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Constructed around a series of late night conversations around a camp fire between Cheryl Simone and Sadhguru Vasudev on an Island in the middle of a Western North Carolina lake near her mountain home, Midnights with the Mystic is the most thorough exposition of the teachings of India's most sought after mystic.

Sadhguru challenges us to embrace the possibility that to each of us is available a higher realm of reality, a peak of consciousness; an entre into the realm of freedom and bliss. Concrete and down-to-earth, Midnights with the Mystic both provides listeners with an introduction to profound spiritual teaching and a personal glimpse of a charismatic guru.

©2008 Cheryl Somone,Sadhguru Jaggi Vasude (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp

Critic Reviews

"With the elegance of simplicity, this audio book takes you on an exploration of consciousness, that will shift you to a higher reality." (Deepak Chopra)
"Extraordinary wisdom, the insight and clarity of logic, the language of a poet. If you listen to this powerful audio book, you will discover who you really are, who we all are." (Neale Donald Walsch, author of Conversations with God)

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Worth buy

I’ve watched hundreds of videos, read one book & dozen articles of Sadguru. I was skeptical before buying the book if I would get anything new or worthwhile. I found this book 100% worth as have many insights which i didn’t get in other available contents. It could be a useful reading for anyone who has curiosity or questions related to yoga, guru, possibility in a human life etc

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Great content but performance not so much

The book as it is, is just fantastic. Being an ardent Sadhguru follower it is a treat to be able to get such insight on his life and what he’s made up of. There’s no doubt about that. Every word of his is a lesson in itself.

My only concern with this audio book was the incorrect or should i say the accented anglicised version of Cheryl. I do not blame her for this but in the case of Sanskrit words the pronunciation has to be accurate to convey the meaning. When one learns the language they have to learn it completely. I could not understand the words in the beginning for example when she pronounced CHAKRAS as SHAKRAS, it took me a while and i had to make use of the implied context to know what it really meant.

My sincere advise to the makers of such books which include spiritual content is that they should pay attention to the accuracy of rendition as well. That’s very important.

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awesome

too good for inner engineering I am happy listening the life changing program thank you so much

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Best book on yoga in a conversation.

After doing a 900hour course on classic yoga, heard this but book. absolutely Stunned by the way that sadguru answers all question on life and even beyond, What's the purpose of life?
What is end goal of humans
What is yoga
what are the sheats within the estoric human body.
does re-birth happen
and so many more answered by Sadguru.
It answers human questions at various levels.
Wow such a profound and deep book.
Absolutely love sadguru, also Cheryl's work and her questions to him are so relatable. This book is a gem.
thanks for this one Cheryl .

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Excellent narration most exciting and insightfu

loved it and completed it in one go very useful for seekers or people who are enthusiast s good quality spending of time with this

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Indescribable Joy

If there is something as this should be read or heard in this life before dying, this book alone will qualify for that.

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Eyeopener

To develop oneself is in one owns hands.So one should use the methods talked about in this book.

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Truly life changing.

I finished this book in 8 days, each chapter a day. This is the fastest I've ever finished a book. The questions asked by Cheryl are relevant to almost all the people, the answers and insights given by Sadhguru really make one understand the true meaning of life. And guides one on what truly matters. A must read if you're seeking for true meaning of life.

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Must read to knw mre thn jus his videos we listen

I would say in the earlier chapters of the book i felt disiterested to hear the audios since the Cheryll one of the co-author started off with her life and her journey throughout. But later on, when the speed picked up I got more and more interested mainly pushed by the questions Cheryll got to ask Sadhguru that not many of us gt a chance for.And the questions she asked were some silly but most of it were eye opening and far more better to understand than jus some videos we see in youtube cause she got the chance to ask continuously and he answered her every question with so much understanding and patience(altho these words wudnt be there in Sadhguru's vocabulary)😄
Truly,I am going to hear it again and maybe many more times just to grasp what i couldn't in the previous takes as that's how we Ishas usually feel while listening to him.
I am glad that this was my first audiobook in Amazon to start listening and also complete fully

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A life changing experience

What ever your belief, if you long for life's deepest answers, you can't miss this. One of the most profound mystics of our times, puts in simple perspective, some of the most primal questions. Easy to listen and simple to relate with the protagonist, Sadhguru's answers in his usual simple & clear voice, will cause a tectonic shift in your core. Enjoy, reflect and be blessed.

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  • Diana
  • 15-11-16

Sadhguru is a fascinating subject

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Maybe. Anytime Sadhguru was speaking, I was in rapt attention. Cheryl Simone really got on my nerves. I experienced her as a needy new age groupie and her quest for enlightenment was one annoying cliche after the another.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

See above

Do you think Midnights with The Mystic needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No.

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  • vineet
  • 08-10-12

Great advice, but too many interruptions

Sadhguru's advice and his perception is just too good. He sees the world and the life around him from a completely different point of view, which is refreshing and in many ways eye opening.

I agree that the book is written by Cheryl, but she gets in the way too much between the listener and Sadhguru. A simple question answer approach would've been perfect.

I also understand that the experience that Cheryl had with Sadhguru changed her life (good for her), but the reader/listener doesn't need the details, which were not really important to the subject at hand.
Just my opinion

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  • Ram Balagurunathan
  • 10-01-17

Logical view of mysticism

It was wonderful to hear Sadhguru through this book answering mundane to mysterious questions. I am happy that I came across this book.

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  • Karen Cooper
  • 22-12-16

loved it


I loved this book as I have always found Sadghuru very wise. At the same time he is full of energy and humor.

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  • Kim H.
  • 17-10-16

Best book ever!!

Started out thinking it was going to be like every other book with someone looking for enlightenment, but as this book progresses into a few chapters...Wow! Amazing and uplifting !
What an incredible journey and education of looking at an inside view of a yogi.
Thank you!!
Kim

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-06-19

Waste of time. Get Inner Engineering by Sadhguru.

Cheryl is just here for another book and more cash. She is not valuable at all but instead act more like a parasite onto Sadhguru.
I listened to Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy by Sadhguru himself and this book is just a waste of time and money. You need the insight of an enlightened being and not a seeker. It's like I hold the hand of a blind person and expect him to guide me through traffic.

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  • Valerie
  • 20-10-18

*Yawn*

I was hoping for a book containing wisdom, it read more like a fan girl swooning over gurus. Very disappointed.

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  • Kevin McShore
  • 21-04-17

Thank you.

Thank you Cheryl for sharing your time with Sadhguru. I could imagine myself asking the same questions you had.

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  • Venkata Appineni
  • 28-03-17

My first audio book

I really enjoyed thank you. I am looking forward for more books from you.

Thank you.

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  • Amit Dhakad
  • 18-04-17

A Must Listen for every human

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It's hard for us to understand spiritualism. Primarily because of our logical thinking, our hesitation to believe what we cannot perceive and our already existing thoughts, perceptions and understanding of the world.
Sadhguru helps us break away from all this and see the world the way it really is.

What did you like best about this story?

A beautiful conversation. I hardly felt like I was listening to a book.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Midnights with The Mystic?

This has given me a glimpse of something that is beyond my perception and encourages me to want to experience that.

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  • Dandy
  • 06-12-16

brilliant insight into self with sadguru. a must

What made the experience of listening to Midnights with The Mystic the most enjoyable?

a must for beginners and advanced spiritualists

What did you like best about this story?

narrative and experiential

Which scene did you most enjoy?

midnights

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no

Any additional comments?

great . more of this type from sadguru

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  • Jean van Wyngaardt
  • 16-04-15

Wow. What a great book.

Excellent audio book, real eye opener to the world. I really hope sadhguru is able to produce more books like this, it's everything you're looking for.

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  • shreyas mhatre
  • 25-06-18

Similar to my experience with Sadhguru

I was hesitant to take up Isha foundation yoga courses as well in the start.
When I did learn my first course of Angamardana, my high blood pressure of 10 years disappeared in 45 days.
Sadhguru’s Isha yoga has made so many differences in my life. It’s hard for me even to list them. 🙏 Thank you for everything.

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  • PVK
  • 18-06-17

incredible conversation

Amazing book. Must read or listen if you want to know more about Sadhguru and human life.

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  • MANGALAMPALLI P.
  • 14-01-19

Great follow up to Inner Engineering Audio

Fantastic audio book to complement the highly popular Inner Engineering audio. Got some useful take away tips for daily life.

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  • Mike
  • 15-12-18

This was OK

I prefer the inner engineering book by Sadhguru, maybe worth another listen, but I would recommend inner engineering over this one.

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  • Sylwia Soles
  • 07-03-21

Great book

I love this book! Perfect for someone who is on beginning of the journey and would like to know more about Sadhguru

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  • Delheim
  • 06-06-18

Gives a real insight to Sadhguru

It was a beautiful dialogue between the author and Sadhguru. The narration was fantastic. I have listened a few times purely because I just loved his stories, jokes and his singing voice.

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  • Bill
  • 24-04-20

Basically the writers biography

Very little in regards to content, instead of actually recording conversations as the title would suggest it is simply a diary recording of the writers experience.
There are small recordings taken from other audio books of Sadhguru at the start of each chapter but that's about it. Not really what I was expecting and certainly not worth £17.
It is a well written personal diary, but not much else.

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  • A. S. Wade
  • 28-02-20

loved it

really interesting personal story of the Author's life and her encounters with this extraordinary human being. Great insights into his life and how he lives it. Loved it!

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  • pedro
  • 18-03-17

You must die to become alive .

Must read, great history, well spoken, thank you, thank you, thank you . Read it 7 times

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  • manan p.
  • 21-05-18

Awesome Book

Loved it. This book will give you real insight about life and what is really important that we should be doing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-05-21

eye opener

this is def one of the best audio book. I didn't want it to finish. I used to look forward to listen to it everyday.

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  • Sophia
  • 23-10-20

she needs to see the world of others

it was sad to hear a women who has so much, and still not happy with her life. i know so many people who would appreciate a fraction of what she has. shallow and unthankful i find her.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-09-20

Eternal Bliss

I thought it would more of stories of different Yogis of India or something about Alien activities of Kailasha. It was little different but amazing, voice of sadhguru was an eternal bliss for my soul and ears.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-06-20

utmost inspiring and deeply touching

makes me pondering and reconsidering my life priorities and how to go beyond my limited boundaries

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  • Poonam Prashanth
  • 26-05-20

Must Read

Must read .. transformational book ..changed the way I think and feel about myself .. took my yoga practices to the next level

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  • N
  • 30-12-19

Enlightening

Loved this book. Cheryl's narration was natural and easy to listen to, her honesty makes her very relatable.

Listening to Sadhguru throughout was a wonderful addition to the book.

I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in who Sadhguru is and what he has to offer the world.

Wonderful.

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  • Joydeep Dass
  • 29-08-19

in-depth intro of Sadhguru.

Good questions and no holding back of the answers. More in-depth introduction to the phenomenon Sadhguru is.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-08-19

I wish it would continue!

Cheryl asked Sadhguru so many questions I wanted answers to and Sadhguru answered each one with so much detail and care. I will listen to this again. Thank you Cheryl and Sadhguru for making this available to us.