Transformation of the mind into a new concept of self is the theme of Dyer's latest book. Combining New Age ideas with psychological insights, Dyer, author of many popular psychology titles including Your Erroneous Zones, uses anecdotes and quotes to support his idea that creative visualization, the oneness of the universe, positive thinking, and synchronicity are vehicles to a leap of consciousness. Although many of these subjects have been explored by other authors, Dyer clearly explains his theory that people are thoughts and that thought is the ultimate reality of life. Followers of Dyer and libraries with popular psychology readers will want to add this.-- Marguerite Mroz, Baltimore Cty. P.L.
Following his bestselling Your Erroneous Zones , et seq., this encouraging, helpful volume augurs an increase in Dyer's audience. Citing the wisdom of ancient and modern philosophers, the author adds incidents from his experiences to illustrate the benefits of spiritual guidance and possibilities of transformation. Serendipity, or what Dyer believes are miracles, have given him riches that he declares are available to all. He counsels that one must first see the human as a soul with a body--not the reverse--to realize supposedly impossible dreams. Dyer describes the blessings he and others have gained from getting rid of anger, fears and the desire for revenge: impedimenta to the good life. The advice, while generalized, is not simplistic and will, on the evidence he adduces, likely convert many doubters to Dyer's faith in a universe ruled by a divine provi dence. Literary Guild alternate. (Sept.)