From the Desktop of Philippe Matthews:
Spiritual Director: The SHOCKphilosophy Institute of Advanced Manifestation
Dear Enlightened Seeker,
You may have heard of the S.H.O.C.K. brand which stands forSeeking Higher Omnipotent Conscious Knowledge. The SHOCKphilosophy™ is a non-denominational, scientific way of approaching traditional manifestation and intention principles first popularized by metaphysics.
The SHOCKphilosophy™ is a synthesis of theology, biology and psychology; producing a manifestation process that even non-denominational ministers and spiritual gurus have found to be a breath of fresh air to the prosperity process.
A Special Message from Dr. Miceal Ledwith — Star of What the Bleep Do We Know
Philippe Matthews’ workbook “The SHOCK Philosophy” is a gem that nobody should be without. It is a masterful distillation of very wide ranging and thought-provoking insights and advice that will be of enduring value to the reader. Most of the self-destructive attitudes that so frequently make any spiritual progress impossible are exquisitely expressed and marshaled in a coherent way. This book is not aimed at those who want to be coddled and told, (so deceptively), that everything is okay and we don’t have to worry about a thing. It cuts to the heart of the matter, and if we wish to go along the path it is very clearly mapped out for us in a non-compromising way. Philippe reminds us that true spiritual Masters do not chase clients, much less cultivate followers: “they do not chase, they replace,” as he puts it so well. A true Master he tells us will not judge us for our past present or future mistakes but will assist us in writing a new intention to move past the current places where we are stuck.
He gives encouraging words about those atavistic fears that haunt our unconscious mind, how it feels like to be isolated and judged by the masses; how so subtly self-destructive is that all too often unconscious self-hatred, or how to escape becoming the smug and opinionated know-it-all. He is all too conscious of how difficult it is in the instant gratification society in which we live, to give the degree of commitment and effort which will make possible all the magnificent things we have been told so often is our birthright. To chart a course of progress he outlines a path away from all of these crippling attitudes, the greatest of all of which is the fear of the unknown.
I recommend this book wholeheartedly. It is a masterpiece of syntheses and exposition. Be aware you are about to acquire a life-long friend. The SHOCK Philosophy was not designed as a quick read, but will be an invaluable vade mecum, that deserves over the years to become worn, tattered and dog-eared from being consulted and contemplated so often, and from having been trucked with you wherever you go.
— Miceal Ledwith, L.Ph., B.A., L.D., D.D.
A Special Message from Alan Cohen — Author/Spiritual Leader
At some point in our life, each of us has to wonder if things happen to us randomly, or if there are principles that make life work. And if these principles do exist, what are they and how can we make them work on our behalf?
Philippe Matthews has found some brilliant answers to these questions, and sets them out very neatly in The SHOCKphilosophy. Growing up in dire conditions in Chicago, Philippe looked around him at his family and peers struggling in a poverty mentality, and made a decision that there had to be more to life and he would find it. The SHOCKphilosophy chronicles Philippe’s journey and insights to master his life through spiritual awareness and practice.
Reading through these honest and earthy lesson s, I was reminded that the principles of success are far simpler than we have been led to believe. The answers, we recognize, are not in complex money-making schemes, but right inside you. Right now, right where you are, you have the genius and talent to magnetize to you all the wealth you desire. And wealth, of course, is far more than just money. Real wealth begins with recognizing your spiritual riches. As you read through The SHOCKphilosophy, you will be keenly reminded of how much you already have going for you. Now your primary need is to step forward with the confidence that you deserve to live a happy life.
I have had the pleasure to work with Philippe over the past few years, and I am very impressed by his insight and energy. We have shared several interviews for EmpowerMag.com (www.empowermag.com), which grew into extraordinarily inspiring conversations on the leading edge of thought. After doing many interviews in many media, it is a pleasure to interact with someone who lives in the consciousness I value. Philippe and I could have gone on for hours exploring the higher dimensions of success with heart, prayer, intention, and willingness.
The book you are holding is a portal to those rare dimensions. The crazy thing about enlightenment is that once you have it, you recognize how simple it is, and that you had it all the time. The SHOCKphilosophy honors you as the key to your own attainment. It does not require you to be other than you are; indeed the more you live true to who you are, the more life will line up to give you what you want.
Take your time with this book, and let it sink into your soul. The reading is fun, and you can move through it quickly if you like. Yet you will do best to sit with each lesson and apply the principles and exercises to your own life. Philippe is very authentic about his own experiences, and he will inspire you to do the same. These concepts really work ? if you apply them. As you test them out, you will be amazed at their results.
Yes, there are principles that guide the universe. They are impeccable, unerring, and entirely slanted in your favor. You live in a world that, in spite of what you have been told, wants you to succeed. Your desire to be happy and wealthy is the most natural in the world, and so is your opportunity for fulfillment.
Have a great adventure with Philippe and The SHOCKphilosophy. It works, and your reward on this journey will fulfill you in deep and plentiful ways.
Alan Cohen, Author of I Had It All the Time