Author Topic: Afterdeath Journal of an American Philosopher: The World View of William James  (Read 1288 times)

Offline Sena

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I am thinking of buying the above book by Jane Roberts. It is rather expensive as it is not available for Kindle. I would be grateful for members' views on whether it is worth buying.

Offline LenKop

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I haven't read that one. But i saw a few excerpts on fb and it looked interesting.

My only experience with Jane's original work is the Oversoul Seven trilogy, which I loved.

LK

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I have it, have only read part of it but really enjoyed what I read and intend to finish it completely at some point. I think the perspective is really unique, well written, interesting. Can you buy it used on Amazon? Lately I've been buying more used books from Amazon: the prices are great, shipping is cheap usually. Not sure if there would be more of an expense shipping to Sri Lanka (wasn't there a famous psychic who lived there? Edgar Cayce? Not sure...) but if they ship book rate it will take a while to get, but affordably so.

Benefits I've found from buying the used books are: fun artifacts left in the books that were used as bookmarks, such as old doctor appointment cards, ancient receipts, business cards, etc. Notations (usually minimal) from the previous owner, sort of a connection there. And also lately I've been scoring books signed by the author. No joke. I doubt I'll ever get my hands on a book signed by Seth or Jane.  Well, maybe Jane. That would be unbelievable.

I hope that helps.



Offline Sena

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LenKop and Deb,
Thanks for your views. I'll probably buy it second-hand in the next couple of months.
I don't think Edgar Cayce visited here, but Ouspensky did:
"Still bent on finding an esoteric school, in the winter of 1913 Ouspensky traveled to Ceylon and India. He made contact with a number of schools, but they were, he said, "either of a frankly religious nature, or of a half-religious character, but definitely devotional in tone." These did not interest him. Other schools promised a great deal but demanded, from the beginning, a complete surrender. "It seemed to me," he said, "there ought to be schools of a more rational kind and that a man had the right, up to a certain point, to know where he was going." (Sri Lanka was then known as Ceylon)

 

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