I've lost count! But I definitely know it's more than 3, and I am so glad that this is so.
Reading anything more than once is a MUST in my opinion, especially if you seek to understand it. I think selective reading is a common habit among the majority of humans on earth and because of this I see why Michel has suggested reading Thiaoouba Prophecy 3 times or more. If you really need an example of the dangers behind the vague assumptions, stereo types, and misunderstandings or misinterpretations that result from such selective reading you can look at the propaganda created by the pioneers of "The Secret".
Of course examples of this are everywhere, and I'm sure you can think of some. Look through such religions as atheism who use their misinterpretation of scientific data as indoctrination. Even some scientist themselves selectively read material existence, as a result of Heisenburg's generally accepted theory.
It's such a misleading direction for any serious researcher that hopes to go in a "superior" direction in their studies!
Unfortunately there are even examples of this proven by some of the readers of the book who use this forum, a lot of the questions that I've seen asked on this forum CAN indeed be found and ARE in the book...for some I guess it's a matter of reading between the lines. If there were less selective readers, I believe it would cut out much of the pointless speculation going on, not just on this forum but in society as well...and it may even give real progress a good budge.
Anyways, in regards to an excerpt taken from what Michel wrote in the postscript that relates to what I'm saying,
"There are three types of readers:
*The first, who form the majority, have said they still don't believe I went to another planet, but have admitted they were moved by the book. In any case they have said, it doesn't really matter whethor or not it happened, what matters is the powerful underlying message.
*The second, is the former sceptic(skeptic) who, having read the book three times in a row, is convinced that my story is factual, and this reader is right.
*The third, is already more evolved from the outset, and knows from the outset that this is a true story. "
After reading it a number of times (probably no more than 10) throughout my life so far, I've been back and forth through the first two types of reader in no particular order... There were times where although I liked the story and I knew the message to be true and important-I was still skeptical and began questioning Tom & Michel's motives(thinking at first they were out to scam people) as well as my own logic(thinking I was irrationally vulnerable). Then there were moments when I was the second type of reader-where I was still sleep walking through life on an inadequate faith based system conditioned onto me but slowly stumbling into a waking state. Of course this is all a long-story short brief kind of recollection that eventually brought me to my sober understanding(all of which I hope to share) thus far of the book, very similar to the third type of reader. I now slightly understand event to a limited extent, why it is imperative to know rather than simply believe-of course this will continue to sound like a broken record for those who are still stuck on believing and lack understanding-only you can get this realization yourself, and once you do it WILL start to make sense.
probably have read it 5 times, but after the 2nd time, really, it all kinda stuck in my head fairly easily.
Actually though I only read it twice 'in a row' close together, timewise, then the 3rd time was months later. Having some time to process some of whats in there helped me to look for certain related information later on.
You all know this kind of change, especially when you were young. Example to make it clear: you didn't know anything about how society works when you were like 7 years old. You know that young people are often ignorant of things that they can't grasp because they are not ready. It's like making a 10 years old child read 1984 or Brave New World. Sure they would understand most of it, but wouldn't grasp everything because their perspective of the universe (in this case world) is still too young.
So, yes I know that I might of forgot lots of things, but I need some time before reading it again.
by the way, welcome!
enjoy your stay here, well, its not a 'real' place, its just on the internet - but take a look around, and dont forget to use the handy search feature.
Oh, and hello Nicolas XD