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The greatest self-help book of all time, according to Dr. Joe Vitale. The Book of est immerses you in the closed doors of the controversial est trainings popularized in the 1970's....

Title : The Book of Est
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ISBN : 9780030183263
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 271 Pages
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The Book of Est Reviews

  • Kristen Heimerl
    2018-10-26 20:44

    The book brings the reader behind the scenes of the controversial Erhard Seminars Training (EST) offered in the ‘70s and ‘80s. The seminars were notoriously draining—physically and emotionally. Rigid rules, few meals and bio breaks over a dozen or more hours were key elements of the EST programming. Couple that with the “in your face," Socratic method-like approach of the instructors and we’re talking a full-fledged boot camp experience. Why would anyone put themselves through this? The promise of life-changing transformation. EST training was known for freeing people from their past—a past that bound them to ineffective thoughts, behaviors, and actions, and prevented them from living their best life. The Book of EST is an absolutely exhausting read. Kudos to Luke Rhinehart for re-creating the EST experience so effectively and powerfully. I held my breath or clenched my jaw through most of it, empathizing with every participant’s personal hell in that hotel room. There is tremendous wisdom to be gained (experienced) by reading this book, including: - We alone are responsible for our lives - When we get out of our mind, release “old tapes” and prevent knee-jerk reactions, we can truly experience each new moment as just that—fresh and new - By staying with difficult emotions, we move through them and release them once and for all- There’s no good way around it: accept “what is.” Then move forward. - The mind is merely a “linear arrangement of multisensory total records of successive moments of now” and that its purposes is survival. It works to justify its point of view, conclusions, and decisions—the helpful and the harmful. The Book of EST is a wonderful choice for those who want a swift, hard-hitting approach to fuel fresh insight and spark personal transformation. For those who do better with more subtlety, study Eastern religions or metaphysics, start a daily meditation practice, and/or pick up any of the writings or books by folks like Pema Chodron, Emmet Fox, Byron Katie, Mike Dooley or most anything published by Hay House or Sounds True. All paths will lead to the same end point: transformation.

  • Josh Allred
    2018-11-16 20:52

    This book is an experience. But I would not recommend it for everyone.

  • Rafał Grzesiakowski
    2018-10-27 12:52

    Definitely worthwhile

  • ShawnStone
    2018-10-22 12:46

    Before the touchy feely explosion of the self help field there was Est; a controversial personal transformation program started in the 70's and maligned for its intense/bizarre cult-like methods of indoctrination and training. Repackaged today under the name of Landmark Forum, Est continues to run 3 day training seminars which many have described as 'Scientology without the religion". The book condenses the weekend Est experience into written form. My curiosity is definitely piqued, but I'd be interested to hear from others that have, or know of others who've experienced this program. ⅘Quotes - The sad fact is that the important experiences human beings cherish most—love and enlightenment, to name two—cannot be understood by the intellect. Possibly the most effective packaged enlightenment program is to be in a serious automobile accident and linger near death for a few days. By many accounts, the experience of being near death “transforms one's ability to experience living so that problems clear up, and so on. It makes cherished beliefs seem trivial. Strawberries become important. Such a near-death experience may be successful in a higher percentage of cases than the est training. As Samuel Johnson once said, “Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” The risk involved, however, makes auto accidents a relatively unpopular program for enlightenment.

  • Harper R
    2018-11-11 13:51

    What is Education?Authors at book readings, often have the attitude several "ordinary" people who haven't written a book or become big successes are just as wise and their opinions respect-worthy as a good writer. This sentiment galls when an apparatchik of the set, keeps you behind the wrong side of the velvet ropes after the show. Somehow, the charming nonsense of the cool lunch table manages without you. The vocationally unrealized are left to stagger amongst the fervid hive. "But I am wise - he said as much in the introductory preamble!"Seminars like EST give you the chance to shine as a genius in a public of fellow magical genius people and some stewarding sharpies. A lot of educational systems are like that.At this phase, I see several strange things about EST and it's thematic connections to other Philosophico-religious traditions namely Eastern Religions and a controversial new age organization.I am concerned with the question "What is Education?" This is a relevant issue to this book about EST. It is a re-education program in many ways.I will update this review with my musings on this matter.My feeling is these things are super-dangerous - then again so is showing gruesome cop-shows 24/7.I muse - the essence of what is "wrong" with EST is the same as what is wrong with a lot of educational systems...

  • Lily Gordon
    2018-10-21 17:45

    The best books are the ones that confuse you, the ones that allow you to break through to a different perspective of things.I am happy to say this book thoroughly confused me. The Book of est is told through the eyes of a trainee in the est program, though Rhinehart never uses the word "I". He only observes the training process; he leaves out all his personal opinions and thoughts. If you read this book, let it take you where it will and enjoy the ride.

  • Jay Ehret
    2018-10-24 21:10

    Just what a I wanted, to relive the experience of the Landmark Forum. True, this is the est training from the 70's, but Forum graduates will "get" the elements they recognize. I found myself wishing I could have attended the more intense, in-your-face training of the 70's. If you have not graduated from the Forum or est, then it is unlikely you will like or get this book. But those who have, you will enjoy this fictional recreation of the experience.

  • Marcia O
    2018-11-07 13:51

    i think that if you want to get there you have to have open mind , elevated feelings , flexibility , self respect basis for humility and follow instruction ,trust who you have chosen to guide your and be grateful

  • Osman
    2018-11-03 14:00

    This is a great follow-up if you've already done Est or the Landmark Forum. I don't think it would be very useful if you haven't, however. You can read all you want about tasting ice cream or riding a roller coaster. It can remind you of what it felt like, but is not a direct substitute.

  • Clement
    2018-11-05 15:07

    How liberating!!!What is, is! Spent 40 years trying to figure out how to deal with life... Now I see my own resistance to what is and caused pain in myself and my dear others. How liberating!!!

  • Tadas Talaikis
    2018-11-21 17:51

    One of those unknown, hard to find, banned books, showing the deep hidden truth about human ape.[2017/10/22]

  • Harry
    2018-11-09 14:02

    Joe Vitale says this book has hypnotic writing, I agree. The words put me in the room, I watched and listened to people as they were transformed by the EST process. Marvelous work and fun too!

  • Ayça Yılmaz
    2018-10-22 17:11

    hayatınızı değiştirecek yazan ama hicbir etkisi olmayan kitap :(