This book makes sense and makes what should be difficult easy. This is because it spends an adequate amount of the time introducing you to some metaphysical, ontological and spiritual concepts which are integral to the entire book as whole. These concepts have an air of familiarity to them, because you have heard them before, but they seem to make more sense in the framework the book has set for itself therefore gleaning more meaning and understanding. It breaks down the concepts that seemed too complex and/or difficult into pieces that are easier to recall and digest. All this comes in handy when it is time to do all the work, making the steps you have to take to achieve spiritual enlightenment or ascension easier and manageable. Things that should be overwhelming cease to be. One of book’s strongest qualities is it’s ability to bring some spiritual concepts, which traditionally belong in different sects or opposing religions into a structure that makes them work for each other and belong to each other, removing the supposed conflict. As a book in this particular genre, it hits the right chords, it would make a great, reliable, easy to follow handbook to spiritual ascension as it reads like a catalogue of all methods, concepts and includes an array of prayers/invocations which makes it the reference book to go to. Chapters are concise but pack a lot of meat, so I would imagine reading this one in meditative breaks to be suited.
However, there is a general debate, doubt if these types of books have any value at all. If they are predatory, making money off building false hope, false sense of security, false sense of assurance and perpetuating a state of inertness. The harm vs. benefits of it all. But I think one of the answers to these concerns is simple, it depends who you are. One thing is certain though, this book has other “non-spiritual” benefits that have empirical support to improve the quality of life and health of individuals, psychologically, medically, socially and mentally. There is something of value that is beneficial to you now, that you can find in practicing some of the techniques suggested in this book (i.e, mindfulness, meditation, positive thinking etc). Also this book provides you with an interesting worldview. If one thing helps with stress or mental health it is being exposed to other ways of thinking about things, other ways of experiencing things and seeing things. Not only will your thinking about the world be more flexible and dexterous it will also cast a wider net of comprehension and insight.
All in all, you aren’t losing anything by giving this a chance.
(reviewed 28 days after purchase)