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Book Review – The Journey

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The JourneyAnother venture into the “I can cure myself” theme that I started with I Can See Clearly Now, Brandon Bayes tells her story managed to hear herself from cancer, with no drugs, no operations, just by herself, trying to understand what was causing her this damage and how she could let go rid of it.

What can I say… I understand that her story is true, and I believe that miracles happen. But this woman was doing Yoga every day, eating the best food possible, meditating, and still, cancer got to her! And then she went and revived a trauma that she had as a child, which cured her from everything. Simply awesome. She then decides to define the method and teach it all over the world.

Man. I just wish it was always that simple. I just wish :-(

If you want to read the book, you can buy it from amazon.

 

 

 

 

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December 24th, 2017 at 8:31 am

Book Review – Hogfather

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Hogfather-2I thought there couldn’t be a more philosophical Terry Pratchett book than Small Gods. It was so deep, so… right, that I thought that no other book could make the same impression on me.

I was wrong.

Hogfather is filled with insights into the inner workings of human belief, and how they affect our daily actions and society itself. Even when I sometimes felt some scenes spread over to many pages, this was quickly corrected with a short conclusion that just blew up my mind.

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May 29th, 2016 at 4:24 pm

Book Review – Thinking, Fast and Slow

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51oXKWrcYYLContinuing on the subject of human behavior (started with this book), I finished reading Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Nobel prize winner Daniel Kahneman. What a great book!

 

His main idea is that our cognitive functions are executed by two different systems: The first one (system 1) is automatic, fast, doesn’t require much energy, and isn’t very exact (to say the least). The second one (System 2) has to be called explicitly, takes a lot of energy, and its results are much more accurate than those of system 1. This by itself is very interesting, but on top of that, we are limited by the amount of time System 2 can be used until it becomes tired and starts making mistakes. And system 2 can concentrate on only one thing at a time, as is shown by the “Invisible Gorilla” experiment. Are we really that dumb???

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February 14th, 2016 at 9:08 pm

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