Self-hypnosis has been a passion of mine since I was a kid. Being the computer geek that I was (still am), the notion to be able to program your mind like a computer intrigued me to the point of obsession. There are many great books available that you can check out if you are thinking about practicing self-hypnosis. In the next few minutes you will be grateful to learn about two great hypnosis books. A great book that is topping the charts is "Instant Self-Hypnosis: How to Hypnotize Yourself with Your Eyes Open" by Forbes Robbins Blair. At first I was skeptical about this book. Dozens of self-help books have graced my shelves, and I honestly thought I would not see anything new. But this blew away that notion and then some. Up until this book, I had thought that being hypnotized with your eyes open, let alone self-hypnosis, was a sham. But my first 20 minute session felt like less than 5 minutes. Anyone who knows hypnosis, knows that is a clear indication of effectiveness. Another fantastic read is "elf Hypnosis for a Better Life" by William W. Hewitt. This is the book that started it all for me. The beginning of this book gives you a great foundation on what hypnosis is and how it works. Then it goes on to give you a multitude of hypnosis scripts that you can read into a recorder to use on yourself or others. My friends and I held hypnosis sessions in our living rooms and were astounded by the results. This book holds a great deal of nostalgia for me, and I recommend it to anyone that will be taking on hypnosis. You have now learned about two great hypnosis books. Congratulations upon taking this life altering journey into this form of self-help. The possibilities are endless to the things you can do with the right methods of personal development. You have definitely come across the most effective ones.
I know I have written about Noah St. John before and about his Book "The Great Little Book of Afformations." However, I don't believe I have given the book a formal review. The book has impacted my life so much I decided a review is in order. As I have written before I was first introduced to Noah St. John through his book "The Great Little Book of Afformations." The book made such dramatic changes in the way I think that I have been a fan ever since. "The Great Little Book of Afformations" is about learning to afform rather than affirm. What is afform? In a nutshell, it is asking yourself powerful questions. By doing this your mind begins to search for the answer. It is very refreshing to afform rather than affirm. When you make affirmations, as Noah's book points out, you don't necessarily believe them, most of the time. An example would be to affirm that you are thin when in reality you believe you are fat. By afforming instead of affirming, your mind can come up with numerous answers to questions, many of them being positive. Afforming releases resistance because you are now asking questions and searching for answers, rather than frustrating yourself with thoughts you do not believe. I would fully recommend Noah St. John's book "The Great Little Book of Afformations" to anyone trying to improve their lives. The book will open your mind to a new way of thinking as well as give you a fresh perspective on life.
How important is it that more books be published this year? How vital is it in this culture of tweets, of Facebook status updates, of writer blogs, text messages, e-mails, e-books, e-pamphlets, and the like that we have more books coming out? The struggle and value of publishing a new book seems not only futile, but overwhelming in a world in which more and more printed, electronic, and mobile content is being generated. As a publisher, now going in to my 20th year of business, I sometimes wonder what the point is. I hear all the time that there are too many books out there, that people don't have time to read. People are so caught up in speed that a whole book (whether one written or read) seems like a leap to the moon. On the other hand I hear people ask me, are there any Hemingway's, or Borges, or Steinbeck's out there anymore? Will we ever have authors like this again? I take this to mean that even though most people seem too busy to read, they still wish there was a good book to read. Confusing right. Or they wonder, is it even possible to be a writer anymore. I believe that yes, there are new Hemingway's out there: Jonathan Safran Foer, Junot Diaz and many more...........environmental writing is intriguing these days. However, to be in search of the next great, Pulitzer Prize winning author is a bit of a quest for perfection and much beyond the powers of most people to perform. We need new books for lots of reasons, just as many people declare how much they like a mid-day rain and the chance to sit on their front porch. We all know that the stream of e-mails and flurry of text messages are like small-talk and chatter. We know that what takes time to create, what takes time and thought to read and think over are what we most value and consider of the highest quality in the world. It could just be that there are more books each year because there are more people in the world, but this is kind of bland to say. There are more books each year for all the right reasons and all the wrong reasons. Some want to get their name in print and just be "famous" and I consider this the wrong reason. Some want to share what they are passionate about and share what they have dreamed about understanding and creating, sometimes for a lifetime, with others. This is the book I am looking for and the book we all want to read.
One of the favorite things in this world is to go into my nook and curl up with a very good book. But unfortunately, with a long commute and a couple of important work to do it is so rare for me these days to have the time to kick back, relax and read. And that's the reason why I now fancy audio books since they allow me to enjoy my books even when I'm on the move. Usually I listen to around 4-5 books on a monthly basis. Two out of these books are from Audible since I'm a member. Before, I also downloaded the other books that I want to read from Audible but then in the long run I got tired from all of those extra fees that you have to pay and thus decided to surf the net to see if there are such things as free audio books. And I was blown away by what I have discovered. Public Domain Audio Books The books in this section are free for everyone to distribute since nobody has a copy right on the pieces. Here are sites that offers great downloads for free: LibriVox - the ruler of them all. The site's goal is to "make all public domain books available as free audio books." It may not be as user-friendly as others but it rocks! Librophile - gives off a clean and organized interface for searching an audio book that is available from LibriVox. Learn Out Loud - contains over 2,000 free audio and video titles. They also have lectures, interviews, sermons and speeches available for download. A very user-friendly site which you can navigate through effortlessly. Please also take note that the said books under the public domain categories are read by volunteers thus the quality of narration and production varies. I'm not saying that good ones are not available, it's just that you have to be patient enough in search for the one you prefer. The Books under Creative Commons License PodioBooks exhibits serialized books distributed through RSS feed, similar to that of a podcast. Over 300 books are housed here plus a wide array of genres to choose from: chick lit, humor, fantasy, thrillers, sci-fi, magic, etc... And unlike the aforementioned sites, the ones on Podiobooks are new works that the authors want to share to the public under Creative Commons License. The books here are personally recorded by the authors themselves thus the quality are not the same. Audio Books straight from your Local Library Another way to download them is through your local library. There are lots of libraries that have a deal either NetLibrary or OverDrive. The said firms give the infrastructure for libraries to distribute digital content (e.g. a-books, ebooks, music and video). The best thing to do for you to go deeper into this is to simply visit the website for your local library. One site that can be an example for this one is Download Audio Books Free - this site here will let you download a free audio book plus a loaning period of 14 days. At the end of this time, the book will expire and automatically "return" to the library (this means that you won't have to pay for the late fees!)
If you're looking for just the right book to give your child, and he/she is interested in heroes and battles, magicians and sorcerers, hidden worlds or unique twists on old fairy tales, these five authors have series that will provide your child with hours of enjoyment and excitement. And I know, because not only have my kids read and delighted in them, I have too. 1) Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan: Rick Riordan presents an interesting twist on the old Greek and Egyptian mythologies in his two series. The stories really appeal to any kid who may have considered themselves different or outcasts, but have a bit of the undiscovered hero inside. The main characters of Riordan's stories discover that they are children of, or can channel, the Gods. Because of their abilities they face many enemies out to destroy them. And ultimately, it is up to them to lead many quests to help win the battle between good and evil. 2) The InkHeart Trilogy by Cornelia Funke: Anyone who has ever become immersed in a book, or dreamt of joining their favorite characters, will love the InkHeart series. Meggie, a young girl whose father repairs books, discovers that he has a secret talent to bring book characters and scenes to life by simply reading a book aloud. The book he read when Meggie was a toddler, InkHeart, had the unexpected consequence of causing her mother to disappear into the world of InkHeart, and some unsavory characters to be released into the real world. Years later, the characters return to seek out the InkHeart book so that it can once again be read aloud. 3) The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series by Michael Scott: Josh and Sophie Newman are twins that appear by chance to meet the immortal Nicholas Flamel, the Alchemist, and his wife. They are sucked into a battle of good and evil that will determine the fate of the world they know, and the worlds they have not even imagined. In order to fight this evil, Josh and Sophie will have to be taught all the elemental magics, and will discover that many Gods and Immortals move freely about the world as they know it. Parents will love the role that many historic figures play in this series. 4) Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins: Like the InkHeart Trilogy, the Underland Chronicles focuses on a child who has had a parent disappear early in his life. Gregor and his younger sister, Boots, accidentally discover a world underneath New York City, where humans and giant creatures coexist. Gregor will learn of a prophecy and more importantly he will learn about the whereabouts of his missing father. This series, written by the author of the Hunger Games, has some dark themes that may raise some discussion with your child. 5) The Sisters Grimm Series by Michael Buckley and Peter Ferguson: The Sisters Grimm is a great combination of fairy tale and detective series. Sabrina and Daphne Grimm go to live with their mysterious grandmother and learn that they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm and live in a town where fairy tale characters exist. They run into a series of events that require their detective skills to solve, such as the kidnapping of their grandmother and the murder of a teacher. A fun ride for both boys and girls with some strong female characters for the girls to relate to.