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Out on a Limb Paperback – October 1, 1986
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"An immensely appealing woman-bright, open, straightforward, sincere."--The New York Daily News
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The book is riveting because it describes in such an entertaining a gripping writing style, full of humour and insight, Shirley's exciting adventure of spiritual awakening. It is an autobiographic book of a very small but intense time of Shirley's life, in which, as many who have had an awakening will be able to relate to, life becomes brilliantly alive, full of synchronicities and magic. Shirley is lead from book, to teacher, to channel, to places across the globe as she follows the promtings of spirit that lead her to glimpse and explore realities that break down her previous belief structure about the world. And as she travels and learns, a completely new way of viewing life emerges for her- and a completely new Shirley!
Spiritual insights aside, just the way in which this book is written is superb - Shirley has a real gift for bringing to life her experiences on the page and the book reads as an exilarating adventure novel. I loved it and re-read it occasionally when i want to recapture that feeling.
If you like metaphysics and new age writings, this book is quite a gem and well worth reading. You will cerish it, you will love it and probably read it again and again.
At the end of the '70's actress, Feminist, and one-time liberal activist MacLaine finds herself wealthy but unsatisfied. A series of synchronous events exposes her to spiritual ideas and she discovers that many of her friends and colleagues share her esoteric interests. Others, however, are critical, especially those from political circles. This includes 'Gerry', a fictionalized version of her lover, one-time Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme. Impulsively MacLaine accepts the suggestion of a chance acquaintance and travels to Peru! 'Out on a limb' she bathes in mountain springs and listens to tales of UFOs, reincarnation, 'channeling' and mystic destiny.
There is a good deal of name-dropping in the book and a tacit celebration of the materialist lifestyles of the rich and famous. Nevertheless it is an honest account of a fairly common phenomenon; the awakening of spiritual aspirations in late 20th century America. Infinitely superior to, though tarred with the same brush as, the Lynn Andrews 'biographies'.
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