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“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein

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E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality
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"There is a universal potential that challenges the innermost in every human being – one’s uniqueness."
Life Can Be a Miracle - Ivinela Samuilova

Ivinela Samuilova

Life Can Be a Miracle by Ivinela Samuilova
Life Can Be a Miracle by Ivinela Samuilova

Thanks to Leila Summers for this review -

 

"This book will appeal mostly to people who enjoy reading self-help, psychology, metaphysical and spiritual books or inspirational novels with a message. It does not necessarily read as a typical novel, though there is an enjoyable storyline that surrounds the insightful information. The book was translated into English from Bulgarian and the translation and the writing are excellent.

 

The story revolves around Adie, a woman who is searching for her purpose and Alexey, an unusual psychologist who runs seminars that Adie attends. I was most interested to discover that Alexey is a real person whom the author received permission from to use his real name and share his distinctive methods. This made the book all the more interesting for me because the information is authentic, and after trying out some of the techniques myself, I found that they actually work!

 

Alexey’s seminars are sometimes described in detail which I found fascinating. It was almost as though I was attending the seminar myself, which would be impossible under any other circumstance, because Alexey Bachev lives in Bulgaria and speaks Bulgarian. I read many non-fiction books, articles and listen to various speakers on these topics, so for me this was a unique experience.

 

Here is an edited section from one of Alexey’s seminars - We all hold a mental map in our heads about what life is, how to live, who we are, what is possible, what is not possible and so on. This mental map determines our perception of the world, but what it shows us in not the worldIt is like when you pour liquid into a container: the liquid takes the form of the container. In the same way, reality flows into our (mental) maps, and thus our maps shape our reality. When we fill our mind with something, like a problem for example, then our mental map will take the shape of the problem… In other words, the mental map that we hold shapes our reality that we experience… (But) we can go beyond the limits of the reality that we have shaped.

 

There are so many interesting insights that the book took me longer than usual to read, as I stopped to take notes and digest them. I do hope that the author considers translating her other novels in English so that I can read them too.

 

I think that this book will appeal to anyone who has an open mind, a sense of adventure and humor, an interest in psychology, believes that we can shape our reality, and would like to learn some different and fun ways on how to handle a problem"

 

-- Leila Summers, author

The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear The greatest book ever, the book that made me think the most

The Alchemist

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho This book is really important to me. It encouraged me to become the alchemist of my own life...

Pilgrimage

The Pilgrimage - Paulo Coelho This book has inspired me to walk The Way (Camino) to Santiago de Compostela. I did my pilgrimage in June 2013 and this was one of the most interesting experiences in my life and also - a great adventure. I hope I'd be able to pass the inspiration the Way gives in my forth book...

Tales of Power

Tales of Power - Carlos Castaneda All books of Carlos Castaneda are very important to me. He (and his Don Juan), Vadim Zeland - writer from Russia, quantum physicist and Alexey Bachev - an unusual psychologist from Bulgaria, protagonist of my book Life Can Be a Miracle have shaped my way of thinking, perceiving, experiencing the reality. Very grateful for showing me the miraculous way of living!!!!

Separate Reality

A Separate Reality - Carlos Castaneda All books of Carlos Castaneda are very important to me. He (and his Don Juan), Vadim Zeland - writer from Russia, quantum physicist and Alexey Bachev - an unusual psychologist from Bulgaria, main character of my book Life Can Be a Miracle have shaped my way of thinking, perceiving, experiencing the reality. Very grateful for showing me the miraculous way of living!!!!

Rumi: The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing - Coleman Barks, Rumi This one is my favourite... It touches me very deeply, love this selection of Coleman Burks, love Rumi and yes, this is the Book of Love... The authentic love, pure love, love beyond the barriers we have built against it...

Reality Transurfing 1: The Space of Variations

Reality Transurfing 1: The Space of Variations - Vadim Zeland Vadim Zeland is a quantum physicist, and after Carlos Castaneda he is the author that helped me much to clear my own ideas as a writer. It was recommended to me by Alexey Bachev, an unusual psychologist, with so unconventional approach to dealing with reality who I met and was inspired by to write my Life Can Be a Miracle novel, where he is the protagonist.

Four Loves (The C.)

The Four Loves - C.S. Lewis As it can be expected by C.S Lewis, a rarely thoughtful and profound book.

Why Your Life Sucks

Why Your Life Sucks - Alan Cohen A great read! It is useful to be told what we do wrong and how we make our lives suck. To create a better model you need to destroy the old one, or at least to know it: yes, if you know your enemy you win the battle.