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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.Sometimes we need disharmonious experience until we no longer need them.
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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