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When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography Of Led Z&hellip by Mick Wall
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More shade than light, 30 Mar 2013
This is an exhaustive and mostly enjoyable account of Led Zeppelin's rise and fall. While not authorized, Mick Wall has had plenty of first-hand access to band members and associates, and his knowledge of their history is positively encyclopaedic.

He takes a leap by imagining first-person commentaries from band members - the italicized parts - mimicking their thoughts and spoken mannerisms (Page ambitious and secretive, Plant na´ve and boastful, Jones quiet and studious, Bonham & Grant aggressive and sweary). This technique traces their rise from obscurity to superstardom and has the effect of bringing the different personalities down to earth. Still, it is highly subjective,… Read more
Yoga Consciousness in Ancient Mystery Religions: C&hellip by Tony Butcher
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An enlightening read, 26 Mar 2010
A very perceptive insight into the deeper significance of fairy tales. Tony's personal understanding of higher states of consciouness and his reserch into the ancient mystery schools allowed him to see the hidden meaning and richness of faiy tales as a means to pass knowlegde of different levels of initiation and evolution to different levels of inividual awareness.An enlightening read.
Love Begins At 40: A Guide To Starting Over by Cherry Gilchrist
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A message of hope, 11 July 2008
'Love Begins At 40' is a welcome and necessary guide to dating and relating in middle age. The complexities in many people's lives after age forty - children, careers, general resistance to change - mean we can use some positive encouragement to help us find somebody. Cherry Gilchrist and Lara Owen are two experienced teachers and therapists who take a multi-level, yet grounded approach to their subject, writing clearly, with insight and practical wisdom.

The book's attitude is that one should be proactive in looking for love, because the effort is always worth it. Even readers of a more spontaneous or fatalistic mind are encouraged to inwardly cultivate the conditions for a… Read more

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