Although the voices heard in this book are those of modern pagans of various schools, the interesting observations and information it contains would be useful for anyone following an individual spiritual path, outside of the major organised religions.
The authors have a wise and sensible approach to the various troublesome issues surrounding ‘divine downloads’.
After defining what is meant by the term ‘personal gnosis’ in the modern world, they go on to discuss the various quandaries associated with spirit communications, such as how to separate signal from noise, how to spot a fraud and how to separate ‘divine messages’ from wish-fulfillment, or even mental illness.
In doing so, they make it clear that not all ‘spirits’ have our best interests at heart, and give practical advice on how to avoid the pitfalls.
A large section of the book is devoted to the process of discernment and various means to improve ‘signal strength’.
Following on from this is the next logical step; discussion on what methods can be used reliably to verify any ‘messages’ received.
The book is clearly the result of dedicated study and experience and the authors’ common-sense approach makes it a very useful little gem.
TALKING TO SPIRITS Personal Gnosis in Pagan religion by Kenaz Filan and Raven Kaldera.