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5.0 out of 5 stars You name it, Isabel Losada has tried it!, 12 July 2006
This review is from: The Battersea Park Road to Enlightenment (Paperback)
A very funny, acutely observed romp through the wierd and wonderful practices of some of the world's more esoteric inhabitants. The only thing she has left out is yoga, and for that I recommend the equally hilarious Yoga School Dropout by Lucy Edge.
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Initial post: 26 Dec 2010 08:58:17 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Dec 2010 09:05:31 GMT
S. Muench says:
Thank goodness she left out Yoga. What makes you think that trying a technique many thousands of years old, of extraordinary and proven benefits, is in anyway comparable with hot stones, tantric sex and all the other New Age drivel she has tried out here? In my opinion she should also have left out the convent experience, since that seems to be the only one of any lasting use; and probably the only one she didn't spend a fortune on. (No, sorry, Vipassana meditation is also free and also good.)
I intensely dislike this latest chick-lit wave of books on the most ridiculous New Age trends (Yoga School Dropout is another one) because invariably the author is so intent on being hilarious and irreverent , having a good romp, and including as much sex as possible, she (it's always a she, isn't it?) fails to discern between the obvious cons and the tried-and-tested, genuine paths and muddles them all up in some kind of mindbodyspirit stew. Sorry, but this was no path to enlightenment. It's actually dangerous, as others might be tempted to follow suit, and some of these techniques are cons and can be downright disastrous; I've known people commit suicide after getting in a muddle about a "past life". There's a very good reason why neither Hindus nor Buddhists go in for Past Life Regurgitation. But of course, Westerners know better...
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