It is unfortunate that an earlier reviewer so badly misunderstood Life’s Hidden Meaning and has removed it from Unity’s Lending Library. Most books contain only a few concepts, if any. I have read and studied this book several times, and have seen no less than thousands of concepts in it. The value in concepts is that they answer the question “why,” so the reader can determine each concept’s validity for himself or herself. I’m not aware of any other book that contains so many concepts. Not only that, there is no contradiction among the concepts. And not only that, ALL of the concepts support one another. Consider for a moment how powerful a collection of words that must be.
Furthermore, the author, in the very beginning of the book, cautions the reader to not believe a word he says, but to instead think them through and use the presented information to experiment in his or her own life and determine for himself or herself whether they are true. Nowhere in this book does MacFlouer tell the reader what to believe. He gives the reader information and ways to test it for validity.
If faith is enough for you,
and the Bible gives you what you need, then I’m happy for you. If you
have found all the meaning in your life that you need, then good for
you. Even so, this book offers interesting explanations that you won’t
find anywhere else and that do not (in my opinion) contradict most of
the main teachings of major religions. I was raised with religion and
have studied many religions and philosophies in my quest to know and
understand God, but each one either left me with unanswered questions or
fell flat. Life’s Hidden Meaning explains in plain language, and
seamlessly, how the universe works, why it works the way it does, and
our role as humans within it. He answers the hard questions, for
example, “If God created everything, who created God?” (I won’t tell
you the answer—get yourself a copy of Life’s Hidden Meaning and find out
M. Demattei "libanus93" (SF Bay Area, CA United States)
“Life’s Hidden Meaning” is
admittedly a very ambitious and daring title for a book. A claim that a
book in itself contains the actual hidden meaning of life admittedly
sets the bar very high. Those who would take this claim as a challenge,
however, are in for a surprise. Anyone seriously putting forth the
effort to understand what Niles MacFlouer has written here will come to
the conclusion that the real challenge actually comes from the book
itself. The principles of Ageless Wisdom which it conveys set the bar
high for all of us to come to an awareness of our behavior, our actions,
and how they affect the world around us.
I deeply appreciate that Niles MacFlouer took the time and energy to
write the 722 page book, Life's Hidden Meaning. This book is a wonderful
service to humanity. It brings the esoteric teachings of the ages, as
well as new esoteric information together and makes it available to
everyone. This seems to be a sign of the times and I know that many of
us who journey towards higher consciousness and peace on earth can
benefit from the guidance in Life's Hidden Meaning.
Nilsson Aime (Seattle, WA USA)
I have read and studied this very thick and mentally intense textbook
more than once, and although it contains very large and advanced
conceptual teachings that challenge the ability of most human minds to
grasp, it has been a life-changing experience for me. I have read lots
of books on many similar topics, yet I have never discovered a greater
single source of hidden wisdom than "Life's Hidden Meaning" by Niles
MacFlouer. It has been the key to unlock the hidden meaning of so many
other esoteric teachings that I have encountered, whether in books,
esoteric groups, mystery schools, etc.
|from the Monthly Aspectarian...
LIFE'S HIDDEN MEANING
MacFlouer brings us, at long last, a single-volume resource of esoteric teachings. A
massive treasure trove of metaphysical essence, this 8 1/2 x 11", 720 page, carefully
planned book is likely to become a premier contender for the teaching of ageless esoteric
wisdom in readable text. This is certainly the largest undertaking of the subject since
Manly Palmer Hall's Secret Teachings of All Ages.
The author tells us that his aim is to bring God back into science and reason into theology. Also, that "The emphasis [of this book] is on raising the "consciousness of its readers so that the hidden meaning of life can be revealed to them." These admirable words in the Preface suggest that the reader be aware that the ageless wisdom MacFlouer relates is not static, but is in flux even as our individual understanding enlarges to become wider and deeper.
If the works of Alice Bailey, Helena Blavatsky or C.W. Leadbeater, for instance, have stymied you, you'll welcome the graspable retelling of concepts detailed by them and others. For those whose vocabulary does not yet embody esoteric terms, information in abundance is to be found here along with glossaries that provide a means of delving into the text with considerably increased comprehension. Accounts are made more simple with about two hundred really very helpful illustrations, charts and diagrams. And chapter summaries remind you and lead you onward.
If questions such as What are the Rays? How does the concept of Time operate on the spiritual, mental, causal, physical planes? Am I part of a group soul? have buzzed your mind, here's a one-stop place to regale yourself with explanations. While this isn't light reading, its content can make a difference in your awareness of the creativity of the Universe.
Chapters are progressively deeper, with compelling information in the first group of easiest-to-read ones pointing the reader to fuller information to come. In the last group of chapters "you will find ways to test the author's explanations -- and determine the validity of the entire book for yourself."
Weighing in at 722 pages, the 8-1/2 x 11 tome is not likely to be in-bed reading. Thanks to excellent planning, though, it is designed so that there is no problem to laying it flat, and the vellum pages and heavy paper cover are planned for durability.
The only thing I take issue with is the cover graphics: the middle word of the title is well hidden within the iris of an eye. The word? It's Hidden (of course). So be aware: if you're looking for it in a bookstore -- not that you could miss it! -- the spine seems to read Life's Meaning.
Information about where to find Life's Hidden Meaning can be found on the publisher's very interesting website, www.agelesswisdom.com. In the United States and elsewhere, you will most probably find it at stores that carry books of metaphysical interest. It can also be ordered via major credit card by calling Ageless Wisdom Distributors at 480/966-3132. (720 pages, $39.95, Ageless Wisdom Distributors.)
from Magical Blend Magazine
|from the Omega Directory...
Hidden Meaning by Niles MacFlouer
|from The Center for Metaphysical Studies...|
Lifes Hidden Meaning is the book that
most readers of spiritual material
Very infrequently, a written spiritual work achieves a new and different highest level of insight, clarity, and understanding. Lifes Hidden Meaning is a just-released enormously-sized book that fits into this elite category. The authors stated emphasis is on the elevating of the readers consciousness in order for the reader to achieve a basic understanding of a whole conceptual and plain-English explanation of Ageless Wisdom and what has been some of the most difficult to understand mystical and semi-mystical previous works. Some of these works include such previous esoteric marvels as the books by Alice Bailey, Blavatsky, Bessant, and Leadbeaterjust to name a few. The author, under the pseudonym of "Niles MacFlouer," provides more conceptual information in one sourceand possibly more than in the collections of all esoteric spiritual sourcesthan may be available anywhere else. Yet, surprisingly, the book is prefaced by stating that some 95% of the information was left out. The whole spiritual concepts contained within this book have not been explained before, so most of Lifes Hidden Meaning is an original workabout a timeless subject.
The book is divided into three groups of noncontiguous chapters. One group is fairly easy to moderately difficult for most readers to understand. It also contains more pages than either of the other two groups. The readers will find the information in this first group of chapters intriguing and a "must" to read. The second group of chapters is moderately difficult to difficult to understand. While being more challenging to many readers, these chapters provide much more depth to the material. For the readers of the afore-mentioned esoteric writers, these chapters will be irresistible in their revealing of what has been, in previous spiritual writing, so difficult to conceptually understand. Finally, for those seeking a completed scientific explanation of lifes hidden meaning, the shortest chapters that comprise the last and third group are, by far, difficult to very difficult for most readers to understand. However, this group of chapters reveals ways of testing the authors explanations, which is invaluable in determining the entire books validity.
Lifes Hidden Meaning is beautifully illustrateda great improvement over many other works of similar caliber. There are some two hundred illustrations within the seven hundred and thirty-two pages of text. The book is 8½" by 11" and is an amazing bargain at a cover price of $39.95, because the paper is very expensive vellum and the cover is extra-heavy paper that is coated on both sides. The binding is the new "lay-flat" fiberglass-taped spine that lasts may times longer than traditional paperback "perfect" bindings. The "lay-flat" type of binding also makes this very large book fairly easy to handle while reading. The illustrations in the book will contribute significantly towards improving the readers level of understanding. When you get this book, avail yourself of reading the explanations in the illustrationsthey really help. Another great help in reading the book is referring to the "Glossary Help Guide" and then to the glossary itself prior to reading each chapter. This is sometimes difficult to do so because each next chapter is so appealing, but those readers who read the book by reading the recommended glossary words prior to reading each chapter will most likely improve their understanding of each chapter.
To sum up Lifes Hidden Meaning: its a treasure and soon-to-be reference source and landmark in de-mystifying Ageless Wisdom. It is the first if its kind, and, amazingly, a hallmark in the level of writing, in whole spiritual concepts, material that was previously esoteric. Not only is this book recommended for all those seeking more meaning in life, it is the new requirement for reading by all those who are approaching or are on the spiritual path.
Information about where to find Lifes Hidden Meaning can be found on the publishers website, at www.agelesswisdom.com.