Book Review: The Llewellyn Practical Guide to Psychic Self-Defense & Well-Being (Llewellyn Practical Guides)

Yes, I know… it’s a Llewellyn guide, which counts against it in these parts of the Internet. Bear with me here, though. After all, Llewellyn also published Chuck’s stuff.

Yeah, yeah, I know… Denning and Phillips are magic-users, not psionicists. There’s the second count against this book.

Strike three? The ebook version is not particularly easy to navigate.

That said, there is some good information in this little book. Like many psychic self-defense books, it gives a pretty good set of instructions for basic Shielding and covers some plans for dealing with mundane psychic problems such as emotional/empathic input at work. It also talks about some of the rarer and more obscure situations that are rarely mentioned anywhere for fear of ridicule.

I find it useful enough that I’ve bought both the hard copy and the ebook versions.

The writing is very good, and the editor knew his job, too. Some of you might find the style a bit stilted, as it is more typical of the beginning of the last century than this one. It is, however, very easy to follow.

If you have a bit of space left on your bookshelf, and ten dollars to spare, this book is worth reading.

Title: The Llewellyn Practical Guide to Psychic Self-Defense & Well-Being (Llewellyn Practical Guides)
Authors: Melita Denning and Osborne Phillips
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
City: St. Paul MN
Year: (2nd Edition) 1983
ISBN-10: 0875421903 (trade paperback)
ISBN-13: 978-0875421902 (trade paperback)
ASIN: B001YQF22A (ebook)

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