Author: Noreen Jameson
Artist: Noreen Jameson
“Branching Out” is the fifth in a series of books by Noreen Jameson. Noreen is a metaphysician, healer, and Druid – her books deal with empowering ourselves, and becoming authentic people. I cannot recommend them highly enough! The first three books in this series (“Petals of the R.O.S.E.”, “Wells of Wisdom”, and “Whispers … I know …”) were meant to act as the “roots” of an all-encompassing Tree. Her fourth book, “Lifescapes”, was meant to act as the trunk of the Tree. In the fifth book, “Branching Out”, there is an expansion of previous information, along with new “buds” of information being presented. What we are seeing here is the highly esoteric (IMHO) being brought down to an everyday understanding.
What will you find in this book? A ton of information, that’s what! Okay, to be more specific. Jameson addresses metaphysical meaning of the five-petaled Rose (the sign of the Feminine Divine), brings us messages from the Archangels Gabriel and Michael, the Elementals, and the Divine Mother, numbers, chakras, distant healing, Reiki, Runes, the Kabbalah, presents us with a Tarot primer, and talks about prayer and meditation beads. Did you catch your breath yet?
The section on the rose and its myths and legends is beautifully done. I have always enjoyed the messages that Jameson brings through in her books from various sources … they are enlightening and uplifting. The messages in this book are no different … they take the reader into a kinder, gentler world.
In her section “Coexist”. Jameson talks about faith, religion, and how we personally experience them. She advises at least exposing yourself to the knowledge of other religious experiences. She states that religion lives and prospers by faith and insight. She sees spiritual growth as an awakening to your own inner needs. Spirituality then becomes the indicator of one’s nearness to God and the measure of one’s usefulness to fellow beings.
I truly appreciated that Jameson included sections on the chakras, distant healing, and Reiki. These are all tools of healing that we can all use, on ourselves and on/for others. I love the Runes … they tell wonderful stories, and give great advice! In Kabbalah, the red string bracelet is more than an ornament … it is used as a form of protection from the threat of the “Evil Eye”. Wearing the Red String Bracelet signifies the wearer’s intent to receive God’s protection and blessing, and the wearer’s intent to become a better person by performing acts of goodness, kindness, and humility.
The Tarot primer section is exactly that – a primer. The basic metaphysical meaning of the 78 cards and the four suits is given, which is enough to make the journey that is the Tarot understandable.
The tools presented in this book, along with the activities that will implement them in the reader’s life, are phenomenal. More than worth the price of admission.
“Branching Out” can be purchased here.
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