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Download Any Game Cookbook: Recipes for Spiritual Gaming epub

by Claude Needham

Any of the aging games gathering dust in the hall closet can be transformed into the basis of a spiritual experience using the recipes in this "meta-gaming" book for gamers and the spiritually interested. Rule modifications and exercises are presented as door openers to turn any gaming experience into a spiritual adventure. Addressing the entire gaming population, regardless of spiritual or religious orientation, the focus is not on prescription but rather on tools and methods to empower any gamer to explore the spiritual side of their favorite pastime.
Download Any Game Cookbook: Recipes for Spiritual Gaming epub
ISBN: 0895561891
ISBN13: 978-0895561893
Category: Self-Help
Subcategory: Spiritual
Author: Claude Needham
Language: English
Publisher: Gateways Books & Tapes (April 1, 2007)
Pages: 182 pages
ePUB size: 1538 kb
FB2 size: 1812 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 658
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I was totally intrigued the first time I came across a copy of the Any Game Cookbook -- Recipes for Spiritual Gaming. The exercises offered in it sounded really interesting and I loved it that they were to be done during ordinary game play, using any game, any table top game. I soon got a group of friends together and we started to test it out.

I liked the fact that the book does not define "spiritual" for you and it does not tell you what results to expect from doing any of the exercises. This leaves it completely open to one's own experience and perceptions. Lots of illustrations make it visually fun to look through, and the over 70 recipes (exercises) are easy to understand -- and very potent.

Closet spiritual adventurers will be happy to hear that some of the exercises can be done without anyone being the wiser -- they won't know you are doing anything other than just playing the game. Other exercises are obvious and/or require the

cooperation of the other players. All of the recipes are pg rated. In fact, there are some exercises that even small children can do.

Our small group of spiritual gamers found that sometimes the layers, realisations and effects of the exercises changed after several rounds using the same exercise. Sometimes they just deepened the initial direction, and at times the very nature of the effect changed with continued application. Sometimes we shared similar insights and experiences, sometimes the effects on each of us were quite different.

And all of this while having fun playing a game, any old game. We chose a very simple child's board game. Alas, when concentrating on the recipes, there were times that this kid's game became quite a challenge. And every so often we'd get totally lost in it, until remembering, or being reminded, of the exercise we intended to do.

It is so much fun, and for me, the combination of simple game play along with the exercises had an unexpected healing effect. I can wholeheartedly recommend it.
Any Game Cookbook helped me to realise that it's possible to do spiritual work in my every day life. The recipes apply to many types of games -- I've even successfully used some for computer games. This book is ideal for those who long to play for a greater purpose than winning.