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  • Paperback: 214 pages
  • Publisher: LULU (March 26, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847285783
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847285782
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,191,716 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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... entertaining and written in a highly readable way that galvanizes the mind into thinking in new ways... -- Dr Michael Ellis, Editor newpardigmjournal.com

Carl Sagan meets Carlos Castaneda meets Richard Dawkins meets the Buddha... Vincent Casspriano, Jr.'s The Simplest Path, Step One: FREE YOUR MIND cuts through all the Traditional religious and New Age mystic mumbo jumbo to reveal a simple step by step path anyone can follow to the attainment of personal enlightenment and the positive transformation of our world. An amazing achievement! -- Esra Free, author of Wicca 404: Advanced Goddess Thealogy

For Casspriano, remaining a victim of spiritual sleep and energetic exploitation by memes is a complex activity in which we unconsciously invest enormous amounts of psychic energy every day of our lives. Awakening is the product of a simple act of withdrawing that investment, which automatically re-energizes of our minds and lives... Anyone can do this. Spiritual awakening, in Casspriano's view, may be hard work, but it is not complicated work. The path to enlightenment is really rather shockingly simple. Fall out of love with the dream. Reclaim your psychic energy. Wake up to reality... -- Adam Clark, book reviewer, AlternativeApproaches.com

The Simplest Path... is not just a theoretical treatise; it is a call to action requiring a world-wide culture shift. -- Mike Kay, book reviewer, HealthyNewAge.com

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5 GOOD REASONS NOT TO BUY THIS BOOK

1. If what you want most from religion/spirituality is to be comforted in your sorrows or confusion, don't buy this book!

2. If what you want most from religion/spirituality is reassurance that you are perfect just as you are, or that what you already believe about yourself, God or reality is Ultimate Truth, don't buy this book!

3. If you believe that religion/spirituality is, and should forever remain, "higher," "beyond" or otherwise separate from the "tainted" real world of Earthly human events and issues, and you're not willing to relinquish that belief, don't buy this book!

4. If you believe that pursuing "airy-fairy" spiritual solutions to important real world human problems is hopelessly unrealistic, and you're not willing to relinquish that belief, don't buy this book!

5. If you are content to await rescue from the complications of human reality by Traditional religious, New Age, extraterrestrial or even extraordinary human saviors of any kind, and you are not willing to take an active role in the advancement of your own or Humanity's spiritual evolution, don't buy this book!

If, on the other hand, you crave spiritual understanding that is transformative, rather than comforting, that seeks truth beyond the limitations imposed by mere belief, that applies spiritual solutions to real contemporary human issues, and that puts the power and responsibility to succeed or fail in your quest right where it belongs - in your own capable hands - then you are ready for The Simplest Path.

Buy this book now!


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Quantum Leap! on May 10, 2007
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This is a thoughtful book that addresses how we may go about developing a process to question our everyday consensus reality. I suppose if I have learned anything in 49 years of life, it is that all personal and social problems stem from our fundamental views on the nature of reality itself. Vincent Casspriano uses the concept of a "meme" as a fundamental unit of ideas, assumptions, etc. that often block our understanding of reality itself. One such meme, for example, may be that we have to "fight for our freedom" or the world's a "fearful" place and hence, we have to be ready to kill to protect ourselves. I suppose you could also use the word "paradigm" here as well, but the essential point of this book is that we "unconsciously" function in our life with many limited points of view that block our ability to solve problems on both a personal and a social basis.

While Vince Casspriano is to be congradulated for producing a book that presents both a methodology and a motivation for personal transformation, there are a few pitfalls here that the potential reader should be aware of before tackling this material. The author has some rather strong views on fossil fuel consumption, meet consumption, and the role of humans in the cycle of procreation. While I generally agree with his analysis on fossil fuel consumtion and meat consumption (as I have viewed large tracks of deforrested grazing land in developing countries), these viewpoints can distract the reader from the essential point here which is to rigourously question consensus reality.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By zen_reader on November 12, 2007
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Can't stop reading this book! Everything he says rings a big bell in my consciousness. I'd have given the book 5 stars, or even more, but for the difficulty in reading it. Mr. Casspriano writes in LONG sentences. For instance, on page 11 is a sentence that is 11 lines long, containing 14 commas and two dashes. Sometimes I have to read the same sentence over and over. By the time I've gotten to the end of it, I've forgotten the beginning. Mr. Casspriano could easily break up his extraordinarily long sentences into smaller bites, to make his work more readable. That said, I can't wait for his next book!! Thanks so much for sharing!
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In "The Simplest Path to Personal and Planetary Awakening Step One: FREE YOUR MIND" Vincent Casspriano, Jr. admits from personal experience that many "ways" to spiritual enlightenment (awakening) contain important truths and can indeed work. But in this book he cuts to the chase like no other work I've encountered.
By delving into memes, Casspriano translates the spiritual concepts he has encountered into core spiritual tools for the achievement of personal and planetary awakening.
The fat is stripped away_this book is essential.
Find out two actions that every serious student already knows that could make humanity sustainable_time is running out, as we are aware.
For Goodness sake, use this book!
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Matt S. on August 9, 2007
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Casspriano's book is scientifically and philosophically sound as best as my young mind can tell, but I don't recommend this book. Its scattered with numerous pages of advertising about how his "program" works and how it compares to other religions and spiritual movements. Why must this author physically write out "The Simplest Path" in reference to his book every other page, and talk about his second volume? Perhaps because he's not out for pure truth, but for our money.

All this book comes down to after you strip away the nonsense is two things. First, admit that you don't truly know anything. Second, know yourself. Do those two things (they essentially both mean to question EVERYTHING), and you'll have Casspriano's "Planetary Awakening," with 15 bucks still in your pocket. And you'll be following the fundamental truths already said by Socrates.. so do yourself a favor and pick up Plato's "Apology" and read up on the Socratic dialogue on how to live a good life. And don't stop there, because you can't be sure he's right.

And I have 10 bucks that says these other couple of reviews were written by the book publisher. In any case, ignore the hype.
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4 of 10 people found the following review helpful By J. Soria on November 10, 2008
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May be I'm wrong but it looks (to me) like the good reviews you can read about this book here come from friends of the author. For me there's no other explanation about a good review of this book.
It's just a waste of time. Memes? There's no possible awakening, by changing or eliminating them, because memes belongs to the mind and the true awakening doesnt. As simple as this, no more explanations needed.
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