Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Review: Awakening Consciousness: A Boy's Guide by Robin Marvel

Awakening Consciousness: A Boy's Guide! is a workbook designed to encourage inner-strength and growth that will encourage self-security. This action-packed guide is chock full of fun hands-on activities for all ages that will motivate and enhance a path of self-awareness, including:

  • Make your own drum
  • Find your totem
  • Discover your spirit guide
  • Native-American lore
  • ChakraCize your body and spirit
  • Practice divining the pendulum
  • Learn how to keep a strong aura
  • Strengthen your self-esteem

Received from the author for review.

I especially liked this quote from the book:

"You create your own reality by the choices you make each and every day."

There were some interesting Native American stories interspersed throughout. This heavy Native American theme would probably appeal to outdoorsy type boys.

I did get the feeling that there was an underlying vibe that boys are to be thought of as inherently aggressive, and that was a bit disconcerting.

This one gets seven stars. Like the Girl's Guide, the book was simply, but not simplistically written. It was filled with all sorts of exercises and activities that boys should enjoy.

Rating: ★★★★★★☆☆☆


ibdragon said...

Good quote, although I am not sure how real my reality is on some days. Parents who choose to spend more time with their kids are defining not only their reality; they are establishing an environment that may become generational. I suspect that the 9 consecutive years I spent as a room Dad may have some bearing on the highly involved parents my sons became.
Funny how reading your blog pointed me to a whole path of introspection.

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