Book Review: The Trinity Secret
Written By: Paranormal News
Posted: 2/26/2011 12:00:00 AM Reads: 2048 Submitted By:0x6a656666 Category: Alternative Spirituality
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Besides the magnets we all know and love, another miraculous thing adding to the abundant mysteries of life is the number three, some combinations of which have been documented in a new piece, The Trinity Secret: The Power of Three and the Code of Creation, published this past February by New Page Books. Just how does the trinity work, and how can we apply the number three to our own daily lives? If you didn’t know--or would like to take your relationship with this numeric value to the next level--this book is for you. Otherwise? Well, stay away.
Honestly, I understand how difficult it is to write books because I’ve tried to do it myself and just ended up with something that resembled a Dali painting about volcanoes and Excel spreadsheets. Having said that, New Page seems to have published both hits and misses in the past few months, and unfortunately I had some difficulty appreciating this one as well. Maybe if it had three authors instead of two, or the book was written as a trilogy, The Secret would have been more fully appreciable and holographic or something. Who’s to say? The deed is already done.
Problems I had with this book? For starters, the consistent list of ’things with three’ fell flat. They didn’t seem to matter and had no depth. If you are going to spend an entire book explaining where creation comes from and write about David Bohm and quantum entanglement, it is probably a bad idea to consistently bring up Larry, Curly and Moe, the Three Blind Mice, and analogies to baseball. I understand this was placed in the book to make it light-hearted and somehow funny or cute, but it just wasn’t, and instead created a barrier that was completely distracting.
In addition, it seemed as if the book was written to ’explain to Christians what they don’t understand’ as opposed to having some useful discussion. Nobody likes a know it all. Maybe this was subconscious on the part of the authors--or subconsciously recognized by me because of some deep set issue of mine--I don’t know. Yes, Christians have a different understanding of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit, but you should simply take the approach of ignoring them as opposed to constantly pointing out their shallowness. It gets old, man. On page 164, for instance, I found this sentence: “Early Christians thought this breath would fill us from outside us, but Gnostics and mystics understood that the spirit was already within us, and that all we had to do was realize this truth, and we would be set free.” This sort of writing really bothered me because it kept cropping up. The use of ’thought’ vs. ’understood’ here, as well as its many equivalents throughout the rest of the book started to come across as nagging after awhile. I mean, can’t we all just get along?
Anyway, don’t let my small rant scare you away from purchasing it and checking it out for yourself. We’ll just refer to my comments as unasked for random pointers that will be spotted by the authors one day after googling themselves. If you have never looked deeper into the esoteric mystery of numbers and, in particular, 3, this is a good starting point. But if you’ve been around the block a few times, you may be better off reading some of the items listed in the bibliography.
One thing’s for certain: the concept of the trinity is intriguing and powerful. The authors fully expressed their own understandings of it here—how are you going to use ’The Secret’ and express yours?