Sometimes our students want to know if we can recommend books that cover the tools and techniques that we use at Psychic Horizons Center. As a matter of fact, we can!
As many of you know, our curriculum closely follows the one that was created by founder Lewis Bostwick at Berkeley Psychic Institute in 1973. There are books that stay true to that format; here are a few of my favorites:
Basic Psychic Development: A User’s Guide to Auras, Chakras and Clairvoyance, by Gloria Hemsher and John Friedlander, 1999.
This book was written 26 years after Bostwick opened his center. The process of teaching the tools has sped up as humanity now vibrates higher and the veils between the worlds have thinned. It’s been another 24 years since this book was written. Still, it faithfully covers all the foundational energy tools that BPI developed and which we teach to this day. The book is written in an easy, user-friendly style. I turn to it sometimes as my practice deepens, when I want to be reminded of the simplicity and beauty of the original tools.
Psychic Psychology, by John Friedlander and Gloria Hemsher, 2011. This book is loaded with practical exercises designed to help us shift energy around relationships, work, community and more. It does include an overview of the basic tools but it feels like psychic high school, whereas the first book is more like psychic kindergarten. It’s a great choice for students in the Clairvoyant and graduate programs and beyond.
We learn so many different techniques and exercises and I don’t know about you, but I forget as many as I retain! It’s human nature to gravitate toward certain techniques because we resonate with them more than others. I often turn to this book when I feel like I’ve gotten into a psychic rut.
You Are the Answer: Discovering and Fulfilling Your Soul’s Purpose, by Michael Tamura, 2007.
This beautiful book was written by a former student and teacher at Berkeley Psychic Institute, Michael Tamura, who went on to found his own center. A renowned, gifted psychic reader and healer and a great storyteller, Michael offers not just tools and techniques, but lots of stories about his and his clients’ experiences that speak to the soul.
I wouldn’t call it a quick read, but I like to pick it up and turn to a random page when I’m in the midst of a challenge. Just like in his public appearances, I often feel like Michael is speaking directly to me and my issue.
Many Lives, Many Masters, by Brian Weiss M.D., 1988.
Not a how-to or an overview of psychic tools and techniques, this book is nevertheless a must-read for students that are fascinated by the concept of past lives and how they influence us in present time. A real page-turner, it’s written by a traditional psychotherapist who turned to hypnotherapy when conventional protocols failed to help his patient with her recurring nightmares and chronic anxiety.
The book beautifully illustrates how we move through lifetimes in the company of “soul groups” that are formed based on shared lessons and karma that we’ve agreed to work on together, lifetime after lifetime. It’s a comforting reminder that in every incarnation we are accompanied by a soul family that loves and supports us in spirit.
These are some places to start reading about psychic awareness. I know Trish and other staff members have their favorite books, and I will be talking about some of those and others in future newsletters.
Many blessings to you all!
Rt. Rev. Katie Heldman is the Co-Director of Psychic Horizons Center, and wrote this article for the February 20th, 2023 eNews.