AURA READING THROUGH ALL YOUR SENSES
by Rose Rosetree
By Rose Rosetree
262 pages, List Price: $14.95
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR
The German edition of this book has become a national bestseller. It’s selling in India, too. But my favorite story about Aura Reading Through All Your Senses comes from a bookstore manager I met at the International New Age Trade Show in Denver. Based on selling this book for years, she said:
“This is the real aura reading book, for people who want to get with it and have results -- not that hyped-up stuff about looking for the colors. This book is way ahead of its time. We’re proud to be able to sell it.”
As you may know, this how-to has more than 100 techniques for making Celestial Perception practical in everyday life along with explanations on how to read auras for better relationships, holistic health, also ways to save money as a consumer.
Monday, October 11, 2004 marks the Publication Day for the second edition. On the outside there’s a snazzy new cover. Inside, you’ll find a new foreword, an updated bibliography and other improvements. We kept the price the same, $14.95.
Now for some inside information about the book.
Guess how long I spent writing it…. Six years. That’s because I rewrote it, in its entirety, three times.
Since 1986, I’d been teaching these techniques. Now I had to explain them in a way that would be the equivalent of a how-to manual, yet still be entertaining to read. Maybe it helped that my first published book was a cookbook. As with recipes, its the results that count in the long run.
Techniques are hard to write well. Think about it. Steps must be presented systematically, yet without telling people in advance what they’re “supposed” to experience. Besides juggling this time element on a flat page, you must find a way to address all major problems that can arise. Finally, despite packing in the info, you’ve got to avoid intimidating (or boring) the reader.
My solution? I came up with a smart-alecky “virtual classroom,” using a Q&A format. That way, the book could use the same kind of humor you’ll find in my adult ed classroom at Marshall High School, the public school in Virginia where I’m teaching aura reading right now.
A second problem with the book was one I didn’t anticipate. When published in 1986, it was outrageously counter-culture within the New Age community. It still is. Why? Turns out, there’s a lot of money to be made in taking away people’s power.
What happens if you persuade consumers that they can read auras well only if they develop a rare type of clairvoyance? Then you can easily sell them items like Kirlian photos, psychic readings and flashy books by celebrity clairvoyants. Once hooked, consumers will keep coming back, much like the folks who buy diet books.
By contrast, Aura Reading Through All Your Senses empowers every reader, helping folks to identify and use their gifts. This approach helps every wannabe aura reader to succeed. Of course everyone has what it takes to read auras in depth and detail! Who wouldn’t be glad about this?
Well, I found out. At the time my book was published, I used to teach regularly at the two biggest New Age bookstores in metro D.C. The owners of both stores enthusiastically sponsored my workshops on face reading. Yet these store owners were hooked on the myth about auras, with its lucrative financial consequences. So, after my book on auras came out, both places fired me. Oops!
In 2004, people are still encouraged to believe the myth about auras. More than ever, it’s easy money for salespeople who should know better. One way you can help your friends is to encourage them to use their God-given gifts as aura readers, rather than thinking they can succeed only by trying to be what they’re not.
Just last weekend, I learned that a student in one of my workshops had suffered because of that myth. Highly motivated to be an energy healer, “Joan” has been studying with Barbara Brennan, probably the best known of the dogmatic-style teachers. Despite Brennan’s wonderful successes as a healer and teacher, unfortunately, she attempts to make students perceive as she does. Joan felt bad about herself and didn’t appreciate her exquisite talents for clairaudience, clairsentience and emotional oneness.
I wish you had seen Joan glow up as she went through my workshop. She learned to respect her own gifts, rather than fault herself for not being a clone of Barbara Brennan. As I celebrate the second edition of Aura Reading Through All Your Senses, I wish you a comparable experience.
Regardless of what you’ve tried in the past, may you now learn to use the gifts God gave you.
Aura Reading Through All Your Senses, second edition, can help.
It's arguably the easiest and most soothing massage in the world. Another benefit of auric massage is that it helps the giver refine clairsentient perception. Do it for up to ten minutes at a time.
Instructions follow to massage yourself.
Review by Anna Deborah Ackner
Very occasionally a book comes along that tells you the truth about a subject, with no hidden agenda (always kill the Buddha by the side of the road), and puts things in simple, straightforward language that even the rankest beginner can understand, without in any way being condescending. "Aura Reading Through All Your Senses", by Rose Rosetree is one of those rare books.