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Product Details

  • Audio CD: 26 pages
  • Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated; Com/Pap/Cr edition (November 28, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591797152
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591797159
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 10 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #210,923 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Review

Vimala Rodgers has taken the ancient idea that letters of an alphabet contain the energy of living spirits and brought it into the modern world. She has created a practical system, Integral Handwriting, for drawing letters in a specific and deliberate way in order to enhance the qualities that one wants to increase in his or her life.

After a brief introduction explaining her system and how to use it, Rodgers takes us through each letter of the English alphabet individually, giving us it's related soul quality, element, gender, gemstone, animal, and guardian protector (angel). She then tells us how to write the letter in a way that will enhance these attributes.

The book is part of a beautifully designed kit which also contains two CDs, a flash card for each letter of the alphabet, and a blank journal with unlined paper. ("Unlined paper extends an open invitation to release hidden dreams that are yours alone and allows you to become more of who you really are, playing life at the highest level.") The flash cards contain both the soul quality that Rodgers associates with the letter and an affirmation intended to increase that quality.

The author's vibrant personality comes through on every page. There is no excess of theory. We are given the basic facts and then told to start writing and see for ourselves what happens. Because of the visual appeal and unique content of this item, it will be a great present for people to buy for themselves, especially if the holiday season has them a little down in the dumps.

I discourage you from displaying it with books on graphology or handwriting analysis. You will risk diminishing the excitement this package has the potential to create as a stand-alone. You might, however, want to consider a small sign that says, "NEW from Sounds True. -- New Age Retailer, January 18, 2010

About the Author

Dr. Vimala Rodgers, author, educator, and handwriting expert, has taught her unique approach to self-actualization through handwriting to hundreds of students, including doctors, nurses, psychologists, Zen priests, astronauts and politicians, and to such diverse groups as Boards of Education; the Philosophical Research Society; staff, faculty, & students at both Stanford University and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology; American Mensa; the National Health Federation; and numerous spiritual groups. Dr. Rodgers has trained at Stanford University as a Peak Performance Coach and is an avid student of Latin, Sanskrit, history, philosophy and psychology. Her publications include Your Handwriting Can Change Your Life, (Simon and Schuster, 2000) and Vegetarian Meals for People on the Go (Hay House, 2002), as well as the self-published Handwriting & the Enneagram: Tools to Jumpstart Your Life. (1997) and The Vimala System: Character Building Through Simplified Handwriting (2004), a teacher's manual. She has written articles for Persectives, the journal of the Association for Humanistic Psychology, and Family Life Magazine, among others. In 1991 Vimala founded The International Institute of Handwriting Studies in Palo Alto, CA where she offers seven distinct courses designed to help people redefine their life work and reshape their futures, "drawing out the positive and uplifting attitudes that live within us all."

Vimala Rodgers is an educator, handwriting expert, and motivational speaker, as well as the director of The International Institute of Handwriting Studies in Sacramento, California. She is author of Your Handwriting Can Change Your Life(Fireside, 2000).

Vimala Rodgers is an educator, handwriting expert, and motivational speaker, as well as the director of The International Institute of Handwriting Studies in Sacramento, California. She is author of Your Handwriting Can Change Your Life(Fireside, 2000).


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Customer Reviews

The audio was very well done.
Jon Norris
Last year, as I was listening to Louise Hay's "I Can Do It," I heard about how Ms. Hay changed her life by changing her handwriting, thanks to Vimala Rodgers.
L. Jacobs
The set is lovely quality and would make a wonderful gift for someone interested in improving their life or who just enjoys journaling.
Angela B

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

70 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia Sue Larson TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 20, 2010
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Transform Your Life Through Handwriting is a spiritual graphology kit consisting of two audio CDs, a spiral bound guidebook, a spiral bound journal, and a deck of alphabet graphology cards. While all these go together very nicely, I was initially surprised to see the way this handwriting transformation kit was arranged, as apparently I'd been expecting a book and CDs, rather than a kit of so many things inside a box.

For those who have read graphology books and studied graphology to any extent, the principle behind transforming one's life through changing one's handwriting is fairly obvious, yet seldom fully explained. There seem to be many more examples and descriptions of what not to do in other books, so Vimala Rodgers' approach of focusing entirely on positive patterns is refreshingly different.

I like the sound of Vimala's voice on the audio tracks of the CDs, and once I'd adjusted to the initial shock of this entire kit being so very different than every other book on graphology I've seen, I started having fun with this program. Each letter is described in terms of its soul quality, its declaration of intent, its alphabetic family, its element, its gender, its gemstone, its animal and its angelic guardian protector. These qualities for each letter gave me a deeper appreciation for the meditations involved in writing each letter in upper and lower case -- and meditation is indeed the best way to describe what is involved. With only a modicum of advice on what not to do, I found myself fascinated by some of the reasoning behind the advice. We therefore learn to avoid writing a "secretary f," for example, that states, "I'll do your work well, but my ideas don't count."

I highly recommend this for anyone open-minded enough to try changing their handwriting, as there is a great deal to learn here, and this system really can work!
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By D. Piziak on February 17, 2010
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After having read the Your Handwriting Can Change Your Life! book, I decided to order this book and CD combination. Wow, I am so glad I did. Folks, this is not a handwriting improvement or a handwriting analysis program. This is a life transformation program! The CDs are awesome; Vimala gives so much information on each letter and her warm personality and in-depth knowledge just comes right through. The cards are very easy to carry or tuck into the notebook I use to practice my letters. I've been using the Vimala Alphabet every day for the last 60 days or so and I can say that amazing and wonderful things are happening almost every day.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By April Blake VINE VOICE on May 11, 2010
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The "Transform Your Life Through Handwriting" book and CD sets out to teach you to use the spiritual energy inherent in letters of the alphabet to direct your thoughts and improve yourself, your life, and your interactions with the world around you. It's beautifully packaged and comes with a guidebook and a CD to guide you in your meditation, a spiral-bound blank book for you to practice your handwriting in, a deck of 26 cards, one for each letter of the alphabet, with things about each letter for you to meditate on as you practice drawing the letter each day. You supply your favorite pen and a willingness to open your mind.

I like the idea of this kit, even if I'm a little bewildered by some aspects of the practice. It all felt so foreign to me, to close my eyes, pick a card from the deck, then inhale and "pray" out loud the letter's intention as I exhale. Maybe that means that this particular aspect of the kit and the practice isn't for me, or it isn't for me yet. I think that people who are used to meditating in this particular way and who are really in tune with their spiritual selves will really get a lot out of this aspect of the kit.

As for what I got out of my first 40 days with "Transform Your Life...", I think that using the intentional act of focusing on writing in the sense of picking up a pen and putting it to the paper and slowly drawing your letters and thinking intentionally about them as you do, is an excellent way to reconnect your hands to your thoughts. So much of our lives these days are so mindless. We type on our computers while watching TV, talking on the phone, and eating a sandwich most of the time. The only time we ever hand-write anything anymore is when we're leaving a quick note or scribbling out a shopping or to-do list.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Story Circle Book Reviews on June 14, 2010
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Vimala Rodgers has developed alphabetical patterns based on "sacred technology of the ages" and shares them in Transform Your Life hrough Handwriting: a kit with two CDs, a guidebook, a blank journal and 26 cards. Simply put, the author guides readers and listeners to adopt handwriting patterns that bring their hidden talents, abilities, and dreams to life.

"Writing patterns are a graphic image of how your subconscious mind interprets the world and your place in it. As you adopt new letter shapes, you are telling your mind how to think--for perhaps the first time in your life," says Rodgers.

With an interest in handwriting from early childhood, Rodgers has studied Latin, Sanskrit, history, philosophy, and psychology while holding a vision of a career for herself that involves "the transformational power of the letters." "Each stroke of the pen makes a statement--not about who you are, but about who you say you are, i.e., your self-image," she writes.

I've just pulled a card from the Transform Your Life through Handwriting deck, in my left hand, as Vimala Rodgers suggests on her CD, and asked: "What attitude do I need to bring into my life today?" The letter card I chose is U for open-mindedness. The back of the card reads: "I listen to others as though I know nothing."

The guidebook offers me more information on the "soul quality" of the letter U. If I find it difficult to listen "to what others share, without offering contradictory feedback," I ought to start practicing this letter today. The letter U is part of the alphabetical family Rodgers calls the Family of Learning and Evaluating.

Each letter of the alphabet is described in the guidebook with an element, gender, gemstone, animal and guardian protector.
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