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Purple Fables (Quartet) Paperback – 1 Oct 1994

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  • Paperback: 98 pages
  • Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Co. (Oct. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1571740090
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571740090
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 12.7 x 0.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 726,092 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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These are 4 fables by Ingo Swann (American, 1933-2013); … the last one (“Watcher of the Purple River”) the best of the bunch. For those unfamiliar with Swann, he had impressive psychic abilities and was an explorer of consciousness working e.g., on “remote viewing” with Russell Targ in the Stargate project.

The fables were received over 4 days by automatic writing and are published almost exactly as received. They might have come from Swann's unconscious mind or, as I believe, from his wider intelligence … but in any case “by their fruits you shall know them” i.e., judge the message not the messenger. The fables are not profound from a moral point of view - they are about the possibility (and the implications) of expanded awareness. Swann knew that (in an environment most people mistakenly believe is materialistic) it's vital – and difficult - to alert people to the wonders of opening-their-eyes (metaphorically not actually).

Many people have written about consciousness e.g., see Russell Targ's (1934-date) light-hearted “ … Memoirs of a Blind Biker” (includes an introduction to remote viewing) and more generally I recommend Targ's "Studies in Consciousness" series of books and Dean Radin's "The Conscious Universe".
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9768a93c) out of 5 stars 17 reviews
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HASH(0x970aac78) out of 5 stars Small But Deep 2 Dec. 2002
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4 Short Stories that stay with you. Their beauty grows in you.
You will find yourself referring back to them for the rest of your life. Small Book. One could rush through them in a morning, but I found each story worth savoring for a few days before I went on. Exceedingly useful for those who are "wild-type" psychics: people who have had spotty experiences with precognition, clarivoyance or the like but don't know how to handle it, or perhaps more pertinent, don't know how to understand the resentment that follows these special people.
Helps one to cope with and put into perspective the abilities that we all have, when they surface in our lives. Thank you Ingo. Your work will live long in our hearts.
37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
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Four BEAUTIFUL little short stories that teach about the powers of perception that we all have in us. We are wonderful perceiving and discriminating beings. Our powers have been stifled. Covered up. Undeveloped. And their lack of development gives power to the power elite, who revel in our helplessness and make us pay with our lives and our freedom. These little stories are for all ages. They tell us how to discover, utilize and handle our innate abilites. They help us to understand and still love those who fear it in us. We can revel in our wonderousness. Read them to your children. Read them over and over. Almost too beautiful to bear.
27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97456c18) out of 5 stars Inspired and enjoyable 6 July 2005
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I picked this up at a Crown Book Liquidation center and am so glad that I did. I loved this book. It reminded me first of The Alchemist, then oddly, briefly of Uri Geller. I am fascinated with the concept of parapsychology. These are four wonderful tales of simplicity but with resonance beyond their surface. I was amazed to read how the author wrote these on each of four consecutive days with an inspiration that was described as "dreamlike". I am adding this book to my Permanant collection and will now be seeking any other books by this writer.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9746d7ec) out of 5 stars Profound 17 Mar. 2013
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Purple Fables, at first seems to be four simple fables, but these little fables stay with you for days or weeks, and slowly the true meaning seeps into your understanding and you comprehend their profound truths on a much deeper level. Give them a try; they're sublime.
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HASH(0x971f3120) out of 5 stars it is ok 31 Aug. 2015
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material seems old and things have changed a lot since it was written. The writing style seems to be a captive style holding the reader hostage too long before moving on. Extremely redundant with change of wording.
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