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My Return and Book Review

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Greetings!  I have been absent from this blog for some time now.  My husband died last March and I nearly lost my home.  Both took emotional, spiritual and financial recovery time.  Thanks to all who missed me and who are looking forward to my future entries. 

Below find a book review for my friend, Cat Gina Cole's new book.

Psychic Skills for Magic and Witchcraft: Developing Your Spirit, Intuition & Clairvoyance,

by Cat Gina Cole. Llewellyn Publications, Woodbury, MN, 2022

Review by Catt Foy

 “If you can change the way you view something, your beliefs will follow.” –Cat Gina Cole

With this spiritual guidebook, you can and will change the way you view things, embracing a broader horizon than you have perhaps done before.

From the very first chapter, you will find yourself relaxing and expanding your understanding of the metaphysical world in which we are all immersed. Cole lets the reader know what to expect from the material and the exercises and always reassures the reader that everyone may experience things differently. Using concise language, empathetically delivered, Cole brings her message in easy-to-understand ways.

Not only is it a guide to developing your “psychic skills”—it is a guidebook for understanding yourself.  Every person over the age of 14 should read this.  More than psychism, it is a book about self-understanding and self-management and contains lots of good counsel.  Perhaps every member of Congress should read a copy to better understand how to be empathetic!

Cole also points out the importance of journaling one’s own experiences.  “Handwriting is connected directly to your thought processes,” she writes. Cole recommends journaling by hand for this very reason.  According to an article published in Frontiers of Psychology, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2017) concluded that the same place in the brain that controls thought processes is stimulated by handwriting and drawing.  Keyboarding, sadly, does not.

Cole encourages the reader to trust themselves and to simply honor their own processes. “It is difficult at best to lead a ritual when you doubt your every move,” she writes. She shares many of her own personal experiences of doubt and struggle, or progress and triumph in just the right doses.  The reader can easily understand it without being overwhelmed with autobiographical information, as many other writers tend to do.

Cole teaches the reader to also trust the Universe through trusting synchronicity.  “Synchronicity is how the universe, the world and the beyond speak to us,” she writes. “Synchronicity is seeing signs of the universe, of the world around you that would otherwise go unnoticed.”

Savor this book, like a fine wine, or a sipping whiskey, one drop at a time.  Read a chapter or an exercise, then put the book down and let it soak into your being.  Practice the exercises, one at a time, and re-read portions as you go.  Take your time.  This reviewer spent over three months reading it, and as a slow journey it is spiritually nourishing.

Cole is an author with the gift of enjoyable and palatable delivery, reminiscent of the genius of Shakti Gawain (Creative Visualization, etc.)

She addresses issues of faith and fear, of doubt and trust, of loving and letting go of judgments to free our minds and spirits to a greater understanding of our place in the universe.

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Catt Foy has been a professional psychic and astrologer since 1978 and a freelance writer and photographer since 1981.  She is the author of Psycards: An Oracle of Archetypes, Rune Stones & Their Interpretations, and the novel Bartleby:  A Scrivener's Tale.  She holds an MA from Western Illinois University and an MFA in Fiction from Spalding University, and is currently Queen (CEO) of Psycards USA.  Catt likes to garden, paint, and make jewelry, and is currently working on several other novels.  Catt is also an ordained minister and certified hypnotherapist specializing in past-life regression.


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