December 11, 2012

Mermaids 101 by Doreen Virtue

Mermaids 101 by Doreen Virtue is a book all about mermaids, dolphins, Atlantis, and the connections they share with us. If you are a fan of Doreen’s and are interested in this subject, this is a book you’ll want to check out.

Book Description
Mermaids are powerful and graceful inhabitants of the waters who can teach us about harnessing the unconscious mind's ability to attract, create, and manifest . . . while having a fun and playful life! In this latest entry into her best-selling 101 book series (which include Angels 101, Archangels 101, and Fairies 101), Doreen Virtue gives you the fascinating history of mermaids and mermen from Atlantis and beyond. 

You'll read about people's true experiences with mermaids, and learn how you can unleash more manifestation power by tapping into your inner merperson. You'll also see images of ancient and modern mermaids, including photos and descriptions of men and women who wear neoprene mermaid tails and swim in oceans, pools, and lakes alongside whales, dolphins, and other wildlife. Mermaids 101 is a wonderful reference guide for anyone who is fascinated with this magical underwater world.” – Mermaids 101

My Thoughts
Mermaids 101 is a book by Doreen Virtue that I have been waiting for years to read. I knew that she loves mermaids and has featured them as a topic in other books of hers, such as Earth Angels. I’ve loved mermaids since I was a kid, and The Little Mermaid was something I could watch on repeat for days on end. So, this was a book I was really quite excited to read.

Doreen focuses on mermaids, dolphins, and Atlantis in this book. She asks the questions of if we all originated as merpeople, explains the aquatic ape theory, tells of incarnated dolphins amongst us, the difference of mer-deities, and shares many stories of people who have encountered mermaids or are a type of incarnated mermaid here on Earth.

The book is in full color, which is really nice because there are many pictures included in this book of Doreen and her friends that go “mermaiding” with their swimmable mermaid tails. It is also in hardcover, which I like more than paperbacks to keep it in good condition for longer. Mermaids 101 isn’t a large book, so it can easily be read in one sitting.

As a very big fan of Doreen Virtue, I am quite sad to say that this book does not live up to my expectations of her as an author. It isn’t a bad book, but it isn’t the top quality I am used to getting from her books. It felt more like a story and photo book of her and her friends in their swimmable mermaid tails. She does offer good information about mermaids, but it isn’t as in-depth as it could have been. The thing this book is missing most is the lack of guidelines of how to work with mermaids, which is likely what people wanted most from this book.

Overall, if you are a Doreen Virtue fan that really enjoys reading stories of other people’s experiences with mermaids, you’ll like this book. If you want to read more about mermaids (and not the stories), the first half of the book, would be the more interesting part to this book for you. I hope that Doreen writes a more complete book about this subject without all of the personal experience stories she filled this book up with.

* Thank you to the publisher of Mermaids 101, Hay House, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love her books but I've noticed that they have started to over-include stories or accounts of other people's "experience" with the subject. Sad to see that she is just not as good as she used to be. I want more books of substance from her!