by John Calabrese, Huntington, NY
Dumbfounding in the scope of its implications, Manifesting Michelangelo is a first-hand account of the power, and increasing acceptance, of the fields of energy medicine and mind-body medicine. Without pretense, Farrell writes about his journey from a conditioned life to authentic living, and the synchronicities that led him away from a career in Manhattan real estate. The stories of healing – his own, and those he’s treated - read like a suspense novel. And all are true.
Farrell beckons us to begin the Hero’s Journey, as Joseph Campbell phrased it, urging seekers to take “…the voyage of discovery to the center of yourself, to wholeness and understanding [by] answering an inner call, breaking away from your familiar environment… and forging a new identity,” with healing and wholeness.
We are all healers, of ourselves and each other. Manifesting Michelangelo calls forth, with truth and eloquence, our innate abilities, summed up by Deepak Chopra as “divinity in disguise,” and true success being the “unfolding of divinity within us.” This is a book ahead of its time, about a subject that will become commonplace within this century.
CHOOSE TO LIVE: Our Journey
from Late Stage Cancers to
With an introduction by Dr. Bernie Siegel, the incredible unfolding of Joyce and Kevin O’Brien’s healing journey begins. Crushed by Kevin’s paralysis after a brain hemorrhage, within three years both are diagnosed with late-stage cancers. By that point, the young Long Island couple’s lives were thoroughly up-ended, as they ventured first into the world of conventional medicine, then gradually into holistic healing in order to save their lives.“It is my direct experience,” Joyce writes, “that many illnesses, including cancer, are preventable or reversible. So why not just prevent it? After all, it’s much easier to prevent an illness than to reverse one – no ifs, ands, or buts.” And it is this vital message that forms the central theme of Choose to Live: take responsibility for your health, by learning more about what contributes to and also takes away from it, or risk losing years off your life.
One of the greatest gifts we can offer each other is our experience, and Choose to Live is a phenomenal example of two people who courageously rose from the depths of denial and ignorance to the clarity of awareness and application. Take advantage of O’Brien’s invaluable, real-world advice - it will be the best money you ever spent.
SUPER RICH: A Guide
to Having It All
Dear Russell, I truly hope this doesn’t offend you, but the front cover and titles of your book are terribly misleading, and the photo makes you look like you’re trying to come across as a guru. So, since this is too good of a book to be misunderstood, please consider changing the cover, because it looks as if you’re promoting spiritual materialism and a big ego, even though you’re not. Thanks, John
Although the titles are a tad inaccurate, content is right on the mark – and while the author’s career is and continues to be wildly successful, he’s careful to define abundance in the most basic, broadest terms possible; as Deepak Chopra put it, “true affluence [is] a higher state of consciousness.”
Russell Simmons made a choice. For all the power, wealth, and influence he’s acquired, he could easily have become the textbook example of an arrogant rich guy. But he didn’t. Instead, his gently-stated yet intense devotion to the combined practices of gratitude, compassion, and meditation have produced a vibrant, useful perspective on the real meaning of living abundantly. Super Rich is a little book that cuts to the core, offering a psychology of living that is both practical and spiritual, while including helpful peripherals such as financial intelligence, compassionate politics, the value of hard work…even a fascinating look into the music business.
John Calabrese is the Editor-at-Large at Creations Magazine and has a private counseling practice in Huntington, NY.