WILL THE REAL HUMAN BEING PLEASE STAND UP! by Jean  Mastellone

WILL THE REAL HUMAN BEING PLEASE STAND UP!

Discovering Your Hidden Self
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A self-described psychological clairvoyant offers broad insights on how to become a more genuine, loving human being.

According to Mastellone (Person of Excellence, 2017), an unborn baby makes choices in reaction to their parents’ thoughts and feelings, which are the foundation of future life experiences: “The choices we have made while in the womb,” the author writes, “have substantially shaped our characters and personalities usually for a lifetime.” Mastellone then goes on to offer “excerpts from my clairvoyant readings of psychic and subconscious interactions between parents and babies,” and only readers who believe this is possible will follow the author beyond the introduction. However, such perseverance is rewarded by a great many affirmations and insights, many of which revolve around a person’s ability to change the circumstances of their own life. That said, the seeming contradiction between this and the idea that one’s circumstances are determined in the womb “for a lifetime” is never adequately addressed. “You always possess the ability to choose for what is right, loving, honest, and lovingly responsible,” the author says, noting that everyone, to some extent, turns away from this ability and pursues destructive patterns buried in the subconscious. The book’s many life tips center on the importance of addressing such subconscious impulses head-on: “Ignoring our subconscious does not make it go away,” Mastellone writes. “Unwillingness to see it does not make us better people.” The author sometimes indulges in pseudoscience; at one point, for instance, she writes, “You are not your brain; you have a brain,” although one can’t exist without that organ. However, the book’s empowering concepts, such as “we alone have the power to activate our demons or to defuse them,” will cheer many readers. Mastellone contends that we are always at many small fork-in-the-road moments, and her clear look at some of those moments will likely help some readers take the right road.

An unevenly written but often encouraging self-help work.

Pub Date: Feb. 24th, 2019
ISBN: 978-1-4809-5516-5
Page count: 180pp
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co.
Program: Kirkus Indie
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