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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Series: Charming Petites
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Pauper Press; Book and Access edition (January 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 088088990X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0880889902
  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 3.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Author don Miguel Ruiz was born into a family of healers. He was raised in rural Mexico by a curandera (healer) mother and nagual (shaman) grandfather. The family anticipated that don Miguel would embrace its legacy of healing and teaching and, as a nagual, carry forward its esoteric Toltec knowledge. Instead, distracted by modern life, don Miguel chose to attend medical school and became a surgeon. He began teaching in the United States with his mother Sarita in 1987 in Logan Heights, CA. Working with Sarita, he first began with healing practices. As his knowledge of English grew, he realized that he preferred to share his lineage through an oral tradition, rather than a healing tradition. don Miguel's students grew in numbers. He lectured in Santa Fe, NM, Los Angeles, CA, Sacramento, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, and in many other locales. He began to share the wisdom that resulted in the creation of The Four Agreements when he witnessed his students struggling to quiet their minds. He created a specific series of practical tools, that when used by anyone, can result in consistent and long-term personal transformation. The tools are based on common sense, related with simplicity, and have a universal message recognized by many. don Miguel's message is simple, practical, and when implemented even incrementally changes lives.

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don Miguel Ruiz was born into a family of healers and raised in rural Mexico by a curandera (healer) mother and nagual (shaman) grandfather. The family anticipated don Miguel would embrace their centuries old legacy of healing and teaching and as a nagual, carry forward the esoteric Toltec knowledge. Instead, distracted by modern life, don Miguel chose to attend medical school and later teach and practice as a surgeon.

don Miguel began teaching in the United States, with his mother, the Curandera, Sarita in 1987. He taught small groups of people in a small room in Logan Heights, CA. Working with Sarita, he first began with healing practices. As his knowledge of English grew, he realized that he preferred to share his lineage through oral tradition, rather than a healing tradition.

don Miguel's students grew in numbers and his mythologies and guidance grew with them. He appeared in lectures in Santa Fe, NM, Los Angeles, CA, Sacramento, CA, Santa Rosa, CA and in many other locales. He began to share the wisdom that resulted in the creation of The Four Agreements®, when he witnessed his various students struggling to quiet their minds. don Miguel created a specific series of practical tools, that when used by anyone, can result in consistent and long-term personal transformation.

The tools shared by don Miguel are based on common sense and shared with such simplicity, that the universal message underlying his teaching is recognized by many. don Miguel's message is simple, practical and when implemented, even incrementally, changes lives.

In the tradition of the Toltec, a Nagual guides an individual to personal freedom. Combining new insights with old wisdom, don Miguel has dedicated his life to sharing the ancient Toltec wisdom by translating it into practical concepts that promote transformation through truth and common sense.

In February of 2002, don Miguel survived a near-fatal heart attack. The impact of the heart attack on his physical body prevents him from returning to wide-spread public speaking and lecturing. He intends to complete several, limited appearances, each year.

Visit us at: http://www.miguelruiz.com

Customer Reviews

Such an easy book to read and fill of wisdom.
Judy M. House
This is just a mini-book of the original book- the full version of "The Four Agreements" is a must read.
Allie
The Four Agreements, if applied, WILL change your life.
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134 of 135 people found the following review helpful By Janet Boyer HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 20, 2003
Format: Cards
The Four Agreements Cards are a stunningly beautiful deck of 48 high-gloss cards of sturdy stock. Five artists illustrated this deck, so there is a lot of creative diversity to the lush images and scripts on each card. There are 12 cards dedicated to each of the four agreements. On each, the main agreement is printed at the top of the card, and a whimsical, flowing phrase is weaved throughout the image. On the back of each card are insights about that particular phrase and agreement. Some insights are only one sentence, and others are several sentences.

The cards come in a square box that features the same image that is on front of the book. What is great about the container is that it's a matte finished, flip top box constructed of sturdy cardboard. Thus, it's easy to take the deck in and out of the box when wanting to look at the cards, or just drawing one to meditate upon for awhile.

Some examples from the deck:

One card about Always do your best features a woman with an enormous beehive hair-style. She is adorned with gold jewelry, and different shades of blue and green swirl about her. There is a golden hue that seems to emanate from behind her hair, while 2 birds have made a nest therein. The phrase? Don't Overdo. The back of this card says Always do your best, but don't overdo! When you overdo, you deplete your body and go against yourself, and it will take you longer to accomplish your goal.

A card about Don't take anything personally features a man with his eyes closed, orange and yellow hues and clouds surrounding him. Several small objects seem to swirl around his head, including a hand, a planet that looks like Saturn, several tiny stars, an eye, an open book, a ribbon, etc. The phrase on the front says Everyone lives in their own dream.
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101 of 101 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 2, 2001
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Whether or not you've read the Four Agreements, you'll find these cards a wonderful tool to help you find personal freedom and happiness. The benefit is much greater if you've read the book as well but I wouldn't say that you can't have one without the other. Everyday, I take one card from the box, put it on my desk at work and use it as a reminder to think about the message of the particular "agreement." The teachings of the book and the reminders on the cards have made me feel like sandbags have been lifted off my back!
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Annie Zalezsak on July 1, 2002
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I love the artwork on them. They are highly usable. Even if you didn't read the book, they are an excellent pack, just to have around. Each card can be used as a stand-alone card that you can display. They are just a beautiful deck of inspiring messages and I highly recommend them to anyone who likes cards.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Vanessa Gonzalez on May 28, 2004
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Miguel Ruiz has an alluring introduction that mixes myths, with ancient mexican wisdom. After the enchantment of the introduction the core of the book becomes totally practical, step by step his words made me make my own commitment. To remember the main facts After I read it I wrote on my mirror:
1. Be irreproachable with my words, no more bad thoughts and gossips towards others I thought " My life is so interesting (and if its not I'll make it interesting) that I don't want to waste my time in others businesses"
2. Do not take anything personal. When Miguel Ruiz wrote "Nobody does things because of others, we do things because of our selves..." I got an epiphany!! I understood that my soured past was not created by others on purpose is just that we are trying to survive in this world that is human to be selfish and only look for us.
3. Do not make any assumptions: Ask! This sounds very simple, but for me had an extraordinary meaning. I usually spend a lot of time dreaming with my eyes wide open.. what I imagine are only illusions suppositions of situations that did not happened or would never happen. These images come to my mind trying to be solved towards a happy ending based on suppositions of others attitudes, thoughts or behaviors. I am living in dreams this is not reality. What I fool I've been!
4. Do your best: This chapter challenge us, but at the same time protects our soul for being damaged in this demanding world, it creates the healthy environment facing our possibilities with our capabilities.
Finally the book gives us again a hint of spirituality, and mention the importance of living the moment, of finding the meaning of life which can either be interpreted as inner peace or eternal happiness.
Of easy reading this substantial book will maintain your attention till the end.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jay Crutcher on May 29, 2004
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I thoroughly love this book. Briefly, The Four Agreements are: 1. Be impecable with your word. 2. Don't take anything personally. 3. Don't make assumptions. 4. Always do your best. This is such a moving book because it is the real truth. You will 'feel' that as you read. Don Miguel Ruiz explains that we (humans) have become mired in others 'black magic',others 'mitote.' That we have been domesticated by others from birth. We have choosen to believe what we have been programed to believe .... that we are imperfect, we are bad, that we are seperate, etc. He explains that we can create a Heaven on Earth by reclaiming ourselves, our happiness, that is our birth right, by not believing all the lies we've been given. I don't want to give too much of this book away because it is so wonderful. The words of an incredibly wise Shaman. With each reading, the meaning becomes greater. If everyone read this book, the world would be tremendously better off.
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