Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah PDF

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah PDF



10 thoughts on “Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

  1. Scott Scott says:

    I believe this book moved methan any other before or since Not because the writing was so great but the thoughts contained in it were so close to what I was feeling as a 19 year old away from home and on my own for the first time I still believe the ideas contained here are timeless and profound The fact that the author kind of went a bit off the deep end does not bother me although it did for a while I remember that some factions of the Christian right were outraged that the book ref I believe this book moved methan any other before or since Not because the writing was so great but the thoughts contained in it were so close to what I was feeling as a 19 year old away from home and on my own for the first time I still believe the ideas contained here are timeless and profound The fact that the author kind of went a bit off the deep end does not bother me although it did for a while I remember that some factions of the Christian right were outraged that the book referred to a Messiah other than Jesus That always surprised me because I felt that most of the ideas contained here were quite Christ like I have seen quotes from this book appear in many locations and use many of them myself when working with students I teach music part time Some of my Favorites Argue for your limitations and sure enough they re yours Probably my all time favorite We teach best what we most need to learn Rarely do members of the same family grow up in the same house The idea that our thoughts can control our lives is a very powerful one and truer than many realize Last years phenom book and DVD The Secret tried to express the same ideas in a much less creative manner If you want to go that route head straight for Psycho Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz The first and best of it s kind


  2. Dickie Dickie says:

    This book changed my life Over and over again That is the simplest way to put it One day a girl came into the pizza parlor I was working at and I commented on her tramp stamp It was as always, an attempt to get her to lower the jeans It was a blue feather tattoo I asked what it represented and she told me it was the feather from the cover of a book, called Illusions , and it had changed her life She brought the book into me as promised a couple days later with a four leaf clover as This book changed my life Over and over again That is the simplest way to put it One day a girl came into the pizza parlor I was working at and I commented on her tramp stamp It was as always, an attempt to get her to lower the jeans It was a blue feather tattoo I asked what it represented and she told me it was the feather from the cover of a book, called Illusions , and it had changed her life She brought the book into me as promised a couple days later with a four leaf clover as a book mark Needless to say, this was my lucky book And, it happened to be the lucky book of a couple of other people close to me as well I told my friend about this and he remarked to me that it was fairly coincidental as he had just received this book as a gift from his brother Years later I recommended past this quirky thing to another good friend of mine, and he promised to put it on the top of his to read list He found it the next day in a dumpster while looking for some song lyrics he had thrown pout I know this tells you very little about the content of the book, but like all Bach s works it is sweet and inspirational I ve seen it in the fiction, self help, and religious sections of books stores at it is unclassifiable in its means to reach its audience This is for young and old To anyone and to all, may it help shape your life as it has shaped mine


  3. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Illusions The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, Richard Bach Illusions The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah is a novel by writer and pilot Richard Bach First published in 1977, the story questions the reader s view of reality, proposing that what we call reality is merely an illusion we create for learning and enjoyment Illusions was the author s followup to 1970 s Jonathan Livingston Seagull llusions revolves around two barnstorming pilots who meet in a field in the Midwestern United Sta Illusions The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, Richard Bach Illusions The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah is a novel by writer and pilot Richard Bach First published in 1977, the story questions the reader s view of reality, proposing that what we call reality is merely an illusion we create for learning and enjoyment Illusions was the author s followup to 1970 s Jonathan Livingston Seagull llusions revolves around two barnstorming pilots who meet in a field in the Midwestern United States The two main characters enter into a teacher student relationship that explains the concept that the world that we inhabit is illusory, as well as the underlying reality behind it What if somebody came along who could teach me how my world works and how to control it What if a Siddhartha came to our time, with power over the illusions of the world because he knew the reality behind them And what if I could meet him in person, if he was flying a biplane, for instance, and landed in the same meadow with me 1990 1369 152 1376 1380 1384 1389 1393 20 1379 160 1380 9644480465 1382 1384 1385 9646671349 1388 1390 1392 9789646671348 1393 1396 1384 211 9644055373


  4. Sfdreams Sfdreams says:

    I LOVED this book I read it over and over and have given copies to several people.The book starts off with a handwritten and smudged story, written like books in the Bible, by a auto mechanic who discovered the Divine in himself and was followed by throngs of people,who called him a messiah, until he had to disappear.Then the real book begins A young man flys around the country in his airplane, supporting himself by selling flights in his plane One fateful day, he meets a strange individ I LOVED this book I read it over and over and have given copies to several people.The book starts off with a handwritten and smudged story, written like books in the Bible, by a auto mechanic who discovered the Divine in himself and was followed by throngs of people,who called him a messiah, until he had to disappear.Then the real book begins A young man flys around the country in his airplane, supporting himself by selling flights in his plane One fateful day, he meets a strange individual who seems to have amazing abilities, including one of my favorites preventing insects from smashing on the windshield.I feel that this book deepened my spirituality, and reinforced my desire to live lifepeacefully, and with great kindness I only wish I could perfect the no bugs killed on windshield trick Remember the Kleenex commercial about the monk who saves the spider, turtle, and fish, then after he blows his nose is dismayed to see that Kleenex kill germs That is somewhat like me I am always helping various critters outside I don t like to kill anything However, I don t worry about bacteria, molds, dust mites, mosquitos, and cockroaches I am a hypocrite in that way


  5. Rajat Ubhaykar Rajat Ubhaykar says:

    I call anything sounding grand and oh so awesome but actually meaning squat a Richard Bach quote Illusions, to summarize, is a compendium of such quotes However, I gave the book two stars only because it is consistent with the philosophy it preaches The idea that the book is saying anything of consequence is an illusion and you are the one attaching any reality and importance to it The book might have had some message , but I was too busy smell proofing my mind from all the shit flying aro I call anything sounding grand and oh so awesome but actually meaning squat a Richard Bach quote Illusions, to summarize, is a compendium of such quotes However, I gave the book two stars only because it is consistent with the philosophy it preaches The idea that the book is saying anything of consequence is an illusion and you are the one attaching any reality and importance to it The book might have had some message , but I was too busy smell proofing my mind from all the shit flying around


  6. Shakirah Shakirah says:

    I heard about the book on Esther Jerry Hicks Video After reading the reviews here on Goodreads I decided to make the 10 odd minute trip to Kinokuniya to grab a copy I never regretted it A book which carries the message of how we mould our own future, our own life, our own outcomes in a very engaging way I finished this wonderful book in 4 hours or so If you need anything to lift your spirits when you are feeling down, or restore your faith in the Law of Attraction, this is one of the many I heard about the book on Esther Jerry Hicks Video After reading the reviews here on Goodreads I decided to make the 10 odd minute trip to Kinokuniya to grab a copy I never regretted it A book which carries the message of how we mould our own future, our own life, our own outcomes in a very engaging way I finished this wonderful book in 4 hours or so If you need anything to lift your spirits when you are feeling down, or restore your faith in the Law of Attraction, this is one of the many books that will be very helpful


  7. Steve Merrick Steve Merrick says:

    Here is a test to find whether your mission to Earth is finished If your alive it isn t Why write of the book when it could befun to explain the reactions of several other people who have read this one Before I say anything else I feel it needs a health warning The symptoms that I have witnessed as people read this book include, delusional psychosis, fantasising in public, maniac attempts at cloud bursting and one very very bruised nose A result of a grown man trying to swim in the Here is a test to find whether your mission to Earth is finished If your alive it isn t Why write of the book when it could befun to explain the reactions of several other people who have read this one Before I say anything else I feel it needs a health warning The symptoms that I have witnessed as people read this book include, delusional psychosis, fantasising in public, maniac attempts at cloud bursting and one very very bruised nose A result of a grown man trying to swim in the grass on a very dry day in Hackney If only he hadn t decided to dive in Also most of these poor crazed Richard Bach Fans discover something mystical and illuminating within themselves as they read the book Unfortunately all of them want to share this great gift with everyone, so get used to some rather odd lectures if your Partner, flatmate, best friends, or children lay their hands on a copy of this book The story however is brilliant, A Messiah who wants to quit A pilot who doesn t want to fly using machines any Written masterfully and with a huge degree of characterisation If you have read Jonathon Livingston Seagull also by Richard Bach then this is an evolution of that first book However dangerous the book may be its a must have on any shelf I hate to admit it but this book is enlightening, entertaining, thought provoking, but above all original A one off The mould was smashed up afterwards because I have never read anything quite like this Nor have you.YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK


  8. Madeline Madeline says:

    um probably the nicest thing to say about this book would be a dumb mans Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance anyway, i saw this book at a garage sale for 25cents that made me pick it up what made me buy it was this introduction I do not enjoy writing at all If I can turn my back on an idea, out there in the dark, if I can avoid opening the door to it, I won t even reach for a pencil But once in a while there s a great dynamite burst of fling glass and brick and splinters thr um probably the nicest thing to say about this book would be a dumb mans Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance anyway, i saw this book at a garage sale for 25cents that made me pick it up what made me buy it was this introduction I do not enjoy writing at all If I can turn my back on an idea, out there in the dark, if I can avoid opening the door to it, I won t even reach for a pencil But once in a while there s a great dynamite burst of fling glass and brick and splinters through the front wall and somebody stalks over the rubble, seizes me by the throat and gently says, I will not let you go until you set me, in words, on paper THAT is how I met Illusions could i NOT read this book also, the back of the book has like a starry night time scene and says only More than a great national bestseller A great way of looking at life and since i m on this spirituality kick, i thought i d give it a shot.unfortunately, spirituality is letting me down


  9. Celia Celia says:

    Richard Bach is the author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a book about birds, but teaches lessons relevant to humans I liked that book, but I like his second book MORE It is about PEOPLE learning life lessons, not birds I guess I relateto people Illusions is a lighthearted mystical adventure story about two barnstorming vagabonds who meet in the fields of the Midwest Richard Bach meets Don Shimoda, the Reluctant Messiah Magic and miracles surround Don He calls them Illusions, not M Richard Bach is the author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a book about birds, but teaches lessons relevant to humans I liked that book, but I like his second book MORE It is about PEOPLE learning life lessons, not birds I guess I relateto people Illusions is a lighthearted mystical adventure story about two barnstorming vagabonds who meet in the fields of the Midwest Richard Bach meets Don Shimoda, the Reluctant Messiah Magic and miracles surround Don He calls them Illusions, not Miracles Richard wants to learn Don presents him with Messiah s Handbook Reminders for the Advanced Soul It starts Perspective, Use It or Lose It If you turned to this page, you re forgetting that what is going on around you is not reality Richard readsandand Don speaksandVery beautiful life clarifying phrases I see this book as a wonderful book to read AND DISCUSS with a friend If any of you want to read this book, let me know if you would like to discuss it with ME.5 stars


  10. Melissa Melissa says:

    I loved this story I love taking responsibility for my own life and outcome I love doing what I want to do, and leaving others free to do what they want I loved the analogy about all the creatures clinging to the sticks and rocks in the river, but one was tired of clinging and let go to follow the path the river led it down I loved the point that freedom is watching your own films not someone else s films, and the introspection that resulted when I pondered the films I actually like and wh I loved this story I love taking responsibility for my own life and outcome I love doing what I want to do, and leaving others free to do what they want I loved the analogy about all the creatures clinging to the sticks and rocks in the river, but one was tired of clinging and let go to follow the path the river led it down I loved the point that freedom is watching your own films not someone else s films, and the introspection that resulted when I pondered the films I actually like and what that says about life choices I want to live freely and happily, to give up the boredom.I love What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly I guess, in short, I loved this book


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Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah ❰Epub❯ ➝ Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah Author Richard Bach – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk In the cloud washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, In the cloud washed airspace between the cornfields Adventures of PDF/EPUB ê of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of gas and sparks firing in the cylindersuntil he meets Donald Shimoda former mechanic and self described messiah who can make wrenches fly and Richard s imagination soarIn Illusions, Richard Illusions: The Kindle - Bach takes to the air to discover the ageless truths that give our souls wings that people don t need airplanes to soarthat even the darkest clouds have meaning once we lift ourselves above them and that messiahs can be found in the unlikeliest places like hay fields, one traffic light midwestern towns, and most of all, deep within ourselves.