The Way of the Wizard by Deepak Chopra

The Way of the Wizard

The Way of the Wizard: Twenty Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Life You Want

Details The Way of the Wizard

TitleThe Way of the Wizard
Release DateDec 26th, 1995
GenreSpirituality, Nonfiction, Self Help, Philosophy

Reviews The Way of the Wizard

  • Steve Cran
    Author Deepak Chopra uses the metaphor of Merlin raising the future King Arthur in the Crystal cave to teach the reader 20 lessons that will transform the reader's life.Each lesson or chapter is divided into three sections. The first section tells a story where in Arthur learns his lesson from Merlin. The second section is understanding the lesson where the teaching is given further explanation. The third section is called Living the lesson which...
  • Virag Padalkar
    Deepak Chopra follows the way of all self-styled "spiritual" gurus. Here's the SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) of such quackery - 1. Pick an obscure metaphor for a little-understood concept (in this case Merlin and Arthur)2. Concoct very weird tales that can be passed off as meta-physical connections to certain inexplicable concepts. 3. Relate to those concepts using a chain of even more convoluted logic in such a manner as to confuse readers....
  • The Goon
    Terrible book! Pretentious and horrible, I left this book on a park bench. I didn't want it sitting next to my other books and contaminating their space. This book was not worthy of my bookshelf.
  • Min Yi Su
    This book has so many nuggets of valuable information, I read it slowly over many nights. Though much of the information is familiar, I enjoyed the format Chopra delivers with the story of Arthur and Merlin. I digested the lessons with reflection in my own life and the choices I make. And in the same slow and stead manner, I allowed my perspective to adjust and change when needed.
  • Cassie
    Phenomenal book. Fascinating, and Magical!!! A must read for those on the path for purpose, transformation, fulfillment, joy and contentment in life. The old saying "The teacher will arrive when the student is ready" is very true for those of us who is willing to open our hearts to learn, understand, and become a pupil. The complexity of life is overwhelming, yet was exemplified with stories and lessons in the Way of the Wizard as told through th...
  • Kathy
    Borrowed this from Mom. I really like the way the ideas are presented, but more than that, they make sense to me - feel familiar.
  • Gabriel Iqbal
    Deepak is visionary... a human soul on fire. I have read most of his works and he continues to excite fresh paradigms. He is scientific as well as meta-physical in a single heart-beat.
  • Waseem
    I think this is a bookt hat must be read as opposed to heard - as I did with the audiobook version, nevertheless the metaphors and parables of merlin and arthuer, were 'ok' but not too appealing for some reason in my preffereed method of learning. Ive read/heard similar style books but this just didn't get me excited enough to give it a serious listen as opposed to it ending up being a passive listen towards the end..perhaps thats why ive rated i...
  • Catherine
    This is a book that enfolds Hindu wisdom within the tale of King Arthur and Merlyn the wizard. Rather than directly instruct the reader, the lessons are told through stories about Merlyn's tutoring of the young Arthur. Each lesson has a story, an explanation of the lesson and an explanation of what it means to apply the lesson to your life. It's a clever way of introducing these spiritual concepts to someone raised in Western culture, especially ...
  • Jana
    I really enjoyed this book. I decided to read it in one sitting, since it is a short book, but one can easily spend a much longer time reading it and I am sure it won't be the last time I have read it. I feel this is a book to carry around with you every day and read the lessons again and again, and every time you learn something new from it. I know that to fully grasp its content I will have to read it more than this one time.
  • Jonathan Sudler
    This book comes from a very unusual direction combining the author's Hindu traditions and his fantastical view of the Arthurian legend. Beautiful wisdom is presented in an enticing manner however, periodically I found myself thinking/pondering the question of would a medieval Merlin even think along these lines? And then I would get caught up again in the beauty of the writing. Short and easy to read but its lessons will stick with you for a very...
  • Corey Jonez
    I couldn't put the book down, and yet most of the time the book was in my hand- I wasn't reading it, I was merely soaking in the reality of what I had just read! This book is right up there with seven spiritual laws as my favorite!
  • Elly Sands
    I've read this book over and over again and even indexed it. I avoided Chopra's books for a long time thinking he was too main stream . He may be but his writing is superb and very very insightful.
  • Cecilia Zuniga
    This book does a great job of integrating teachings from not only Merlin but that are found across ancient traditions. It's an easy, lovely and powerful read.
  • Rodeweeks
    Great book, I've enjoyed it. Interesting how Chopra used Merlin to teach about the spiritual life. Those who know will be able to see elements from most major religions though Chopra barely mentions them by name. I've especially enjoyed the Seven Steps in Alchemy. If you want to grow spiritually but don't know where to start (or if you need some reminders what it is all about) then this is the book for you. The book also give valuable meditation ...
  • A.J.
    Deepak Chopra is gifted charlatan who preys on the weak-minded and gullible. Included in this group are a few “celebrities” and talk-show hosts who propagate this nonsense to their sheep-like followers. Being the adept con man that he is he throws in scientific jargon to hide his profound ignorance.
  • unknown
    This book fell into my lap at the moment I needed it. "When a student is ready, the teacher will come." I've just finished it and feel as if my mind has undergone a defragmentation process. I want everyone to read this, slowly, and absorb it fully.
  • Sally Lovelock
    I love Deepak Chopra, he has the most beautiful voice. However, I couldn't bring myself to read this book and gave up after it took me over a week to read 21 pages!! Not like me at all but life is too short to read books that aren't enjoyable
  • Bruce
    Every thing we experience is but a reflection of ourselves. Therefore, the world changes as we change. We are energy, life force, and we are influenced by spirit. We are able to sense spirit, so we are something different from spirit.
  • Dee Halzack
    Excellent, though a little abstruse. Most of it fit neatly with what I learned in Avatar.
  • Camille
    I really like Deepak Chopra's books as they are always engaging to the mind and gives you a different perception of the world within afterwards.
  • Kendra Purtle
    Essential reading for life. Important information contained in these pages.
  • Bill Kenney
    This book won’t be for everyone but I def enjoyed it
  • Stephanie
    Thoughtful but at times simplistic.
  • Luce Cronin
    If you are searching , this is a book to point the way.
  • Curtis Meade
    This book has resided in my bathroom for awhile now, and I've read & reread it on the toilet where I do some of my best thinking. The lessons within have eased my struggle to let go of,(and effectively enjoy) my ego. As an added bonus, it has helped transform how I judge others, so instead of processing that grief & shame, I'm entertained by the whole toxic shitshow of how people,(myself included) treat one another. It's like I start my day by re...
  • Aaron
    I gave this book a light read, and should really give it a thorough read to get a better sense of it. Chopra takes the novel approach of explaining life lessons with brief fictional stories about Merlin and King Arthur at the beginning of each chapter followed by a more in depth exploration of the ideas. It's a good introduction to Chopra's ideas for a general audience. I really don't know enough of his writing or his philosophy to tell you where...
  • Laura
    I'm not the hugest Deepak Chopra fan, mostly because I find his writing pretty dense when you are trying to get your mind wrapped around something. That being said the concepts are good and I definitely walked away with some good reminders for my life.
  • Dennis Selby
    Compared to the challenging medical books from Deepak,this is an easy read with priceless information on love, life &all that is holy to oneself. It's nice not having to hurtthe brain to be enlightened; keep it simple & learn. I found thisto be an excellent book to gift to the young at heart and us that want to return. I can't keep this book onhand because I keep giving my copy away to people I care for; that's a good sign.
  • LemontreeLime
    I remember thinking this was nice. And short. Not saying that's a bad thing. Big message little package. And I also remember the copy I read had every other line underlined by a previous reader. In orange highlighter and pen. That unfortunately was just annoying. It's a short book, just reread it when you feel the need. I will probably reread it eventually, but with an unmarked copy. Which I assume will be very nice also. But still short.