Paul P White

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (39 of 47)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 38,348 - Total Helpful Votes: 39 of 47
The Yoga of Breath: A Step-by-Step Guide to Pranay&hellip by Richard Rosen
On the whole, this is written in an airy, engaging style.
See what you make of this, however: "Write [your Journal] as succincly and objectively as possible. Avoid judgements, justifications and rationalizations, interpretations, or evaluations of your work". That's fine, but then Richard Rosen contradicts himself by continuing: "Don't censor your writing or worry about continuity, style, grammar, or even spelling. Listen to and write from the heart, not the head".
I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has managed to carry out writing "objectively", while at the same time "from the heart"!
The Author also thinks that… Read more
The Way of Energy: Mastering the Chinese Art of In&hellip by Kam Chuen Lam
I have some reservations about the execution of this book, rather than its contents. Earlier editions had a light blue font, which does not have any major advantages over the normal black one. Some of the transparencies for the drawings of the Eight Brocades were reversed, showing the right hand starting the sequence, while the text states the left.
The flow of energy diagram when drawing energy from a tree was also wrongly shown.
Apart from these issues, this is a book that will draw you into Standing Meditation, perhaps for the rest of your life. After the initial discomfort of assuming the postures fades away, you will start to feel the subtle effect of the Chi circulating in… Read more
The Great Beauty <b>DVD</b> ~ Carlo Buccirosso
The Great Beauty DVD ~ Carlo Buccirosso
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
The first fifteen minutes are probably the most difficult, at which point my other half bailed out.
The transition scene from the death of the Chinese Tourist, against the backdrop of some beautiful choral song, to the party scene, ushered in by some woman screaming, is an Undergraduate attempt at shocking the audience and really cheap.
After that the "slice of life" anti-narrative begins, with the vertically-challenged Magazine Editor wandering around the scene of the party, now deserted, in a pathetic manner.
I recommend that you watch this on your own, as social pressure from others might cause you all to go and watch paint drying instead.
As in the similarly… Read more