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Teen Spirit Guide to Working with Mediumship, by Ceryn Rowntree

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Teen Spirit Guide to Working with Mediumship, by Ceryn Rowntree
Teen Spirit Guide to Working with Mediumship, by Ceryn RowntreeTeen Spirit Guide to Working with Mediumship, by Ceryn Rowntree
Soul Rocks Books, 978-1-78279-414-1, 147 pp., 2015

Immediately upon starting to read this book, I felt like a close friend was speaking to me. Rowntree has a reassuring, sympathetic, humourous and, above all, realistic voice that teens will find endearing. She never talks down to them, so important at a time when they may be questioning themselves about everything. Yet she validates their experiences, instructing them to trust their own inner wisdom telling them they really are communicating with departed loved ones.

She begins with a discussion of death — where else? — and continues to explain the spirit world, what mediumship is, how to safely open up and close down to spirit communication, how to be a responsible medium, and reactions one may encounter from people if they find out you’re a medium. I thank Rowntree for adding that latter chapter. It’s hard enough as an adult wondering if you should tell others what you do for fear of being laughed at; with the acute awkwardness sensitive teens might feel if their gift is revealed, Rowntree’s guide is invaluable. Continue reading


Exploring Scrying, by Abrose Hawk

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Purple scrying pool, photo by Wade SaathoffExploring Scrying, by Ambrose HawkExploring Scrying: How to Divine the Future and Make the Most of It, by Ambrose Hawk
New Page Books, 9781564145031, 179pp. 2001, 2009

While reading the first chapter of this book I felt as if I was being swathed in fluffy, white cotton. It struck me as being a lot like cotton candy — light, airy, but not much substance, and that fairly well describes this work. Not that this is necessarily bad. After all, it is intended as a basic, entry-level introduction to the subject of scrying.

The preparations and warnings contained in the first dozen or so pages are all a matter of common sense, which is why they bear repeating. So many people approach esoteric (to use the author’s preferred term) subjects with total disbelief, or else with a gung-ho desire to believe whatever comes along. Continue reading