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Butterflies Are Free To Fly: A New and Radical Approach to Spiritual Evolution

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Thought Provoking

I don't necessarily agree with the author's cold and impersonal "Infinite I" theory, but like many religious or philosophical conclusions to the existence of self, it is nonetheless thought-provoking. The book is well-written, but certainly not without its inconsistenci...
I don't necessarily agree with the author's cold and impersonal "Infinite I" theory, but like many religious or philosophical conclusions to the existence of self, it is nonetheless thought-provoking. The book is well-written, but certainly not without its inconsistencies. I would recommend it to those not afraid to question individuality or ego, but would highly discourage those of blind faith to jump on this bandwagon. You'll only end up back in the theater if you do......

posted by Anasuya on November 5, 2010

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23 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

Did you know???

Stephen Davis was broke and living in a 1 bedroom apt with nothing but multiple failed marriages, multiple failed careers and a failed life to show for his 70+ years on this planet. He has "religion hopped", searched for the "new age" and "followed gurus" for most of hi...
Stephen Davis was broke and living in a 1 bedroom apt with nothing but multiple failed marriages, multiple failed careers and a failed life to show for his 70+ years on this planet. He has "religion hopped", searched for the "new age" and "followed gurus" for most of his life... each time believing with all of his heart and professing to the world... "THIS TIME I have figured IT out!" He is at it again! This book starts out fine and his analogies make you feel that maybe, just maybe he, is on to something... until you realize that EVERYTHING IN THE FIRST 200 PAGES is borrowed (LITERALLY) from someone else... he doesn't plagiarize... he tells you that he is borrowing the ideas, the concepts and the philosophy he is talking about! There is not ONE original thought or idea until... THE "Infinite I"! Allow me to save you the 1100+ pages of BS... he compares us (yes, you and me and every other human) to a helpless and meaningless "BIG TOE" that has no power to choose for ourselves, to think for ourselves, to decide what path to take and even goes so far as to suggest that every human tragedy, even those that man has done to hurt, destroy and torture one another IS NOT WRONG! (So, NO learning from our mistakes, NO wisdom, NO evolving through trial and error) He tells us that we are being controlled by the "Infinite I" and that we are to obediently observe... that's it! I guess if I were homeless, penniless, and confronting the end of a completely failed life... a life without anything to show for it... that blaming the "Infinite I" and not taking responsibility for my f' up life would be a comforting philosophy. THIS BOOK IS 'FREE' FOR A REASON! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME!

posted by 6771953 on March 14, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2011

    Did you know???

    Stephen Davis was broke and living in a 1 bedroom apt with nothing but multiple failed marriages, multiple failed careers and a failed life to show for his 70+ years on this planet. He has "religion hopped", searched for the "new age" and "followed gurus" for most of his life... each time believing with all of his heart and professing to the world... "THIS TIME I have figured IT out!" He is at it again! This book starts out fine and his analogies make you feel that maybe, just maybe he, is on to something... until you realize that EVERYTHING IN THE FIRST 200 PAGES is borrowed (LITERALLY) from someone else... he doesn't plagiarize... he tells you that he is borrowing the ideas, the concepts and the philosophy he is talking about! There is not ONE original thought or idea until... THE "Infinite I"! Allow me to save you the 1100+ pages of BS... he compares us (yes, you and me and every other human) to a helpless and meaningless "BIG TOE" that has no power to choose for ourselves, to think for ourselves, to decide what path to take and even goes so far as to suggest that every human tragedy, even those that man has done to hurt, destroy and torture one another IS NOT WRONG! (So, NO learning from our mistakes, NO wisdom, NO evolving through trial and error) He tells us that we are being controlled by the "Infinite I" and that we are to obediently observe... that's it! I guess if I were homeless, penniless, and confronting the end of a completely failed life... a life without anything to show for it... that blaming the "Infinite I" and not taking responsibility for my f' up life would be a comforting philosophy. THIS BOOK IS 'FREE' FOR A REASON! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME!

    23 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2011

    Don't waste your time

    Stephen Davis managed to take one drug induced idea and beat it to death for 1127 pages. I want my time back he stole from me.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2011

    Bible

    Read the bible. It's the only truth you will ever need. CHANGED MY LIFE! JESUS is the way, the truth and the light. Take the challenge! I dare you. Leave all those other useless books alone.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2011

    Skip it....

    The author comes across as bitter, self-righteous, and condescending. I couldn't finish the book.not worth the time or the space on my Nook.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2011

    Very hard to get into. Poorly written

    I keep trying to get into this book & just can't seem to figure out the key. It is slow, ponderous and relatively stupid.

    It sounds awesome so if someone has the magic button, please let me know.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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