[Review] Awakening Bullshit: Embracing Nonsense

Title: Awakening Leadership: Embracing Mindfulness, Your Life’s Purpose, and the Leader You Were Born to Be
Author: Christine Horner
Source: Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review
Tl;dr: All the woo-warning signs! The universe. Everything has a purpose. You are creation and creation is you. *runs away flailing*

Don’t read this book. If you want to know more about leadership and/or mindfulness, there are much better books to be read. However, do read these quotes and have a good, hearthy laugh:

“This book endeavors to fully awaken you to the natural, organic state of sovereignty you were endowed with.”

We are all natural and organic, when we are asleep and when we are awake. Also, sovereignty is a philosphical and political concept, with many views upon the matter.

“The third dimensional expression of the circle of life is a spiral.”

No. And if it’s the three dimensional expression you try to talk about, it’s called a sphere.

“Creation is organized in the relational self-similar patterns from the micro to the macro, just like families, called fractals.”

Fractals!

“Everything from sadness, depression, or suffering, to man-made poverty, attacks on others, and wars, stem from the root of self-denial.”

You do like blaming the victim, don’t you? Life and humans are way too complex to have One True Cause for all bad things in the world. That’s just not how stuff works.

“To preface, all form in out universe is made up of atoms. All atoms contain a positive and a negative charge. Therefore, in the third dimension, all human creation also contains both a positive and a negative charge.”

Talking about how stuff doesn’t work. This is an amazing example about how stuff doesn’t work. Go do a physics course. And a biology course. And a math course. And also some philosphy and critical thinking, while you’re at it.

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2 Comments

  1. I always wonder about that too! But, I must admit, it is well written. It flows, and uses correct English (which is often lacking these days, it seems, especally in self-publishes stuff; get an editor people!)

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