• Title: What If?: The Challenge of Self-Realization
  • Author: Eldon Taylor
  • ISBN: 9781401927370
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What If The Challenge of Self Realization What if you awoke tomorrow with amnesia no memory of who you are what you like and dislike and so on Would you be the same person What if as in the movie The Matrix you discovered that everything
    What if you awoke tomorrow with amnesia no memory of who you are, what you like and dislike, and so on Would you be the same person What if, as in the movie The Matrix, you discovered that everything was a simulation and you were just a programmed component What if everything you believed was false Who would you be then Eldon Taylor has been researching the What if you awoke tomorrow with amnesia no memory of who you are, what you like and dislike, and so on Would you be the same person What if, as in the movie The Matrix, you discovered that everything was a simulation and you were just a programmed component What if everything you believed was false Who would you be then Eldon Taylor has been researching the power of the mind for than 25 years He has repeatedly demonstrated the overt attempts that have been made to control your thinking While very interesting in theory, most of us do not understand this on a personal level It is easy to understand the concept of Mind Programming when it is occurring with someone else, but most would deny that they too are victims What If is a very personal book By using everyday situations and guiding you through numerous thought experiments, Eldon does an excellent job of peeling back the layers and revealing the dissonance in much of your thinking, beliefs, desires, and choices contradictory beliefs held at the same time with no apparent awareness Once you have seen your own mind with the filtered lenses removed, it is impossible to remain the same That is why so many have praised this work as being absolutely life changing not just a fascinating read but a transformational experience

    One Reply to “What If?: The Challenge of Self-Realization”

    1. This book was not so much a way for you to delve into your innermost beliefs as it was a venue for the author to preach his viewpoint and wax philosophical. I really, really did not enjoy this book.

    2. A conservative rant disguised as a self-help book. Intriguing at times but overall disappointing.

    3. Taylor seems to contradict his own advice. I purchased the book because he claimed to offer the opportunity to challenge one's beliefs, something I am more than willing to do. However, it seems he is only interested in having the reader challenge their own beliefs in order to adopt his (mostly political and economic conservatism). Rather than offering readers the tools to challenge our basic beliefs in order to grow, he tries to direct the reader to just another set of beliefs, equally limited. [...]

    4. This was the worst.So bad, I just had to stop (about halfway through), even if I had had every intention on finishing, even after I discovered how bad and how so-not-what-it-promised-to-be this book was.Now let me tell ya.Reading about this book, and the introduction I was quite excited. Taking me in a journey in my own imagition, posing hard questions to make me reflect on myself and life, coming out the other side all wiser and having looked underneath and questioned my own, and maybe the worl [...]

    5. When I first started reading What If?, I got quite irritated (as the author warns that you will). I sat it down for a while and then came back to it. I’m glad I did. Eldon Taylor argues for and against some of our most ingrained personal beliefs – such as capital punishment, abortion, and taxes. He takes us through “thought experiments” – some real and some imagined – to bring us to question what we think to be true. Then he follows each thought experiment with tough, thought-provoki [...]

    6. not sure yet attack on auto pilot and the status quo, and our views that may be assumed about ourselvesWhile it appears insightful, it assumes itself across normal boundaries of culture. To adopt the thoughts would require the reader to sacrifice parts of self in order to gain what amounts the writers pretentious view of human interaction. The pretense is built on very interesting ideas and information. A very enjoyable and simple read that will make you question ideas and rules you have that yo [...]

    7. As you flip through the chapters, it makes a very disturbing read. Provides various thought experiments, changing their circumstances and hence how the conclusions go through a change. Some of these experiments are painful and make us dwell could this angle change the entire meaning so much!In all he challenges us to question our beliefs and look at a case from different angles of morality. A question that comes throughout the book- Would you know this would be true, would that change anything i [...]

    8. The questions that Eldon Taylor poses in his book What If? The Challenge of Self-Realization are profound. They had me thinking for days and has had an everlasting effect on my life. Not for the faint of heart but if you want to peer into the depths of what you truly believe then I highly suggest this book.

    9. Had high hopes for this but not loving it. It's a series of thought experiments designed to get you thinking about what your true values are. It's pretty useful up to a point, if you've never examined your inner life, and it's quite interesting, but I went into all this stuff at uni in much more depth and can think of philosophy primers that do a much better job

    10. It provides a series of thought experiments. I found most of them to be quite interesting and some of them to be profound.

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