In Marcoux’s (Back to Salem, 2012) exploration of spirituality, the universe provides the guidance necessary to find answers.
Marcoux, an author and a believer, was not always so. As a scientist, she often felt that she may have followed the wrong path. To remedy her niggling doubt, she began to explore the possibility of an alternate calling by attending a psychic conference. She found that she was drawn to writing and psychic exploration; in fact, she says, she often allows her metaphysical intuitions to dictate major decisions within her writing. Marcoux details many of her personal experiences throughout the text, which she also peppers with various anecdotes from colleagues and mentors who similarly point to the serendipity of spiritual messages at crucial moments in life. The heart of Marcoux’s book is centered on the journey she urges her audience to take. She offers several exercises that will serve to maximize readers’ spiritual engagement with the universe; its messages, according to both Marcoux and her colleagues, constantly surround us and are waiting to be heard. The author’s signature process—the eponymous “Lifesigns” program—is introduced midway through the text. It comprises several suggestions which will allow readers to achieve the same spiritual understanding as Marcoux. But as with the author’s repeated insistence about the universe’s messages, some readers will have to be very open-minded to experience Marcoux’s text as it is intended.
If read with an open mind, this title may very well be a worthy one for readers seeking spiritual direction.