meditation!

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Reviewed: 03-01-18

I really enjoyed this book, narrator was a bit monotonous at times, but I have a deeper understanding of Meditation now, which is cool!

  • Why Buddhism Is True

  • The Science and Philosophy of Enlightenment
  • By: Robert Wright
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 434

From one of America's greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. In Why Buddhism Is True, Wright leads listeners on a journey through psychology, philosophy, and a great many silent retreats to show how and why meditation can serve as the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books on secular Buddhism and it's relationship to natural selection and neuroscience

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-09-17

Enlightening!

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Reviewed: 02-01-18

Will listen to this a second time, well written and makes me even more intent on my meditation practice!