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Who You Are and Why You Are Here: Find Your Life Purpose and Personality Type Paperback – April 1, 1998

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"A book that emphasizes self-knowledge and self-actualization to build confidence. Self-confidence, emotional stability and spirituality are stressed." -- YOUTH TODAY newspaper, Washington, DC

"A profound work awakening your intuition and turnng your vision toward the spiritual. This book can revolutionize your life." -- WELCOME TO PLANET EARTH magazine

"Brilliant! A must read! Ruth Mierswa says 'you came into this life to help people and change weaknesses into strengths'" -- Richard Fuller, METAPHYSICAL REVIEWS

"I've never put much stock in astology. At first when I tried her system, I was attempting to debunk it. But after I realised that it was painting a reasonable accurate picture of me, I tried the system on everybody I knew enough about. Not once was I disappointed. On a scale of 1-10, this book rates a 9." -- Fairpirt, NY High School Newspaper reporter Chris Chester

"Ruth Mierswa has spent about a quarter of a century working in this field. This book can revolutionise your life. A profound work awakening your intuition and turning your vision toward the spiritual." -- editor of "Welcome to Planet Earth" Mark Lerner

"Your book provides a map to the well fo truth that's as clear as any I've ever seen. It will speak to your soul, clearly and simply and in plain English, not riddles. It is original and a blend of common sense and psychological soundness." -- reviewer, author, world lecturer Donna Van Toen

An esoteric branch of maintream astrology, provides an outlet for those who want more spiritual guidance in their interpretations. If you are interested in Tibetan wisdom and simplified astrology, this book is right up your alley. -- Dell Horoscope magazine reviewer Chris Lorenz

About the Author

Ever since late childhood, author Ruth Mierswa has searched for the purpose of life, from studies in psychology at the University of Wisconsin and post graduate work in counseling at Northwestern University to intensive study through reading hundreds of books in spirituality, astrology, and metaphysics. Finally, she found answers that satisfied her to the depths of her soul when she contemplated deeply on the 24 Alice Bailey books.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 291 pages
  • Publisher: Rainbow Gateway (April 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0966108000
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966108002
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,827,451 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book has changed my life. I spent over a year filling out personality questionnaires, and assessments, but couldn't get any closer to finding out my life purpose. If you're scared of finding out your life purpose (for fear that you may actually fail if you start it), or if you're intimidated by past voices from your parents or teachers, then assessments and questionnaires simply won't work. I even tried hypnosis, and could only get vague answers. And numerology named things I could do well, but not a "life purpose". Finally, I found and read this book and got in touch with the truth about myself. The book described not only my life purpose (what I'm here to do, that no one else can do quite like me), but also my personality and my character weaknessess. Before this book, I wasn't really into astrology, but the book helped to open my eyes to the proof that ray-centered astrology is accurate. The back of the book contains details of studies (for all of you left-brain types). Besides telling you about yourself personally, she also discusses the universal laws and why we are here and what we are doing here. However, even better is her discussion about how the disciplines (psychology, healing, spirituality, and science) are changing at this point in our humanity as they, too, enter the Aquarian age. Buy the book, and even better, have her do a complete astrological delineation for you.
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i'm certain we all have a fairly good (intellectual) grasp of basic metaphysical schemes.

in this light i think lines like, "the real us (our spirit) will live forever" are painful. as in rip off. this line is on page 219.

the very things she states at the beginning is repeated over and over on every page...

to, her universe is perfect. she does'nt believe in things like randomness or needless suffering apparently (ie, natural disasters where ALL KINDS of folks die at once etcetcetcetc).

of course, the latter is what all this kinda literature is trying to escape from/deny.

now as far as ray astrology itself; this seems to be a good working indicator of our subtle natures.

but here again, being intuitive, a psychonaut and keenly self observant, i basically already knew about myself on these subtle levels (before reading the charts etc).

and guess what? it hasn't helped in the slightest. they say it helps you deal with things better and to align...

i've found that info (regardless of how heavy a revelation) won't do anything unless that info/knowledge happens to be a good lottery ticket or real mind control protocols etc.

do you really think everyone has a special calling? has some special role to play?

i think if this was the case the world would be very different. this is really too murcky/semantically laden to pin down...

it could be that the systems we have caters only to certain makeups. ie., no one needs an under water basket weaver...but what if this is the person's calling!?

nevertheless, i'm open enough to admit i may be wrong in all the above. can't get anymore confused than that. and this is where the western mystery traditon has brought me....
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WHO YOU ARE AND WHY YOU ARE HERE
Finding Your Life Purpose and Personality Type
by Ruth Mierswa
Author, counselor, scholar and seeker Ruth Mierswa says in the very beginning of her new
book, "You came into this life for two reasons--one is to help people and the other is to
change your weaknesses into strengths." After reading the rest of Who You Are and
Why You Are Here, this reviewer found a pathway to accomplish both.
Using the Seven Rays from the Alice Bailey series (but offering understanding in a clearer
and more concise fashion) Ms. Mierswa brings all disciplines together while lifting them to
a higher level...and she also shows how the reader can be lifted to a higher level, too.
Who You Are and Why You Are Here enables you to find your personality ray and soul
ray which identifies, with copious details, your life purpose and personality type. It was
intriguing for this reviewer that I, a Pisces, have a ray 1 soul and personality . I discovered
much about myself, especially that my character weaknesses (and there are many) can be
transmuted into strengths--and Ruth Mierswa told me how! And so it is for all signs.
So many people are hurting! They want to know, Why me? Why did this happen to me??
This book explains why they have these experiences and how these experiences are
opportunities for spiritual growth. You'll be shown how to rid yourself of anger, guilt, and
other harmful emotions on both a conscious and unconscious level.
Ruth Mierswa has given us a book that answers many of your why questions e.g. why
some people are born talented or with a superior intellect. Who You Are and Why You
Are Here identifies your level of evolvement and gives you the means to evolve higher. In
the doing, by changing weaknesses into strengths, you'll be better able to help
humankind---and that's why we're here!
Richard Fuller
Senior Editor
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Format: Paperback
Author, counselor, scholar and seeker Ruth Mierswa says in the very beginning of her new book, "You came into this life for two reasons--one is to help people and the other is to change your weaknesses into strengths." After reading the rest of Who You Are and Why You Are Here, this reviewer found a pathway to accomplish both.
Using the Seven Rays from the Alice Bailey series (but offering understanding in a clearer and more concise fashion) Ms. Mierswa brings all disciplines together while lifting them to a higher level...and she also shows how the reader can be lifted to a higher level, too.
Who You Are and Why You Are Here enables you to find your personality ray and soul ray which identifies, with copious details, your life purpose and personality type. It was intriguing for this reviewer that I, a Pisces, have a ray 1 soul and personality . I discovered much about myself, especially that my character weaknesses (and there are many) can be transmuted into strengths--and Ruth Mierswa told me how! And so it is for all signs.
So many people are hurting! They want to know, "Why me? Why did this happen to me?"
This book explains why they have these experiences and how these experiences are opportunities for spiritual growth. You'll be shown how to rid yourself of anger, guilt, and other harmful emotions on both a conscious and unconscious level.
Ruth Mierswa has given us a book that answers many of your "why" questions e.g. why some people are born talented or with a superior intellect. Who You Are and Why You Are Here identifies your level of evolvement and gives you the means to evolve higher. In the doing, by changing weaknesses into strengths, you'll be better able to help humankind---and that's why we're here!
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