Review by jeminah28 -- The Unbound Soul

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Review by jeminah28 -- The Unbound Soul

Post by jeminah28 » 11 Apr 2019, 21:04

[Following is a volunteer review of "The Unbound Soul" by Richard L. Haight.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Sometimes we need disharmonious experience until we no longer need them.
Unbound Soul by Richard L. Haight is a book of hope resolving the disharmonious matter in life. This is the book of transforming negative energy into the spirit of harmony.

Richard started his book with an acknowledgment and appreciation to his martial arts instructor, readers, students, editors and his wife. Followed by his childhood memoir, which is the ignition of his long life quest of searching Jesus' bones. A glimpse of his childhood, he grew up on a horse ranch and enjoyed a childhood with his peers. One thing that embarrassed him the most was his reading disorder. He would read at least thirty times before turning the next page.

Into adulthood, he worked in Georgia and experienced spirit world dimensions. He can't understand, which push him searched the answer through the spiritualist in California and in the psychic community.

Richard explained what he believed and called it "Isness" which means unconditionally forgive all things. He even digs more and found himself studying in the Land of the Rising Sun; he acquired a different degree of martial arts like Aikido, Karate, and Samurai. He also became a private student of Sotai-ho, a physical therapy. Later, he combined the methods of Sotai-ho with Aikido inspired from his Amazon quest. Did he forget Jesus' bones? Why did he study a lot of martial arts?

My advice before reading this book is "read with a broader mind." There are good teachings, but some methods were not applicable like taking psychotropic herbs in attaining enlightenment adventure. Read it with a passion to grasp the author's point.

The book had many things to assert regardless of whatever things you believe in life. If you believe the Holy Bible, which is beneficial to your spiritual life; Richard cited an example, but if you are a Christian defender some of his explanation you won't agree. I disagree with Adam and Eve's story as well as Jesus account as an allegory.

If you believe in Buddhism, basically you will enjoy reading this book. Richard exposed his methods in engaging enlightenment like doing the "Warrior's Meditation." Did you wish to understand more about the teachings of Taoism? Grab this book now. Are you fond of psychic stories, chanting and fortune-telling? This book is suitable for you.

I recommend Unbound Soul to the type of person who believes in the teachings I mentioned above.

The book is easy to read, but quiet need a lot of time to focus on. I did not discover any misspelled words, but I was confused on one instance of using a period or question mark. The book is well edited, divided into four parts and has 24 chapters. Each chapter has something to grasp and thought to ponder. I am thanking God that I never had a reading disorder. I have been an avid reader since childhood and definitely will enjoy sharing the tale.

Learning martial arts is one of my desires, too. I am happy I've read this book before my martial arts training. I am astonished at his methods of meditation with martial arts. I realized martial arts weren't merely self-defense, but also a sort of relaxation unloading the negative energy which drives me to rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. His martial arts techniques impressed me.

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Post by DogoMulla » 15 Apr 2019, 09:33

Looks like Richard L. Haight had a lot to share. Memoirs are usually interesting because they are real. They are strong beliefs by the author. Thank you for your review.

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Post by jeminah28 » 19 Apr 2019, 03:45

Yeah, I can't share everything. Richarad's journey on his martial arts really amazed me.
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Post by Kibetious » 20 Apr 2019, 08:42

It is true that this book needs to be read with an open mind. Thanks for the review. I also read the book and I noted some things that are very applicable in life.
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Post by Prisallen » 22 Apr 2019, 15:30

This sounds like a fascinating book to read and I think I will have to take a look at it. Thanks for a wonderful review!

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Post by jeminah28 » 23 Apr 2019, 21:58

Prisallen wrote:
22 Apr 2019, 15:30
This sounds like a fascinating book to read and I think I will have to take a look at it. Thanks for a wonderful review!
Welcome. You will fine this so intriguing...
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Post by Agnes098 » 24 Apr 2019, 12:06

Something, somehow, diacourages me to finish the unbound soul. Now, after reading this review, I believe that is because I am a Christian.

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Post by jeminah28 » 24 Apr 2019, 19:06

You're right! I know what you fell reading this book, just continue on reading even if you don't like. You will still learn something different. Thank you for your time.
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Post by kdstrack » 24 Apr 2019, 19:51

There were some things I disagreed with also - like the drugs. I thought you gave a fair review of the book including both likes and dislikes. Thanks.

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Post by Cotwani » 25 Apr 2019, 01:20

Well, the author really mixed them all in this one! I see why you say one needs a broader mind to read it. Thanks for tge comprensive review.
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Post by Bluebird03 » 25 Apr 2019, 09:29

I read and reviewed this book also. You are correct in advising to "read with an open mind". I love the insight that you bring to your review. :)

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Post by jeminah28 » 12 May 2019, 08:22

kdstrack wrote:
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There were some things I disagreed with also - like the drugs. I thought you gave a fair review of the book including both likes and dislikes. Thanks.
You're right! I learned from this book, but his idea was not applicable to all cultures.
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Post by jeminah28 » 12 May 2019, 08:24

Cotwani wrote:
25 Apr 2019, 01:20
Well, the author really mixed them all in this one! I see why you say one needs a broader mind to read it. Thanks for tge comprensive review.
Likewise, thank you. He had plenty of ideas to learn from. It really needs an extra effort to grasp what he meant for.
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Post by jeminah28 » 12 May 2019, 08:28

Bluebird03 wrote:
25 Apr 2019, 09:29
I read and reviewed this book also. You are correct in advising to "read with an open mind". I love the insight that you bring to your review. :)
Thanks for visiting, only if we have an open mind, we can understand his techniques in Martial Arts and Meditation. For example, it is so weird to meditate in a crowded place, his explanation and experienced testifies his focus.
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Post by Letora » 12 May 2019, 11:36

Having read this book myself, I agree you need to read it with an open mind! He does touch on many different aspects of religion that I thought was helpful to connect with :) the use of psychedelic drugs was an interesting bit and actually made me doubt a few his teachings. Good review!
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