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Harmonic Wealth: The Secret of Attracting the Life You Want Hardcover – April 8, 2008
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Indeed, there was much I liked about the book. Most importantly, it is a very substantive book in a world where so many books of this type are feel good, quick reads (which have their place). And, it is written in the aggressive, challenging style that the author unabashedly proclaims is his intent. As Ray says near the end in talking about reading the book: "Some of it (may have) excited you, some of it may have made you uncomfortable, some of it struck you as full of it, some of it flat out confused you. That is all good." Because of the author's challenging style, I used the book to challenge my thinking on what it takes to take one's performance to an even higher level. I enjoy a book that challenges my thinking, and this one did so.
Regretfully, for me, the book had some annoying shortcomings, in addition to the online material seemingly not yet being available as promised.Read more ›
Having said this, you would expect Harmonic Wealth, his largest and most ambitious work so far, to be a veritable gold mine of information.
And you would be right, but also wrong.
Imagine if I approached you and told you that I had all the knowledge you needed to live an amazing life. It was all written down in detail, and all you had to do was read it, follow the steps and you, too, could change your life.
You'd be excited right?
You'd want that book!
Now next imagine that I take all the pages of the book and put them into a shredder. Each page cut up into thousands of pieces, like confetti after a New Years Eve party.
You'd be sad and disappointed and maybe a bit pissed, right?
That's how I feel after reading Harmonic Wealth.
It's full of great information, but it's so poorly designed, so poorly thought out, so poorly edited, that I came away sad and disheartened.
I was hoping that James would, after going into detail about each pillar, lay out some easy to find, easy to collect, concrete steps that I could take toward improving that pillar.
It just frustrates me that while I read, I keep wondering "What are you recommending?" "What worked for you?" "How can I duplicate your experience in my world?"
Like I said, a recap at the end of each chapter, and then again, at the end of each pillar of the main points to remember and concrete actions to take would make this book even more amazing.Read more ›
James Ray's "five pillars of harmonic wealth" sounds like an interesting concept, but he does a very poor job of outlining it, and is all over the place in his explanation of each pillar. There were many times when I didn't know which pillar he was actually talking about because he had been boasting about himself for so long. This book is really just an advertisement for his harmonic wealth idea, and apparently you have to give him more money to find out what it really is, as he doesn't actually tell you what to do to become as "enlightened" as he is. At one point he even tells the listener to go to his website and order his expensive mediation cds.
This book is also a vehicle for Ray to gloat about himself. He spends quite a lot of time praising himself and bragging about his own achievements. He probably should have just written an autobiography and called it "I'm Better Than You." The book would have been about half the size if he hadn't included so much useless information about himself. I'm wondering if he had to pad the book with his own gloating because he hadn't fully developed his five pillar idea or if he wasn't able to fully develop the idea because he was so wrapped up his is own narcissism.Read more ›
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On October 8, 2009 at a sweat lodge given by the author in Arizona, three people died and many more were hospitalized due to this author's negligence. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Aldeberon
I liked the book till I discovered that 3 people died on account of him in a sweat lodge. From my personal experience, many who lead seminars on positive thinking have a phoniness... Read morePublished 16 months ago by No-Nonsense Reader
I am in love with this book. This is why i love the metaphysical of the law of attraction. This book changed my life forever.Published 19 months ago by sypreme essence
I decided to throw my copy away, after reading about the horrible incident in Sedona.Published 20 months ago by Donna L. Hing