Eldon Taylor: Choices & Illusions Book Review

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bookcover_smallerI received Eldon Taylor’s book, Choices & Illusions, recently via its publisher and offered to be the blog tour host for promotion of the book, which I readily accepted. I subsequently read the book in two sittings and found it to be an insightful and pleasant read.

I have been a long-time fan of Eldon Taylor’s work and have read all his books. I especially enjoyed his previous work, “What If.” For those of you who have been following this blog for some time, you must be aware of my affinity towards self-development.

Choices and Illusions takes the reader on a journey of self-discovery. It alters your beliefs and perception of reality. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, “You don’t see the world as it is, rather as you are.” And it’s so true. We impose our biases, beliefs, values, and past conditions on our perception, which in turn colours our reality. Eldon Taylor’s book confirms this theory with the use of supporting illustrations, which appear as illusions to the eye. The examples embrace the view that what we see is altered by our perception of it.

Eldon Taylor has a very clear and informative writing approach. He conveys warmth and modesty to the reader through his subtle yet scientific writing. I noted the similarity of Eldon Taylor’s work to that of late Dr David Hawkins who was a pioneer in consciousness research and stressed on the importance of the discovery of ‘truth’.

At certain parts of the book, I felt Eldon’s humility strike a chord with me. He urges the reader to seek a higher truth through the acceptance of superior intelligence, which he calls God. There is no religious dogma here, rather a firm conviction of his view pertaining to a belief in a greater intelligence. He affirms his conviction in a higher power as a strong influence over his life, especially during his early adulthood. He cites a life changing episode, which subsequently influenced his later work.

The book embarks on a spiritual journey in the second half, particularly with the chapter titled, The Kingdom Within. I am especially drawn to his storytelling skills and use of fables to highlight his point of view.

I felt the book may have leaned a little heavily towards his subliminal learning programs. It came across as self-promotion in some instances. Much to his credit, he offers a number of FREE audio learning programs, which are available for download from his website. Eldon Taylor is genuinely passionate towards the approach and reiterates the importance of subliminal learning throughout the third half of the book.

The book also indicates that he believes in the success of the learning technology. You will pleasantly find that there is no hard-sell offered here, just a gentle reminder of the effectiveness of such a technology. I have used Success World subliminal learning programs previously, which helped me and my clients.

Given my work in the area of personal development, mind power, and performance coaching; I was profoundly aware of many of the principles outlined in the book. However, that did not detract me from enjoying the book in any way, since I felt Eldon’s writing style to be very subtle and pleasant, that engrosses readers easily.

Conclusively, the book is thoroughly enjoyable. Eldon Taylor’s unique writing style takes readers into a tranquil state of self-discovery and spawns self-awareness.

More information can be found here about the book.

About the Author:

EldonTaylor_photo2013Eldon Taylor is a New York Times best-selling author and is considered to be an expert in the field of subconscious learning. He has made a lifelong study of the human mind and has earned doctoral degrees in psychology and metaphysics. He is a Fellow with the American Psychotherapy Association (APA) and a non-denominational minister. Eldon has served as an expert witness in court cases involving hypnosis and subliminal communication.

Eldon was a practising criminalist for over ten years specializing in lie detection and forensic hypnosis. Today he is president and director of Progressive Awareness Research, Inc. Since 1984 his books, audio programs, lectures, radio and television appearances have approached personal empowerment from the cornerstone perspective of forgiveness, gratitude, self-responsibility and service.

 

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