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NAB Review of The delusion of Hope

NAB Review of The Delusion of Hope – A Guide to a New Age

By s.f pfister

5 Stars

“Gnostic Love”

The author shares in the beginning that the soul intent of this book is to introduce you to what he has termed the “Higher Knowledge” and through the understanding of that “Higher Knowledge”, you can come to realize that you are much more than the superficial identity you have thought yourself into being. According to him, this book is a testament to the life force within us and the many ways it can manifest and affect the human experience. After experiencing his own spontaneous kundalini rising, he now shares the universal wisdom that lies within the very soul of our existence.

He writes the vast majority of us are thinking from a superficial, egoic, mind-based appraisal of life and that is very restrictive in reaching a higher level of spiritual consciousness of an enlightened mind. He also points out that in this modern-day materialistic society, our left brain can dominate our perspective. This results in a lower vibration and mental interpretation of life. It is in learning to let go of this false identity that has been created within yourself from your own programming and thinking from this egoic mind that helps you awaken the spiritual warrior within.

There are so many quotes and references from many enlightened masters and ancient writings, including those words and sayings associated with Jesus contained in this book. It would be too lengthy to cover them all, but some of my favorites come from The Gospel of Thomas and the Kabalion. The author has perfectly included these to accent his own writing in this book as well as his shared wisdom. As the author will so perfectly explain, these are perfect reminders that God as your Higher Self is always with you as well as the wisdom of Higher Knowledge is within you. It is by journeying through the dark nights of the soul per se or the fears and pains of this world that create the darker thoughts in your mind and by replacing these lower vibrational thoughts with your true unconditional love and acceptance of God’s plan that leads to an enlightened life. The author does an exceptional job of explaining that this is easier said than done, but the knowledge shared in this book will help you integrate the wisdom needed to awaken the Divine within.

As a shaman and from a shamanistic perspective, this book was very refreshing to read. Making this book a must read, the spiritual wisdom contained in this book and shared by the author resonates with me on so many levels. Do yourself a favor and awaken to the “Higher Knowledge” within yourself by having the wisdom to read this book.  

Review by Shaman Vitki

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Nab review of John & George in spirit: Harmonics of the heart

NAB Review of John & George in Spirit: Harmonics of the Heart

By Susan Jean Courtney

5 Stars

“Vibrational Resonance of Love”

This book is written from the perspective of the author’s channeling sessions with John Lennon and George Harrison. She writes that John Lennon and George Harrison made themselves known to her in 2006 and they began to have occasional conversations. In 2020 they asked her if she would publish a volume with them. From over 90 of these recorded sessions, John and George express their deepest feelings about their childhoods, Beatles’ lives and loves.   

They talk of centuries of planning and multiple lifetimes that the four Beatles spent planning their purpose of spreading love and peace. John and George have now expanded their mission across Earth and out into the universe. They have now formed a massive group of people and beings, living and discarnate, that they call the Universal Soul Band. The good news is that anyone who is willing to listen through his or her heart and participate in the projection of the music of reconciliation and higher love across space and time can join the band.  

Where it gets truly interesting is in the 60 plus practices and meditations that they provide to help along the way. These are designed to help you to listen to them, to the heartbeat of humanity, and to Earth’s reverberations. The goal is to bring humanity into higher resonance and to bring Earth into cosmic consciousness. They tell us that we are all musicians in a sense that we all send out sound vibrations depending on our moods and emotions. They hammer home that all matter is made up of sound vibrations. They also tell us each soul lives in a vibrationally entangled clan of souls. Each soul finds its self-expression by modifying its chosen keynote to create harmonic resonance with other souls on a level of consciousness in different ways. The purpose of this book is to open your ears to the sounds of human life, which can be grounded through your self-knowledge of feelings and emotions. In doing so you can become aware of the higher vibrations of love, care, and concern, and especially hope.

I must confess that I never really considered myself a fan of the Beatles. It wasn’t until I read this book that I forced myself to listen to the entire Beatles catalogue to see what I was missing. I can honestly say I have a newly found appreciation for them now. As a practicing shaman, I use music to enhance my mood and meditations all the time. That concept is not new to me. I know how important music is for me and how it effects the mind and body. I love how this book incorporates and explains in detail the inner workings of sound vibrations on our daily lives and others. I can honestly say it gave me a perspective that I had not spent a lot of time focusing on before. This book is one you can go back to many times over for reference and practice meditations. If you are a fan of the Beatles, you are in for a treat. If you are like I once was, you might just find a new appreciation.

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NAB Review of The Art of Sparkling By Becky Brittain, PH.D

5 Stars

“Spirit Fingers”

The book begins by the author sharing with the reader, “MY SUPERPOWER IS SPARKLING!” According to the author, Sparkling is a transmission of energies visualized as sparkling light. She sends out this energy of light through her fingers to intentionally enliven people, nature, and animals. According to her, every one of us has a “bare-naked radiance” that can be infused with more light. We too can become sparklers.

She writes, “It’s a natural expression of light given with pure love and dedication. We embody light and are continuously surrounded by fields of light that provide life-sustaining energies.” She tells the reader that the main purpose of sparkling is to send out your inner light to yourself and others whenever the heartfelt need is there to do so. The great news is we live in a quantum world so sparkling also works long distance too!

With the sun being the source of all light on earth, she writes,” Sparkling is an energetic tool that mirrors the first act of God, who chose the medium of light for creation.” She explains that everything in the universe is light and energy, whose sparks and impulses nourish our brain, draw subtle energy into our chakras and bodies, and allow us to see.

Don’t worry about the details of who, what, when, where, or how to sparkle. She provides exercises and tools for you to follow so that you too can learn the art of sparkling! I love how fun and creative the author is in sharing her gift with the reader in this book. She shares her own personal journey and lessons learned from many of her own teachers which I found to be very inspiring and interesting. The section about her work with Dr. Valerie Hunt, who was professor emeritus of physiological sciences at UCLA was fascinating. Hunt’s work focusing on studying the aura and biofields around the physical body is captivating.

Even though I am a practicing shaman, I must admit that reading or seeing the colors in auras has never been one of my strongest skills. However, I can see energy fields and sense and feel shifts in the flow and transference of energy with ease. That is why I love the author’s presentation of sparkling! It is a vibrant take and explanation of energy transference of love and light, making this book a must-read. I know I am ready to let my sparks flow!

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NAB Review of Utopia Found: A Blueprint for Spiritual Renaissance and World Peace

By Troy Reicherter

5 Stars

“Utopian Blessings”

The book begins with a discussion on science and the search for spiritual truth in the West. Reicherter explains how science is limited in its ability to make that determination. He also argues that the technological revolution and science are not necessarily leading us to a better future. He summarizes some main concerns under the headings of global warming, loss of ecosystems and pollution. I found the amount of research quoted and footnoted to be a testament to the author’s work throughout the entire book.

This is especially true in the next section of the book in examining science’s mechanist theory. Reicherter writes, “The mechanist theory states that no phenomena in the universe are beyond the ability of physics and chemistry to explain.” He then proceeds to list and detail the many phenomena that would disprove the mechanist theory. This is a fascinating section of the book and one that I truly enjoyed reading. Some metaphysical examples discussed included near-death experiences, reincarnation, unlearned language ability, meditation and much more.

The book then takes the reader on an amazing spiritual journey with research and quotes from all the past spiritual sages. It looks at the teachings of Christ from a yoga perspective and a larger spiritual context. It then discusses the principles and practices of many of the world’s spiritual traditions and religions and looks at the many overlaps in commonality. If I were to teach a college course in the fundamentals of spirituality, this book would be on the required reading list.

Reicherter then culminates his idea of a blueprint for a spiritual renaissance. He provides a template for establishing spiritual communities to bring people of all races together to help create a more peaceful and sustainable future. Many will find this template to be most challenging to accept and adopt- not because it lacks merit or is unattainable, but because it will challenge the individualism and the egos of most readers. Then again, shouldn’t true spiritual growth do just that?

As a shaman, I have undergone my own personal spiritual renaissance. I can attest to the research and conclusions this book makes in falsifying the mechanist theory. There is so much to the metaphysical and spiritual realms that science is not ready to prove or explain. This book does a superb job in explaining and documenting research in all facets. I can not credit the author enough in his quoted research of studies and spiritual quotes of the world’s traditions. The amount of information in this book makes it a must-read for any person looking to understand more from spirituality or wanting to change the world to be a better place. I feel blessed by reading it.

Review by Shaman Vitki

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