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One Heart: Universal Wisdom from the World's Scriptures
One Heart: Universal Wisdom from the World's Scriptures
by Bonnie Louise Kuchler
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.47

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Outstanding Overview, 16 Jan 2005
Did you ever think that it was possible that in the beginning there was only one message? That over time, the message was sorted to different cultures and languages to meet their needs and yearnings. Could we all be of the same spiritual being? Is there any proof that this might be possible? This book by Bonnie Louise Kuchler is quite a feat and puts a lot of information out here.
The book does not preach or even analyze, what it does is present the scriptures of the world's major religions side by side for comparison. Ask a question, for instance drinking, and you will see the scriptures from Native American Religions, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Taoism and Confucianism.
This is an outstanding book, for education and enlightenment for anyone that is interested in this type of quest. It's nice to have everything in one book, easy to read, easy to reference. It is the best book on this type of subject that I have yet to read and a good starter point too.
Bottom line, buy this one, read it and keep it

The Postman Fights Back [DVD]
The Postman Fights Back [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ka-Yan Leung
Offered by Satsumo
Price: 0.98

8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars a let down, 28 Nov 2004
This movie left quite a bit to be desired. The plot had potential, however, for me, it never seemed to get off the ground and get moving. The fight scenes were well done and fast, moving along very well. I enjoyed the fight scenes much more than the rest of the movies, these scenes stood out as well done. Chow Yun Fat stole the show with his easy going mood and quick reactions when attacked. I glimpse of what was to come in his future movie making.
Overall, I was disappointed with the movie and feel I must rank it below average.

Spy Game [DVD] [2001] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Spy Game [DVD] [2001] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Robert Redford
Offered by supermart_usa
Price: 3.89

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced, pay attention, 15 Mar 2004
What a great mind twisting movie. While Robert Redford and Brad Pitt's characters run the gamut of teacher-student to friends to former friends they still understand what each other is all about. As the movie moves into its final stages and the cloak and dagger picks up it becomes even more engrossing. This is a move, somewhat, in the vein of "Sneaker" with the little, individual agent, running against the grain of the agency.
A very good movie, recommended to anyone who likes the double cross, triple cross type suprise or the little man outsmarting the big arrogant man.

Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives
Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives
by Brian Weiss
Edition: Hardcover

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing, 26 Feb 2004
Book: Many Lives, Many Masters
Writer: Brian Weiss
Format: Paperback
Length: 219 pages
Rating: ***** (5 stars, outstanding)
What an interesting book! Brian Weiss is an M.D. and chief of psychiatry at a hospital. He is well educated and has an outstanding career. He and his wife are happily married although they have experienced some personal tragedy in their family. When into his life walks a reluctant patient.
Through hypnosis Dr. Weiss uncovers previous lives of this patient, Catherine, who is struggling with some issues in her life. The book is basically a transcript of what happened and what was said throughout Catherine's treatment and it is very interesting.
Even if you don't believe in reincarnation the book puts forth legitimate issues and thought processes. It tries to explain that we should be patient, we should not kill, we should follow the commandments of the major religions. The book enforces the belief in a God, no matter what you call it. Energy, soul, spirit, God, the Master, it is all the same with different names.
I picked up this book and could not put it down, I read it in two evenings. It is an easy read but also a very engrossing read. I book that puts forth many ideas. The facts that we are destroying nature and ecosystems and it could lead to our demise.
It reinforces the belief that life continues after death for our soul, our energy but it takes it even farther to offer "proof" for the thought process of our souls living many lives. There will be folks that will tear it down and say that it is not proof (technically it is not) but it is interesting to consider. It offers more food for thought.
Bottom line, no matter which side of the reincarnation debate you fall on I think you should read this book. For information, for knowledge either for your argument for or to be prepared for your argument against. No matter how you slice it, this is a great book, a book that should be read by anyone, from teens on up. For the knowledge, the thought process, or the denial of it all. Read it, enjoy it.

The Second Messiah: Templars,The Turin Shroud and the Great Secret of Freemasonry
The Second Messiah: Templars,The Turin Shroud and the Great Secret of Freemasonry
by Robert Lomas
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.99

30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, 22 Feb 2004
Book: The Second Messiah
Writer: Christopher Knight & Robert Lomas
Style: Hardback
Length: 259 pages
Rating: *** (3 stars, good)
The book asks some hard questions for hard core Christians. Questions like, is the Bible the true word of God? Should it be considered to bring forth the only true form of Christianity? What happened during the “missing years” right after the crucifixion of Jesus? Did Peter or Jesus’ brother James actually lead the “approved” church of Jesus Christ. How do the two differ and why would or could the wrong on prevail? Why is there no record in the Bible of the almost annihilation of the Jews (God’s chosen people) by the Roman’s? These are some of the tough questions asked in the first chapter alone.
Through painstaking research many of the questions are answered in with historical reference. There is quite a case presented for the “Shroud of Turin” being the image of a master mason and not that of Jesus Christ. Read the history of the shroud that was tracked down along with the many missing years and it’s first documented appearance. Find out the origin of the Temple in Roslyn Scotland.
This book also offers much of the history of the freemasons and the persecution and flight from Jerusalem to Scotland and their spread across the world. It offers historical and analytical presentations on many subjects involving and surrounding Christianity. The book was enjoyable as one of many possibilities involving Christianity over the years. There are many books out there regarding the subject of Christianity’s evolution and this should be read as only one of the many.
It goes without saying that this book will offend many. It will be written off as hogwash by many. But I believe that any student of Christianity, Religions or Freemasonry should certainly read it. Read it with an open mind and consider what is presented before passing judgment on the book.

The Isaiah Effect: Decoding the Lost Science of Prayer and Prophecy
The Isaiah Effect: Decoding the Lost Science of Prayer and Prophecy
by Gregg Braden
Edition: Paperback

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars wow - think about it, 9 Feb 2004
Greg Braden is a former earth science expert as well as a computer systems designer turned tour guide of sacred and religious sites all over the world. He has written a number of books on similar subjects.
The Isaiah effect examines many tenants and religious beliefs throughout man kind's history. Looking at who wrote the Bible, why books were left out and what it meant to the overall understanding of the Bible that the books were not included in the final project. He looks at the Bible with all the books and also looks at Native American, Mayan and Aztec beliefs among many others (to be listed later). How are they similar? The writer will show you.
Greg Braden believes we are missing something today. He explains how mass prayer has been proven to work. He discusses quantum physics theories that make many of the ancient prophecies seem plausible. The book spends a good bit of time discussing "The Bible Code" and the possibilities that it teaches us. The writer also has chapters discussing healing through prayer among many other faith based actions.
This book tries to make you think. Common prophecies, common threads in religion, did we all come from one belief? The book also presents a new way to look at time, time travel, dimensions, religions and quantum physics, prayer and prophecy, alternate realities, multiple paralleled universes. Can we bounce back and forth between them? Maybe even without knowing? Are we actually just now starting to learn or relearn what the ancient people knew? If so, why? How do the prophecies from Peru, Tibet, Egypt, Jerusalem and the American Southwest coincide?
Many questions are explored in the book. Some answers are given which in turn just raise a few more questions. This is a book that makes you think about many things including how we, as a race, relate to the seen and unseen worlds. If you are in a contemplating mood this is the book for you. If you are interested in the history and contents of religions this has some interest. If you feel something is missing in today's religions, read this book. It will make you think.
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Lone Star State Of Mind [DVD] [2003]
Lone Star State Of Mind [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Joshua Jackson
Offered by cdspot
Price: 8.90

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Jamie saved it, 12 Nov 2003
Featuring: Jamie King, Joshua Jackson, John Mellencamp
Rating: ** (not the worst, but not good)
This movie was a little shy of average. It certainly had it's moments though, one being Jamie King's portrayal of the lead female character, Baby. She shined as both the sensitive and driven young waif. As well as showing the flashes of anger that result if you cross her or her loved ones. Joshua Jackson did a fine job as the lead male character of Earl.
In a nutshell, Earl and Baby are planning on moving from small town Texas to big L.A. when all hell breaks loose around them. Nutty relatives, drug dealers, two-bit criminals and stupid folks abound. Through it all Earl, the normal one, and Baby, the sexy one, keep plugging away trying to move forward in their lives and help the ones they love.
Although it had a lot of cliches and was at times stupid there are worse ways to spend an evening than watching this movie. Jamie Kind is the one that kept this movie from a one star rating (don't bother). If you rent it, it should be for her performance alone.

The Matrix Reloaded (2 Disc Edition) [2003] [DVD]
The Matrix Reloaded (2 Disc Edition) [2003] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Keanu Reeves
Offered by Leisurezone
Price: 3.90

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than the last, 12 Nov 2003
In my opinion this second isntallment of "The Matrix" trilogy was better than the first one. The fight scenes were better and the special effects and stunt work were outstanding, even surpassing those of the first movie. Of course, once again, this is a movie that you must really pay attention too. I found myself lost at times, with holes in plot that I couldn't quite figure out. Hopefully the third installment will fill these holes in. Although not really my normal type of movie I found myself enjoying this one. Although it would pay to see the first one before watching this one I think if you take it at face value you might not be any more lost that I was if you didn't see the first one.
The concept that the movies are based on is deep for me to think about. The fact that life could be an actual computer program. That we could be nothing more than programmed entities. These deep thoughts that you could bounce around again and again are intriguing.
Bottom line, in my opinion, enjoyable but not outstanding.

Return from Heaven: Beloved Relatives Reincarnated Within Your Family
Return from Heaven: Beloved Relatives Reincarnated Within Your Family
by Carol Bowman
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 4.78

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought Provoking, 5 Nov 2003
This book examines case histories of reincarnation but not normal reincarnation. Reincarnation within the same family. She interviews parents who are convinced that their child is a reincarnated family member. Why are they convinced? Birth marks on the child that coincide with scares or injuries of the deceased family member. Statements by the children at a young age that they were here before and so and so, whom they never knew. Statements that accurately reflect happenings before their birth that would be unkown to them or even a secret.
Statements on miscarraiges and changed thoughts about coming back. Talk about how parents are chosen. yes, this all sounds far out, it all sounds like science fiction. But the studies and the people described and their expereiences do tend to cause a person to think. If you believe in reincarnation this book will be a great read for you with more evidence that it does exist. If you are not sure what you believe you will find this book interesting. If you firmly do not believe you will not be impressed I'm sure.
It was an interesting book for me that presented many things to think on. It's a simple read and you can follow it easy. Chapters are broken down by cases and the author explains how they were brought to her attention, what she did to follow through and the information she was provided by the people involved. Not much guess work on her part that I see.
Bottom line, if it's your topic, it'll be enjoyable for you, if not, you might want to pass.

Bound To Ride
Bound To Ride
Price: 11.68

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, 29 Mar 2003
This review is from: Bound To Ride (Audio CD)
This is an outstanding bluegrass CD. Jim Mills, being an award winning banjo player would be expected to release a hard driving banjo oriented CD and he did. From the opening track, Bound To Ride, you can tell this will be something special. From track to track this CD has no weak points.
With help from many of today's top artists including Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Douglas, Adam Steffey, Barry Bales, Tim Stafford and Stuart Duncan a top notch case has been assembled to surround Jim Mills' great banjo picking. Jim covers songs from some banjo greats including Ralph Stanley and J.D. Crow as well as picking on new songs. "He Came From Carolina" is a song penned as a tribute to the great Earl Scruggs and his playing and is an outstanding example of Jim Mills' banjo playing.
If you like banjo or bluegrass you will enjoy this CD. I highly recommend it for anyone's collection and listening enjoyment.

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