Tim Burness

Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (815 of 859)
Location: Brighton, England
In My Own Words:
General and psychiatric nursing assistant, singer-songwriter and rock guitarist, astrologer, mind-body-spirit explorer, T.V. and film extra, idealistic dreamer who is old enough to know better, and who still has trouble getting his act together!


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Person-to-person Astrology: Energy Factors in Love&hellip by Stephen Arroyo
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
If you have heard or suspected that there might be some substantial truth in astrology, this is an excellent place for an open and intelligent mind to start.

Over the last 30 years, Stephen Arroyo has achieved widespread international recognition for his outstanding astrological writings. In his previous books he has explored the depth and complexity of modern psychological astrology in clear, accessible, entertaining language. However, this book is written more for the general reader and independent thinker, not astrologers who already know their stuff!

The first few chapters explore a wide range of issues related to both astrology's lack of widespread acceptance and… Read more
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Malcolm Gladwell takes us on a journey through a vast range of human experiences (such as racism, dating, identifying genuine works of art, autism, police shooting the wrong man), exploring how our pre-programmed unconscious may be influencing us far more than we realize.

Blink is defined as "the content and origin of those instantaneous impressions and conclusions that spontaneously arise whenever we meet a new person or confront a complex situation or have to make a decision under conditions of stress". Human behaviour appears to be far more influenced by split-second decisions than large amounts of information e.g. results of scientific experiments, planning, various rules and… Read more
50 Psychology Classics: Who We Are, How We Think, &hellip by Tom Butler-Bowdon
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Following on from Tom Butler-Bowdon's previous volumes in the "50 Classics" series, this first class collection of summaries of key psychology books and authors continues in the same broad, accessible, but also in-depth, style.

As the sub-title says, psychology is all about who we are, how we think, what we do. In other words, what it means to be human. Topics covered include the unconscious mind, happiness and mental health, the study of personality, motivation, love, creativity and relationships.

With key "in a nutshell" comments, the author cuts to the essential message of each writer, while addressing more complex subtleties in the accompanying text. As with Tom's… Read more