The Books Not Bought
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In Meditation 196: The Remainder Bin, I wrote about several books I had picked up cheaply. But for every discounted book I purchase, there are hundreds that regardless of price, I am just not interested in.
In my latest trolls through the remaindered books at several bookstores, here are some of the books that I chose not to squander my scarce funds on.
- Do Cats Have ESP? with special cat horoscopes - Jeane Dixon
(I laughed out loud when I saw this book, then I mentally contacted my cat at home - and she advised me not to buy it.)
- Bible Prophecy: What You Need To Know - Tim Lahaye
(Hasn't this guy made enough money already on this Rapture nonsense?)
- Healing Dreams: Exploring the Dreams That Can Transform Your Life - Mark Ian Barasach
(I dreamt that if I did not buy this book, I would transform my life by saving $6.99 which I could spend on something worthwhile.)
- Past Lives, Future Healing: A Psychic Reveals the Secrets to Good Health and Great Relationships - Sylvia Browne
- The Living Christ: Jesus at Work in Today's World - Harold Fickett
(One of our members in Arizona says Jesus mows his lawn - this must be that Jesus's biography)
- The Oracle of Kabbalah: Mystical Teachings of the Hebrew Letters - Richard Seidman
(More palpable nonsense)
- Sacred Practices for Conscious Living - Nancy J. Napier
(Even more palpable nonsense)
- Words of Inspiration - John Paul II
(Perhaps inspiring for Catholics...)
- My Journey: From an Iowa Farm to a Cathedral of Dreams - Robert H. Schuller
(I find Schuller to be perhaps the least objectionable of the major televangelists, but still, I'm not interested.)
- Dream Power - Cynthia Richmond
(And still more palpable nonsense)
- Intended for Pleasure: Sex Technique and Sexual Fulfillment in Christian Marriages - Ed Wheat
(Another cause of laughing out loud in the bookstore. I wonder what those Christians who think sex is intended only for procreation think of this one?)
- The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types - Don Richard Riso (Looking up enneagrams on the web, I found that: "The Enneagram is a rich and practical study of personal growth based on ancient teachings of mysterious origins. Today, this study has a modern overlay of psychological typing rooted in these ancient teachings." In other words - it is all bull crap.)
Perhaps my rejection of these books indicates a closed mind, but I prefer to think of it as differentiating between trash and treasure. But if anyone feels I should read one of these books, then you are invited to purchase the book and send it to me together with a reviewer's fee of $25.00.