The Way of the Explorer: An Apollo Astronaut’s Journey Through the Material and Mystical Worlds
By Dr. Edgar Mitchell
New Page Books • A Division of The Career Press, Inc.
3 Tice Road/PO Box 687 • Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
2008 (Rev.), 288 pages, US $16.99 • ISBN-13: 978-1-56414-977-0
Reviewed by Brent Raynes
Apollo 14 astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, the founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, was transformed from an outer space explorer into an inner space adventurer following his historic 1971 lunar mission. Read his personal and detailed account of what happened on the Apollo 14 space mission that brought about a major shift in Dr. Mitchell’s world-view perceptions and understanding of classical physics, and the nature of human consciousness and spirituality. Read about his study of parapsychology, of his involvement in the Stanford Research Institute’s investigation of Uri Geller, of his investigation of children who developed Geller-like psychokinetic abilities, of meeting shamans, kahunas, healers, and spiritual leaders of many different cultures and religions.
Dr. Mitchell’s book details his personal journey and exploration into alternative approaches and perspectives pertaining to the emerging new reality of science, mind, and matter, revealing how quantum physics addresses the challenges and the potentials of the anomalous data conventional science refuses to acknowledge. Dr. Mitchell became involved in investigating a wide-spectrum of unexplained phenomena, from psychokinesis, to remote viewing, to healing. He explains how with the use of a Faraday cage and an EEG machine that a phenomenon comparable to telepathy could be scientifically confirmed as two different people’s brain waves could be recorded synchronizing.
By the way, for more information on Dr. Mitchell’s thoughts and insights read my interview with him in the next issue of Alternate Perceptions.
Discover your Psychic Type: Developing and Using Your Natural Intuition
By Sherrie Dillard
Llewellyn Publications • A Division of Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
2143 Wooddale Drive • Woodbury, Minnesota 55125-2989
2008, 267 pages, US $14.95 • ISBN: 978-0-7387-1278-9
Reviewed by Brent Raynes
Author Sherrie Dillard has over two decades under her belt working as a professional psychic, medium, and a trained therapist. She has worked with police agencies in several states assisting them in solving murders and “missing persons” cases and she teaches a course on intuition development at Duke University’s Continuing Studies.
Now if you’ve ever been interesting in developing or enhancing your own intuitive psychic abilities Sherrie has written a book that covers that very objective. Chapter 4, entitled “Discovering Your Intuitive Type,” provides a self-administered questionnaire that you can fill out to determine your own unique intuitive style. The book also presents various guided meditations and exercises that are especially prepared for the major intuitive styles that people possess. Useful information is also provided on clearing the energy fields around us, how to use discernment, and even how to work with spirit guides. Plus many more areas are explored.
Sherrie also writes of her own personal psychic development and experiences, and those shared by her many clients, which makes altogether for both fascinating and very instructive reading. She also tackles the intuitive types and strengths illustrated by such notable and historical personalities as Albert Einstein, Mary, the mother of Jesus, Buddha, and Edgar Cayce.
Powers of the Sixth Sense: How to remain safe in a hostile world
By Jock Brocas
O Books, an imprint of John Hunt Publishing Ltd.
The Bothy, Deershot Lodge • Park Lane• Ropley, Hants, SO24 OBE, UK
2008, 189 pages, US $19.95 • ISBN: 978-1-84694-075-0
Reviewed by Brent Raynes
This is a unique book. The author is described as a professional psychic medium, a top security consultant and an instructor of the Japanese martial arts of the Ninja and Samarai. Jock Brocas writes that his path has been that of the Budo, the Way of the Warrior, in its mind, body and spirit implications and applications as well. He has learned not only the importance of physical self-defensive training, but also of being able to be prepared, to anticipate and to react psychically to potential dangers and threats to his physical safety and well-being and that of those around him.
Jock shares his real life background and experiences, which makes for very interesting reading. He also provides detailed self-defense techniques and strategies to keep you and those you care about safe, as well as methods and exercises designed to increase your own psychic awareness and abilities. He believes that a well-developed “sixth sense” will go a long way towards preserving and maintaining ones physical safety and well-being in an uncertain world.