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Born to Be Free Hardcover – March 8, 2009

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About the Author

Jac O' Keeffe led a busy healing practice in Ireland after her sixth sense awakened. In her work, she found her clients’ depression and emotional pain were caused by a quest for meaning and value: a spiritual yearning rather than external or physiological causes. Jac continued for seven years as a spiritual facilitator and teacher. Understanding that healing leads only to temporary wholeness, O'Keeffe sought that which was never broken, never hurt or damaged. Her personal quest led to that which is beyond mind – a transcendence of dualistic thought.

Jac travels extensively, facilitating satsang (spiritual gatherings). In her writings and talks she offers clear pointers to that which lies beyond the mind assisting spiritual seekers of Truth.

 At satsang, Jac has the ability to show the questioner the subtleties of belief systems that anchor the idea of a separate individual. She cuts through habitual thought patterns of mind and opens a door internally to enable one to hear her speaking of that which is beyond mind. Thus an inner resonance of what is known to be Truth can take place and who you really are is revealed.

 Free audio and video satsangs are available on the author's website for listening or download at jackieokeeffe.com.

 

 

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing (March 8, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606933973
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606933978
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,497,447 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By J. A. Hoye on June 28, 2009
Format: Hardcover
If you have read Adyashanti, Scott Kiloby, Tolle, Byron Katie, Gary Weber, Peter Dziuban, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Ramana Maharshi, L. Jacobsen, and other modern nondualist writers, you are ready for Jac O'Keeffe. If not, get ready for a couple of body blows to the ego. And then, maybe, release and final surrender.

And don't skip around for your first read. I have some fancy degrees, have written plays and poetry and many many technical manuals. I can speed read with the best of them. It took me three weeks to read 119 pages. My body/mind just gasped about every third page.

Jac is the real deal. I understand the New York Times used the word "mumbo-jumbo" in referencing Tolle's "Power of Now." From that mentality, this work would receive an even darker review.

Which is why it is an absolutely "must read" NOW for anyone who has a serious interest in this ancient, brand new topic. It is written for big minds, big crafty successful, advanced, experienced, deep minds. And if read carefully, and the few exercises are practiced earnestly, the final veil could drop...forever.

Plus there are some delightful videos of her on "Never Not Here" with Richard Miller [...])...

Read at your own risk...;-)...
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Having successfully failed over several decades to find a satisfactory
path to end the spiritual search, I stumbled upon Advaita about a year ago.Since then I've read every book I could find on the subject, many wonderful hours of reading, a few duds here and there though mostly I enjoyed the variety of ways the authors describe that which cannot be described.A short while ago while listening to [...], I discovered a wonderful Irish lady, Jac O'Keeffe, the author of "Born to Be Free".I can say without reservation, that if one wants to cut to the chase and get to the real deal, this book is a must read. I could not read more then a few pages a day,every other line stops you dead in your tracks. A truly valuable addition to the hand full of books worth reading on this subject.Beautiful Jac!
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Do you know what the pencil sharpener said to the pencil?
Don't go round and round, come straight to the point.

In my humble opinion, this book is a pocket guide, a life saver, a "must-have" for every human being who is looking to be happy, to be fulfilled, to find out who you truly are, to be self-realized, or even to understand human life or fix this world! For everyone who is interested to change the world, needs to first know who "I" really Am, who wishes to change outside of 'me'? Hence, this book is a "must-have". No roundabouts. To the point and direct pointers.

Am I a father/mother or brother/sister or son/daughter, or employee or entreupreuner or whatever? Am I a single individual or many? Do "I" know "myself"? We think we know but as the question gets deeper, we hit the deadend...If you ever wanted to find out "your" true identity, this book is an excellent guide.

This book provides great pointers to understand the human mind and live a peaceful life, ability to understand the mental agonies and sufferings or joys. Every belief gets pulverized, the rug is pulled out gently as the mind grabs onto a concept. Finally, the concept of the "mind" itself is being taken........... And 'you' are left only as a mere concept, which itself is a mirage. All your knowledge and understandings are nullified and pure 'silence' beyond the concept of silence remains.

This book contains lots of sign-posts and hits the nail right on the head with a sledge hammer in a very gentle way. The Truth that you already are is revealed beautifully.

Strongly recommend this book as a "must-have" guide for every human being looking for happiness.

People like Jac are rare. Coming in contact with such people is a blessing by itself. Truly there are no words to express my gratitude for Jac.

This name and form is eternally thankful and grateful. 'I' met Thy Self, in this movie called existence!
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I highly recommend this book. It is worth 100 stars. And I have read a lot of spiritual and non duality books.

This is truly one of the best books I have ever read pointing to the truth of the natural state of peace, freedom and truth. It is not a collection of satsangs, but specifically takes you on a journey to truth with many different pointer Chapters such as: Observe; Natural State; Self-Enquiry; Effortlessness; and Nothing Is.

The book just keeps exposing the mind's games and providing the opportunity to just drop the whole ego game and be free. This book can be read on many different levels. I have been rereading parts of it for six months. It just keeps going deeper and deeper. "BORN TO BE FREE" can be the final book if one is ready for it. Or it can just be a profound pointer. It is worth reading on any level. Check out her web site: [...]
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Jac O'Keeffe's book, Born to Be Free is a life-altering experience. Recommended by a friend, this book had more in its 100+ pages than years of book reading combined. It is actually a culmination of many, many books on spirituality, self-awareness, love, understanding and enlightenment. Jac leads you on a journey to end suffering through an understanding of our infinite Being, allowing for joy, peace and happiness to be realized. By simply being and observing, understanding that we are more than our bodies or our thoughts, we become free. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in going beyond their thoughts and accessing a deeper connection to our true essence.
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