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  • Paperback: 155 pages
  • Publisher: Weiser Books; 1st edition (March 1 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578630231
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578630233
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.3 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #743,271 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Based heavily on the work of Lewis Bostwick, founder of the Berkeley Psychic Institute, Basic Psychic Development is a complete learning system for would-be psychics. Rather than closing oneself to outside energies, Friedlander's system encourages an open, playful approach to experiencing the energies around us with new tools like auras, chakras, and clairvoyance. While the premise of Basic Psychic Development is to advance awareness, understanding, and control over one's psychic abilities, the ultimate goal is individuation--owning one's identity--something more valuable than any psychic ability. --Brian Patterson

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I have been studying various areas of metaphysics for over 20 years and the information in "Basic Psychic Development" is truly some of the most useful and helpful that I have come across. And because of its simplicity, it is good for both the beginner as well as the non-beginner. The journey can be as basic and simple or as colorful and deep as each person chooses it to be. The techniques work for any level of approach. However, as the authors lightly remind you, a sense of humor is always helpful.
"Basic Psychic Development" provides basic, useful instruction about our energy fields and centers in an easy to understand format, with a lightness that is sometimes difficult to find in books about this subject. The techniques that John and Gloria have expertly written about in this book have facilitated my psychic development, but for me, more importantly, they have helped me to clear out a lot of unwanted "stuff", energetically speaking. Which often reflects on the physical level, as well.
This is information that I personally wish had been available to me as a child. I recommend this book to those who would like a hands on, no mumbo jumbo approach to psychic development and clearing tools. And for the advanced practitioner, my experience is that it can only enhance whatever system one is already using.
I have purchased this book for a number of people, the two most important being my own children. I feel it is a must-have for the personal library.
Thanks, John and Gloria....
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The word "practical" easily applies to this book--much like one of John Friedlander's other books, The Practical Psychic. This book is full of down-to-earth and literally "connecting to the earth" advice about living in a physical world with more awareness that you ever imagined possible. Beginning exercises include grounding and running earth and cosmic energies complete with helpful diagrams and full explanations of each step. The reader quickly graduates to exercises directed at cleansing the chakras, learning easy and simple techniques to clear energy blocks, past, present and future. Next comes helpful advice for distinguishing personal energy from the energy of others. Awareness leads to the ability to cleanse the chakras of "stuck" energy and shed the intrusion of other's energies. Once the reader has bookmarked and practiced these exercises over and over, a sense of freedom, lightness and clarity rarely achieved in a lifetime is the expected result. The reader is ready to move on to achieving a profound place within to connect with Higher Self, your God of the Heart. With a sense of humor throughout, the reader can finally gain access to "a gentle state of neutrality, one of the most powerful and effective tools for dealing with difficult situations," the core of the entire practice. Neutrality is not the absence of emotions, but rather it is "an opening up to the complexity, subtlety, and multidimensionality of emotions and experience." Eventually the reader is able to find an increase in compassion, both personal and for others. This compassion leads to a state of forgiveness, both for yourself and for others, and the creation of a place of gentle acceptance of the self and the absence of blame and guilt. Add this book to your tool kit for forging a new self for practical living in the new millennium.
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By Gilbert Choudury on March 4 2001
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For many years I have been involved in spiritual matters and practices, and spiritual goals are an essential part of my life. At the time I came across the material presented in this book, I considered myself devoid of psychic ability, even while desiring it strongly. Having read the book and practiced the exercises, I realised that I did have an ability, and that what increased it was more practice. Given my strong scientific and rational upbringing and education (I write mathematical software), the basic premise of the material was exactly what I needed: stop worrying about what should make sense and explore a different direction, just to see if something new and interesting presents itself. This book makes no claim to contain the ultimate truth (I used to look specifically for that) or even verifiable facts. Instead, it proposes a system that says why this or that might be a good idea (pick and choose). The way I see it, this book contains loads of pre-information. Having processed some of those ideas and suggestions, my outlook has expanded dramatically, and yes, being psychic (just a little :) is quite useful in daily life and pretty fun !
Gilbert Choudury (Gloria Hemsher's husband)
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By Todd Hawley on March 10 2003
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This book contains a lot of great basic information and numerous exercises for expanding your psychic awareness. Also, the descriptions of the various chakras are excellent. I had no idea for example that we all have hand and feet chakras, as well as four chakras above and below us. I also discovered each person's aura is quite complex with several different layers that correspond to each chakra.
The book's first chapter starts off not surprisingly with grounding exercises, running earth and cosmic energy. Always good to start with basics. The next chapter discusses the various chakras. Subsequent chapters discuss topics like distinguishing your energy from others, cords and how to "dissolve" them, "screens," aura layers and repairing them if needed.
I found the book along with all the various exercises, to be fascinating and plan to refer to it often in the future as I expand my psychic awareness.
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