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Book Review: The Call of the Soul – A Path To Knowing Your True Self and Your Life’s Purpose by Aila Accad RN, MSN

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The Call of the Soul – A Path To Knowing Your True Self and Your Life’s Purpose by Aila Accad RN, MSN provides a brand new perspective on the thing we call the authentic self.

In an elemental way, Accad defines the soul which unfolds as the blueprint of life. The soul gives meaning to life. It is the center of our values, inner strength, will, basis of comparison and vision for the future.

The author explains that there are a number of chances each of us has for radical change. These changes can evolve during adolescence, at midlife or again in retirement.

Accad explains the role of the ego. The ego is present to protect the soul. The sense of the self is not logical but more in the nature of intuitive. The ego forms beliefs, a self image and a sense of personal worth or esteem. The ego protects the true identity and can be restructured during times of radical  change. e.g. a great depression or a renaissance

The author challenges us all of us to hear the call to a higher consciousness. In life, there is only one journey. That journey is going inside yourself to understand fully who you are.

The book discusses Carl Jung at length. Jung defined emotion as follows: “Emotion is the moment when steel meets flint and a spark is struck forth, for emotion is the chief source of consciousness. There is no change from darkness to light or from inertia to movement without emotion.”

The Call of the Soul – A Path To Knowing Your True Self and Your Life’s Purpose by Aila Accad RN, MSN is an important resource on finding out just who you are and what your destiny is in the finite amount of time each person has on this planet.

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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.