Shift: Change Your Words, Change Your World

Shift: Change Your Words, Change Your World

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by Janet Smith Warfield
     
 

Janet Smith Warfield has created a powerhouse book which incorporates atypical ideas and new ways of thinking. Through thought-provoking questions, stories, illustrations, and poetry, Shift draws out ways of thinking about old challenges. Using what one reviewer calls "deeply considered, experiential language," the book is absolutely unique in using words to take a

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Janet Smith Warfield has created a powerhouse book which incorporates atypical ideas and new ways of thinking. Through thought-provoking questions, stories, illustrations, and poetry, Shift draws out ways of thinking about old challenges. Using what one reviewer calls "deeply considered, experiential language," the book is absolutely unique in using words to take a closer look a words themselves, meanings. human perception, emotions, and actions. Warfield writes, "words can point to Truth, but words are not Truth." Words act as catalysts in helping readers find their own truths. The book is highly original and brilliantly done, and will bring peace into reader's hearts, and greater peace into the outside world.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
A meandering collection of poems, haiku, charts, and essays from self-help guru Warfield boils down to two admonitions: we must allow our creative selves to manifest, and we must not allow people to control and constrict our lives. In most cases, Warfield's advice and exercises—daily affirmations, essays on perception, tips like "learn and grow from your mistakes"—are well-intentioned and provide methods of increasing self-awareness that will likely prove helpful to readers. But the book takes an unsettling turn when the author offers her bizarre take on the Holocaust: "Certainly, genocides and holocausts are unwise choices if we want to create a peaceful, prosperous planet where humans respect one another and work together in harmony. Yes, we can label them evil if we want but what do we accomplish? Doesn't this just beget pride in us and guilt in others?" Warfield then concludes: "We, of course, would never do such a horrible thing, but then we have never walked in those other shoes." These and other stunningly wrongheaded statements undermine her approach and, coupled with ramblings about religion and consciousness, result in a book that raises more questions than it answers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780977832460
Publisher:
Wicker Park Press Distribution
Publication date:
06/01/2007
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Guest More than 1 year ago
The author, Janet Smith, had a life-altering experience thirty-five years ago. Since then she has devoted her efforts to understanding and conveying wisdom using word sculptures as her vehicle, challenged by the constantly shifting meanings of words. The book is an exceptional tool for consciousness expansion. The word sculpture experience incorporates poetry, illustrations, stories, quotations, and questions- different tools for increased awareness, living in the present, and enjoying peace within. The unique book accelerates perception by including ink bliots, cloud patterns, ambigrams, optical illusions, a consciousness diagram, and a discussion of the 'Human Truth Puzzle.' The author combines ordinary words in extraordinary ways to jump start readers' minds so that each person's unique wisdom can emerge. Even a beginner can understand this university level word course.