Learning from psychic fiction
While you can learn about intuition and metaphysics by reading self-help books and works by people such as Wayne Dyer, Sonia Choquette and Sylvia Browne, sometimes it’s easier to take in a message via fiction. Even the Bible makes use of parables to get certain points across. Fiction is also meant to be entertaining, so you can become engrossed in a good storyline while picking up metaphysical concepts. It’s also helpful to see metaphysical concepts in action. For example, it’s one thing to read about a psychic exercise I should be doing and quite another thing to see a character’s life improve as a result of strengthening her intuition.
If you’re interested in psychic fiction, in particular, there are several authors that are providing stories on the subject though not as many as I would like. A lot of paranormal-based fiction centers around vampires and other-worldly creatures, whereas I’m interested in books that show real people using their intuition in real-world situations.
Thus far, most of the books that I’ve found that do that tend to be mysteries and suspense-filled stories in which characters use psychic abilities to solve crimes. Since psychic fiction is an area that I’m very much interested in, I’ll be posting reviews of psychic fiction novels as I read them.
I’m currently reading Dale Mayer’s Tuesday’s Child, a book about a young woman whose psychic abilities give her insights into a string of murders by a serial killer. I’ll write a more full-featured review of the book once I’m done, but so far I’m enjoying it. One of the refreshing things about it is that the main character is learning about her own psychic abilities as the reader is learning about them, which can be reassuring to those who have ever had psychic experiences that they didn’t understand. Tuesday’s Child is the first in a series by Mayer called Psychic Visions, and from what I’ve read thus far, I’m very interested in reading the rest.
Another author whose work I’ve read a lot of is Victoria Laurie. She writes two mystery series. One revolves around psychic Abby Cooper, a professional psychic who helps her police detective-turned FBI agent boyfriend solve crimes. What I like about Laurie’s books is the fact that she teaches a lot about how intuition works through them. And her character teaches about intuition from an expert’s viewpoint since the character does psychic readings for a living. Laurie is not only an author, but she’s a professional psychic herself so much of the background for Abby Cooper is likely inspired by Laurie’s day to day life doing psychic readings. (You can also book a reading with Laurie for $150 per session.) The most recent book in the Psychic Eye series is Lethal Outlook: A Psychic Eye Mystery.
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Fiction books about psychic mediums
If you’re more interested in the work of mediums — those who communicate with ghosts — you may like Laurie’s other mystery series, which centers around psychic medium M.J. Holliday. Just as the Psychic Eye series sheds light on the way intuition works, the Ghost Hunter series gives you an idea of what it would be like to see spirits. If you have had experiences of seeing ghosts or communicating with a loved one, this series can help you to better understand what was happening during the process. Laurie’s newest Ghost Hunter book is What a Ghoul Wants: A Ghost Hunter Mystery.