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Review of Developing YourSupernatural Awareness

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Developing YourSupernatural Awareness" by Fredrick Woodard.]
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5 out of 5 stars
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"Developing Your Supernatural Awareness: Connecting with an Interactive Universe" is an intelligent collection of extraordinary events curated by Frederick Woodard, an expert psychologist and supernatural specialist. It highlights events that cannot be rationally explained by logical reasoning or physical constraints and addresses the possibility that some external, non-physical or alien being could be responsible for such an event. If that is the case, it becomes imperative that one hones this ability or gives attention to such happenings for their potential impact on that person’s life. Even for those who have not experienced such an event, this book can be a way to acknowledge and even prepare for such things in the future.

As I began to read this book, I noticed the open-mindedness of the author, which I felt was really important for a crucial topic such as this. There was a sense of empathy and compassion, without judgment, in the way he interacted with them. I loved the way he entertained the other point of view, encouraging them to accept and find meaning in their experiences. That shows the degree of his open-mindedness, not demeaning their experience or writing them off as absurd.

As this was a crucial topic, this author did not seem to push ideas into the readers’ minds. There was adequate consideration of the possibility that some experiences people face could be logically explained. The emphasis was that one should not mistake coincidences or happenstance as a supernatural experience because then that would just be like living in delusion. Furthermore, there could be some impact that supernatural experiences could have on those who experience them. As a result, the author suggests tips and helpful measures that a person could use to protect themselves and those around them so these experiences don’t go haywire.

I enjoyed the patient accounts and the author's views on this topic. However, I couldn't shake off the fact that the book covered very little of the reasons why these things happen. The author probably did not want to dive into that. Also, a connection was drawn between drugs and alcohol and their ability to make one susceptible to possession. The examples given regarding this were not exclusive because I felt that those people could have been possessed just as easily, even if they weren’t drunk.

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars because it achieves its aim of making people pay more attention to their supernatural sides perfectly. I only found a couple of errors and the negative aspects I mentioned above were mainly just skepticism. I believe this book would be beneficial to both people who have supernatural experiences and those who don't. In any case, it makes a person give the benefit of the doubt to this sensitive topic.

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I agree that most things that happen to us can be explained even if that explanation is not readily available. When people try to explain everything as special then nothing is. Thanks!
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I like that there are patient accounts and not just one person's thoughts to buffer his arguments. Very interesting topic.
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