Echo Bodine is a well known psychic, spiritual healer and teacher. She has written several other books, but I haven’t read them yet. She is also the older sister of Michael Bodine, author of “Growing up Psychic”.
The gift is designed to help people understand and develop their psychic abilities.
175 pages long, the book explains in clear, easy to understand language what psychic abilities are, the different kinds that exist and the risks and responsibilities that go with using them.
Echo tries to dispel misconceptions about psychics and what they can and cannot do.
She devotes a chapter to debunk the belief that the Bible teaches psychic abilities to be the work of the Devil. She actually works hard to prove that psychic abilities are gifts from God, and that Jesus expected people to do great work with them.
Most of the book is designed to teach how to develop our gifts, how to interpret the information we get, and how to do so in a kind and ethical manner.
The book contains guided visualizations to facilitate opening up psychically, way to protect ourselves by grounding and clearing energies, as well as specific exercises.
I particularly enjoyed how Echo explains the way she receives information, as pieces of a puzzle that she needs to put together. She describes the process she uses to verify the information that she gets. She gives examples where she interpreted the information correctly, as well as instances where she made mistakes and why. I found the explanation of the process she uses very helpful.
The last chapter covers short interviews of five professional psychics. The aim I believe is to show that psychics come in different shapes and sizes, with different interests, talents and philosophies just like in any other field.