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In "Creating Miracles, Carolyn Miller explores miracles in people's lives. In over 50 accounts of real experiences, she describes how ordinary people spontaneously entered altered states of consciousness and positively affected sometimes life-threatening events. Drawing on her scientific background as an experimental psychologist, she analyzes the common patterns in these situations as well as the skepticism with which these stories might be received. Part one of "Creating Miracles spotlights "ordinary" miracles, where average people respond to extraordinary circumstances. Part two explains how to create the personal conditions that are needed for a miracle to occur. Miller shows the importance of being able to tap into intuition (the inner divine guide) as well as disarming the ego in bringing a person into a state of miracle readiness. A handy "Things to Think About" section at the end of each chapter highlights the chapter's most important points.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Feb 9, 2006
Publisher HJ Kramer/New World Library
ISBN 1932073167 ISBN13 9781932073164
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More About Carolyn Godschild Miller & Terry Lynn Taylor
Carolyn Godschild Miller currently resides in Los Angeles, in the state of California. Carolyn Godschild Miller was born in 1946.
Reviews - What do customers think about Creating Miracles: A Practical Guide to Divine Intervention?
Intriguing and inspirational.... Mar 8, 2007
This book has something for everyone. Even if you don't buy into the new age stuff, the anecdotes alone are worth it. To say the very least, it left me thinking, and answered in a very unique and straightforward manner those eternal questions like "why do good people suffer?" "Is God cruel?"...
Dr. Miller walks the line between clinical talk and everyday language very well, unlike many other clinical psychologists. She presents her arguments in a very readable and rational manner.
All in all, a very readable book, and if you're into this sort of thing like I am, then it's a MUST HAVE! :-)
An excellent book Jul 2, 2006
I happened to be in a local Chapters bookstore one day and stumbled across this book, "Creating Miracles - A Practical Guide to Divine Intervention" by Carolyn Miller. When I first noticed it I thought that it would be simply another run-of-the-mill book filled with 'new-age' fodder and fluff. However, after leafing through the pages for a couple of moments, I became intrigued and purchased it.
What I found did not disappoint me. The author tackles the subject of miracles - what they are, how they are created, and why some never seem to have them happen - with the objectivity of both a psychologist and believer of 'faith' combined. She manages to analyze and explain just how the inner workings of miracles come about, how to recognize them, and how to work upon bringing more miracles into one's own life. Filled with anecdotes and documented cases, along with a great sense of humor and humility, "Creating Miracles" is a book I would highly recommend. Interestingly, after reading one chapter that addressed a commonality among those who have experienced miracles in their lives, Miller noted that one thing all cases she related in her book had one thing in common...they all came to a point of surrender just before the miracle happened. She noted that a sense of peace came over each individual, despite the sometimes horrific events that were taking place at that moment. And as I read this I was taken back to a day in 1979 when, a week before my wedding, I almost drowned. I had been in a boat with my fiance and a friend at dusk, on a deserted lake. No lifejackets, not another soul around for miles, and our boat began to take on water at a steady rate. I couldn't swim a stroke, and at first panic set in as the two men tried to keep the boat from going under. The water was flooding in much too fast however, and within moments it had gone under. And I recall that at the moment the water had reached my chin, a sense of inner peace enveloped me. I didn't struggle, didn't panic...didn't even attempt to save myself...I just 'let go' and waited, almost as though I was an observer watching the event unfold. As soon as this sense of inner peace took over, something miraculous happened. Despite there being no visibility (as the sun had gone down), one of the men suddenly grabbed me and threw me into a dinghy that we had been towing. It seemed so effortless, and so 'right', yet the odds of him finding me as I sunk below the surface, the water pitch black and not able to see within a foot around us, would have been incredibly low. I hadn't called out, hadn't made a sound in the water...yet he was guided to me and he managed to save me nevertheless. I believe this is exactly what Carolyn Miller talks about in her book; this is how so many have experienced miracles in their lives...unexpected, sometimes life-threatening events that suddenly grasp us and in those few moments, we have the free will to decide (either consciously or subconsciously) how to act.
I highly recommend this book, as it may open your eyes to ways in which to invite miracles into your own lives, or even to recognize when miracles have indeed, taken place.
Do You Believe in Miracles? May 1, 2006
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO CREATE MIRACLES? Armed with a Ph.D. in experimental psychology, Carolyn Godschild Miller tackles some tricky issues in her fine book Creating Miracles: A Practical Guide to Divine Intervention. The book delivers a heaping plateful of inspiring and astounding true tales - deliverance from deadly dangers and personal attacks; synchronicities; healing by prayer, visualization and distant intention - the stories alone are worth the price of admission. Even if you don't believe in miracles as such, but prefer to view the "miraculous" as an unexplained facet of the natural world (as I do), you will find much in Dr. Miller's book to appreciate, enjoy, and use. An eye-opener as well as a heart-opener, this book shows that amazingly good outcomes are possible in even the most hopeless-looking situations. Defining a miracle as "an instance in which a supernatural power interferes in the natural world," Miller says, "the actual miracle is not the healed body or the peaceful outcome to a dangerous situation. It is the unconditionally loving state of mind that allows such things to happen." The peaceful, loving, assured state of mind associated with meditation is felt to be the catalyst for miracles. In this, the author follows the spiritual curriculum of A Course in Miracles. Dr. Miller is an astute writer, fluid and user-friendly, with an intriguing sense of humor. Her engaging accounts of purportedly miraculous events provide a punch that deflates defenses and opens the imagination - wide. Stories and chapters in Creating Miracles brought joyful tears to my eyes, a warm expansion to my heart, and a sense of empowerment and determination to my intellect. In her review of the scientific literature, Miller tackles chance, coincidence, skepticism, and the 95% confidence level with wit and an insider's knowledge of the vagaries of the experimental method. Her final chapters challenge the reader to fashion personal experiments conjuring up (or meeting) divine guides and test-driving miracle-mindedness. Credulity is, of course, an issue. Dr. Miller apparently believes that specific "miraculous" things are possible, such as the sudden, perfectly-timed appearance of a life-saving beaver pond where none had ever been seen before. I don't. But if you get too uptight about being credulous, you may miss the plum in the midst of the pie. I'll bet you'll appreciate the body of what Miller has to say and how she says it. I'll bet you're going to want to read every page of this book and share it with friends. Creating Miracles is sagely organized. Stories in the beginning tantalize the ego; admonitions at the end are soaked with spirit. The book takes you on a delightful journey and by the time you're finished you're not quite the same person who started. Miller's book is gently persuasive. It animated me. 263 pages of mega-brilliance can't be boiled down to a brief review, and a summary can't do justice to the high quality of thought and intention in this book. To get the gift, you'll have to read it yourself. As the subtitle promises, it's practical - it teaches you how to begin to do these marvelous miracles (or facilitate these beneficent mysteries). And it's a fine read. Carolyn Godschild Miller, Ph.D., Creating Miracles: A Practical Guide to Divine Intervention. An HJ Kramer book, New World Library, Novato, CA. $14.95. Originally published 1995, new edition updated and revised 2006. Reviewed by Stephen Kierulff, Ph.D., coauthor, with Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., of Becoming Psychic: Spiritual Lessons for Focusing Your Hidden Abilities, 256 pages, $14.99, New Page Books, 2004. Dr. Kierulff offers psychotherapy in Santa Monica and Inglewood in southern California. E-mail - DoctorKierulff@aol.com