I recently found myself being drawn back to a book that I first came across well over ten years ago. I was just embarking on my path of becoming a full-time intuitive. And when I discovered Anatomy of the Spirit, it resonated with me so deeply that at times I felt that Caroline Myss was speaking to me, guiding me and teaching me personally. To this day, I still consult and refer to this book, which has unquestionably become a spiritual classic.
In Anatomy of the Spirit, Myss explains what is to be a 'medical intuitive'. Indeed, many credit her with coining the term 'medical intuitive'. I don't know about that, but what is clear is that she has become so linked with the concept of medical intuition that she immediately comes to mind whenever it is mentioned.
To be sure, the model that Myss presents of humans being energetic beings isn't new per se. Many authors have written earlier books on the chakras. Additionally, there are books prior to Anatomy of the Spirit that have traced illnesses to emotional causes and spiritual issues. But what she does that is unique is to reveal how very real the human energy system is and how each of us can begin to perceive it and its effect on us not only on a daily basis but every second of our lives in whatever situation we are in.
Anatomy of the Spirit can be read on many levels. First, it's a biography of Caroline Myss and how she discovered that she could read the human energy system – how she could perceive actual physical problems in people from a distance and then accurately attribute those problems to issues in the individual's life. She provides lots of examples, anecdotes and case studies of people she encountered along the way to illustrate her points that are simultaneously informative and touching.
Second, Anatomy of the Spirit is a textbook on the human energy system. She documents and describes the chakra system. But what is new here is how she draws parallels between the chakras and the Christian sacraments as well as to the Kabbalah's Tree of Life. I don't believe anyone else had made this leap before and she does it in a way that is both clear and cogent.
Third, Anatomy of the Spirit explains the world of intuition in a way that informs as well as instructs. For those who are merely curious about how intuition works, she explains how messages from energy can be deciphered. But perhaps more importantly, if you're keen to develop your own intuitive abilities, this work will help guide you with tips as to what intuition feels like and what you should be looking out for as you begin to explore your own intuition.
And finally, Anatomy of the Spirit is a self-help book for anyone struggling with an illness. Each chapter comes with questions to get you thinking about yourself and about your illness in a way that you probably haven't done before. Regardless of whether your aim is self-healing, taking the time to work through her exercises and ponder her questions will lead you to an understanding of yourself that is quite enlightening.
Further, Myss writes in a manner that is not only engaging and conversational but somehow retains an authority and academic voice that never distances the reader or comes across as being preachy.
My copy of Anatomy of the Spirit is well-worn. Its pages are dog-eared. Passages are underlined. There are comments scribbled in the margins. For me, it's rarely out of reach.
In my own practice as a medical intuitive, Anatomy of the Spirit provides me with inspiration, motivation and encouragement. You can learn more about my take on the human energy system and how I interpret the impressions I glean from it by looking at the Medical Intuitive Readings I offer here.
As far as I'm concerned, Anatomy of the Spirit should be at the top of every reading list for spirituality, self-help, self-healing or intuitive development.
Anatomy of the Spirit is available (with free worldwide shipping) at The Book Depository.
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