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Official Review: Chakaura: Awakening the Muse

Post by kimmyschemy06 » 04 Jun 2017, 10:42

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Chakaura: Awakening the Muse" by Michèle C. St.Amour.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Chakaura: Awakening the Muse, Sacred Journey of a Modern-Day Mystic is a mystifying novel written by Michèle C. St. Amour which parallels the author’s own spiritual awakening.

Angelina comes from a family of healers and seers. She grows up with special abilities she does not understand like knowing things that will happen in the future and seeing things that other people do not. She learns, eventually, that she is born with full consciousness and completely aware of her purpose for coming into the world but asked for this awareness and for her memories to be taken away. She chooses to grow up in ignorance as she believes she has a lot to learn from this new era.

She studies under different teachers and meets and befriends other mystics though some are not as powerful and as talented as she. As her abilities surface, she encounters other mystical beings like the Earth deva and the Wolf Woman and experiences various mystical phenomena like levitation and precognition.

Told in the first person perspective of Angelina, this is a bewildering story of an extraordinary woman’s spiritual awakening as she rediscovers her gifts and the extent of her mystical powers. The author uses casual words in conversational tone to make an otherwise esoteric subject easily understood. She keeps the book interesting by introducing Angelina’s powers one by one which include communing with and commanding the elements, ability to influence the weather, ability to time travel, communing with Earth-bound spirits among others.

Michèle C. St. Amour successfully uses flash backs to pique interest and entice the readers to keep on reading and join Angelina in her journey to self-discovery. Despite her mysticism, Angelina is a very relatable character with her love for fashion and her spontaneity regarding her sexuality, while her tendency to ignore her intuition makes her just like anybody else. She is the epitome of a strong woman, who rises above everything life throws at her, with a good heart who is willing to help out with everything she has.

The author’s descriptions of Angelina’s visions, astral projections and time travels are very educative especially for those who are totally unfamiliar with these phenomena. Her warnings regarding the use of mystical powers without proper training speak of her utter respect for these powers while the inclusion of negative encounters with other mystical beings is a responsible gesture to remind other soul practitioners to be always on their guard.

However, though this is a very interesting, informative and enlightening book, skeptical readers may find the subject inconceivable and the book itself may not be taken seriously. Moreover, I find some explanations, especially from Angelina’s mystical teacher, too vague and difficult to comprehend.

I, therefore, rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I enjoyed it a lot. I love the stories Angelina shares. They are very interesting, informative and quite entertaining. The book is well written and easy to read and I recommend it to readers who believe in religious mysticism. Some topics, however, may be too profound for young readers.

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Post by kandscreeley » 09 Jun 2017, 08:55

I don't know... some topics might be too profound for older readers like me. :) It sounds like an interesting premise for a book, but I'm not sure it's for me. Thanks for the review.
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Post by Jaime Lync » 09 Jun 2017, 09:04

Time travelling, astral projections, spiritual awakening...all of this sounds so awesome and while I do believe in the supernatural I believe that I might feel comfortable considering this as a work of fiction and enjoying the read. Great review.

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Post by kimmyschemy06 » 09 Jun 2017, 10:17

kandscreeley wrote:I don't know... some topics might be too profound for older readers like me. :) It sounds like an interesting premise for a book, but I'm not sure it's for me. Thanks for the review.
Yes, some topics are simply too profound.

-- 09 Jun 2017, 10:28 --
Jaime Lync wrote:Time travelling, astral projections, spiritual awakening...all of this sounds so awesome and while I do believe in the supernatural I believe that I might feel comfortable considering this as a work of fiction and enjoying the read. Great review.
Thank you very much. It's one great work of fiction.

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Post by MarisaRose » 12 Jun 2017, 13:23

This book definitely sounds different! I think it might be interesting to read this one, just to see the author's explanation of some of the topics. But this is not a book I would typically choose to read!
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Post by Amagine » 12 Jun 2017, 18:34

This book sounds so intriguing and mystical! Also the plot isn't something that you read about too often. So I love the uniqueness of it.

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Post by kimmyschemy06 » 12 Jun 2017, 21:14

MarisaRose wrote:This book definitely sounds different! I think it might be interesting to read this one, just to see the author's explanation of some of the topics. But this is not a book I would typically choose to read!
It, sure is different, but very interesting :)

-- 12 Jun 2017, 21:15 --
Amagine wrote:This book sounds so intriguing and mystical! Also the plot isn't something that you read about too often. So I love the uniqueness of it.

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Thank you very much. It is one intriguing and enjoyable book.

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Post by Rosemary Okoko » 15 Jun 2017, 06:42

Having supernatural power is a rare thing. Should this be both fiction and non fiction? I think it all depends on one's belief. Nice review.

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Post by kimmyschemy06 » 15 Jun 2017, 10:43

ROSEMARY OKOKO wrote:Having supernatural power is a rare thing. Should this be both fiction and non fiction? I think it all depends on one's belief. Nice review.
Thank you. The story is actually fiction but, I do believe, based on real events.

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