A mechanical reasoning approach to what is mystical and unknown. I find DK especially mundane. And also labeling. It reminds me of learning spirituality the text book way. We all went to school. We all know how boring that can be.
I had the same complaint about textbooks in school, as you, but I think there is no comparison between DK's writings and boring textbooks. A book is only boring if you are not leaning anything useful. From the time I began studying DK I found myself learning very much and being stimulated with numerous concepts on each page. If you do not see the principles he is referring to then you will just be reading dry words and it will indeed seem like boring text.
I notice that every time I am reading about something scientific, some breakthrough, or some new principle I am grasping, it's very exciting. However reading DK. I never got any sense of that feeling. Just that feeling of dread knowing you have not read the full page and how much there is to go.
You're not going to find scientific breakthroughs or National Enquirer type headlines in DK's works but if you are ready you will receive periodic flashes to the intuition which I find much more exciting than any scientific breakthrough I read of in the news.
Another thing I find fascinating about his works is that when I receive an independent revelation through the intuition I often later find a subtle reference to it in DK's writings.
My ego felt like it might be learning something important but other times came to the sober conclusion it was filling itself with pride in thinking such a thing. It's the exact same feeling you got when you were trying to finish your maths textbook exercise in school. Thinking that you were getting smarter. When it was mostly irrelevant to our practical understanding and use of mathematics in the real world. Math is exciting. Just not the way they teach it. Of course others may find it exciting. I just can't think of anything I have got out of DK.
DK clearly states that his writings are not for everyone. They may be invaluable to me and others, but then there are many who find him way too difficult. Most New Agers do not like him and prefer the more astral channeled works where they are promised a quick fix or a journey to the 7th dimension.
If you are offended by this outlook. Maybe you are not flexible enough in your tolerance of others. Feel free to disagree. Just don't dare tell me that I am "wrong." Such a statement about others is a childish thing.
I don't think anyone here is offended at the few here who do not like DK. It does sound like you may be offended that he is held in such high esteem here. In fact, I find it amazing that you continue on here when you disagree with me most the time and are bored stiff by DK who is a widely quoted authority here. If I was in a class that was painful for me to sit through I would get out of there as soon as possible.
So what if a reader here does not like DK, what should he read? There are many works that are good reading and easy to understand. Teachings of the Masters of the Far East is a great series that is stimulating and easy to understand. Lobsang Rampa is another good author. I also like Neville.
Here are three groups that DK says will study his works:
a. Physically, where they demonstrate as effects in the dense form.
b. Etherically, where they demonstrate as the energy lying back of those effects.
c. Mentally, where they concern the impulses which produce the other two.
Treatise on White Magic, Pages 6-7
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Dr. Tim Ball,
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