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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Movement of Stillness - Jacqui Derbecker



Released November 2011

Jacqui Derbecker
Balboa Press

Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth

I dove into Movement of Stillness hoping to keep an open mind. This is not my usual forte, and given that I do believe in ghosts, I can see where automatic writing could be a possibility, so I'm not a skeptic when it comes to ghosts, but I'm not as trusting of psychics. I've seen the inner workings of a so-called local psychic's business, and it was clearly a sham; so when it comes to psychics, I will say I'm a skeptic. Given that, I think your interest in Movement of Stillness is dependent on your beliefs.

Movement of Stillness is a self-help guide written by Jacqui Derbecker, but this isn't your typical writing. She channeled the spirit of Edgar Cayce. If you're unfamiliar with Edgar Cayce, he was a psychic and founder of the Association for Research and Enlightenment. During readings, he would go into a trance, and never remember what was said after. He'd also often use third-person rather than first-person when talking about himself. He died in 1945.

Movement of Stillness shares Edgar Cayce's idea about what will happen after the Mayan calendar ends on 12/21/12. This is where the book gets interesting. Some of what is said is reasonable. We're entering a new age where we need to make changes on a personal level. It's the only way issues like bullying will stop. I'll buy that. However, there are other aspects that seem too comical for me to even consider them as possibilities. The thoughts of having homo-luminous (Man - light) simply brought to mind the sparkly vampires in Twilight that just seem ridiculous.

The basic principle is that after 2012, we enter a new age. Edgar Cayce's prophesies, "All Truths," are the new laws we should follow. This starts by giving up EGO (Edging Grace/God Out), until humans give up EGO, they cannot become enlightened. The ultimate goal is to find ones spirit ("Original Self"), become true to yourself, and eventually take on a "homo-luminous" form, reach the metamorphosis, and become divine.

This is one of the first times, I struggled to figure out how to review the book. Honestly, I didn't care for it. I found myself having to flip back to past pages to figure things out. And after reading chapters and having to continually go back and forth, it grew tiring. I'm sure there are true believers in this type of thing who will take a lot from this book, but I wasn't one of them.






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