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The Return of Intuition
Awakening Psychic Gifts in the Second Half of Life

by Kathryn Harwig

      Aging has its downside. If you don’t already know that, you soon will. Here’s the good news – it isn’t all creaky joints and hot flashes, as Kathryn Harwig reminds us in The Return of Intuition. In this upbeat guide, the author ponders how the release from responsibilities we carry in the first half of life – raising children, pursuing careers, and all the attendant obligations—frees us to reconnect with the intuitive knowing that we abandoned along the way.

According to Harwig, mid-life is prime time for getting re-acquainted with the “world of spirit and the information it contains,” the world we knew as young children but lost touch with as we realized it was frowned upon and denied by society. The return of our intuition is often sparked by a significant turning point, such as the death of a spouse or other loveds ones, a serious illness, divorce, or any life change that yanks the rug out from under us. A little shake-up can force us to see the world from a new perspective and pay attention to the messages we were too busy or too stubborn to heed before.

A professional psychic, Harwig also trains others to recognize and use this gift. She has designed The Return of Intuition “to help the reader join in this cultural and spiritual revival of elders, sages, crones, and wise ones.” As we baby boomers enter the second half of life, our numbers are greater than any such group before. “We can make a difference,” says Harwig. “We can become the shamans, crones, and wise people for our world.”

There are many personal stories in The Return of Intuition, including Harwig’s, that readers may find familiar. Through these stories, mature women share their awakening understanding, their comfort with their own bodies, and the sense of peace that often comes to us when we acknowledge the benefits of aging.

The Return of Intuition is not a wacky woo-woo offering, but rather a quietly confident explanation of a normally occurring process in our lives. Harwig’s suggested steps for responding to and embracing intuition are clearly spelled out and are accessible by anyone with an open mind and adventurous heart. Many readers will be comforted to learn more about what is happening to them as they age, and many others will be excited by the opportunities presented in this gracious volume of encouragement.

The Book

Llewellyn Worldwide
August 1, 2010
Nonfiction / Miscellaneous
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The Reviewer

Deborah Adams
Reviewed 2010
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