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Book Review – Choosing To Be A Medium by Sharon Farber

April, 2019

Book Review
Choosing To Be A Medium
by Sharon Farber

Ms.
Farber received her BA in sociology at Univ. of Mass. before pursuing
a path in healing arts. This is evident and supportive in the manner
in which Choosing To Be A Medium is written and the subject in
general is presented. This very pragmatic approach is reflected in
the Disclaimer at the beginning of the book…

Not everybody has the ideal emotional strength and stability to be a medium. Good mental health, including a strong connection to reality is vital. People with certain types of mental illness, including clinical depression or psychosis, are advised to consult with a healthcare provider or spiritual mentor before pursuing mediumship development.”…

Even
if you read no further, this recommendation brings a practical
attitude and also dispels the glamour that is often associated with
mediumship. This is further supported by the fact that Ms. Farber
shows that becoming a medium and interacting with the Spirit world is
actually a gift than can be developed, having had no experience prior
to her own seeking it out. This dispels the thought that you have to
be born into this practice or have some specifically endowed
capabilities that set you apart as different from others. In fact,
the emphasis here is that everyone and anyone can do this…


I agreed to write this book because I have a different perspective
than many other mediumship authors. Most of them connected
spontaneously with spirit people and didn’t have to learn how. I
became fascinated with mediumship without seeing spirit people. This
book shares how I learned to become a medium and how you can too…

Choosing
To Be A Medium
is divided into three
parts and eleven chapters. Each builds upon the other, with the
final-Part Three: Chapters 10 and 11-dedicated to “Advanced
Mediumship and refining the skills you have been practicing for use
as a professional medium.

We
begin the journey in Part
One-Groundwork
. The three chapters
contained in this section provide a personal accounting of the
author’s journey into work as a medium. The author fills these
pages with anecdotal information and practical exercises while giving
the reader the definitions of terminology used and a deeper clarity
of what mediumship is and is not. There are plenty of exercises to
develop your skills and Chapter Three concludes this section in
discussion of Spirits, how they communicate, what they are and more.

Part
Two
, entitled Diving In, aptly
contains the meat of the study towards becoming a medium.

All
the tools needed to begin honing your skills are provided, both with
theoretical study and plenty of experiential exercises – 65 total to
be precise – that build both confidence and develop deeper awareness
of the natural gifts of psychism, sensing energy and interaction with
the spirit world that we inherently have. I particularly enjoyed Ms.
Farber’s approach to the fears that we may have around allowing
ourselves to be open to the Spirit realms and what that entails.

There
is an abundance of useful information that may also be applied in
general to a variety of spiritual practices and skills sets. The
information contained in Finding A Teacher (as it relates to a mentor
or other experienced medium to guide you) is useful for many of the
disciplines that we wish to learn more about. Grounding, breathwork
and meditations to cleanse and clear away negativity are other topics
covered and again, are useful tools in establishing a good routine
practice regardless of whether you will be using it as support for
mediumship, ritual work or any other spiritual endeavors.

Part
Three
takes your journey to another
level giving suggestions about establishing yourself professionally
as a medium. Everything you need to get started, should you choose to
work in this field is discussed as well as the pros and cons to
putting yourself out there. Ethics is brought into the equation as
well, something that greatly appreciate particularly given the
vulnerability of those you would be reading for. An additional
feature that supports diving right into finding your own style of
mediumship is the author’s companion journal with ample of space to
record and revisit the exercises suggested in the Choosing
To Be A Medium
book.

Choosing
To Be A Medium
is packed with
opportunity to test out your abilities and try out what you believe
being a medium is and what the reality of its work entails. This is
one of the few books I’ve come across that is so effectively
organized that it naturally encourages growth in your own abilities,
at all levels. It speaks to all levels of inquiry and many of the
exercises are great reminders for those already involved in the
practice of mediumship as refreshers and self-care tools. Kudos to
Ms. Farber for making this mysterious skill so accessible!

Visit
Dragonfly Healing Arts:

www.dragonflyhealingarts.net

The Choosing to be a Medium Companion Journal is available on Amazon:

Choosing to Be a Medium: Experience & Share the Healing Wonder of Spirit Communication on Amazon

***

About
the Author:

Robin
Fennelly is a Wiccan High Priestess, teacher, poet and author.

She
is the author of (click on book titles for more information):

The
Inner Chamber Volume One on Amazon

It’s
Written in the Stars

Astrology

The
Inner Chamber, Vol. Two

poetry
of the Spheres (Volume 2) on Amazon

Qabalah

The
Inner Chamber, Vol. Three

Awakening
the Paths on Amazon

Qabalah

A
Year With Gaia on Amazon

The
Eternal Cord

Temple
of the Sun and Moon on Amazon

Luminous
Devotions

The
Magickal Pen Volume One (Volume 1) on Amazon

A
Collection of Esoteric Writings

The
Elemental Year on Amazon

Aligning
the Parts of SELF

The
Enchanted Gate on Amazon

Musings
on the Magick of the Natural World

Sleeping
with the Goddess on Amazon

Nights
of Devotion

A
Weekly Reflection on Amazon

Musings
for the Year

Her
books are available on Amazon
 or
on this website
 and
her Blogs
 can
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