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Why Me, Why This, Why Now?: A Guide to Answering Life's Toughest Questions [Paperback]

Robin Norwood
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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4 May 1995
People today hunger for a practical perspective on spirituality, one that makes sense of all the dimensions of their lives, especially they difficulties. In WHY ME WHY THIS WHY NOW, Robin Norwood uses compelling stories of real people to illuminate adversity's purpose at each stage of our spiritual evolution. The result is a highly personal guidebook for every seeker, a map of unfolding consciousness in which all readers will find themselves. By making esoteric principles and spiritual laws that apply to all of us understandable, Norwood helps her readers fulfil their own destiny. In her earlier books, Norwood showed how the roots of addictions stem from family dynamics. WHY ME WHY THIS WHY NOW takes readers on a more far-reaching journey, preparing them to join in today's global awakening to the next stage of human consciousness. (1994-11-02)


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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow; New edition edition (4 May 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 009952371X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099523710
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 17.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 761,749 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A life-changing book for women. (Erica Jong)

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Two new editions of Robin Norwood's classic international bestsellers --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars They saw me coming! 22 Aug 2009
Format:Paperback
I wrote a well deserved and glowing report on Robin Norwood's best seller "Women Who Love Too Much", and thought (assumed) that this one would also be as helpful. In fact there is no resemblance between them - they could have been written by totally different people! And the reason for that is made clear in the Introduction where the author tells us that soon after the success of WWLTM she had some sort of breakdown, divorced her husband, gave up her psychotherapy practice and embarked on a spiritual quest lasting 7 years, during which she cut herself off from virtually all outside contact.

Her studies were of an esoteric nature (vaguely new-agey I suppose) and that fact it not made clear in any of the other reviews, or even in the product description. So by all means read it if you are into crystals, spirit guides, auras, guides, chakras, reincarnation etc., but I'm not and would not have bought it if I had realised that this was what it was about. She asks you to try and read with an open mind - I did, but still had to give up less than half-way through.

To me this book, which may have been very important personally to the author, who wants to share her new found beliefs, rides on the back of the very successful WWLTM, and would have sunk without a trace (or maybe not even been published) if it had been written by anyone else.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Book! 15 Dec 2009
By Emma
Format:Paperback
I was amazed by this book and loved it from start to finish. It is a beautifully written spiritual book, different from Women Who Love Too Much, but in my view a progression from this book because it incorporates life in general. It gives a spiritual insight into why we go through so much hell in our lives and gives a deep meaning to life generally. It is well worth reading, sufficiently deep for those of us seeking a spiritual understanding to life, but not for everybody who is looking for immediate answers. It was recommended to me and I am so glad I read it - another stunning book by Robin Norwood.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Doom and Gloom!!! 8 Nov 2012
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Doom and gloom!!!

It is with much sadness I am writing this review as I had always held the author in such high esteem, her earlier work "Women Who Love Too Much" is a classic and of enormous help to many.

This book however could not be more different, it is in summary negative, depressing, disturbing and potentially dangerous if placed into the hands of someone suffering from serious depression.

I stuck with the book to the bitter end, hoping for a positive conclusion but sadly it never came.

I should probably point out that I am a psychologist myself and am very spiritual and have studied philosophy and metaphysics for many years, so my review of this book is not based on ignorance.

From the content of this book, it seems likely to me that the author was suffering herself from serious depression at the time of writing, which might explain whilst seemingly, trying to deliver a hopeful message, has a constant undertone of negativity, futility and hopelessness.

The central theme of the book is that our physical existence was "separated" from the source at the point of creation, that our souls are a learning bridge or type of translator between the two, with the ultimate aim of eventually reuniting us with the source.... Totally agree!!!

BUT, Ms Norwood's position seems to be that the our soul cares little for our plight or suffering and merely considers it the collateral damage necessary to (and I quote) "HAMMER us", into learning and thereby eventually return us to light...

As I said, yes I agree our souls are a learning bridge to the source, but our soul is not cruel or callous as she seems to suggest.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Could have been written better 14 July 2007
Format:Paperback
The meaning within the book is fundamental for everyone. Things do happen for a reason, if we only open our eyes to see and accept. But ms. Norwood has written the book as a trail she herself was following so I found it hard to follow and uninteresting. I recommend the last chapter, as it is the only one that made me feel the book was worth reading.
I love philosophy, but sometimes it is just too much!
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