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

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

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by Stephen Davis
     
 

Existe una edición en Español de este libro, "Las mariposas vuelan libres. Un acercamiento nuevo y radical a la evolución espiritual", disponible también en Smashwords (Libro #366179). Busque simplemente "Las mariposas", o pulse en "Also in the Butterflies series". (There is a Spanish edition of this book, “Las mariposas vuelan libres:

Overview

Existe una edición en Español de este libro, "Las mariposas vuelan libres. Un acercamiento nuevo y radical a la evolución espiritual", disponible también en Smashwords (Libro #366179). Busque simplemente "Las mariposas", o pulse en "Also in the Butterflies series". (There is a Spanish edition of this book, “Las mariposas vuelan libres: Un acercamiento innovador y radical a la evolución espiritual,” also available on Smashwords (Book #3667179).Simply search for "Las Mariposas," or click on “Also in the Butterflies series.”)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011113154
Publisher:
Stephen Davis
Publication date:
09/30/2010
Series:
Butterflies
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
120,104
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

In his sixty-five years, Stephen Davis has been (in chronological order) one of the co-creators of "Up With People," a Physician’s Assistant in the U.S. Army (Vietnam vet), a commercial airline pilot, an Arizona State Senator, an Aide to L. Ron Hubbard in the Church of Scientology, President of an international management consulting firm (WISE), Director of Development and professor at Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, computer software designer, horse whisperer, and captain of a whale and dolphin research ship. He is the author of a number of books and won the George Washington Medal of Honor from Freedoms Foundation for his published article, "The Government Versus the Economy." In his own words… Like you, and many others, I’ve spent a lot of time in my life trying to find answers to some very simple questions: Who am I? Where did I come from? How did I get here? What am I doing here? Why is my life the way it is? My personal quest began at age nineteen when I went to work with Edgar Cayce’s son at the Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach. I took the opportunity to study as many of Cayce’s “readings” as I could from their original transcripts. From there I went deeper into parapsychological and psychic research, meeting and talking with such notables (at the time) as Dr. J.B. Rhine, who founded the first parapsychology lab at Duke University; Ruth Montgomery ("A Search for Truth"); and Lynn Schroeder and Sheila Ostrander ("Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain"). By the time I reached my twenty-fifth birthday, I owned a theosophical library of several thousand books. In the next decade I would become a personal “Aide” to L. Ron Hubbard in the Church of Scientology and achieve “OT6” status. By the time I turned forty-five, I had also dabbled in "A Course in Miracles," Urantia, Eckankar, channeling, Kundalini Yoga, meditation, Numerology, astrology, Tai Chi, Focusing, and Rosicrucianism. I read all the “Seth” books, along with Walsch's "Conversations with God" and Sitchin’s "Earth Chronicles." I attended numerous self-help seminars and workshops, tried "The Secret," listened to Abraham, watched "What the Bleep Do We Know," and learned everything I could from Peter Marshall, John Bradshaw, Sai Baba, Krishnamurti, Deepak Chopra, Eckart Tolle, and others. I even studied conventional religions — Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc. — and at one time planned on becoming an Episcopal priest. In the end I still couldn’t find a satisfactory answer to even one of my simple questions — at least not an answer that worked well enough for me and everyone else to create a happy and fulfilling life on a continuous and daily basis. But I knew there had to be some grain of truth in most of these spiritual philosophies — sometimes well hidden and hard to get at, but some truth none the less. Yet no single philosophy or practice or technique worked for very long, or satisfied me, or produced the kind of life I longed for or believed was possible. Something was just a little “off” in every one of them that seemed like it wasn’t really true, and made both the “old-age” and “new-age” theories come up short. So I kept searching, putting together a giant jigsaw puzzle, using pieces from everything I had learned along this spiritual journey; and I began to scout a new path toward serenity of being. I now have those answers I so desperately needed and wanted, and the jigsaw puzzle is virtually finished. The result is my latest book, "Butterflies Are Free To Fly: A New and Radical Approach to Spiritual Evolution."

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Butterflies Are Free to Fly 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 205 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anasuya More than 1 year ago
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......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
LyricSB More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book, but past a certain point it was too far out for me. I understood what the author was saying, and even had real strange experiences while reading this book. Very weird dreams and things did change for me if I followed this authors advice. It got kind of out-of-hand, although; and I put the brakes on. LOL I never finished it because I didn't agree with a great deal of this authors take on life. I will make you think!
7MegaOne7 More than 1 year ago
This was an interesting read, I enjoyed his movie theater metaphor, a spin off of Plato's cave...this author, like others, is simply stating his opinion on the matters mentioned in his writing. It is solely up to the reader to take from it what you wish, and use in your own way if you choose. I would totally recommend this read to those who are open minded and open hearted and who enjoy a good, radical idea every now and again!! Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have really enjoyed this book. It is easy to understand. And the information rings true to me. Maybe if I would have read this book first I wouldnt have had to read the 100 other ones about my spirtual journey. This book has really helped me to see things in a whole new light.
Nook_ReaderNW More than 1 year ago
I'm still reading this and a few other books at the same time.I like this book a lot.I think everyone should try this,because we all have been there,or are going to be there,at sometime,or some level in our path of living and learning.I almost have to say it's a "must read."
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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I love this book but idk what it is about
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read this book a couple of times now and I still come back again and again to the same opinion...that I'm missing something. I can get on board with having no control in life, but some infinite I wanting to vampire my emotions is a little much. Okay, so nothing is real....hmmmm. There are some really hard things in life, beside divorces and unpaid bills, that an infinite I creation would not be deemed character building in my book. I cannot wrap my mind around say, something like violent crimes against children, as being an interesting hologram to create to see what the human moron will do. Whats more, the author says its done out of love, to reclaim power you've assigned "out there." Well, we wouldn't have to reclaim power unless it was first taken away. The "I" giveth and the "I" taketh away....
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