By Char Margolis
Publication Date: August 30, 2022
Intuitive: Known or perceived by intuition.
Psychic: Sensitive to nonphysical or supernatural forces and influences : marked by extraordinary or mysterious sensitivity, perception, or understanding.
Medium: An individual held to be a channel of communication between the earthly world and a world of spirits.
The above are Miriam-Webster’s definition of an intuitive, a psychic, and a medium, three different levels of knowing or perceiving energy, with intuitive being the least sensitive of the three. (Please note, this is my own perception of the three; I’m sure others may disagree or view them differently, but it’s important to note since this is the viewpoint my review is coming from.)
To me, everyone has some level of intuition with the only difference being how in tune we are to it. Psychic abilities are a step up from intuitive and could include sensing spirits, feeling others emotions, seeing auras, etc. Some people are born with psychic abilities, but everyone can learn them to some extent. A medium is a person who can see and/or communicate with spirits. I think this is an ability one must be born with, I don’t think it can be learned (again, just my opinion).
That said, I honed in on the “develop psychic abilities” part of this title and thought, “Cool, let’s see what I can learn.” The short answer is – not much. I was expecting exercises along the lines of Psychic Witch by Mat Auryn or at least clear examples. Instead, the book is a collection of often rambling, frequently repeating, stories about the author’s life and how she became a professional psychic. There are a few hints and tips on developing your own intuition, but nothing beyond that and even those are vague.
The stories that are included jump from topic to topic with little to no structure. One chapter began with the comment that the author had been interested in astrology, then veered off into a repeat of her early marriage and introduction to spirituality, never returning to astrology again.
At best, this book should be billed to be about Char’s journey to becoming a professional psychic medium and not as a resource for developing psychic abilities. Even then, it could have used a developmental edit to tie the stories together into some form of cohesion.
I rarely, if ever, suggest giving a book a miss, but I’m doing that with this one. If you’re a huge Char Margolis fan, then you may want to read it and if that’s the case, the link is in the cover image.
I rated this book 1.5 stars. ⭐+
Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing the ARC of this book. I’ve left my review honestly and voluntarily.
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