Electrical engineer and self-described “energy facilitator” and “psychic warrior” Burford tells of how to maximize intuitiveness in this debut self-help-book.
The author says that he believes that everyone is born with metaphysical abilities that are suppressed by conventional wisdom and education: “In playing with my own children when they were young,” he writes, “I realized that children can see angels, energy fields, auras, and so on.” In this book, he seeks to help readers who wish to revive these natural abilities through simple exercises. He focuses heavily on the concept of one’s “energy field,” which he also calls an “energy egg.” Chapters such as “Energy Awareness,” “Energy Healing,” and “Energy Self-Defense” provide extensive background on the different roles that he believes one’s energy can play in one’s life, including explanations of the body’s chakras. Burford tells of how he has used his own energy field—expanding it as a barrier, for instance, or drawing it back to make it less vulnerable to others’ energies—to protect himself and others, both physically and psychologically. He frankly discusses the benefits and challenges of meditation, particularly when beginning the practice, but he stresses, above all, the importance of positivity, kindness, and self-love. Throughout this easy-to-read manual, Burford insists that anyone can learn to master the skills he describes, even astral projection. However, the most useful section is the “Exercises” portion of the appendix, in which he describes exactly how to develop the metaphysical skills that he claims everyone has. The glossary will also be helpful to newcomers, although many readers who are interested in the book’s subject matter will likely already know some of the terms. Obviously, this work isn’t for everyone; some, for instance, may scoff at the idea of astrally traveling to a family member’s funeral in Prague, as he says that he helped one client do. That said, the underpinnings of Burford’s philosophy—helpfulness, kindness, and so on—are ones that anyone can embrace.
A varied potpourri of metaphysical teachings.