Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Infinite Quest by John Edward

Infinite Quest: Develop Your Psychic Intuition to Take Charge of Your Life
Title:  Infinite Quest: Develop Your Psychic Intuition to Take Charge of Your Life
Author:  John Edward
Publisher:  Sterling Ethos
Publication Date:  October 5, 2010
Format:  Hardcover, 320 pages
Age Group:  Adult, non-fiction

Summary from Goodreads:  Best-selling author John Edward has captivated audiences worldwide with his unique and powerful psychic skills. Now, in his long-awaited new book, he shows people how they too can tap into their psychic selves.
Infinite Quest will help readers to develop their intuition and renew their own latent powers, so they can confidently take chances and make choices. By following certain guidelines and intuition-building exercises, we can learn to get in touch with our Spirit Guides and identify the psychic energy around us on deeper levels. Edward also discusses how technology can work with our “sixth sense,” and explains how to use divination tools. Like his new eponymous website, Infinite Quest is truly a “portal to all things metaphysical.”

I have never seen either of John Edward's shows, Crossing Over with John Edward and John Edward Cross Country.  I have never read any of his other books, had a reading with him, or gone to one of his events.  I simply tell you this to give you a frame of reference for this review.  Essentially, I began reading this book knowing very little about John Edward other than recognizing the name as being a famous medium.

When I was offered this book for review, I was interested because of the subtitle.  Connecting with my intuition more strongly sounded pretty good to me!  Based on the title alone, I was expecting a book that would guide me in personal development.  While I did find some of that in this book, I also got a lot of information that was aimed at people wanting to do psychic readings for family, friends, and even paying clients.  Although Edward repeatedly insisted that his intention was not to encourage people to attempt to be professional psychics, he felt the need to discuss that situation often throughout the course of the book.  While I understand his desire to express the seriousness and ethics related to developing these skills, the constant tangents related to these warnings interrupted the flow of the rest of the information for me.  It was almost as if Edward was writing two separate books, one for someone wanting to develop personally and one for someone wanting to do readings for clients, all the while claiming he was only writing for the first purpose.

I think the biggest problem for me while reading this book was simply that I did not connect with Edward's style of teaching.  He uses so many metaphors and analogies to describe the same information that much of the information seemed to get lost in translation for me.  I also found it hard to follow the flow of the book as he seemed to jump from topic to topic and back again.

The best part of the book for me was the exercises.  These seemed to be very straightforward and I think working with them will help me to develop a better sense of my own skills.  If the rest of the book had been as straightforward as the exercises and this article, I think I would have gotten a lot more out of it.

I do think that you should give this book a try if it interests you.  Not everyone has the same learning style and I think Edward would probably connect very well with other people.  It is just clear to me that his teaching style and my learning style are not a match.

For more information check out www.InfiniteQuest.com

I received a copy of this book from FSB Associates for the purpose of providing an honest review.

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