I enjoyed her books (esp. Enchanted Love), I devoured her lectures and seminars. And I've read a great many and listened to even more.
Marianne is most entertaining when she is speaking to an audience. She speaks to a group but her power lies in that it feels like she's speaking to me alone & addressing my very personal problem as at that point in time. I could listen to her for hours which I probably couldn't have if I were to read her books. That's the beauty of Marianne Williamson, I feel. She makes us listeners listen and in doing so, transmits and translates all her teachings into our being effortlessly. And she's a darn great teacher too, if I may say so.
I won't do justice by what I've to say about her here on this review as I'm not a great writer by any measure. But I am quite a reader and I think I have been able to pick up good and great stuff from both the bookstores and libraries. In doing so I'm able to share with you what's great out there. So, I hope you enjoy her books and lectures now that I've put her being in your horizon.
Marianne is also an ardent student of A Course in Miracles. She talks about it being "all an inside job. There is nothing outside." and you might also be interested in looking that up yourself.
I highly recommend that you get some of her audio books which I had many volumes in cassettes. I had them convereted to MDs at one time but have not managed to convert them into MP3. I'm not sure if they are still available in the market but if you can get them, it'd be great. She covers topics like Relationships, Love, Death, Money, Forgiveness, etc, etc... Her audio books were a great way to transverse those long hours on the road and in flights!
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Marianne Williamson (born July 8, 1952) is a spiritual activist, author, lecturer and founder of The Peace Alliance, a grass roots campaign supporting legislation currently before Congress to establish a United States Department of Peace. She is also the founder of Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. She has published nine books, including four New York Times #1 bestsellers.Her newest book, THE AGE OF MIRACLES: Embracing the New Midlife, was published in January 2008 and spent five weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list. Her latest professional venture is a weekly radio show on "Oprah & Friends", which airs on XM Satellite Radio.
Williamson is a minister in the Unity Church. The driving force behind her philosophy is to offer a New Thought approach to spirituality.
She graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, CA, where her roommate was now-legendary film producer Lynda Obst.
She addresses both established Christianity and Judaism in statements such as "You've committed no sins, just mistakes." Her earliest renown was for her talks on A Course in Miracles, a step-by-step method for choosing love over fear. She credits her breakthrough to Oprah Winfrey, who invited her on to The Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss Williamson's first book A ...