New Book Reviews
By Brent Raynes
The Quest for Miracles Through Ho’oponopono
By Joe Vitale
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
111 River Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
2014, 215 pages, $25.00 US/$30.00 CAN
Reviewed by Brent Raynes
Author Joe Vitale describes in this book, At Zero, what sounds like a remarkable and basically a still as yet little known Hawaiian healing philosophy known as Ho’oponopono. Initially skeptical, Vitale followed up, out of curiosity, on a story he had heard about a psychologist in Hawaii known as Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len who, using this ancient method, allegedly healed a complete ward of the Hawaii State Hospital’s criminally insane!
Vitale writes that he probably spent a good hour talking with Dr. Hew Len during their first phone contact. He still didn’t quite grasp the concept and the unbelievable results reported, but he continued to pursue his inquiry further in subsequent contacts as what was being described was so very intriguing to him.
Today Vitale is not only himself a believer and a practitioner of Ho’oponopono, he and Dr. Hew Len have became very good friends and colleagues, doing Ho’oponopono workshops together, authoring Zero Limits together, as well as creating an audio version of that same book, plus doing radio shows together too.
Vitale describes in this book the many miraculous events he has witnessed and experienced using this ancient healing process, as well as, most importantly, how the reader can also apply this process in his or her own life too. It’s a philosophy of creating inner self change to heal ourselves that, according to Vitale, brings about outer change as well. It sounds too easy and too good to be true, but Vitale swears it works, and remarkably so, and many others seem to now agree too!
Mission: Mother Earth
Peace through Geobiology
By Richard Benishai
PO Box 1429
Columbus, NC 28722
2014, 132 pages, US $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-926524-74-3 (paperback)
Reviewed by Brent Raynes
The author of this book, Richard Benishai, formerly an Israeli electronics engineer, describes making a radical detour from that profession, which initially began with a hands-on healing for a persistent and severe headache, which then made him realize that there was more to life than many realize, putting him on a new life path and journey that eventually brought him into contact with a man named Geema who began channeling for Benishai a group of off-planet entities identified as “The Family.” Benishai claims he was given instructions by “The Family” to locate and activate 18 highly energetic geographic spots in Israel. These locations (some well-known historic religious sites and others apparently forgotten in the mists of time) aligned together in straight line patterns, across Israel from Damascus to Egypt. Patterns were also formed of what are described as different symbolic forms of sacred geometry.
Benishai, as a result of his new experiences and journey, lost interest in electronics and became a geobiologist instead, learning dowsing techniques and studying mysticism and subtle Earth energies. He describes how he was told by “The Family” that by activating these sites around the world that a new era of peace and harmony would come about. This book also contains a good number of photographs and illustrations related to these sites.