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Review: Fortune Telling by Tarot Cards

51-ffb9mrul-_sx322_bo1204203200_Fortune Telling by Tarot Cards: A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding the Tarot
by Sasha Fenton
http://amzn.to/2sqf8dy

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing; Reissue edition (June 1, 2017)
ISBN-10: 1571747672
ISBN-13: 978-1571747679

Product description:
Lay your future out before you with tarot cards. Once you know how to interpret them, you can understand yourself and others better and be able to accurately predict what’s going to happen in the future.
This is an accessible and easy guide that teaches you how to use the tarot. Fenton’s guidelines combined with the reader’s intuition makes using the cards easy and fun. She provides the meaning of each card and suggestions for spreads that can be used for a variety of purposes―from focusing on the consequences of a particular situation to resolving a particular question to providing clarity on personal relationships. She also shows us how to link the cards together in a life narrative.

WIN_20170508_11_46_05_ProMy thoughts:
Really an excellent book. Fortune Telling by Tarot Cards covers the basics of Tarot in a simple and easy to understand way. When you are ready to set aside that little pamphlet that came with your set of Tarot cards, Fenton’s book is an excellent starting place. I really can’t put it any better than that — it’s a “must-have” for your Esoteric home library.

I give Fortune Telling by Tarot Cards: A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding the Tarot by Sasha Fenton 5 stars out 5.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Hampton Roads Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 
 

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Review: I Ching

41hcwrkxrwlI Ching, Plain & Simple: The Only Book You’ll Ever Need
by Kim Farnell
Series: Plain & Simple
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
ISBN-10: 1571747796

Product description:

The I Ching, or Book of Changes, is a mix of Taoist and Confucianist philosophies that has evolved over many centuries and may be the oldest book in existence. Its main philosophy is that nothing is static and everything changes over time, so our task is to adjust to the ebb and flow of changing circumstances. The I Ching can help us:

  • Make decisions
  • Manage sensitive relationships
  • Tap into our creative insight and intuitive power

The I Ching can be extremely complex, filled with poetry and philosophy. In I Ching, Plain & Simple, Kim Farnell has made the divination system as modern, straightforward, and user-friendly as possible―pick it up and put it to use quickly and easily, without any fuss or confusion. It is the ultimate guide to the I Ching.

My thoughts:

Farnell’s I Ching, Plain & Simple is a part of the plain and simple series, which is an excellent introductory series, but I have to say that I hate the subtitle “The Only Book You’ll Ever Need.” That subtitle makes my soul cry.

Having said that, the book does an excellent job describing I Ching and walking you through some quick interpretations. I liked the clipart and the Fu Hsi illustration and found the illustrations of the hexagrams easy to understand. I guess you’d say — plain and simple.

Picture 13While the book lays out the basics, I don’t think that Farnell captured ( perhaps intentionally? ) the mystical vibe that I think the subject deserves. Where is the mystery, majesty, poetry?

While my question was to personal to share, I gave three pennies a quick casting and got Tui Joy “Express yourself and join others in a variety of  enterprises. Family will soon be good. You will have peace of mind.” It teared me up a little; I hope everyone has peace of mind.

I give I Ching, Plain & Simple: The Only Book You’ll Ever Need 4 stars out of 5. I do recommend it.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Hampton Roads Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

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Review: Develop Your ESP

My thoughts:
Develop Your ESP comes in a small package but, like dynamite, it packs a punch. As is my usual habit, I checked the back of the book and found a nice Appendix. An Appendix is very often a good sign of a well thought out book.
I liked the illustrations and the charts ( though the one with the female body seemed a tad repetitive ) and I found the exercises easy. All in all, I thought that the book was excellent and I enjoyed every minute of it. “Call it intuition, a hunch, a feeling, or ESP,” but I like Nina Ashby.
Develop Your ESP is definitely a must-have for your home esoteric library. I recommend it and give it 4 1/2 stars out of 5.
Product description:

9781571747532Develop Your ESP
A Quick and Easy Way to Become Psychic

by Nina Ashby

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1571747532
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571747532

Have you ever heard the telephone ring and known who was calling before anyone spoke? Or had a gut feeling about someone or something that ultimately proved true? Most of us ignore experiences like these because we can see no physical basis for believing in our dormant psychic abilities. Call it intuition, a hunch, a feeling, or ESP, this elusive knowledge can provide information, motivation, or direction about various aspects of our lives. Nina Ashby, teaches readers:

  1. How to listen and be receptive to the inner messages received by your intuitive senses
  2. How to use techniques and exercises to develop and control your psychic abilities

This is a program that can quickly enhance anyone’s ability to go beyond the 5 senses and enter another dimension of awareness. Find out which psychic talents you possess and develop those particular gifts with a mix of theory and practical exercises. Learn to understand the body’s energy fields and auras and see why the spiritual plane is every bit as important as the physical world. Then get a complete psychic education, from cleansing rituals and focusing your inner energy charges to reading auras and using divination techniques such as tarot, I Ching, and psychometry to interpret signs and messages. Charts, tables, and graphs illustrate the theories.

Born in New York, Nina Ashby was acutely aware of her psychic gifts even as a child and could see colors around people, objects, and other living things. She has spent many years training in various forms of bodywork and energy healing, psychology, yoga, meditation, astrology, palmistry, dowsing, card reading, and psychic studies including mediumship and all levels of psychic perception and channeling. She lives in England.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Hampton Roads Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2017 in Esoteric Book Reviews

 

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Review: Rumi, Day by Day

Review: Rumi, Day by Day

Rumi, Day by Day

004Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing (October 1, 2014)
ISBN-10: 1571747001
ISBN-13: 978-1571747006

Available @ Amazon Rumi, Day by Day

(Barry’s score 5 out of 5 stars)

Product description:

Here is a daily companion that provides Rumi’s wisdom and spiritual insight. These poems have been selected on the basis of the poignancy of their message and their relevance to contemporary life.

This is timeless wisdom translated for modern readers. It is a guide for meditation and a light switch that you can turn on to make your daily connection with spirit. Use these words as tools to better your life each day, to draw continued guidance, inspiration and spiritual wealth.

My thoughts:

Perhaps it is my gnostic leaning, but I love the Sufi philosophy of Rumi. I usually receive a “daily” Rumi tweet, facebook quote, and email. I love them and find them very inspirational.

In “Rumi, Day by Day” Maryam Mafi gives us 365 of Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī aka Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī quotes. I read through them in an afternoon.

If you are not familiar with Rumi, I would suggest this book as an introduction to some of his work. I highly recommend it and give “Rumi, Day by Day” 5 stars out of 5.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Hampton Roads Publishing and Weiser Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

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