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Tristy

Musings of a Book Addict

I'm married to a scavenger of sorts and he often totes home rescued boxes of books that I paw through with shiny, hungry eyes. I pull out the odd and interesting and add them to my teetering stack.

Currently reading

The Hound of the Baskervilles
Arthur Conan Doyle
E.B. White: A Biography
Scott Elledge
Murder on the Orient Express
Agatha Christie
There Is Nothing Wrong with You: Going Beyond Self-Hate
Cheri Huber, June Shiver
Living Buddha, Living Christ
Thích Nhất Hạnh
No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger
Mark Twain
The Snare of the Hunter
Helen MacInnes
Paintings of Henry Miller
Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell
Dreamways of the Iroquois: Honoring the Secret Wishes of the Soul
Robert Moss
Pentimento (Back Bay Books)
Lillian Hellman

Living in the Light: A Guide to Personal and Planetary Transformation

Living In The Light: A Guide To Personal And Planetary Transformation - Shakti Gawain, Laurel King I love Shakti Gawain's writing and many of her other books are on my favorite book list. But this particular book missed the boat on so many levels. My copy was published in 1986, and I know she has made some huge leaps and bounds since then, which is reflected in her later publications. This book is the WORST of the "Science of Mind" movement. It includes such gems as: People get cancer because they are emotionally unbalanced; the idea that women who have been raped have "asked for it" on a psychic level; and you can tell how "sick and unbalanced" someone is by the shape of their body (overweight = unresolved issues). It's pompous, high-handed, extremely privileged and ignorant. So why do I give it three stars? Because as far as writing about intuition, I think she is right on the money. She offers great ways to connect with that sacred source and exercises to deepen it. If this is the only book you've read by Shakti Gawain, please don't give up on her. Read [b:Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life|582533|Creative Visualization Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life|Shakti Gawain|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1347704950s/582533.jpg|1584982] and leave this one behind.