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The ancient Toltecs believed that life, as we perceive it, is a dream. We each live in our own personal dream, and these come together to form the dream of the planet, or the world in which we live.

Problems arise when our perception of the dream becomes clouded with negativity, drama, and judgment (of ourselves and others), because it's in these moments of suffering that we have forgotten that we are the architects of our own reality and we have the power to change our dream if we choose.

In The Mastery of Self, best-selling author and teacher don Miguel Ruiz Jr. takes the Toltec philosophy of the dream of the planet and offers you a road map to reclaiming your authentic self. He reveals how the tools of awareness, understanding, and unconditional love can free you from any inhibiting beliefs, stories, or ideas that are keeping you from living the best life possible.

This book can help you discover who you really are at the deepest level, which often lies just beyond any conditioning or domestication you have acquired throughout your life.

©2016 Miguel Ruiz Jr. (P)2016 Hierophant Publishing

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You & only You can master thyself

An amazing book to look at yourself and develop into the true authentic being you are. Remove yourself from the mask and just become. Stop being what others say you should be and start being who you really are. The real and honest you! Highly recommend! One of the best book I have read on the mastery of self and authenticity.

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Beautiful book

I would recommend this book to anyone who is struggling to accept themselves for who they are

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What a fantastic and informative book

Tho I practice and teach mindfulness Breathwork and yoga, this book as shown me a different way and methods to control the way I look at the world

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Beautifully written and sound

Thank you for writing this book don Miguel Ruiz Jr. and for narrating it Charlie Varon as you have a soothing voice and good tone. This beautifully written piece of work has put into words a description of life that I have almost always tried to encompass; despite the fact I had never heard of Toltec practices.

I relate to this piece of ideology probably more than I have ever related to my peers. The ally/parasite, the domestication and self-domestication, the dream of the world, conditional vs unconditional love; it’s common sense yet no one notices or thinks about it.

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Not as good as his father

It's OK I suppose, but pretty basic stuff -- I guess it all depends on where you are in your journey.

The narration of his father's work was way more uplifting and much easier to listen to.

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pretty sweet

listen to it over and over tbh. not the best thing ever, but really nicely read and plenty of Toltec wisdoms to mull. not as much flowery wierdness as his dad's stuff, if that's your flavour, but builds on dad's foundations in a very constructive manner.

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loved it!

Easy to digest, simple and straight forward.
short enough to refer back or listen again.

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really great to listen to

Mastering self, while working on the land, lovely voice tot listen to... and I start reading anew

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Wonderful

Loved every minute, so much wisdom. If everyone on the planet could read this book, life for everyone could be so different. But if only you read this book, life on this planet for you can also be so different. Added to my list of my very personal favorite books.

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Worth buying.... :)))

Well narrated, easy to understand, good info. One of rare books, I can truly say: “Buy it!”

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  • M. Smith
  • 29-07-16

Awesome!

This is exactly what I was looking for and what I need. Very easy to read /listen and easy to understand. I love that this book includes exercise that I can try. Thank you.

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  • Tommy
  • 15-03-17

Scale of 1 to 10. This book is a 20!

This book engaged my emotions on a level I didn't think was possible. Mastery of self definitely played a big role on my perception of this world. Thankyou! My Gratitude goes to the author.

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  • spirit16
  • 10-01-17

Great insight into Toltec Wisdom

I read this book after finishing The Four Agreements. Don Miguel Ruiz expands on his father's ideals beautifully and elucidates how you too can learn these insights through great stories, explanations and wonderful exercise. Highly recommend this book to anyone on the Path.

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  • Casiano
  • 22-12-16

listen.. .then listen again

Great learning if you're really serious about YOUR life. If everyone could find, read and apply the lessons found here, this world would be a better place!!!

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  • bentonparkwest
  • 29-06-17

Life saver/life changing

Very beautiful way of thinking and living. Has eased my self inflicted pain and tension

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  • Lorenzo Aguilar
  • 03-10-18

Great reading for understanding one self

This was a great book of understanding oneself of mine, heart,and soul. I would recommend this book to anyone who has felt loss of a loved one .
Also one's who feel lost in the fog of this world and is looking for peace.

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  • Jeff Redondo
  • 15-08-18

This book is the "how'of the four agreements

I see this book as a how to apply the four agreements. Great actionable steps, clear ideas and a reminder how to change you perspective to embrace the present.

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  • NuZora
  • 10-05-18

dreadfully monotone

I've tried so hard to get through this book. I can't say much for it, however, because I can't finish the damn thing! it's so dreadfully monotone, it makes it painful to get through. the book itself, seems fine

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  • James M.
  • 03-11-19

Transformative

As good a book as I have ever had. this book cuts through dimensions, joins Heaven & Earth, aligns heart & mind. Enlightened souls will be validated. Those who struggle will be inspired.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-01-17

Very good

I love book good for spiritual self evaluation and consciously awakening would diffently recommend. I love a the book is interactive with the reader.

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