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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1st Touchstone Ed edition (February 8, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684870258
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684870250
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,299 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

"Romance is one of the sacred temples that dot the landscape of life," writes Marianne Williamson (A Return to Love, The Healing of America). "We tend to lack humility toward love, to patronize it rather than bow before it, to put mundane considerations before the emotional need to hold someone in our arms." When we make routines and practicality more valuable than love, we deny ourselves the opportunity to experience true enchantment and a deeper connection with God. Ultimately, Williamson offers a compelling invitation to overcome fear of heartache and enter into the whirlwind mystery of romance. Chapters include topics such as "Removing the Ghosts," "Grace and Forgiveness," "Marriage, Monogamy, Safety and God," and "Bodies and Soul."

Some readers may find Williamson's theories about male-female dynamics validating, while others may find them offensive. For example, Williamson believes that males are natural-born hunters, which means men need the thrill of the hunt during courtship and beyond. "A man should never have to totally stop working to figure out his woman, not if the woman wants him to remain interested," she claims. In fact, she believes that a fascinating woman is like a "Mercedes" or "Jaguar"--she is "high maintenance and doesn't apologize for the fact." --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly

Musing about deeply passionate love in prose that's sometimes overwrought, spiritual thinker and bestselling author Williamson (Illuminata, etc.) pleads for a millennial movement toward "holy romance," based on deep spiritual connection between partners. Essentially addressing baby boomer women, she advocates a "new model of romance" and relationships containing "love, righteousness, compassion." Describing her blend of Christian-influenced belief tempered with goddess worship and myth as "mystical feminism," Williamson calls on women to help men find a similar cosmic rebirth. Cautioning women not to strategize or use manipulative tactics to gain a man's attentions (otherwise, he'll be the wrong one), she offers many insights, especially about forgiveness, healing and partnering. Williamson's views on monogamy, sexuality and male and female characteristics are provocative ("a woman should always be one step ahead of a man"). She often wraps her ideas in self-conscious, muddled prose, though her many fervent fans may not mind the overflowing images of mermaids, spaceships, angels and castles. Each chapter is accompanied by tender, candid entries from the author's journal and lovely prayers crafted for relationships. Women seeking the right relationship will find the book reassuring and ardent, if not always clear. Agent, Al Lowman. 14-city author tour; 20-city radio tour. (Oct.)
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Six of her ten published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1 New York Times Best Sellers. A paragraph from A Return to Love, beginning "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure..." - is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.

Marianne's other books include The Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman's Worth, Illuminata, Healing the Soul of America, A Course in Weight Loss, and The Gift of Change. Her newest book, THE LAW OF DIVINE COMPENSATION: On Work, Money and Miracles, was published in November 2012 by Harper Collins. For more information on Marianne, please visit www.marianne.com

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I just finished reading it and am starting over from page one again.
Ed P
Marianne Williamson makes some important points about how love, and relationships in particular, can help us in our spiritual growth.
Lisa Marie Coffey, Relationship Barista
If you've written a book that garnered a 90% female readership--there's obviously a reason for that!
Castor Hoyle

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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Tom on November 16, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is her best book yet. There is a mystical quality to the writing itself. Marianne creates a context for relationships in Enchanted Love, rather than just telling you what to specifically do to get them to happen. Without this context, it doesn't even matter what you do, in a certain kind of a way. With this book, Marianne goes more to the essence of what is needed in order for us to create the kind of relationships we all dream about. I read some of these customer reviews and I think a lot of people are maybe looking to this book as some kind of self-help book, having certain expectations for what it's supposed to be. You know, step one, do this...step two, do that. I think Marianne breaks that mold with this book. For me, just reading it shifted me, opened me. She is speaking to another part of our brain, I think. In other words, it's the kind of book that gets in there, even when you are not looking. For instance, I read Enchanted Love and then a couple of days later I found myself referring to certain ideas Marianne talks about in the book, while I was talking with a friend...concepts I didn't even know had particularly registered with me while I was reading them. I find myself doing that a lot...going back to sections of it over and over again. Almost everyone I know who's read it says they want to read it again. I am constantly amazed at how much more I can see about life, about love, and about romance since I read Marianne's remarkable book. Do yourself a favor, sit with it. Read it slowly. Let it sink in. Think about it. Savor it. It'll open doors. It did for me, anyway.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Roxana on December 10, 2005
Format: Paperback
I am now reading this book for the second time and I love it just as much now as I did the first go around. Marianne Williamson really understands how spiritual contact with a Higher Power influences and shapes the kinds of love we initiate and sustain in our lives. I particularly like the way she describes the relationship dynamics between men and women in the midst of intimate relationships and just how much spiritual work needs to be done. The prayers that she intersperses through the book are beautiful and moving.

As for those who try and insult her work just because she hasn't been married to 'Joe Schmoe' for 25 years with a whole troop of kids and grandkids...might I remind those that true love does not always take the traditional conventional route. Some of the greatest loves of my life have been men I never married and never would, the real point is that they were all still worthwhile and valid experiences that contributed to my growth and knowledge as a person. Also just because someone manages to stay married for 25 years in no way means that relationship is healthy, happy or worth emulating.

With that being said this book has to be one of her more underrated works yet in my opinion I found it to be the most poignant and moving. It has definitely deepened my emotional and spiritual capacity to feel and accept love into my life.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Amazon reviewer on August 6, 2000
Format: Hardcover
If you want to have an idea of this book, i suggest reading the Amazon.com and the Booklist reviews, as i will add to those comments. It is right to point out that some of Marianne's theories about male-female dynamics are rather surprising of her. Such theories certainly do not stem from the teachings of A Course In Miracles and are misguiding. But, that putted aside, her teachings are very usefull in bringning light on many aspects of intimate relationships. To illustrate the principles exposed in her book, the author shares a text addressed to her lover (be he her true lover or an imagined one). These are by far the most touching and powerful parts of this whole work. Marianne's words come from deep within her heart and are very useful to put the reader in the spirit of the denser and more "practical" parts of the book. Booklist's reviewer don't seem to share this opinion, to make your mind on this topic and to have a good idea of the book, i recommend you read the two chapters that the author lets you read for FREE. On a closing note i would say to those who have read ACIM, that Marianne's new book's message seems to be that intimate relationships are not all "special relationships" and that they can be used as healing and holy relationships, and i can only agree with her. She comes to find a name for those relationships; Sacred Romance. I would give this book 4½ stars, but that being not not possible, i will give 4 stars, for its tiny flaws.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By H. Hunter on November 29, 1999
Format: Audio Cassette
Oh, you silly willies! She says in the introduction that "ENCHANTED LOVE" is a collection of prayers, meditations, and little more than her own impressions about love - it's not a "book" in any sense of the word at all - and she didn't mean it to be. It's instead sort of an intimate evening at home discussing romantic love with Marianne. She's just sort of free-associating at times - and if this works for you, great! If not, well, there are plenty of "how to" books out there. This is a great book, if you're willing to "forget logic. Forget your head. Open your heart, and come with me," as she writes in the frontispiece. And I think the dedication is VERY classy!
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