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

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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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    A lot of good initial material from a crazy dude

    Seriously, this book is a.long read although very well written so it goes at a fairly good pace. The first 300-400 pages are actually written well and I feel anyone of any religion could benefit from reading the first third of this book. I would also say the author does a good job writing it and relaying the information and concepts he wishes to get across to the reader. I rated it two stars for several reason, I have to rate the first third of the book as five stars but the last two-thirds of the book would only rate, in my opinion, 1 star. So overall it didn't fair that well using this type of rating system.

    However, I would still recommend this book with the exception that the reader not read past a certain point and that that point will be obvious to them. The author uses quantom physics and recent discoveries in that field to suggest that the world we perceive as real is actually a holographic video style game where we, the human race, are players that our divine source of somekind plays for amusement and return loop feedback of our consciousness, feelings and emotions. The author bases this theory on a few premises which are obviuosly faulty to anyone who can think for themself. The author suggests that existing religions are based on faulty premises and this is why he trys to show the reader his theory of the truyth. But it will very quickly become appparent that his truth is actually a theory gone bad.

    Now while i agree with the author on many things and even some premises, i get a totally different outcome than his which is evidence in and of itself that theory is much more accurate than stating things in the book as truth. Also, the other thing I didn't like was the reference to Taoism as a.religion

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