Do you like looking at other peoples book shelves? I do. It’s insightful to see what words are they grazing on. Amazon is a good place to go if you want to know what is on the nations book shelf. Lets take look at the “Body Mind and Spirit” best sellers:
- 1. I can make you smarter by Paul McKenna. We want knowledge. It a kind of salvation by IQ. Scientologist tried to draw me in on that one.
- 3. Instant confidence by Paul McKenna.
- 4. The secret – “the secret to obtain anything you desire is now revealed, …based in the universal law of attraction…[you can now be]…be the master of your own universe”
- 6. Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world
- 7. The Magic of Reality: How we know what’s really true – Richard Dawkins
- 8. Why Me? (we often cry that don’t we?)
9. The 18 Rules of Happiness: How to Be Happy (sounds like a book on golfing)
- 12. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
- 18. Paul McKennar I Can Make You Sleep
- 21. Paul McKenner : Change your life in seven days
- 22. Paul McKennar : I can make you happy
- 24. The God Delusion: Dawkins
- 25. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
- 26. Learn Meditation-RELAXATION in one day! It will change your life.
- 38. I Can See Angels: True Tales of Real Life Angelic Encounters
- 49. The Shack, The first Christian book. Not one I would have recommend to people in their spiritual journey.
- 50. Religion for Atheists: A non-believer’s guide to the uses of religion
- 51 The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living The Dalai Lama
- 52 Paul McKenna : I can make you rich
- 61 Paul macKenna : I can mend your broken heart.
- 66. Oh Great, Now I Can Hear Dead People! (fiction)
- 97. The Original [Rider Waite] Tarot Deck
These are some of the places where people are reaching for spirituality. We want knowledge, security, protection, power, peace, answers, and a better life and by the look of it we think that “that guy of the TV who hypnotises people” can deliver those things. I’m not so sure.