Ellen Dugan is a rather popular author of paranormal fiction but she is also well known for her tarot deck, Witch’s Tarot. I found her on the podcast Magical Monday which is co-hosted by Tess Whitehurst and Natasha Lavinger. I had never read anything by this author, but I was impressed with her on the podcast so I picked up one of her back-list titles. Admittedly, this book was published over 6 years ago, but the subject matter is still relevant.
This author’s take on psychic ability is that everyone has some. I like to think that’s true and we could all become gifted with a little patience and a lot of practice. She does clarify that some things you are born with, and there’s not a lot you can do to change that (like mediumship). She offers some examples of how to sort out how you might be psychic, in case it isn’t obvious to you.
What really worked for me is the tips on psychic training. I loved that she had a plan laid out for the reader to tune in to different types of abilities. Ellen’s style of writing made it seem as if I was being mentored by someone with a great sense of humor and a lot of patience. She touched on some psychic phenomenon that I had never hear of before and was shocked to find my abilities described in detail by someone I have never met.
The thing this book could have done better is to have a but more meat, and a little less personal stories. I enjoyed getting to know Ellen through her stories, but it seemed like as soon as we got to the core of the subject the chapter was over. It could be that I enjoyed it so much that I wanted more. It would be quite a task for the author to have explained in detail about every type of psychic ability she touches on in this book. This read is a great jumping off place if you’re tying to find your ability.
About the book:
Everyone has some type of psychic ability, but the skills that come easily for some may be more challenging for others. However, no matter where you are on the psychic spectrum, The Natural Psychic will help you develop and refine your natural talents.
Renowned author Ellen Dugan is your personal guide, helping you to build your psychic repertoire. With humor, easy-to-follow instructions, and no-nonsense advice, this engaging book offers lively lessons on:
- The Three P’s:
- The Five C’s:
- Group Readings
- Ghost Hunters
- Ouija Boards
- Psychic Training
- Psychic Hangovers and First Aid
- Psychic Attacks
- Psychic Self-Defense
- Repairing the Aura
- Crystals for Psychic Work
Psychic ability is accessible to everyone regardless of spiritual or religious belief. The Natural Psychic is a down-to-earth, straight-up guide that will help you use psychic abilities to enrich your life and expand your world.
About the author:
Ellen Dugan is the award-winning author of fifteen books, and is known as the “Garden Witch”. A psychic-clairvoyant, she has been a practicing Witch for over thirty years. Well known for her candor and humor, she is a Master Gardener, and is the High Priestess of her Coven in the St. Louis area. Ellen teaches classes both online and across the country on Witchery, Psychic Protection, and Magick. She has contributed articles for over twelve years to Llewellyn’s Magical Almanac, Witches Datebook, Sabbat Almanac, and Witches Calendar.
Ellen’s popular magickal books have been translated into over ten foreign languages. When she’s not working on her next book project, or keeping up with her family (the kids are out on their own, and the youngest is in Graduate school), Ellen likes to unwind by working in her perennial gardens at home with her husband of 31 years. Ellen wholeheartedly encourages folks to reclaim their personal power and to personalize their Spell-craft. To go outside and connect with the spiritual side of nature. To get their hands dirty and discover the wonder and magick of natural world that surrounds them.