Book Review – Empowering Practices for the Highly Sensitive: An Experiential Guide to Working with Subtle Energies by Bertold Keinar

Book Review
Empowering Practices for the Highly Sensitive:
An Experiential Guide to Working with Subtle Energies
by Bertold Keinar
Publisher: Findhorn Press
176 Pages
Publication Date: July 5, 2022



This book is what many empathic people have been needing. It explores our connection to the universe and helps us to find our place in it. If you are a sensitive, you may have viewed that gift as a burden because you can indeed take on the weight of the world. Empowering Practices for the Highly Sensitive will give you insight into your gift. It will also give you a toolbox of exercises you will have at your disposal to help you lighten the load.

If you are a sensitive, chances are you have felt it since you were a child. Times of great turmoil and unrest can overload you and cause you to withdraw. We need tools to deal with this because to quote Clarissa Pinkola Estes, “We were made for these times”. Bertold Keinar reinforces that quote in his book.

From the Introduction:

“There are many Highly Sensitive People (HSP) nowadays, walking around on our planet. Many of us were granted the permission to reincarnate during these times, times of transformation of Planet Earth. We, who decided to come here now, are thus developed souls—sensitive. Not all developed souls are sensitive, but those who have received this tool have been entrusted with it. We would be comfortable living in a balanced society but Western Society makes us uncomfortable. By “Western Society”, I do not mean where you actually live but how you live (your rhythm and habits; you could live in Tibet or Nepal and live a ‘Western life’).”

In this book you will find reasons and explanations for your sensitivity. You will also find practical solutions to turn it from a burden into a blessing. As in all things, we need balance. The domination of the left side of our brain in our lives causes imbalance. The exercises in this book will help you regain that balance. He has main exercises and other exercises which are complementary to the main ones. These exercises help us use whole brain activity as opposed to only using the left-brain.

Some of the things this book will help you learn are how to adjust your sensitivity; how to open and balance your chakras (if you don’t already know how); how to cleanse your fears; how to communicate with your subconscious; and how to trust your senses instead of logic. This is only a partial list.

This book is a very welcome addition to my library. It is one of those that will not be read just once but will be referred to again and again.

The following is from the description of the book on a book retailer site:

• Details 30 progressive exercises to help clear, balance, and protect your energy field, release fears, and support you in daily life
• Explores how to energetically cleanse and master your emotions and thoughts, balance your subtle energy bodies, and gain inner peace and calm
• Explains for each exercise what it is useful for, how to tell the technique is working, and what you are developing through the practice, such as activating your pineal gland, charging up with prana energy, or protecting your system from energy vampires

Bertold Keinar is a Reiki healer and a student of esoteric and mystic knowledge. He is dedicated to guiding sensitives through the difficulties of daily life and specializes in customizing esoteric techniques to help others. He studied political science and holds a master’s degree in economics and banking. He spent time in Israel and Asia and now lives in Bulgaria. For more information, visit


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About the Author:

Katy Ravensong is a practicing green witch in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. She was raised here where she ran barefoot & free. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, voracious reader, crocheter, and amateur herbalist. She glories in the freedom that comes with being a Crone ~ when she is gone, she will not be known as a woman who could keep her mouth shut! She is disabled, yet tries to make disability work for her. She is an advocate for human rights. She is Dean of Wortcunning and Assistant Dean of Natural Philosophy at The Grey School of Wizardry. She has studied with various herbal teachers, with Witch School International, with Avalonian Institute of Metaphysical Arts, and is a priestess with the Sisters of Earthsong, Order of the White Moon. Her poetry has been featured in several publications including ‘Pagan Poetry for the Festivals and Seasons’ by Wyrdwood Publications edited by Edain Duguay, 2008. Her favorite quote is from Emily Dickinson “If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. If I can ease one life the aching or cool one pain or help one fainting robin unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.”