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The Seat of the Soul (25th Anniversary Edition with a Study Guide)

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13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

I Feel Transformed!!

I just finished the book, and all I can say is 'awesome.' Kind of a trendy word for a 41-year-old to use, but it's all I can think of to appropriately describe it. Mr. Zuvak puts everything into such powerful perspective, cuts through all the greed, anger, and jealousy ...
I just finished the book, and all I can say is 'awesome.' Kind of a trendy word for a 41-year-old to use, but it's all I can think of to appropriately describe it. Mr. Zuvak puts everything into such powerful perspective, cuts through all the greed, anger, and jealousy that this world is thriving on now, and gets to the common root that we ALL have, a soul and spirit. Sure, we all love our SUVs and summer vacations and trips to the mall, but it's not what this life is all about. It's the life the five sense personality has created for itself, and as a result, we're all walking around like a bunch of empty shells wearing designer labels! I think Congress should cancel the upcoming inaguration balls (they've spent enough time on this election already!) and use the money that is wasted on yet more greed and misuse of power, and instead mail a copy of this wonderful and insightive book to every person in this country. It would be money much well spent. What's more important, discovering our true selves and ridding the country of some anger and hatred, or tuning in to see what color gown Laura Bush is wearing??!!

posted by Anonymous on January 16, 2001

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Tantalizing

Zukav's deep and intense thoughts are arranged and described in impressive fashion. Some of what's here is a bit subjective and imaginative -- I think this is part of the book's mystique.

posted by Anonymous on June 15, 2003

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2003

    Tantalizing

    Zukav's deep and intense thoughts are arranged and described in impressive fashion. Some of what's here is a bit subjective and imaginative -- I think this is part of the book's mystique.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2001

    Not Entirely Convincing

    Zukav's argument is based around the premise that there is a soul, but this is a premise he never sets out to prove. The book thereafter is quite logical, though not really refreshing and somewhat typical of the a+b=c argument. It reminds me of Plato's attempts to prove the existence of the soul, which even he began to reject. A good book, but not Zukav's best.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2000

    Thesis to Test with Your Intuition

    Let me explain my rating of 3 stars first. I am required to put a rating on, but do not want to do so on this book. So the 3 stars are my attempt not to rate the book, rather than a rating so disregard it totally. Since the book argues that judging is harmful to the soul and I agree with that, I will try to avoid being judgmental as much as I am able, in order to be fair to the spirit of this book. Let me share with you my reactions to the book. The author has written a series of 16 interrelated essays that take you as a starting point from the perspective of the potential for humans to evolve from being limited by their five senses and personalities to a more authentic existence using more senses and soul-based decisions. The ending is well captured by the concept of becoming a body in a soul, rather than just the opposite. As you read each section, you are encouraged to feel whether the assertion works for you or not. I found that some did and some did not. You would probably have a different experience. I also found that I have had some spiritual experiences that the book did not seem to describe. That left me a little unsettled. You may find that also. On the whole, I found more truth in my own experiences than disconnection in reading the book. Also, it was a peaceful experience, which is always a good sign for me when I read a book. If you are interested in having another perspective on the meaning of existence than the one that your religion, your spiritual advisor, or your family may have taught you or helped you understand, you will probably like this book. If you are not seeking out another perspective, you may find it hard to relate some of the book to what you know and believe. That could be a helpful experience for you. You should decide if you want to read this book or not. I have no recommendat

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2000

    It makes an important point!

    My wife bought the book after seeing the author on Oprah. I read it and found that I do not agree with some of the concepts he mentions, such as reincarnation. However, I think it does make an important point: we need to go beyond taking care of our minds and bodies and pay a special attention to our souls, especially when it comes to our relationships.

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