Artemis’ self-help guide offers encouragement and imaginative exercises to access intuitive knowledge.
Artemis, a self-described “intuition coach,” created this compact guide to help others tap into their own intuitive knowledge. Her approach is grounded in a variation of New Age spirituality that leans more toward humanistic psychology than monotheism. Artemis writes, “I use the term Greater Intelligence in place of creator or God.” She invites readers to join her in a quest for “the authentic self,” which she connects to an awareness of the Greater Intelligence. Intuition makes a connection to a spiritual energy source possible, Artermis posits, and has numerous practical benefits. Augmenting this inherent skill, according to Artemis, enhances mental and physical health and financial prosperity. In fact, the author believes that “we are unlimited” once we are in touch with our inner knowledge. A number of techniques are offered to facilitate gaining intuitive knowledge: journaling, guided meditation and dream analysis. But she emphasizes that such wisdom can only be gleaned by selectively bypassing rational thinking. “The ego and the intellect are the two archenemies of your intuition,” claims Artemis, and she suggests to literally consult one’s “gut feelings” (with awareness focused on the abdomen) when making a critical life decision. While the meditative techniques Artemis offers have long appeared in New Age books, she presents a crisply reasoned overview of imaginative exercises designed to access intuitive powers. Very much to her credit, she recognizes that “[i]ntuition is not a magic pill” as she sensibly reminds her readers that any suppositions about physical health should be seen as supplemental to consultations with qualified medical authorities.
A readable presentation that teaches how to take hunches seriously.