The Art of Intuition

The Art of Intuition

Cultivating your Inner Wisdom

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Penguin Putnam

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Book of Angels, a wise and inspiring guide to strengthening one's intuitive abilities.

Are you intuitive? Do you trust your intuitions? In The Art of Intuition, Sophy Burnham contends that we all have hunches and sudden insights and that we need only awaken to our inborn abilities in order to develop our inner wisdom.

In this fascinating book, Burnham tells the stories of individuals who have "seen without seeing" to illustrate the workings of what she calls our "intuitive hearts." Exploring such topics as how loved ones are able to communicate with one another telepathically to skeptics who deny their power to see into the future, this book represents an important spiritual thinker's take on a subject that is vital to us all. According to Burnham, intuition is always right, and when you receive messages from Spirit-be it in the form of a subtle impression or a thunderous bolt from the blue-you must always, always follow the call.

Baker & Taylor
The best-selling author of A Book of Angels contends that it is possible to develop one's latent intuitive skills and that it is important to listen to spiritual messages, in a guide that addresses such topics as telepathic communication, the ability to see into the future and the views of skeptics.

Book News
Bestselling spiritual writer Burnham (A Book of Angels, 1995) offers a guide to harnessing one's intuition and benefiting from its wisdom. Using inspirational stories as well as step-by-step instruction, she coaches readers to develop powers they already have. The volume is arranged into several parts including the small still voice of God, the awakened mind, enchanted boundaries, and reading the air. Appendices supply information on meditation and lists of resources. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2011
ISBN: 9781585428496
Branch Call Number: 133.8 BUR
Characteristics: xviii, 269 p. ; 22 cm


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JosephK Oct 17, 2012

A WARNING: If you are religious, you may be offended by the author’s form of spirituality which openly intermixes with the paranormal. She also openly categorises all religions under the same heading. If you are not religious, you may be similarly offended: By the author’s frequent use of the word and concept of “spirituality”. I would recommend the reading of this book only by those with a very open mind and the raw determination to read through consistently unproven claims, whether you are religious, or otherwise.

As for me, I could not bring myself to waste the time to complete the book: After reading until the end of the second chapter and reading from the last chapter (seventeenth) till the end of the book (just to be sure), the fact is that this book and its author raise question after question and claim after claim with little to no proof. For example, the author frequently uses famous quotes almost as if she believes these were in and of themselves proof of something, while quotes are simply opinions by a particular famous person.

Further, although the online description states: “Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-257) …” this is inaccurate: The contents of the corresponding chapter suggest the more appropriate name of ’Further Reading’, in my opinion, and the resources listed are not the same as bibliographical references. The research in to this book and the proof for its claims are simply not listed.

Lastly, look under the Quotes section to the right of this Comments section for a further illustration of just how hard it can be to swallow this book and its claims.


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JosephK Oct 17, 2012

From page 28, just below the middle of the page: "We are hooked into life by the mystery of love, as we ourselves are love, our very atoms formed of love, and why should it be otherwise when our very thoughts would merge in love?" This quote comes from out of nowhere and no explanation is offered for its meaning whatsoever.

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