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Showing of 72 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. There is a part of me that really likes Jaworski's Synchronicity. The part of me that believes in wizards, unicorns, and fairy tales really loved the book. It is a compelling story about a guy that made a lot of money being self-centered in his early life. In his later life, he turned his self-centeredness toward a more noble occupation of leadership development.
A real hero's quest. In fact, Jaworski isn't shy about calling himself the hero. There is also a part of me that hates the book. It is so hypocritical -- it is easy to preach "don't work for the money" when you've lived a very privileged life and have stacks of money in the bank. It is easy to preach the need for a "wilderness retreat" when you have a privately-owned retreat complete with a cabin in Colorado.
It is easy to preach about integrity to your life purpose, but apparently hard for Jaworski not to cheat on his first wife. When both the good and bad aspects are summed up, I think this could be an important book. Certainly, the message is a good message, and Jaworski does a pretty good job of delivering the message.
However, I don't think I can buy off on the idea that Jaworski is the divinely-inspired prophet that he makes himself out to be. In the final analysis, the book was thought provoking and an enjoyable read. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. It's more of an autobiography and a description of events than anything else. If you want to learn about Joe, then it's all here. Written well and not boring.
After reading it I'm taking a second look into qigong. One person found this helpful. It had me in tears as it This was an excellent read.
It had me in tears as it really spoke to my heart. God began to use the content of this book to truly minister to me. It is thought provoking and pushes it read to soul search. Although written for those in public or private institutions, the inner meaning of this book by Jaworski speaks to those who are spiritual leaders. Though Jaworski quotes frequently from Martin Buber and Joseph Campbell, many of his conclusions are very much in tune both with Eastern and Western spiritual traditions.
Should be read by anyone suffering from the pain of leading with old paradigms; this books speak to the dynamics of leadership and offers hope. Where there appears synchronicity, meaningful "coincidences," there, too, is grace. Absolutely enjoyed reading this. Honestly, exceeded my expectations. Listen to him on YouTube. It needs to be read and discussed I did the 'soul work" and got through one mansion after another. By the time I reached the fourth mansion, it was pure joy - the seventh mansion was ecstacy. I will definitely go back and revisit this book, when I am feeling strong enough.
Jan 01, Kimberly Cain rated it it was amazing Shelves: I listened to the audio book, then purchased the print version to keep as a reference. This is very deep stuff. I've said elsewhere that Myss is hard core. She makes no apologies for the fact that she has little regard for whiners! I think this can be very helpful to t I listened to the audio book, then purchased the print version to keep as a reference. Myss puts the responsibility square on the reader's shoulders, not dismissing that painful things have actually been experienced at the hands of others, but by her teaching that it is up to the individual to let go if they are ever to heal.
Myss draws heavily on her own Catholic background, but is able to use it as a backdrop rather than an antidote. Apr 07, Susan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Those who are searching for inner connections. Oct 29, Kyra rated it did not like it Shelves: Caroline Myss, author of such books as Anatomy of Spirit and Why People Don't Heal, brings us a very different part of the metaphysical world.
For this book, she discusses the work of Theresa of Avila, with whom she alleges she communicated with while she was writing the book. Dubious as it may sound, it is all the rage within the New Age community right now with Esther and Jerry Hicks' Abraham making communicating with the nonphysical all the more popular though do not be mistaken. Myss does n Caroline Myss, author of such books as Anatomy of Spirit and Why People Don't Heal, brings us a very different part of the metaphysical world. Myss does not endorse the Hicks' work.
Yes, once an authority of Chakras and touting a PhD in Energy Medicine which has surprisingly disappeared since the unaccredited nature of her doctorate program was discovered , now Myss has moved on to demonstrating the power of prayer to the masses. There is enough spiritual work in this book to last you a lifetime, but do not be so eager to hop on board.
Myss makes it clear that even if you do all this material, you still may not feel the grace of God. In fact, you may not even receive that healing you so desire. She explains that the world of healing is irrational and asks you to leave behind critical thinking and to exchange it with irrational thought. And even if you surrender completely to this irrational thought, God may very well not bestow his grace upon you. So what's the perk of following this? But, if you are in the mood to be talked down to by someone who believes they are higher than thou and preached to about all the things you are doing wrong in your life, this is a must.
Though, I must be honest, I am more than skeptical of Myss' abilities. I have never heard back from any of her people about this. Watch her on youtube and it is clear that there is nothing enlightened about her. She exhibits every flaw that she would so readily hop on you about, so be wary of her words and do not be so willing to throw yourself down this rabbit hole.
View all 3 comments. Sep 15, Stacey Couch rated it it was amazing. This book absolutely changed my life and continues to every day. I reference it every morning and continue to memorize prayers inside to help me embrace the power of prayer in this new, revolutionary way that Caroline Myss presents. Over the course of the 6 months I spent traveling through the rooms in this book I experienced a spiritual transformation unlike any other in my life.
I can't imagine there are many people out there that would be able to endure through the entire process this book pr This book absolutely changed my life and continues to every day. I can't imagine there are many people out there that would be able to endure through the entire process this book presents, but the rewards, the enlightenment is so, so very worth it. I never thought a book could be this pivotal in causing life change.
Jul 18, Mark rated it it was ok. It takes pages before you enter the first mansion. Some of the material in the beginning is important, but I'm sorry, I just could not connect with the author's own personal experiences. Some of them just sounded to "new age" to me. Superficial is the word that comes to mind although I do not want to to discredit the author's experiences. The author uses the term "monks without monasteri It takes pages before you enter the first mansion.
The author uses the term "monks without monasteries".
It is a catchy phrase, but it confuses the purposes of different vocations. Both vocations call for personal sacrifices a word not much used in this book , but they are directed toward different goals. The author belittles, or does not recognize the secondary function of monasteries as a conveyor belt to drive and supplement, to support and re-energize the spirituality of those working in the world.
The primary function of monasteries is beyond the book and this book review. John of the Cross and even St. Although they can and do reinforce faith, they become distractions and obstacles for "the one thing necessary"--to love God for God, not for God's consolations and gifts. The author waits too late to address humility in the book, and then it was a bit shallow. The author treats it almost as a drawback or turnoff to reading any further in the book.
In too many places I wrote in the margin, "What about grace? It is a gift and not something that can be self-manufactured. You have to show up and choose to cooperate. Yes, you have to do your homework, but only grace energy, power, or whatever term one uses from God will empower you to do so, not your own volition.
Without sincere, deep, and total humility, St. Teresa said that it is impossible to progress through the mansions regardless of how much one wants. Teresa's original, albeit Christian, metaphors and symbols. The author decides to use the word "reptiles" instead of St. Teresa's word "snakes" for evils and worldly temptations. The word "love", although loaded with connotations, seems to be used very sparingly by the author.
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Teresa's word for God, the object of her total desire and commitment, was her "Beloved". This one missing word makes entering the Interior Castle more of an abstraction or exercise of improving ones self-esteem instead of the infinitely more personal and real seeking union with God.
It is also important to remember that it is not a sequential, linear progression as the author notes. Each room and mansion is just a signpost to where you are suppose to go, to some place to visit within. Do not get attached to the signposts, to the imagery of symbols and metaphors. Teresa was an apophatic mystic, all of the words and imagery themselves will eventually have to be left behind any way in order to seek union with the God above all concepts. But I recommend reading the original from St. Although this author adds much helpful psychology which is different in many ways than spirituality , too much is lost and sacrificed in the translation.
Jan 23, Christy marked it as to-read. Oliver DeMille say this about this book and I wanted to take note of it for when I read it: It is very different than the success path taught by school counselors and career guidance experts. Those familiar with Campbell will find it familiar but brand new; and those who haven't read Campbell will likely find the discovery of this path an epiphany. My favori Oliver DeMille say this about this book and I wanted to take note of it for when I read it: My favorite part was mansion three. Ormaybe Myss's wonderfully personal preface.
Both took real courage to write. Whatever you think of the booklike or dislikeMyss's worldview is a contender in the twenty-first century dialog. If you've ever struggled and worked to make a difference in the world, or wanted to, you'll learn a lot from this book. One of the best things about it is the order and organization of the path we must take if we want to improve ourselves and the world.
Just knowing what to expect on such a path and what to do at each step is invaluable. Amazingly, despite its language and focus, it is one of the least abstract and most practical books I've ever read. I can't say much more without giving away the seven castles, and they're too unpredictable to summarize. You just have to experience their surprises one by one. As such, the book is part mystery and part self-help, part seven-act classic and part historical novel. And though Myss uses words like spiritual, divine, soul, mystical, etc. Like Ken Wilber says in the forward: It's an interior scientific experiment.
Teresa was declared to have been a doctor of the Catholic church, as such her words were considered on par with doctrine. For someone to look upon her work and declare it to be mystical in the sense of a modern declaration of one's union with the cosmos would be to treat such with nothing short of intellectual dishonesty and for no other purpose than personal self-deluded promotion. Clearly Myss has no problem with this, nor does she have any issue with misrepresenting so many others' though St. Clearly Myss has no problem with this, nor does she have any issue with misrepresenting so many others' thoughts and ideas in her quest to create something so utterly witless in the hope of it being called revolutionary.
Unfortunately many do fall under the spell of poor writing, half-formed ideas, and an emotionalism that would be profound if weren't so clearly bound to bad ideas. The only contribution, and this a small one, is the usage of a quite common metaphor for considering one's life, that of a castle or house of many rooms. Here the reader can, albeit by projecting all of their own notions onto the script, not looking at the author's own message, find some room for spiritual growth.
However, like Dan Brown is to fiction a horrendous charlatan , Myss is to spiritual teaching. There are those who make better claims, with better writing, and without hastening to grossly misrepresent a host of others' thoughts. Mar 24, Hilda rated it really liked it. After having read The Interior Castle by St. Teresa de Avila I can say that I really loved this book! It helped me to better understand the Castle, and the rooms of the soul that St. Teresa spoke of in her book.
I loved how this book gave you what was referred to as "soul work" in each of the rooms, and I look forward to exploring these rooms again and again. I will keep this book on my "keeper" shelf for many more revisits. Favorite passage from book: Think of your life as it is now. What would you release from your past? What fears would you let go and what negative attitudes or jealousies would you exercise if you had the chance? Would your life be better or worse if you were free of your frars? Whether or not you continue on to meet God, your life would be much richer without the reptiles in your soul.
One way or another you are destined to make this journey that is the divine paradox. You cannot avoid confronting yourself, no matter which path in life you take. Your only real choice is whether you walk that path as a lonely body or as a body with a soul. Apr 19, Megan rated it did not like it.
I was excited to read this book, but I'm giving up on it half way through. The author's style in this book isn't helpful to me. She comes across as angry, bitter and not compassionate. Several times she's told the audience to "get over it. I'm very disappointed as I've read many of her other books and enjoyed them. I will not be finishing this one. Nov 13, Daniel rated it it was amazing. A wonderful book that even after finishing it, is helping me.
Bringing me closer to God and dealing with the baggage that has been a block to knowing my soul and my relationship with God.
Sep 06, Elyse Walters rated it liked it. I have many thoughts about "Entering The Castle". I could write a book about this book! She is 'not' a therapist. Who voted Myss Queen on Mystic teachings? She' I have many thoughts about "Entering The Castle". Myss says New age is now middle age which needs a make over. Not for the life of me would I believe for a second that people would first even FINISH her book the way its to be read as she suggests to do the work --as she suggests I think this book has potential to 'mess' with people's heads.
However, I'll still give Myss 3 stars.
She makes good points in the book. Myss has love and passion--so how could I ever fault that?? However, if you read this book: Go jump in a hot tub-- or skip along the ocean or have hot sex with you lover and just remember"life is good" Jul 17, Beth E rated it it was amazing Shelves: Fantastic visualization for the process of coming clean with your own thoughts, your own needs, etc in order to be ready for the journey ahead: The need for lots of personal work is a continuing and honest theme supported by many of the world faiths.
And as always, Caroline does a great job of holding your feet to the fire, of making you own what is yours, of not letting you off easy, and not telling you this will be an easy process.
But the reward is beautiful Fantastic visualization for the process of coming clean with your own thoughts, your own needs, etc in order to be ready for the journey ahead: But the reward is beautiful and so worth the work. May 19, Jme rated it it was amazing.
If you prefer to stay unconscious, do not pick up this book. The spiritual language alone will not just rustle your soul gently out of a slumber, it will roar it to life in a way from which there is no return. To accept the challenge of becoming a modern mystic is compelling, frightening, and once accepted, there is no way back--none-only cognitive and spiritual dissonance. Read this one with someone you love and people who are seeking an authentic life.
Sep 26, Michael Graber added it. Using Teresa of Avila's Interior Castle as a guide, Entering the Castle is a both a field guide and workbook for the most intense and rigorous seekers. Casual readers will throw this book away, as its intent is not to entertain, but to enlighten. If having soul stamina and being a mystic without a monastery are your life goals, enter the castle. Otherwise, go watch TV. This is an amazingly thorough guide into the interior life and its barriers.
Jul 17, Susan is currently reading it. Working my way through this book.