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If I knew nothing about what it means to be a psychic and got all my information from movies and television shows, I would imagine that it’s a non-stop, uncontrollable carnival of images, thoughts and random dead people showing up anytime they felt like it.  

Well, except for the dead people showing up randomly.  They make appointments.

Let me share a secret: all of your natural psychic abilities are under your control.  All of it.  If you have clairvoyant gifts, you get to decide what you see and what you don’t.  

In her earlier book You Are Psychic: The Art of Clairvoyant Reading and Healing, Katz lays the groundwork for how to work with this wonderful skill.  

extraordinary psychicExtraordinary Psychic: Proven Techniques to Master Your Natural Psychic Abilities takes this work to the next level.  She goes into a greater depth about what clairvoyance is and what practical application it can have in your life.  Katz also gives some guidance about other natural intuitive skills such as clairaudience (hearing with the “mind’s ear”) and telepathy.

My own skill is clairaudience and I wouldn’t have said I was clairvoyant until I started working with clients.  I find if they tend to be visual, the information shows up for me in a more visual way.  Katz’s book was helpful in learning to open up and work more with clairvoyance as a tool for my own professional work.

Broken down into four parts with emphasis on techniques to ground the information,  Extraordinary Psychic covers quite a bit of material but at a very easy and understandable pace. If you’re drawn to know more about remote viewing, for example, there’s a nice overview of what it is and how you can learn to do it or better your own skills.

Most interesting to me was the section on “Healing and Working with Non-Physical Entities” as I run into them now and again in my own work. When things don’t resonate with me, I hear a loud CLANG!! in my ear as if someone were banging pots and pans together.  (A fun way to go through life, I assure you.)  This was the chapter where I heard that sound all through it.

It’s not that her information is wrong, necessarily.  It’s more that there’s an odd “fear” vibration that I don’t carry doing this work and it tends to ping me when I see it in others.  I cannot speak for all clairvoyants and psychics but I can say that in my own experience and that of others I’ve spoken with, fear has no place when working with non-physical entities. The vibrations are too high for that to even enter.

That led me to wonder why she chose to include it in this book which otherwise holds a high, peaceful energy.  I am all for being realistic about this work and I have come into contact with much lower vibrations than I was used to but there was no need for fear.  I used my skills (and help from Archangel Michael) to move them to a different plane.  That’s it. I didn’t analyze it, didn’t engage with it, nothing.  So, why give it thirty or more pages in a work that holds a higher vibration?  It took me out of the experience and I put the book down for quite a while.

I did pick it back up, though, because Katz offers a lot of good advice and guidance around using these skills to improve your life.  Not everyone wants to be a professional psychic (really? why not? it’s fun!) but most who are naturally intuitive (not just clairvoyant) can use these techniques to improve their every-day life.

It’s not the information that helps you grow; growth is found by trying on different ways to bring through the information you seek and finding what works for you, reliably. Extraordinary Psychic: Proven Techniques to Master Your Natural Psychic Abilities gives both information and activities to help you find that perfect fit as an intuitive.

Extraordinary Psychic:  Proven Techniques to Master Your Natural Psychic Abilities

Debra Lynne Katz

Author website: http://www.debrakatz.com

(review originally published in Pathways Magazine)