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A Nice Beginners Book
on 25 September 2005
Here is a nice little book filled with validation of experiences and lessons on how to improve your clairvoyant talents.
Elizabeth Owens is a practicing spiritualist at the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp in Florida. She teaches spiritual development there as well as having several books on the subject.
This book provides an overview of the clairvoyant talent, that is, as the author puts it "a natural talent." She goes further to explain "clairvoyance is a French word meaning clear seeing. It is the art of seeing spirit entities, which may or may not be visible through the eyes of others."
She expands on this concept well in her book. She gives us some wonderful background and history about the Spiritualism and Clairvoyance experience, where it started and especially about her own camp in Florida.
She gives some good examples of the talent, and introduces some members of her group who also contribute their personal experiences and talents to the content of the book.
I liked the flow: simple and easy. It is not intended to be an advanced teaching tool, but a gentle introduction to the concept and basic practices.
Ms. Owens includes some of her techniques for advancing and improving your own natural clairvoyant talent. There are chapters on Meditation and Interpretation. There is a chapter on symbolism and using it to enhance the reading experience and improving connections with the spirit and the client. There is also a discussion on other forms of clairvoyance, such as "X-ray Clairvoyance" and "Medical Clairvoyance" and more.
The author provides some exercises in the book for you to work with. These focus on meditation practices, enhancing your abilities to observe and retain the observations, personal interpretation of various symbols, and other techniques to enhance your own talents. These exercises are well thought through, are short so you can concentrate on one step at a time, and can be worked into your own schedule. There is room on the pages for you to record your thoughts and experiences.
She also brings in the experiences of the members of her group, giving you some validation of experience in the variations that can exist in the talent of different readers.
There is a workbook section near the end of the book, for you to write down personal development, notations and experiences. There is also a resources section, listing not only contacts and websites for her own Spiritualist Camp, but also other well known Spiritualist centers.
This book is not really path specific, though the author and many of the members are of the Spiritualist path. But the benefit here is that anyone of any spiritual path can pick this book up and read it and not feel intimidated or pushed in any one direction.
If you are unfamiliar with clairvoyance, if you have experienced this talent yourself and don't know where to begin, or if you think you have this talent and want to start expanding it, this is a nice book to start with. boudica