Far More than We Think by Michael Angelo Le Houx

Far More than We Think

Making Sense of Spirituality

KIRKUS REVIEW

A journey from ego to spirit and from fear to love, described with humility by a debut author who’s still on the path.

This is a wonderful book about what really matters; the rest is nit-picking. Le Houx—an accountant, former finance director and recovering alcoholic—contritely spills his guts about his train wreck of a former life, but in a restrained way and without all the messy details. His intent is not autobiographical per se, but rather, for the benefit of his readers, to relate his own spiritual discoveries and the spiritual science behind them as he rose from his personal nadir. In seven sections, mirroring the seven chakras he might have once dismissed as nonsense, the narrative ascends from the science-based basics to the apex of pure spirituality. Never overly directive (except to prescribe regular meditation as essential to spiritual growth) or sectarian (God isn’t mentioned until Chapter 57 of 68), he suggests that all human beings have the choice to take a spiritual path of their own devising; given what he considers to be the evermore clearly emerging true facts of existence, we would be wise to do so. Le Houx is broadly well-informed, current, and able to outline difficult scientific theories and esoteric beliefs in understandable fashion. Still, he makes arguably too liberal use of repetition as mortar, and his frequent use of quips, clichés, truisms and double entendre can border on tiresome. Here and there, he reveals a somewhat limited understanding, as when in Chapter 40 he describes the law of karma without reference to reincarnation. But he excels throughout in making a case for undertaking the struggle to overcome the fear-driven ego and to quiet the mind so that the spirit, love and true understanding can begin to shine through. And not in many books does one find a description of the mid-brain pineal gland as both the seat of the mystical third eye and quite possibly the “Wi-Fi connection point to the unified field.” As the author notes, using a venerable British expression, “The penny drops when ancient wisdom slots perfectly into a modern scientific framework.”

Generally splendid reading and potentially life-changing for readers willing to go beyond the normal.

Pub Date: Nov. 25th, 2013
ISBN: 978-1452584881
Page count: 360pp
Publisher: BalboaPress
Program: Kirkus Indie
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