Initiation by Elisabeth Haich
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
After I read the summary and some of the reviews it came across as similar to some of Brian Weiss' books. Since I like Brian Weiss' books, went ahead and got this. Initiation, however, is a deeply spiritual book with vivid descriptions of a time in Egypt when values and consciousness ruled. The descriptions of the capabilities and fundamentals of the Sons of God is exceptional including the pyramids (the science and purpose), lions drawing chariots, the spiritual exercises, telekinesis, concentration, and the trials leading to Elisabeth Haich's Initiation.
“Initiation” starts with Elisabeth Haich’s early childhood. She was always spiritually inclined, often going into deep thought. She also had broken recollections in dreams which she over time came to recognize as events from a past life. She is also once seen practising yoga like poses though she has received no instruction. There is a fleeting description of one past life where after a series of misfortunes she ends up as a beggar – meeting on the streets the person who has brought her to this state. The initial pages of the book are slow and you wish it would move faster.
This wish is soon granted as she recalls vividly her past life as the daughter of the Pharaoh of Egypt, and the niece of the High Priest Ptahhotep. This point onwards the book has sequences, descriptions and concepts unlike any other book I have read. The framework of past life recollection is similar to Brian Weiss’ books, but the similarity ends there. This book is deeply spiritual with vivid recollections of a time in Egypt where wisdom ruled. There are descriptions of two kinds of people – Sons of God who are highly conscious and evolved, while the Sons of Men find joy in material things (the gender is mainly one of practice in those times and there are daughters as well). This is the time when the Sons of God hold power. Initiation takes the Sons of God to the highest level of consciousness, which are facilitated as a series of exercises by Ptahhotep.
Many of the incidents described are very detailed and the words instantly draw mental images. There are very interesting and detailed descriptions of the pyramids –why they were built, and what they stand for. In her current life, Elisabeth meets and now recognizes many of the people who were close to her in the past life in Egypt. She is also able to speak with the soul of Ptahhotep, once she is able to master the ability to reach higher levels of consciousness.
If spirituality as a genre interests you, Initiation is a must read!
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