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The young Richard Haight was awestruck by his vision one night of Jesus Christ and his message to him; to find his bones in order to bring the true message that he gave to the world, to life again. Little did he know at that time that this would be the first of many mystical visions that he would have, and that this would be the beginning of his life-long journey on the path to spiritual fulfilment.
The Unbound Soul: A Visionary Guide to Spiritual Transformation and Enlightment by Richard L. Haight explains the meanings of his remarkable experiences and provides concrete steps and a clear direction to follow for readers wishing to achieve transcendental knowledge and to enrich and fulfil their own spiritual transformation.
Containing 24 chapters, this astonishing book is absorbing to read, concisely written, and crammed with solid guidelines for personal spiritual and bodily transformations.
The author is remarkably frank regarding his own mistakes and pitfalls while encouraging readers to learn from him as he demonstrates his no-nonsense approach to inspire and guide readers along the path to towards mystical fulfilment.
The book is divided into four parts. There is also a glossary at the end as well as photographs from the author’s life, a contact link, and a comprehensive index.
The first part describes the author’s own life and his realization that he had been chosen to convey a spiritual message to the people of the earth.
Part two gives clear steps describing the steps to attaining transcendental knowledge. The author also explains the different states of mind as well as the difference between the mind and consciousness. Potential pitfalls along this path are identified together with tips to overcome them.
Part three deals with practical matters. These include caring for the physical body as well as the mind.
Part four concludes with the author’s insights concerning our role in the universe as well as a description of what actually happens to you when you die. He also discusses the frequencies of different emotions and feelings that we experience on a daily basis. These are compared with the frequencies of electromagnetic radiation that comprise light and radio waves.
The subject of unconditional love is discussed as a central theme that is present in all the major religions. His message is there is a perfect universal intelligence in the universe that is so perfect and loving, that no human can adequately describe it. With the correct training, it is possible to experience this intelligence. Up until the present time, we have all been living in a dream, but soon this will change with the global realization of unconditional love towards everything.
I enjoyed the author’s obvious passion for teaching others, reflected in his writing style. As a dyslexic child, the author was fortunate to have an older friend who gently coaxed him into learning to read. This became a passion for him.
Despite sustaining injuries to his back, the author learned to excel at martial arts. This led him to further experiences of mystical states of the mind. He journeyed to remote locations on the earth to pursue these states, like the Amazon as well as Japan. It was in Japan that he met and studied with a remarkable master of the martial arts. Together they created a new form of martial arts combined with a spiritual healing process.
He somehow manages to have a pragmatic approach to a murky subject and accepts that not all of his teaching will be suitable for everyone, but emphasizes a determination to succeed will eventually lead to success. His advice on bodily and mental care is excellent and well researched.
I was sceptical about his visions concerning the future of humanity. Radical climate change, which is a present reality, will, unfortunately, lead to unpleasant changes in the world. Mystical revelations are unnecessary to predict this.
His criticism of society and the modern world is correct. I do not support his view that subjects like political science and economics are self-centred and will become obsolete in the future when humankind is transformed. Nor do I agree that true knowledge can only be attained from transcendental experiences and not from the practical application of the mind. Many great thinkers and innovators have had inspirational experiences, but they have transformed these into practical ideas through learned knowledge. The application of these ideas has changed society more than in any other period of history.
The book is extremely well edited, and I could not find any fault in grammar or punctuation. The writing standard is frank, with astounding and also, humorous and pleasant stories to read. It is also filled with mystical guidelines that can be practised by a motivated individual to achieve a transcendental experience. This book will appeal to readers of a spiritual inclination, but will not appeal to those of a more materialistic attitude. I have rated it 4 out of 4 stars.
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