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"I have endeavored to draw the map of consciousness that applies to every person on every path:" from the Author's note .
on September 13, 2005
I believe this statement reflects Jamie's chief goal for this book: this statement is listed in the authors note, preceeding the text. I don't think it is possible to draw a universal map of consciousness applicable to all humans. The chief reason being is that some folks never get past the 1st commandment let alone rise to metaphysical heights described in the text. Further, unless the reader has more than a beginners background in the metaphysical - or enjoys flipping back and forth between the text and the glossary - the reading can be difficult.
I gave this book five stars for what it DOES do, and that is a whole lot more than 99% of the metaphysical works I have read:
It paints a picture of the onesness of all existence, even though most of existence sees itself as seperate from everything else;
It bashes the notion that only enlighted earthly masters can achieve spirituality;
It clearly describes the downfalls of anyone being overimpressed with their spiritual progress;
It provides healers with a strong dose of reality: not to forget that therapy patients come to you because they are sick...there is pressure in them staying sick so you can make money;
It confronts head on the notion that a healer can see oodles of people on end: a handful may be too many;
It rightfully makes warriors out of beings immersed in the waters of daily life and it's endless tortures and misfortunes;
It superbly raises these tribulations to the status of lessons, encouraging hope and joy in the struggle;
It clearly points out that transformation is not a linear process;
It describes this circular process as seven different paths: this description allows readers to compare, contrast, and analyze later;
It describes the first hand accounts of Jamie in her path of transformation;
Read the book for yourself: you can't put it down.