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John Culbertson specializes in writing New Age and Metaphsyical Self Help Books

IMPROVE YOUR INTUITION

If you want to learn simple practical exercises to improve your intuitive skills and achieve a better understanding of your inner energy and the energy that surrounds you, then “Improve Your Intuition” shows you how.

If you are skeptical about how spiritual energy works, then you are the kind of reader that John Culbertson perhaps has in mind when he says, “You are not being asked to blindly accept these beliefs; you are merely being called and challenged to explore them. This doesn’t mean you have to give up your current set of beliefs, but it does require an open mind.”

In this practical and sensible how-to manual that reveals simple techniques to energize and enrich your life, John Culbertson draws upon his abundant experience of interacting with different kinds of spiritual energy and simplifies esoteric subjects in an easily comprehensible manner.

“Success with your intuition or the psychic sciences is like singing. Most everyone has a voice, and most everyone can use it to sing, but some people are just naturally better at it than others; however, everyone can learn to improve what is already there through study and practice.” This is the kind of refreshingly simple and candid manner in which John unravels complex concepts. The tone of voice is so evocative that it infuses confidence and enthusiasm even in a novice who is coming across these concepts for the first time.

Generously embellished with mythological anecdotes, rational explanations and metaphorical descriptions, “Improve your Intuition” takes the reader on an incredibly fascinating journey that leaves refreshingly vivid impressions on the mind. Written with a depth of understanding that belies the simple, commonsensical manner in which he explains esoteric concepts like Energy Chakras, Auras and Scrying, John has achieved a great breakthrough in illuminating and clearing the cobwebs from some hitherto obscure and obtuse practices and rituals.

He hit the proverbial nail on the head when he says at the outset of the book, “You can’t expect to master the material in this book by simply reading, however. A wide gulf exists between understanding concepts and practicing what you’ve learned.” The information contained in each chapter is intelligently fused with practical advice and a simple set of how-to instructions, which John calls exercises, to follow in order to apply the lessons in the book.

The power of positive thinking, meditation and relaxation techniques, energy rituals to maximize their benefits, practical advice on how to eliminate your fears and realize your full potential – these are just some of the highly beneficial lessons that “Improve Your Intuition” offers.

A remarkable aspect of the book is the straightforward manner in which it is constructed. The information contained in each chapter is intelligently fused with practical advice and a simple set of exercises to follow. Some of the exercises are complemented by variations which enables the practitioner to try out different options according to their suitability and convenience.

A fascinating read the first time you go through, the appeal of “Improve Your Intuition,” continues to increase as you return to refer to the techniques mentioned in the book. The depth and abundance of wisdom that resides within the book reveals new meanings every time you read it and contributes to your enlightenment.

Unlike other books which preach about doctrines and dogmas, “Improve Your Intuition” has a refreshingly different approach which bestows on you the freedom to choose what you want to accept and what you don’t. John Culbertson expresses his respect for the reader’s ability to discern what is suitable to their own individual requirements when he says, “Life is ultimately about your own journey. No one besides you should dictate where this journey will lead.”

Miracle of the Angels

MIRACLE OF THE ANGELS

Miracle of the Angels is an eye-opening account of the wonderful ways in which people and actions affect us. An eminently enjoyable read, the appeal of this short story by John Culbertson lies in the unobtrusive way in which it makes you reflect upon your own life, and how you interpret experiences. Through seemingly normal occurrences such as vivid dreams, casual conversations and chance encounters with people, the writer paints a poignant tapestry of premonitions, near mishaps, prevented accidents, misunderstandings, second chances and reconciled relationships in Miracle of the Angels.

Every day we witness miracles and we live in the midst of angels. Our failure to recognize these miracles and the messengers of an omniscient being is perhaps the reason why despite our expanding knowledge and information, most of us are still lacking in the wisdom which is essential to feel contented and at peace with ourselves.

There are many ways to read and interpret this book and therein lies its appeal. On one level, Miracle of the Angels could be seen as a series of conversations between the writer and God, sometimes through angels and sometimes through miracles. It would be hardly surprising therefore if you found similar parallels between your life and the events described or the characters delineated in the story.

We are constantly questioning and expecting answers when everything is already as clear as daylight. This could well be what John Culbertson is expressing through Miracle of the Angels. Reading this short story is akin to having a revelation, an epiphany of sorts, just like the myriad experiences that the protagonist has during the course of a very intense period in his life. The incidents go from the deeply moving to the light-hearted while the characters portrayed range from the passionately sincere to the almost bathetic. Despite the unnatural ways in which they occur, none of the events described come across as contrived nor do the characters appear anything other than real. This is definitely an amazing feat by the writer considering the not so regular subject of the story which is about angels and miracles.

Free from any didactic dogmas or proselytizing pretensions, the narrative contains a pure perceptive outlook almost bordering on naiveté yet rich with theosophical insights. If you thought that archangels, cherubim and seraphim are the stuff that stories are made of, then this short story will make you stop short and re-examine the incidents and encounters with people that you may have experienced in your own life. Miracle of the Angels brings to life the archangels Gabriel and Michael, introduces the reader to members of the cherubim and seraphim such as Sandalphon and Metatron with an extraordinary conviction. Where the lesser writer would have conjured up halos and wings, John Culbertson moves us with a narrative that flows naturally in tandem with an objectively professed faith and understanding of the universe and its meaning.

On the practical side, the short story can be a great source of solace for everyone. Anyone who has lost someone dear and near will be able to relate to it. For who hasn’t grieved the passing away of a relative, friend or mentor and found it difficult to come to terms with the seeming cruelty or unfairness of it? Miracle of the Angels shows the reader the impracticality of finding fault or playing the blame game when something goes wrong or we lose someone. Instead it awakens in us the ability to find the wisdom to see the true meaning of loss and the transient nature of things.

Psychic Self Defense and Protection

PSYCHIC SELF DEFENSE AND PROTECTION (2nd edition)

Isn’t time you stopped being controlled by the people and world around you?
Do you know how to protect yourself from negative energy?

In Psychic Self-Defense and Protection, Shamanic practitioner and spiritual teacher John Culbertson teaches us that we live in a world of energy and, like it or not, psychic or energy attacks are part of that world. This book gives tips on how to protect yourself from daily negativity.

In the expanded 2nd edition of this beginners guide you’ll learn:

• How John has combined elements of Christianity with Paganism, Shamanism, and New Age Philosophy
• About the aura and how to protect it from energy attacks
• Practical ways to tell when and if the aura has holes in it
• How psychic & energy attacks occur and some terminology for different types of attacks
• The importance of meditation and chakra work in psychic protection
• A core protection idea that anyone can use anytime
• The importance of the right frame of mind in psychic self-defense
• Physical actions that themselves provide protection from psychic based attacks
• Visualization processes that defend against attacks
• The power prayer has on psychic self-defense
• Basic, but very effective magick methods of protection including easy candle magick
• How to protect other people and locations from negativity and energy draining attacks
• The practice of smudging
• Commonly asked questions dealing with psychic defense

This book will help you to link your energy to positive energy vibrations so you can more easily accomplish what you want in life without being drained by the negative energy within the world.

A must read by those starting their journey into the new age, magick, or pagan fields as well as by anyone who finds themselves surrounded by constant negativity.

Astrology Writings

WRITINGS OF A MYSTIC: ASTROLOGY

Writings of a Mystic is a series of articles that mystic John Culbertson has written since he started his spiritual journey in the late 1990s. Various print and online publications, including his personal blog, have featured the majority of the articles found in the Writings of a Mystic series. They have been grouped together by category and are meant to serve both as reference material as well as thought pondering exploration.

This third book in the series is about astrology and covers various introductory topics in astrology including sun signs, moon signs, elements, and astrological compatibility. It is a reference source for the beginner.

Metaphysics & Religions

WRITINGS OF A MYSTIC: METAPHYSICS & RELIGIONS

Writings of a Mystic is a series of articles that mystic John Culbertson has written since he started his spiritual journey in the late 1990s. Various print and online publications, including his personal blog, have featured the majority of the articles found in the Writings of a Mystic series. They have been grouped together by category and are meant to serve both as reference material as well as thought pondering exploration.

This fourth book in the series is about metaphysics & religions and covers various topics in metaphysics and religions including is God real, what is prayer, what is the new age, what are chakras, how to bless a house, spiritual laws, and how to be spiritual. It is a reference source for the beginner.

Volume 1: Numerology Writings

WRITINGS OF A MYSTIC: NUMEROLOGY

Writings of a Mystic is a series of articles that mystic John Culbertson has written since he started his spiritual journey in the late 1990s. The majority of the articles found in the writings of a mystic series were originally published in various print and online publications, including his personal blog. They have been grouped together by category and are meant to serve both as reference material as well as thought pondering exploration.

This first book in the series is about numerology and covers various introductory topics in numerology. It’s a perfect reference source for the beginner.

Volume 2: Tarot Writings

WRITINGS OF A MYSTIC: TAROT

Writings of a Mystic is a series of articles that mystic John Culbertson has written since he started his spiritual journey in the late 1990s. The majority of the articles found in the Writings of a Mystic series originally were published in various print and online publications, including his personal blog. They have been grouped together by category and are meant to serve both as reference material as well as thought pondering exploration.

This second book in the series is about tarot cards and tarot reading and covers various introductory topics in Tarot. It is a perfect reference source for the beginner. Included is the keyword method of interpretation for the court cards, major arcana, and minor arcana. You will also discover various tools that you, as a tarot student, can use to improve your reading ability.