ILLUSIONS. Te Adventures of a. Reluctant Messiah. Richard Bach author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Notice! Tis electronic version of the book, has been. In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned. Editorial Reviews. Review. "The five books that changed my life" * Woman *. From the Inside code or Gift Card · Share. site App Ad. Look inside this book. Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by [Bach, Richard].
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Illusions: the adventures of a reluctant Messiah. byBach, Richard. Publication date Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. "Born in , Richard Bach is an American author who has written many excellent books. His books are ones that have great messages in them If you have never read one of his FREE download, in PDF format, is here. Richard Bach is an American author best known for his book, Jonathan Livingston His book, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, was.
But my issue with Illusions is that it appears to me like a watered down version of the main theme of Castaneda's first four books, and it is, simply, nowhere near as interesting. I'm being generous giving Illusions 3 stars.
Or, maybe, that's part of the illusion.
The lessons still hold up and the quotes are still amazing. If you never read this in the 70s, do yourself a favor and read it now. site Edition Verified download. First read it when it was published. Few books stay with me. This one did, and still does. We learn, we keep learning.
We play, we create, we look at our creations, our life, our lives. And we can realize that it's all quite beautiful, and we can laugh and delight in all of it. And create anew, and be a witness to it all with wonder and awe. Read this book, and again if it stays with you. I have mixed feeling about this book, and was tempted to give it 3 stars, but decided that was unfair. In some ways this strikes a serious Buddhist practitioner as "fluff," yet in a real way, this book presents some of the concepts of Buddhism in an easy to read, startling way.
It has a story, a bit of mystery, and a lot of discussions about the nature of reality as a projection of our mind. Illusions puts forth in an entertaining style, the ancient Greek philosophy of solipsism, the idea that only mind exists, and what we consider the real world is merely a projection of our own thoughts, desires, concepts and intentions. Ultimately, this idea is hard to distinguish from Buddhist epistemology, or even from Neoplatonic thought. It is virtually impossible to disprove, and almost equally difficult to believe.
Anyone who has been in a car accident, suffered a major health crisis, been a victim of serious crime, or fought in a war, will have a hard time accepting the premise of this book. I certainly did.
It is a fun read, a fun idea, but ultimately, it does not allow one to levitate a socket-wrench one of the incidents described or become a Messiah, reluctant or otherwise. Mostly, the idea is a sort of "locked room mystery," in that there is no way to really penetrate the illusion to reach the truth.
Verified download. I have reread this book more than any other book in my 50 years of reading. My favorite gift to give those starting out in life.
Hardcover Verified download. I continue to pick this book up for a re-read every year or two, and it always inspires deep down. This download is to replace yet again my previous copy that I gave to someone that had not read the book, but could obviously benefit from it. I appreciate how 'simple' a read this story is, yet how big a message it carries. Up there with the likes of the Desiderata, the Prophet, or Jacob the Baker.
I first read this book in , and I re-read it every years. I just bought another copy I gave away my last one and read it again, and it still holds up.
The plot is minimal: A traveling airplane mechanic and pilot Nominally the Author, Richard Bach meets fellow enthusiast Don who turns out to have messiah-like powers such as healing the sick and working small physical miracles. This is the story of their time traveling together, and what Don teaches Richard, who turns out to be a "messiah in the rough" himself.
The teaching takes the form of a series of short adventures, involving such diverse things as vampires, blue feathers, and snoopy the cartoon dog.
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The real appeal of the book is the range of spiritual questions raised. Is a messiah a teacher or a savior?
How much do we create our own reality? What is our obligation to our fellow beings? Illusions provokes thinking about these and more, but without being preachy or pontificating.
The author never pretends to know the "Truth", he just raises interesting points; and does so in a humorous and entertaining way.
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When I first read it the book seemed very profound to me, as it was the first time I'd encountered some of the ideas. Re-readings since just serve a good reminder that life may not mean what I think it does. The teachings herein are consistent with every religion and spiritual practice I'm familiar with.
It doesn't take sides on any religious debates, so it's not likely to offend or upset anyone. It's just a quick bit of entertainment which always leaves me feeling a little happier and a little more in touch with life.
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In Illusions, the unforgettable follow-up to his phenomenal bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach takes to the air to discover the ageless truths that give our souls wings: Read An Excerpt. Philosophy Category: Paperback —. download the Ebook: Add to Cart.
About Illusions In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. Also by Richard Bach. Product Details. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Related Articles.Nasir Khan blog. They divorced in I didn't give a crap if he recovered or not, if he rebuilt his plane or not, or why a ferret navy was so important to him he has a line of children's books about ferrets, apparently? Add to Cart.
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The Life Organizer: Bach and Garrison first met when Bach wrote articles for Avian, Garrison's aviation publication. More information at http: Lost in the Bozone. I continue to pick this book up for a re-read every year or two, and it always inspires deep down.