The Circle of Fire
In The Circle of Fire, bestselling author, don Miguel Ruiz, inspires us to enter into a new and loving relationship with ourselves, with our fellow humans, and with all of creation. Through a selection of beautiful essays, prayers, and guided meditations, Ruiz prepares our minds for a new way of seeing life, and opens our hearts to find our way back to our birthright: heaven on earth. The result is a life lived in joy, harmony, and contentment.  

The Circle of Fire Details

TitleThe Circle of Fire
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 1st, 2013
PublisherAmber-Allen Publishing
ISBN-139781878424648
Rating
GenreSelf Help, Nonfiction, Spirituality

The Circle of Fire Review

  • Debby
    January 1, 1970
    I liked The Four Agreements and found it useful, so I thought I'd try this one. It's billed as "guided meditations," and they definitely are not. They're all prayers. To God. Not meditations in the sense that one would normally use that word. I'm not religious (at all!), but I do have a spiritual side, and I was able to reword them in ways that made them useful to me till I got to the last two chapters, which were basically about being wedded to God (or love, but God kept making an appearance), I liked The Four Agreements and found it useful, so I thought I'd try this one. It's billed as "guided meditations," and they definitely are not. They're all prayers. To God. Not meditations in the sense that one would normally use that word. I'm not religious (at all!), but I do have a spiritual side, and I was able to reword them in ways that made them useful to me till I got to the last two chapters, which were basically about being wedded to God (or love, but God kept making an appearance), and the author lost me. It just got weird. There's good stuff to be gleaned from this (although nothing much that The Four Agreements didn't cover), but, for me, it took a lot of effort to look past the overtly religious aspect of the "inspiration."
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  • Diana L Sepulveda
    January 1, 1970
    Un libro lleno de paz y belleza.
  • Lesley
    January 1, 1970
    No. Just no. I STRONGLY disliked this book. The only reason I read it was because it was a freebie at the YMCA...and now I know why! The book is (I believe) specifically written for people who are utterly pissed at life. Through the veil of spirituality it basically preaches ideas like, "The Golden Rule," loving yourself, and caring for your surroundings...all ideas you should practice daily if you are a decent human, which, lets face it, if you actively seek to better yourself through self help No. Just no. I STRONGLY disliked this book. The only reason I read it was because it was a freebie at the YMCA...and now I know why! The book is (I believe) specifically written for people who are utterly pissed at life. Through the veil of spirituality it basically preaches ideas like, "The Golden Rule," loving yourself, and caring for your surroundings...all ideas you should practice daily if you are a decent human, which, lets face it, if you actively seek to better yourself through self help books, you are! Even more frustrating is it does not recommend how, rather just tells you to practice these ideas (i.e. unconditionally forgive people you have not forgiven) suggesting this can be achieved through meditation (which, not to mention, generally takes years of practice to master). Let me save you the (albeit short) read with one sentence that sums it all up...don't be a dick.
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  • Roberto G
    January 1, 1970
    Great book. Makes you do some self reflection and think of things in a different lense. Love the prayers in the book. Highly recommend the book. I would always read it before bed to give my subconscious something really positive.
  • brian d rogers
    January 1, 1970
    one simple thing about the books by Ruiz is the fact that he applies a strong sense of spirituality, with no religion. this is above all else a Book of Prayers, way to communicate with God in the deepest sense. this book is often referred to as a companion book rightly so because if you haven't read The Four Agreements, many of the principals in this book won't make any sense to you. I found this book okay, I believe once you get a hold of what The Four Agreements are you choose to live by their one simple thing about the books by Ruiz is the fact that he applies a strong sense of spirituality, with no religion. this is above all else a Book of Prayers, way to communicate with God in the deepest sense. this book is often referred to as a companion book rightly so because if you haven't read The Four Agreements, many of the principals in this book won't make any sense to you. I found this book okay, I believe once you get a hold of what The Four Agreements are you choose to live by their principal or not. it's standing your exposure to Ruez without believing in the agreements is the most sincere waste of your time. Ruiz continues to help the reader understand their spiritual life versus their way in the world by referring to the world as their story, and their spiritual life as their dream. I consider any book in the series truly beneficial for someone who has no place to spiritually start from. I don't believe if I hadn't the background that I do this book would not be enough to hold me together spiritually. these are okay principles but there is very little in here to help you understand what to do when you're hurting, you feel like you're not living your purpose and some of the bigger issues addressed by beliefs like Christianity, Buddhism and so on. if you are starting from the spiritual Ground Zero begin with the book by Ruiz onThe Four Agreements but I strongly recommend accelerating your life to a deeper area of study in a major faith.
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  • James Williams
    January 1, 1970
    Another well-written book by Miguel! It was a practical book that instructs individuals how to live in their circle of fire and to walk with the divine spirit or creator of all things. This book asks us to walk in matrimony with our maker, so we can envision the relationship as a daily encounter with God. It shifts one's perspective from external pleasure to pleasing the spirit on the inside of us. I highly recommend this read; it can be read in a day. Dr. James Arthur Williamswww.unmaskytp.com
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  • Tim Kacprzak
    January 1, 1970
    Incredible book that will change your life , unlike other reviews who trample on the use of the word God , I feel the author uses God as a representation of what you believe created it all.Not everyone gets it , which is ok , you don't have to , but when you feel what the author is saying it's something amazing ,Enjoy
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  • Hanan
    January 1, 1970
    A great easy book, full with spiritual topics and prayers.And I think Ill keep re-reading it again & again especially the prayers.Sure the prayers will help me be present, thankful, connected, grounded with deep joy & inner peace. A great easy book, full with spiritual topics and prayers.And I think I’ll keep re-reading it again & again especially the prayers.Sure the prayers will help me be present, thankful, connected, grounded with deep joy & inner peace.
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  • Toria
    January 1, 1970
    Short and shallow.
  • Neal Lemery
    January 1, 1970
    A delightful read. Well organized with a discussion on a spiritual topic and then a prayer.
  • Shelley York
    January 1, 1970
    I have read the four agreements and the four agreements compAnion book and found them very inspirational. I read this book last night and found it to be motivating. I have them all on kindle so I can carry them around with me on my iPhone whenever I need a little extra motivation
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  • Dany Hinojos
    January 1, 1970
    Es un libro con bellos pasajes acerca de la filosofía de la vida a través de oraciones y meditaciones. Lo recomiendo mucho. Al final guarda una oración muy especial llamada "El círculo de fuego" basada en la sabiduría Tolteca.
  • dawn m leclerc
    January 1, 1970
    PowerfulI have been in a battle with cancer for a little more than a year.This book was helpful in forgiving people I didn't even know I needed to forgive.I love the prayers!!! This book will help me love a little more every day.
  • Angela
    January 1, 1970
    Great book, very inspiring.
  • Brenda Corrado
    January 1, 1970
    Ok...quick, easy read.
  • Sharice Frieson
    January 1, 1970
    Motivational prayers to keep your life pumping in the right direction. Good short read.
  • Trey Nowell
    January 1, 1970
    It was good stuff but a lot of repeating from The 4 Agreements. Very empowering for someone looking to find the keys of life, which is love!
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