Please note, I did not say Syfy replaces the Romantic novels nor that one should not read those- only that I feel science fiction is also capable of reality altering in a similar way. I did not say anything about ignoring romantic novels.I believe that you really do think that, tschai. However, you are not Laura, nor the Cs who are suggesting that we read these books for a very specific reason.
Here's what Laura has to say:
She, then, goes on to say:
Getting inside of the heads of the characters is so very important to learning the lessons that are there for everyone to see.
I realize that there are some men who may think that it's not "manly" to read these sissy effeminate books. However, through the last 16 or so years, I have discovered that real men are secure in their manliness and in touch with their feminine side so much so that these silly labels for the books are not even in their minds. Especially the books recommended by Laura. If one has faith in Laura knowing what she's talking about, and we have all seen that she does, then, there is no reason to not try out a few books before making a choice of to continue or not.
I am a fairly huge sci-fi fan, and was never even remotely interested in Romance novels. To me, they were the true "fantasy" novels. But I decided that Laura doesn't just suggest things willy-nilly and if I wanted to learn more about simple teaching and karmic lessons, then reading these books is what I would do.
I can say, now, without a doubt, I have found that these books really do have a lot to teach us. And, I am enjoying myself to boot.
However, it has been said that you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. (BTW, this is so very true, I know.) So we will each do as we choose. It's just that those who don't read these books are missing out on a lot of knowledge to be gained on many different levels.
I certainly would not contradict Laura, nor anyone else here, nor dissuade anyone from suggested reading material.
It has been suggested higher density ideas filter down to us through creative expression- albeit not always in a positive way- could science fiction also be a medium for such transmission?