Cinematherapy for the Soul

Cinematherapy for the Soul

by Beverly West, Nancy Peske
     
 

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Has your karma run over your dogma? Are you feeling anxious about the future, or wondering who turned down the dimmer switch on your inner light? The illumination you need is right at your fingertips. Settle into the lotus position, pick up your remote control, and let movies be your spiritual guide on your journey toward personal nirvana. From the bestselling duo

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Has your karma run over your dogma? Are you feeling anxious about the future, or wondering who turned down the dimmer switch on your inner light? The illumination you need is right at your fingertips. Settle into the lotus position, pick up your remote control, and let movies be your spiritual guide on your journey toward personal nirvana. From the bestselling duo who brought you Cinematherapy, Advanced Cinematherapy, Cinematherapy for Lovers, and Bibliotherapy comes CINEMATHERAPY FOR THE SOUL, a video guide guaranteed to help you become your own guru.

With 150 new reviews of classic and contemporary movies and thoughtful quotes to uplift you, CINEMATHERAPY FOR THE SOUL is guaranteed to help you discover that the movies will reinvigorate your tired spirit and help you find inspiration, one movie at a time.

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Library Journal
Peske and West have collaborated on three previous "Cinematherapy" collections; this one suggests 150 flicks to change mood (or, as the authors rather dramatically put it, to "inspire, refresh, uplift, and reinvigorate your tired spirit"). The chapters are thematically organized (e.g., "Your Soul Mate") and contain brief entries summarizing movies and postulating why they will help readers. Some of the comments are crude, such as "pour some tequila shots, watch Frida and celebrate your own palette of possibilities," and though most of the films discussed would be considered chick flicks, occasionally gender-neutral stuff (e.g., Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) surfaces. Recipes and movie quotes are interspersed throughout. Libraries should remember that this was designed as a gift book-it has a limited readership, a brief shelf life, and a lack of the critical perspective needed for a collection tool. Not recommended; consider the many existing alternatives, like VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever, 2004. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385337045
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/03/2004
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

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Meet the Author

Nancy Peske and Beverly West are best friends, identical cousins, and the coauthors of Cinematherapy for Lovers: The Girl’s Guide to Finding True Love One Movie at a Time, Advanced Cinematherapy: The Girl’s Guide to Finding Happiness One Movie at a Time, Cinematherapy: The Girl’s Guide to Movies for Every Mood, and Bibliotherapy: The Girl’s Guide to Books for Every Phase of Our Lives. They live in New York City.

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