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Pushing Us to Think Outside the Box
on September 5, 2017
This book covers bold new territory. It presents the idea that the Universe is a dream. No, not like a dream, but an actual dream. For me, this seems like a real possibility, and it is the main reason I bought this book. It is an interesting theory, though the author definitely doesn't present it as a theory. To him, it is fact. The author likes to talk in absolutes, which was a bit of a turn off for me.
With that said, I must say that I did find merit in the ideas presented in this book. For me personally, I can really wrap my mind around the idea of God as Oneness. The author spent A LOT of time driving home this point. The more we embrace Oneness, the more we enter into the mind of God, which is to say, our right mind.
This book is based on A Course in Miracles. If you are a fan of it, you will most likely enjoy this book. However, there are a few differences between this book and ACIM. Below are the differences I noticed.
1. This book is a little different from ACIM in its presentation...much hipper. :)
2. The book has a critical vibe to it at times which is not present in ACIM. It focuses on where literally all other beliefs systems fail at Oneness (except Quantum physics) instead of focusing on where they succeed at it.
3. It makes the claim that the world is just your own personal dream. ACIM may have been hinting at this, but it never came out directly and said it.
4. It is illustrated; ACIM is not. Loved the illustrations!
I love this book for helping us think outside the box when it comes to imagining God and the landscape of our lives. I am glad I read it and would highly recommend it. However, I do find the tone of it a little critical of religions, philosophies,and science. I have had Jehovah Witnesses show up on my door who took the same tone as the author of this book -- only they understood Jesus, all other religions failed, and if you disagreed with them, you simply were not ready for the truth. I don't care how good your message is, that is a sad way to sell it.