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Book Review: The 32 Keys: Awakening to Soul by Gayle Swift

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The 32 Keys: Awakening to Soul by Gayle Swift is a wonderful resource for implementing self healing by utilizing simple steps aimed at more optimal coping. The presentation emphasizes self reflection, relaxation, defining your purpose in life, being comfortable with the unknown, journalizing experiences and a process flow orientation.

The author creates a map of the soul consisting of the heart, mind, thoughts, the physical side of life, energy flows and emotions. The purpose is to use the circle to identify aspects of your being that limit you in the conduct of daily life. Specific keys deal with personal thoughts and feelings. Examples of these keys are awareness, compassion, discipline, gratitude, healing, introspection, letting go, among others.

There are at least eight primary practices that bring people closer to the spiritual dimension. Examples of these include grounding, centering, prayer, breathing, imagination, and receptivity.

According to the author, the inner soul struggles with questions involving the identity, purpose in life, likes, dislikes, passions, and personal gifts. Once these issues have been resolved, the individual becomes immune to negativity, grudges, blame, polarization, and controlling behaviors or manifestations.

Swift’s presentation has a classic scientific underpinning. Entropy relates to the second law of thermodynamics. The concept refers to the amount of chaos, uncertainty, and disorder present. The presence of these conditions leads to the needless dissipation of energy, stress, and disharmony.

The 32 Keys: Awakening to Soul is a valuable resource for individuals to learn how to cope with life itself. The presentation is easy to understand.

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.