Returning to the themes of alchemy and wizardry he introduced in The Return of Merlin (LJ 7/95), perennially popular author Chopra here articulates a 20-step guide for discovering the wizard within and taking control of the spiritual journey of one's life. Beginning with the proclamation that the omniscient wizard is within all of us, Chopra uses a weird and eclectic combination of Zen koan, Jungian analysis, Hindu mythology, and alchemy to lead seekers in the way of the wizard. Chopra's thinking and writing is replete with the fuzzy mysticism and superficial spirituality that characterize his other works. Although Chopra's faithful followers will likely demand copies, the book is not recommended.
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Chopra is big. His message about attaining joy and fulfillment by recognizing the mind-body connection has struck a chord that's reverberated beyond New Agers into the general public. Still, he basically has only one message, leaving him no choice but to try to jazz it up with each successive book. Recently, Chopra ventured into the world of fiction with mixed results. This time, he blends a bit of folklore into his "lessons" about 20 principles for reintroducing magic into one's life. Invoking the Camelot legends and using Arthur and Merlin (also the focus of his novel, The Return of Merlin [Je 1 & 15 95]) as metaphors for the eternal seeker and inner wisdom, Chopra gives readers the tools to find the enchantment in their own lives. He did this succinctly and plainly in his recent best-seller, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success (1995); here, unfortunately, the jaunt through Camelot obscures the basic message rather than enhancing it. Nevertheless, Chopra is a brand name by now--demand will be heavy. Ilene CooperSee all Editorial Reviews
Fantastic guide for meditation and understanding the I AM inside each one.Published 2 months ago by keith mavis
This like the Tao of Pooh is an all inclusive understanding of the spiritual path lived, it goes right to my heart and wish everyone would read it, also SUPER FUN STORIES!Published 4 months ago by Adam Walsh
My first Deepak book! haha! i luv him! don't know much about him, but his name's as familiar as Dyer/Hay; he's been the archetype modern guru, in the back of my mind, growing up... Read morePublished 4 months ago by jt
Deepak Chopra has a simple, engaging way of explaining spiritual concepts that are profound.Published 5 months ago by Karen L McClean
I'm officially a Deepak fan. Everything I've read of his has been amazing and this book is no exception. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amy Sumida, author of The Godhunter and Twilight Court Series
Very nice book. Reminds me of Deepak Chopra's answer to Kipling's wisdom, where Merlin's stories replace the bear, panther and cobra. Read morePublished 5 months ago by E. Simpson
Really great perspective you'll get out of reading this. It's a must for everyone.Published 6 months ago by Miss Maddy