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Original Essays | August 18, 2014

Ian Leslie: IMG Empathic Curiosity



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The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
The Celestine Prophecy

KPD269, May 17, 2011

Celestine Prophecy is an acceptable text and a very good treatise on some esoteric concepts that the catholic church tried very hard to bury, due to thier HIGHLY abusive and negative impact on indigenous cultures. Mr. Redfields' work has way too many interactions with COMPLETELY unrelated authors to be imagination. The correlations between Milarepas' works and Carlos Castenadas' teachers are really not something he could make up AND be able to sustain the same tone and color of his authorship throughout this whole series(I have read and will be commenting on all 4), the prejudice/prescientic writing would have given itself away.
Mr. Redfields' text is a very good work and, though many will CHOOSE to not believe in the concepts he lays out, I for one took the work at its' word and DID the exercise he learned how to do on pages 53-58 of this 1st book. I WAS VERY SURPRISED THAT IT WORKED. That simple. You don't have to believe me, try the reads I have commented on and correlate them for yourself, read this work and decide for yourself.
If you have any esoteric knowledge or education/desire, this book and its' 3 companions, are VERY necessary reads. The adventure quality is not too bad, that is yet again, an other way of verifying that what he is writing is his own true experiences. It's not sensationalized nor is it designed to "pander" to sell the text. It does have the bent of religious overtones to it, but Mr. Redfield cannot help where he comes from and the way his "filters" cause him to "see" the world, or how he writes. Read the text as an eyewitness accouunt on a somewhat visible concept, do more research on your own, FINISH the whole series, then Form your own belief. A previous reviewer, Sam from GOODREADS, seems to be disappointed with this text, for some reason. It would be better for any educated reader who is studying, ESPECIALLY Esoctericists, to read this whole series for themselves. It is a very good source of independent verification of other authors' studies and works.
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Napoleon's Pyramids by William Dietrich
Napoleon's Pyramids

KPD269, May 17, 2011

I give this book a 4.5 but the scale only does whole numbers, unfortunately.. The reason being that it ended to quickly. I have studied many esoteric and reality works by a number of different authors. This work by Mr. Dietrich is well worth the read. Ben Franklins' young "apprentice", Ethan Gage, is no longer in the active employ of his teacher/master, but we learn a great deal about what COULD have been occuring in that day and age. Dietrich writes his work as an Indiana Jones-esque style adventure. He puts in a great many facts and theories that have enough of a twist to not only be plausible, but will make ANY knowledgeable reader cogitate on what they think is "the Way Things Are" and consider alternate viewpoints from different angles.
The text is not overly complicated, reads smoothly/enjoyably, and even has some well-written love interests for our intrepid "Man about the World(even thought he's only in his 20's..) in the 1800's around the time of the civil war and some other parts of those eras(see the companion texts to this one..). Dietrich has done his research, even into some of the more esoteric concepts in the later adventures of Mr.Gage, to make them just as enjoyable as this companion text. Get the book, if you're a history buff,it'll be real fun. Esoterics, it's an other correspondence list ESPECIALLY this one on the Pyramids. For just avid readers looking for a fun read, this one will not disappoint.
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KPD269, May 9, 2011

Read the proof/advance copy a year or two ago..different cover than the one illustrated. Not necessarily ONLY a childrens' book, adults can definitely enjoy a fairly well-put together story. Author takes a Very UNIQUE outlook on cities and towns in a world w/hardly any water around. Subplot is good and other sections of the planet and air travel are handily dealt with. A good 2 or 3 night read for someone with the time. A friend of mine once called some types of books "brain candy"..this book fits that term. It also is a fairly well-done "Stand-alone" book, not sure if a sequel is possible or warranted. Worth one's time, especially to sjare with one's kids.
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The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross
The Atrocity Archives

KPD269, May 9, 2011

First Stross book I've read, not a macbre tales fan, almost turned off by the back cover comments... NEVER judge a Book by its' cover(s)!! A thoroughly enjoyable read. His concept of the Web/'Net being esoterically "Reality hacked" to other dimensions/realms is very neat.. ANY computer geek who has NOT read Stross' tales dealing with the concept CANNOT truly call themselves a geek! A neat "Easter Egg" exists for those War-Quest/Ever-Crafters who take the plunge. A very chilling outlook on what Hitlers' crew COULD have accomplished in the "Multi-core Babbage Engines Using Hemoglobin accelrated graphics systems" disciplines..Worth the read!
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