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Man's Supreme Inheritance (Classic Reprint)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great! Captivating and Different Natural Mind and Body Improvement, 2 Aug. 2016
By Mary I. Oliver - Published on
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Love this book, teacher!

Another copy I obtained free and printed in fine print 4 per page.

A lot of old timers-years ago but still very effective mind, body and other practices.
He has a different approach, not like the exercise/strict posture/body builder type practice.

Pictures show 5 of the antique book pages.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A Poorly executed xerox copy that is sold as a book 23 April 2010
By Chuang tzu - Published on
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This "book" is actually a bound poor xerox copy of a library book which is bound in a paperback. The quality is poor and there are mysterious "cut outs" of text which make no real sense. it is as if an editor of some sort chose to lift odd middle sections of text to confuse the context of what was being written.
Please do not waste your money on this poorly executed xerox copy. If one wants to purchase the book, please choose an established and trusted publisher or go to the library and check one out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars These concepts are profound 22 Nov. 2014
By June E. Mclane - Published on
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The material in F.M. alexander's books might be described as esoteric. There are many usages of words and concepts that might not be understood by those unfamiliar with the work you can't learn the Alexander Technique from a book. Those who have trained as technique teachers know what such terms mean. There are very few people in the world who have trained as teachers. It can only be learned from body to body; person to person. After having been in existence for over 120 years, the concept remains obscure. I would recommend reading and searching for insight though. It was my curiosity in a library book that led me to the teacher training program.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Conclusions didn't stack up 17 Mar. 2016
By Good2Go - Published on
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The intent to read this book and discover more about the subject of Man’s Supreme Inheritance might lead you to wonder if everything you’ve learned in your life is a lie. That faith-healing you witnessed? Can’t trust it. The possibility of using your mind to achieve an outcome? Unreliable. Thinking positive thoughts to change your mental attitude? It’s merely a detour.

It seems this author operated under his own theory, and, in as such as it helped him, he seeks to wipe out other methods as untruths or misdirections. Like one religion seeks to discredit others because their way is right or their belief is correct.

The author mentions the need to be open-minded and in the next sentence says that if a reader is deliberately in opposition to the author’s point of view, the reader has no hope to benefit.

I read this book, disagreeing with more than half of the author’s conclusions. Yet, I was open-minded enough to continue to read as I wanted to see where he could take me. I am open-minded. This author is telling me, in a close-minded way, that such opposition will have no hope to benefit. “If you want to learn, you have to believe me”. It was more a less a threat to believe what he is saying otherwise you will suffer—which is terribly close minded. Also, it was a written form of blatant manipulation, as is his use of the word ‘mere’ when he wants to discredit something.

He cannot hope to have written this expecting readers to not have the ability for critical thought. Who else would be attracted to such writings? Like so many other authors from that time period, he has conclusions that just don’t stack up with what we know now.

Direct quote: In a word, I want by this phrase to suggest the idea of being open-minded. For even in reading this, if the individual deliberately puts himself in opposition to my point of view, he can by no possibility hope to benefit.

If you find yourself sort of wanting to believe him after this statement, then you’ve been manipulated.

Opposition to a point of view is healthy. Being told that unless you believe in one way, then you will suffer is tyranny. And the author missed the biggest clue of all: everything works. Why is that? Faith-healing works, medicine works, hypnotism works, conscious control works, new positive thought works . . . Why? Because we are the creators and the dreamers of the dreams.

Apparently opposition has interfered with the advance of science. His writing on the subconscious and conscious is so back to front it’s scary, and he constantly contradicts himself.
2.0 out of 5 stars Like a photocopy... 23 Sept. 2014
By jmof - Published on
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This is an enlarged version of the original 1918 Dutton (US) edition. There are some scanned mistakes on p 133, 149, 223, 313 (for example showing the finger holding the book open!). Mistaken scanned pages have not been removed, so two extra (illegible) pages between 149 and 150, and between 223 and 224. These state 'Digitized by Google'. Reads like an enlarged photocopy.
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