The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

Book review by Deane Barker tags: self-help, philosophy

This was recommended by a friend. I assumed it was straightforward self-help, but it’s something very different.

It should be classified as “New Age.” There’s a lot in here about “spiritual energy,” which does nothing for me. I was willing to overlook that, but then the author started to make pseudo-scientific claims about things:

For example:

The heart controls the energy flow by opening and closing. This means that the heart, like a valve, can either allow the flow of energy to pass through, or it can restrict the flow of energy from passing through.


…let’s take an in-depth look at the physics behind these blocked energy patterns. Just like energy waves, the energy that comes into you must keep moving. But that doesn’t mean it can’t get blocked within you. There is a way that the energy can both keep moving and stay in one place – and that is to circle around itself.

…nope, I’m out.

I made it about a third of the way through.

Book Info

Michael A. Singer

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