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Title:
Developing intuition : practical guidance for daily life
Author:
Gawain, Shakti, 1948-
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Publication Information:
Novato, Calif. : Nataraj Pub./New World Library, 2000.
Physical Description:
157 pages ; 19 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781577310808
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Everyone is born with intuition, but most of us learn to ignore it. Through simple exercises, the author shows the reader ways to develop intuitive ability, explore the difference between intuitive feelings and emotions and distinguish their intuitive voice from other inner voices.


Author Notes

Shakti Gawain, born on September 30, 1948 in Trenton, N.J., is one of the leading authors in the world consciousness and human potential movements. After spending time in Asia, she became interested in combining Eastern spiritual awareness with Western Psychology. Titles such as Creative Visualization and Creating True Prosperity teach the use of mental energy, relaxation, healing, meditation, and spiritual awareness to help readers deal with their daily lives.

Gawain, an inspirational speaker, also conducts numerous workshops during which she teaches her philosophies. She has worked as a dance teacher and a therapist and continually strives to improve the quality of life for all beings. Her books have sold over 3 million copies throughout the world.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

When Creative Visualization (Gawain's first book, now a New Age classic) was published more than two decades ago, no one had heard of Deepak Chopra, and seminars on creativity and intuition did not exist in the business world. Now that many of her pioneering ideas and practices have found a place in mainstream American culture, Gawain offers this collection of simple exercises for accessing and employing "a universal, intelligent life force that exists within everyone and everything" through daily meditation. Such practice, she claims, can singlehandedly "point us in the direction we need to go at any given moment," "keep us safe" and "connect us to the soul level of our existence." Unlike instinct, which, Gawain says, protects survival and procreation, intuition promotes "growth, development, self-expression, and higher purpose." She recommends balancing intellect, instinct and intuition, rather than relying too heavily on any one of them. As always, Gawain's conversational prose is clear and uncomplicated, her mood easy and low-key; and, by now, her concepts are acceptably mainstream. She shows her readers how to distinguish the "voice" of intuition, trust it, interpret its messages and receive insight on questions and problems involving work, money, health and emotional issues. This slim volume is a faster, easier read than Judith Orloff's Guide to Intuitive Healing (Forecasts, January 24) and has the potential to win Gawain back some readers in this crowded self-help subcategory. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

According to Kassy and Gawain, Americans are searching for answers to life's tough questions from self-help groups or psychic hotlines when all they really need to do is tune into themselves. Both authors are interested in using intuition as a means of achieving optimum health and life fulfillment, and both agree that the more one practices intuition, the more easily answers will arrive. Kassy, who holds a master's degree in intuition/energy medicine from Greenwich University, here writes for healthcare workers and psychologists. Like psychic healer Edgar Cayce, she requires only a name and an age on paper in order to do a reading of a client's health-related illnesses. Arguing that many maladies are caused by Americans' diet of highly processed junk foods, Kassy recommends a visit to a nutritionist. Because she believes that illness is created when our physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual natures are out of sync, she also tunes into negative patterns that adversely affect them. Intuitive power even works with animals, she asserts. Her chapters are filled with anecdotes, case studies, and readings. Gawain is self-taught, and her name has been a household word in the New Age movement since her book Creative Visualization was published in 1989. Based on Gawain's belief that everyone is born with intuitive powers that end up being suppressed, Developing Intuition is written in a workbook style, containing exercises on relaxation, breathing, and meditation techniques. Gawain's book will better suit intuition beginners, while Kassy's more detailed work will serve a wider, alternative health audience. Both are recommended for public libraries. Other authors writing in this vein are Caroline Myss (Anatomy of the Spirit, Harmony, 1996), Marcia Emery (The Intuitive Healer, St. Martin's, 1999), Mona Lisa Schulz (Awakening Intuition, Random, 1999), and Judith Orloff (Second Sight, Warner, 1997).DLisa Wise, Broome Cty. P.L., Binghamton, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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