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Reads like a novel, but ultimately didn't help me.
on 1 September 2004
I genuinely enjoyed reading this book. It is very fluent, warm and inspiring. For that, I would cetainly recommend it. I had very high hopes for what the book promised, however, I am disappointed to say, that it did nothing for me. I really wanted it to, but it didn't!
Even if it had worked, I would still point out to anyone who's about to emark on this 'journey', you can't do it alone. The book contains scripts and worksheets at the back for the 'Journey' process, but you need someone else, who you trust and who's read the book as well, to guide you through it.
This doesn't seem to be a problem as there's a 'Journey' CD available, with Brandon herself guiding you through. So, I decided to buy the CD. I have tried and tried with it, but end up feeling frustrated because, the simple truth is, I don't really understand how it can work. There's no hypnosis involved, all you are supposed to do is start with an emotion and 'drop through it' and then drop through the next emotion, as if layers of an onion. At some point, you may have a situation involving other people attatched to certain emotions. At a later point, you address this issue by a 'camp fire' in your imagination. Before you get to the camp fire, you are supposed to continue 'dropping through the layers' until you get to what Brandon calls 'Source'. I never got to this point and even though it's best explained as possible, I still don't really understand it. What I've just explained is part of the 'Emotional Journey'.
What I was really interested in, was the 'Physical Journey' as I've had a chronic illness for the past 6 years. In the book, Brandon describes how she dissolved a very large cancerous tumour. I believe she did this, and she used her experience to pioneer the 'Journey'. I was hoping that this book would help me cure my illness. Unfortunately, after several goes of the CD, I was still seriously ill. The best progress I've made with my illness is using a combination of ideas expresed in other books. Positve thinking and meditation.
I still whole heartedly recommend this book as a good read, but would warn that it may not work for everyone.