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Handbook to Higher Consciousness Paperback – January 1, 1993

ISBN-13: 978-0960068883 ISBN-10: 0960068880 Edition: 5th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 215 pages
  • Publisher: Love Line Books; 5th edition (January 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0960068880
  • ISBN-13: 978-0960068883
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I read this book twice and this helped a lot.
henrysananotnio
This book gives you a new way of looking at life, not just more positively but completely different.
brian
I first read it years ago, and have since read it a number of times.
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141 of 143 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 3, 1999
Format: Paperback
I first picked this book up about 20 years ago just to see what kind of a silly book would have a title like that, but after reading just a couple of pages I realized that it actually contained some wisdom. After reading a few more pages I decided to buy it, and I can honestly say that it's been the single most helpful book I've ever read in my life. I've probably read it a dozen times since then and it's the one book that's actually changed my life. For anyone willing to make the effort, these methods truly do work, and you can start feeling the benefits almost immediately. One thing that may put off some readers is that it contains a few leftover 60's words like "groovy," but, if one can overlook that, the underlying message in valuable beyond words. Ken Keyes draws somewhat on Buddhist ideas and other philosophies (as he notes in the introduction), but only a genius could organize them into such a practical and usable system. This book has benefited me so much that I almost feel like it's my duty to write this review to recommend it to others as well.
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125 of 133 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 13, 2002
Format: Paperback
> Today I received a request from a metaphysics student
named Mike. He asked if I would share my experience
with this book. After I responded to him, it occurred
to me to leave an edited copy of what I sent him,
at Amazon. com. for others who may enjoy hearing from
someone who has loved the book for over 2 decades.
Dear Mike,
> The Handbook To Higher Consciousness by Ken
> Keyes needs to be experienced, to be understood
> and to be learned. As you probably know, what is
> truly learned, is life changing.
>
> What is learned from "The Handbook To Higher
> Conscious" by Ken Keyes stays the same, but
> it will reveal continual
> "Ah-ha's" as it is experienced through the years.
>
> I have found that no matter what pathway explored
> that everything boils down to what Ken defines
> as "Addictions/Demands" and
> Preferences". (Demands bring unhappiness,
> Preferences bring happiness. What is a demand
> for one person, may not be for another.)
>
The key seems to be to become aware of ones own demands (not other people's)and then to go to work on up-leveling them. Not to become a BETTER person, but to be a HAPPIER person.
>
> The book and its methods, makes
> one increasingly aware, that everyday life
> is a school; a school filled with people and circumstances
> that makes you aware of what triggers your own
> demands, and interferes with your happiness,
> and consequently the happiness of others. As Ken says:
1. Everyone and everything, becomes your teacher.
2. Everything is either perfect for your growth or for your
pleasure.
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84 of 91 people found the following review helpful By L. Maupin VINE VOICE on February 15, 2005
Format: Paperback
I found this book in my friend's car. I had a broken leg and he was taking me along on his chores one day. I thought it looked hokey but got hooked fast. I liked his ideas about reprogramming the mind--a bit like reframing and NLP He talks about the different centers of consciousness from which we are coming from at any time. He teaches us how to be aware where we are at any time. This is the awareness I needed when I was sitting there with my broken leg I learned about the centers that produce unhappiness---security, sensation and power--which produces fear of loss In my life i have read over 20,000 books This is in the top 10
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Tim Burness on March 27, 2001
Format: Paperback
Originally written in 1975, this is the classic predecessor to more contemporary personal transformation authors such as Wayne Dyer or Neale Donald Walsch, both of whom have acknowledged Handbook To Higher Consciousness as a major influence.
The book is based around unconditional love for oneself and others. One of the main points continually emphasized here is the importance of changing your addictions to preferences. It is okay to have preferred outcomes in life, but once we are no longer attached to results, we are set free to experience life more happily and fully in the here and now. Ken Keyes presents us with numerous ways of achieving this, based around "The Twelve Pathways To The Higher Consciousness Planes Of Unconditional Love And Oneness".
These suggestions are entirely practical, and cover every area of human experience. "You make yourself and others suffer just as much when you take offense as when you give offense" is a powerful truth, as is "to be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have". "The Instant Consciousness Doubler" of experiencing everything that everyone does or says as though you had done or said it is another winner. Every page is packed with insights and suggestions for a more enlightened life.
The nature of life is that we win some and we lose some, so we might as well accept it and enjoy ourselves whenever possible!
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 3, 2003
Format: Paperback
I read this book shortly after it came out; it was one of those books that just jumps off the shelves at you. It was the first time I really understood that you, and you alone, create your feelings. It has been a wonderful companion in life.
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