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Book Review - Channeling: The Intuitive Connection by William H. Kautz & Melanie Branon

Updated: Jan 5

A lot of people are curious about channeling, but its strangeness makes them nervous. For them, this book answers a lot of questions to ease their fears. Plus, it’s only 138 pages! (Skip the foreword and forecast.)


It was written by one of the pioneers of consciousness research in the US. Following a similar professional pathway as William Tiller and Robert Jahn, William Kautz was an MIT-trained mathematician and computer scientist at Stanford Research Institute for 35 years who then shifted gears to study human consciousness.


Kautz founded and directed the Center for Applied Intuition in San Francisco from 1977 to 1993, where he developed methodologies for using skilled intuitives to enhance traditional scientific research. He approaches consciousness inquiry in a practical way to solve human problems, and he detailed his research on earthquake detection, SIDS, glossolalia, and other topics in his other book, Opening the Inner Eye.


Summary:


Channeling: The Intuitive Connection is a concise, easy-to-read overview that explains the intuitive counseling profession as it existed in 1987 when it was written. It advises how to work with professional channels, and includes the transcripts from two case studies. The authors emphasize that the reader should always use their own judgment, and they provide a list of questions to ask to determine if channeled information is credible and worthwhile.


The authors also provide a simple conceptual framework that demystifies channeling for the absolute beginner. They explain that skilled channels have trained themselves to bypass subconscious obstacles to bring intuitive information from the superconscious mind into conscious awareness. There is also a brief chapter with exercises for beginning to learn to channel your own intuition.


Favorite Quote:

“Progress toward full public acceptance of intuition as a practical and reliable information source will certainly be slower for the more traditional public (governmental) organizations and the logic-entrenched scientific community. But eventually, as people everywhere begin to recognize intuition as a valuable and unlimited resource, it will earn its rightful place beside rational means of generating knowledge.” - pg 124 


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