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Illuminata: A Return to Prayer Paperback – November 1, 1995
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It is as if Williamson understands, and I suspect she does, how tired my own heart grows at times as it travels its lifelong spiritual journey. Is striving to better oneself really worth it? Is it a good thing to be a good person in a dog-eat-dog society? Or is the harsh reality that the one who plays in mud, who is willing to step on another's back, who plays hard to get, who is a master of manipulation, who never blinks at putting oneself first, is inevitably the one who wins the prize? Perhaps. More times than I care to know. And still.... the lifelong struggle to better oneself is, yes, worth it. If only for that final moment when one faces one's own image in the mirror of self-judgement.
"Illuminata" is a book of prayers. There are prayers to begin the new day - and to end it. There are prayers for strength, for health, for happiness, for the renewal of faith, for forgiveness. There are prayers for friends, for family, for lovers. There are prayers to heal nations. There are prayers to overcome addictions, betrayal, emptiness, obsession, loss, greed. There are prayers to mark moments of routine, of tradition, of ritual, of ceremony.Read more ›
If you're soul searching, if you're looking for that spiritual path, and if you enjoy the voice of Marianne Williamson, this is a book for you.
We are at a critical point, where many realize that we cannot fight external forces to bring peace to humanity, we have to BE the force by bringing forth love and truth from within our own selves.
No matter what your religion, spiritual preference, ideology, or beliefs, connect in whatever way you feel most comfortable, in whatever way you choose, to bring yourself the indwelling peace you wish to see in others. It is only by doing that that we will see peace on Earth.
The prayers in this book are truly beautiful, and as Marianne says "create your own" if you want to.
I Highly recommend this book for the positive, heartfelt and beautiful influence it will have in your life.
Barbara Rose, Ph.D. author of Know Yourself: A Woman's Guide to Wholeness, Radiance & Supreme Confidence and Stop Being the String Along: A Relationship Guide to Being THE ONE
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This is probably the 10 tenth copy I have bought of this book. Have given this to friends and family as gifts, Marianne's prayers are extremely reflective. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Patty McGuire
Bought for a Lady friend who is just out of an abusive relationship , she is over the moon with it as she felt it was just what she needed a rebuild he self esteemPublished 17 days ago by James
Marianne always seems to be on target for what feels "right", here expressed in paryer and in some sample cérémonies that she has created. A helpful book.Published 20 days ago by Louise Thunin
The words are just stunning. You cannot read this without finding a sense of peace.Published 23 days ago by Morticia Morris
Find Marianne Williamson's writing very soothing to my soul . It seems no matter the situation I can pick up this book and talk to God directly. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Margie Florida