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Quote from: personalreality on January 21, 2011, 10:27:39I just ordered this book on my kindle. I'm still working on another book, so i probably won't read this for another week or so. But I wanted to share it because it seems like a neat and novel approach to AP. As far as I can tell it focuses not on persistent meditative practice, but rather letting crystals do the hard work. As many here know, I'm a big fan of crystals. So after I read this and try it out I'll let you know how it is. In the meantime, feel free to check it out and see if it's worth it. If you have a kindle it's only like $2.99.
Quote from: faxman on January 23, 2011, 16:04:15How can a crystal help astral projection ?
Quote from: faxman on January 25, 2011, 12:50:54The reviews on amazon seem to have been written by the same person.
Quote from: faxman on January 26, 2011, 06:36:40I agree Volgerle and I don't like that.
Quote from: Kuroth on January 26, 2011, 12:50:01I am just curious.. How do you guys know this for sure? I read the 7 reviews and thought they sounded and looked to be from different people???I would like to learn how you guys know so I can know in the future..
Quote from: Volgerle on January 26, 2011, 14:01:47my comment was meant to be more generic and jokingly, but nevertheless indeed from experience, it is common knowledge that some authors (especially those doing some kind of self-publishing, which is easy today) use it as a marketing tool to promote themselvesI just took a short look at the reviews now again (at amazon.com).First: you only read 6 reviews instead of 7 since one is already duplicated (with a 5-star rate - how handy )Moreover, some reviewers have only this book as their only review (click on their profile to find out) - which 'smells' at least a bit dodgy to me, although a "fake" cannot be proven by this.It could be supported further, however, by a linguistic analysis. I am too lazy to do an exact one now, but it is somehow suspicious that most of the reviewrs - and also those who are the "one-timers" - also start their reviews (of almost equal length) with "this book..." or a similar expression. This, of course, also proves nothing substantial, since it might still be normal enough to start a book review with "this book is...". Anyway, the hypothesis is justified. It smells at least 'a bit' phony too me.Maybe two of the reviews are genuine reviews by other users. The others might be the author (or friends doing a favour) herself.
Quote from: faxman on January 26, 2011, 18:31:53Most of the reviewers on amazon for this book have only 1 review and the style used is quite similar but, never mind, it is not important.I don't think a crystal can trigger an astral projection. It is only a tool. Maybe a good one for self confidence or kind of self-hypnosis purpose. Once again, this is just a personal opinion and as I am open minded, I am sincerely waiting for your review. There is always something interesting to get in a book
Quote from: personalreality on February 03, 2011, 12:00:28I haven't read it yet.I just came across it when I was perusing amazon.When I bought it I was in the middle of reading Graham Hancock's Fingerprints of the Gods (which is a massive book if you've ever seen it) and I already had "Chariot of the Gods" on the list to read next, followed by this theoretical physics book I'm reading now by Brian Greene, then I have "Holotropic Breathwork" by Stanislov Grof to read, THEN I will read this crystal book.When I posted this thread I knew it would be a little while before I got to reading the book. Also, I haven't been doing much in the way of projection practice lately as I have undertaken some new interests, so I knew I wouldn't be trying out these techniques for a bit. I really just wanted to share a potential alternative to traditional techniques and let you guys try it out. From what I gather this book was always an eBook (wasn't originally a physical book, it still might not be, I don't know) and was associated with some kind of online course. Who knows, maybe it's the same old crystal info that you can find in a number of other astral projection sources (usually ones written from the perspective of pagan/shamanic traditions). Nevertheless, it sounded neat and at $2.99 why not. It may be a load of crap, but it may also be the key someone needs to achieve projection.I have a history of working with crystals for projection, specifically things like Ulexite, Covellite, Bismuth, Spectrolite, Quartz, Selenite, Merlinite, Mochi Balls (Shaman's Stones) and others. I have always had interesting results. Often very subtle, but definitely noticeable. I still combined crystals with classic OBE techniques, but this author seems to imply that the techniques presented in this book are altogether different from typical meditative focus and visualization based techniques.So, when I get around to reading this book I will certainly post my opinion of the techniques at the very least, if not a full review. But I happily invite others to do the same if you get to it before I do. I would honestly like to have an idea of what it's about as well.
Quote from: Kuroth on February 04, 2011, 16:07:39Oh and thanks a lot... Now I have "Holotropic Breathwork" on my books to get too.. LOL