Sunday, October 10, 2010
Divine Magic by Doreen Virtue
Divine Magic: The Seven Sacred Secrets of Manifestation is a translation of the Hermetic text The Kybalion with interpretative notes by Doreen Virtue. I should confess to having never read anything by Virtue before nor heard her speak. I also had never heard of The Kybalion. It is unlikely that, if this book were not one of the Transformational Book Circle books, I would have blissfully lived on without doing so.
I found nothing in this text that resonated with me on a spiritual level and my experience is so fare removed from the content that I found myself suffering through every page. I remained unmoved, uninspired, and completely uninterested from beginning to end.
For those unfamiliar with The Kybalion, you can find an interesting article on wikipedia.
For those who are really into New Thought and who prefer their reading material be to esoteric and obtuse then this book will probably be a delight. It was simply not my cup of tea. Needless to say, I didn’t even listen to the accompanying cd because I really saw no point to it. On the plus side, if you are into New Thought but don’t like to read, apparently you can just leave the Kybalion near you as you sleep and still benefit from its proximity, acquiring its teachings by osmosis I suppose.
And you wonder why I didn’t appreciate it. Does it really get any sillier than this? Oh wait, it does.