• The Mastery of Self

  • A Toltec Guide to Personal Freedom
  • By: Don Miguel Ruiz Jr.
  • Narrated by: Charlie Varon
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (3,577 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The ancient Toltecs believed that life, as we perceive it, is a dream. We each live in our own personal dream, and these come together to form the dream of the planet, or the world in which we live.

Problems arise when our perception of the dream becomes clouded with negativity, drama, and judgment (of ourselves and others), because it's in these moments of suffering that we have forgotten that we are the architects of our own reality and we have the power to change our dream if we choose.

In The Mastery of Self, best-selling author and teacher don Miguel Ruiz Jr. takes the Toltec philosophy of the dream of the planet and offers you a road map to reclaiming your authentic self. He reveals how the tools of awareness, understanding, and unconditional love can free you from any inhibiting beliefs, stories, or ideas that are keeping you from living the best life possible.

This book can help you discover who you really are at the deepest level, which often lies just beyond any conditioning or domestication you have acquired throughout your life.

©2016 Miguel Ruiz Jr. (P)2016 Hierophant Publishing

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Awesome!

This is exactly what I was looking for and what I need. Very easy to read /listen and easy to understand. I love that this book includes exercise that I can try. Thank you.

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Scale of 1 to 10. This book is a 20!

This book engaged my emotions on a level I didn't think was possible. Mastery of self definitely played a big role on my perception of this world. Thankyou! My Gratitude goes to the author.

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Great insight into Toltec Wisdom

I read this book after finishing The Four Agreements. Don Miguel Ruiz expands on his father's ideals beautifully and elucidates how you too can learn these insights through great stories, explanations and wonderful exercise. Highly recommend this book to anyone on the Path.

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listen.. .then listen again

Great learning if you're really serious about YOUR life. If everyone could find, read and apply the lessons found here, this world would be a better place!!!

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Life saver/life changing

Very beautiful way of thinking and living. Has eased my self inflicted pain and tension

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dreadfully monotone

I've tried so hard to get through this book. I can't say much for it, however, because I can't finish the damn thing! it's so dreadfully monotone, it makes it painful to get through. the book itself, seems fine

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Transformative

As good a book as I have ever had. this book cuts through dimensions, joins Heaven & Earth, aligns heart & mind. Enlightened souls will be validated. Those who struggle will be inspired.

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Great reading for understanding one self

This was a great book of understanding oneself of mine, heart,and soul. I would recommend this book to anyone who has felt loss of a loved one .
Also one's who feel lost in the fog of this world and is looking for peace.

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This book is the "how'of the four agreements

I see this book as a how to apply the four agreements. Great actionable steps, clear ideas and a reminder how to change you perspective to embrace the present.

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Very good

I love book good for spiritual self evaluation and consciously awakening would diffently recommend. I love a the book is interactive with the reader.

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  • Ree_
  • 05-11-19

You & only You can master thyself

An amazing book to look at yourself and develop into the true authentic being you are. Remove yourself from the mask and just become. Stop being what others say you should be and start being who you really are. The real and honest you! Highly recommend! One of the best book I have read on the mastery of self and authenticity.

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  • Aaron
  • 01-13-21

What a fantastic and informative book

Tho I practice and teach mindfulness Breathwork and yoga, this book as shown me a different way and methods to control the way I look at the world

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  • Paul (the other one)
  • 08-13-20

Not as good as his father

It's OK I suppose, but pretty basic stuff -- I guess it all depends on where you are in your journey.

The narration of his father's work was way more uplifting and much easier to listen to.

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  • Aleksandra
  • 10-24-18

Beautiful book

I would recommend this book to anyone who is struggling to accept themselves for who they are

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  • S Gardiner
  • 10-22-21

Essential Skills to Master Life

I found an old battered copy of this book in a car park of an Ashram in NZ. The content was so useful I decided to buy the audible version.

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  • Lexylou0609
  • 09-23-21

Everybody should read this book

This is such a brilliant book. I feel more at peace for having listened to it and want to share it with my family and friends. I think that I will listen to it and read it again and again.

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  • Kejtor
  • 08-29-21

Beautiful

Fantastic book.
Great fables and practical exercises.
Excellent examples and lots of wisdom.
Highly recommended.
Definitely would listen again and again…

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  • Anthony mcdonald
  • 08-10-21

the mastery of self

A true master peice on mastering thy self loved all of this book and would recommend to anyone 👌🏻

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-23-20

Beautifully written and sound

Thank you for writing this book don Miguel Ruiz Jr. and for narrating it Charlie Varon as you have a soothing voice and good tone. This beautifully written piece of work has put into words a description of life that I have almost always tried to encompass; despite the fact I had never heard of Toltec practices.

I relate to this piece of ideology probably more than I have ever related to my peers. The ally/parasite, the domestication and self-domestication, the dream of the world, conditional vs unconditional love; it’s common sense yet no one notices or thinks about it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-26-20

pretty sweet

listen to it over and over tbh. not the best thing ever, but really nicely read and plenty of Toltec wisdoms to mull. not as much flowery wierdness as his dad's stuff, if that's your flavour, but builds on dad's foundations in a very constructive manner.

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  • David
  • 03-02-17

Easy to follow techniques

I love how easy this was to listen to & recommend to anyone wanting to feel content with their life. Here's to ease & loving life 😘👍

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  • Andre
  • 07-12-22

A book that everyone should experience

I hope to pass this knowledge onto my kids and partner. This is a beautiful book with simple yet strong, meaningful lessons we ignore daily, and provides real life examples of how we are taught to self-punish and criticise ourselves and others as we grow. This is my 4th Don Miguel book I've read now, and one of my favourites. I am proud to say that I have been honestly attempting to practice the Toltec way for 3 weeks now and my general mood and happiness have certainly increased. I sure want this to be a life-long change that I am making for myself.

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  • jo ji
  • 04-19-21

excellent

A wonderful & uplifting book full of wisdom & great practical exercises & advice. Well narrated & easy to listen to. I really enjoyed it & learned a lot

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-16-21

deeply insightful

this book was concise, engaging, informative, profound and deeply nourishing, definitely would recommend. thank you

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-03-21

Absolutely Brilliant!

Loved this and highly recommend. I think it helps if you've read The Four Agreements prior.

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  • Jason Stephenson
  • 06-05-19

A beautiful book packed full of wisdom

Thank you Dan for a most beautiful book. Each book I read of yours continues to help me and inspires me and to strip back to more of who I truly a.m. Thank you thank you thank you and best wishes. Jason