Book Reviews – “Application of Impossible Things”
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By Marian Lansky on March 16, 2012
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I’m honored to be the first one to review “Application of Impossible Things”. This is by far the most lucid and intelligent description of (some of) the dimensions that underlie and support our experience here in this physical plane that I’ve ever read. Ms. Sudman has a mind like a steel trap and the ability to communicate clearly, through explanation and metaphor, extremely intricate and many-layered concepts. There is no spiritual dogma here–rather a refreshing absence of any and all new age platitudes. She does not satisfy herself with easy symbols, and instead describes the core of her experience without any cultural or religious overtones. She gives voice to things I have often thought and never seen expressed anywhere else.
Her style of writing is reminiscent of Jane Roberts/Seth in its intellectual range and sense of humor. There’s also an interesting similarity to the flavor of the writings of the women in Casteneda’s party, Florinda Donner and Taisha Abelar, sans the darkly ancient, somewhat lurid mysticism of that time period. Or maybe it’s just that she writes a little bit like a somewhat amused anthropologist, even when speaking about her own experiences. A spiritual remove, perhaps, but one that is very enjoyable to read.
There have been some wonderful new books written in the past few years by people who have returned from near-death experiences. They all have a tremendous amount to offer. This one adds a truly unique voice to the mix, and one that is full of clarity and fresh air.
By Becky A. McPherson on April 25, 2012
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Recently, I bought and read Natalie Sudman’s, “Application of Impossible Things”. When you buy this book, be prepared to open your mind to let all the information in which the author gives. If you have never delved before, into the New Age realm, then this book will be either a humongous mind-opener for you, or you will be somewhat baffled.
Be aware that she writes about experiences which she had on different levels or dimensions and animate, but scarcely defined spiritual beings she encountered during those experiences. There is no tunnel with a light at the end, no powerful God or Jesus figure. There is, I feel, an important “different” take on the afterlife, and our meaning and place in the universe, as individual spirits. And, there is a strong semblance of a life review, but not in the traditional sense.
This book is not very long. It was an easy read, but it was intellectual in the extreme. Be prepared for concepts you may have never encountered before. Be prepared to read some of the book more than once, to get the gist of it.
A very strong point this book has going for it, is Sudman’s revelation of the vast universal importance, on many planes of existence, of even the seemingly least human being. Standing ovation of applause for her revelation of this fact. 🙂 Can’t be stated often, or strongly enough!
By Mark Green on August 5, 2012
The morning I received this book in the post I put it to one side with the intention of reading it in my next coffee break. A few coffee breaks of reading this book I thought would probably allow me to finish it with ease. Three weeks later however I was still reading.
What I am making reference to is the somewhat lightweight appearance of the book. Whilst noticing an attractive and appealing front cover design and a somewhat intriguing title, I had to admit to myself – I had seen bigger books!
This however turned out to be a classic case of appearance vs. reality. The book was not a quick read by any means, even for a relatively fast reader such as myself. Moreover it was challenging, conceptually weighty, witty, engrossing, intriguing, and had plenty of both substance and style to it.
In the preface of the book the author relates how she initially hesitated over the idea of publishing a book discussing her near death experience. Observing the already substantial literature currently available in bookstores she questioned the virtue of adding yet another NDE book to the bookshelves, wary of an already saturated market for this genre of book. Her final choice, to publish anyway, was a good one. This was no doubt due to the realization that she had something genuinely original and fresh to offer this particular genre. For someone such as myself, already familiar with transcendental NDEs (and by transcendental I mean more extensive than simply `popping’ out of the body, observing what color tie that cardiologist was wearing and `popping’ back in the body again) this book still managed to provide further improved understanding of many of the metaphysical concepts I had come across in previous similar publications.Read more ›
By Rúach on August 29, 2012
It took me three days to read this book, and for those three days the world stood still. All I can say is that of all the books I have read over the years on both near death experiences and the nature of reality/existence, this book resonates the deepest. This book resonated so deeply that I actually experienced pulses of energy running through my body as I read it and would often find myself entering in and out of pockets of meditative states during the process which is a totally new experience for me. Natalie’s words hold great clarity and her writing style is sincere, down to earth, and fun. As another reviewer has already stated, ‘this book is the crème de la crème of contemporary spiritual books’.