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Madeline L’Engle. Face Reading

 

Madeline L’Engle. Face review today!

First of all, though, want a hint for checking out books as a reviewer? Ask me what what I learned in three years as a book reviewer for Pathways Magazine.

“Read the first page because it will tell you so much about the writer’s message, where the book is aimed, the ability to convey that message, and the writer’s overall skill. Check out the jacket and interior design, tip-offs to professionalism.

“Then go back to the writer’s first page and read between the lines. Is it all about “I want to be a writer and have a book” or do you find something more worthwhile?

Then Bring on Face Reading

And a Bit of Skilled Empath Merge

Because the most important thing to do as a reviewer, if possible, is this: Find the author’s photo on the cover or inside. Read that to learn if that author has the standing to write about the topic of that book.

What do I mean by standing? If you write about consciousness, have consciousness. If you write a cookbook, don’t be anorexic. If you’re a historian, show an intellect with some pizzazz, so the version of history that you describe won’t just be “one damned thing after another.”

Madeline L’Engle’s Standing

For today’s reading, our Fourth Day of Christmas, let me show you how I would have checked out novelist Madeline L’Engle if I’d been asked to review her masterpiece, “A Wrinkle in Time.” What does her face show? Of course, I’ll use my system of Face Reading Secrets®.

You can use it, too, or any physiognomy system you like. Click here for a version of the photo that you can expand by copying it onto a blank page and pulling the corners. Then post your observations as comments.

Note: Over time links can go bad. And legally I don’t have the rights to celebrity photos, so I can’t show them here. But you can easily go over to Google, type in the name, and search on images.

Far-Set Eyes

The distance between the author’s eyes is wider than one of her eyes.

For a writer of visionary fiction, you couldn’t ask for more. The data corresponds to a talent for thinking with an ultra-broad perspective.

Potential challenge? Will people consider her impractical? Hey, in a writer’s professional life, this could be a plus.

Enormous Eyebrow Range

Note the sweep in brow height, all contained in one high-flying shape.

Thinking encompasses an enormous emotional range.

Potential challenge? Living with somebody who has this gift may be quite the roller coaster. Depending on other characteristics of the person’s face and aura, there could be diva potential or even a full-blown histrionic personality disorder. Regarding the late, great novelist, suffice it to say that I don’t think she had this challenge.

Exceptional Eyebrow Mobility

In repose, those brows sure have settled down, haven’t they?

Eyebrows in repose reveal ordinary thinking patterns, with so many categories involved that you’ll find an entire chapter devoted to them in The New Power of Face Reading.

Lifted eyebrows disclose something more private and personal. How does that person think inwardly?

Have you ever seen a bigger contrast between the two versions of eyebrow shape? Outwardly sane, inwardly wild: That is the meaning.

Beyond that, Madeline’s vast eyebrow range informs us that she understood linear thinking. Yet her thinking could also be exceptionally far out. She didn’t merely understand this contrast theoretically but lived it. This intellectual range helped her to communicate with a wide range of readers.

If you’re counting face data related to exceptional talent for just her kind of fiction, Madeline L’Engle is now three for three.

Potential challenge? For someone less self-actualized, there could be a Walter Mitty-like frustration in life, where her relatively placid, black-and-white exterior never sufficiently expresses the wild Technicolor artist within. But with an opus like L’Engle’s, no worries!

Now, a Skilled Empath Merge

Finally, let’s do a Skilled Empath Merge with Madeline L’Engle

Third Eye Chakra Databank for Spiritually Driven Creativity. (An optional chakra databank, something she developed. We’ve all got some optionals.)

L’Engle really does move, in her consciousness, beyond the planet, higher than our immediate heavens, all the way out past the solar system.

The texture of this chakra databank suggests that living with such an expanded consciousness was not always easy for her. I find traces of her HUMAN struggles. But L’Engle did learn to compartmentalize and, thank God, to write. So joining experientially with this part of her, you will learn about triumph.

Did you know the meaning of her oh-so-appropriate last name. It’s German. It’s “angel.”

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    P.S. Here’s another book reviewer’s secret. In the age of Amazon, the job has become an ethical test. What will the reviewer do with all the books submitted?

    Ethical reviewers DO NOT sell these books. When Amazon gets its ethical act together, it will not sell these books, either.

    Whenever you see “New” books for sale at Amazon or elsewhere, and those books do not come directly from the publisher of the book, these books are, in effect, stolen property. They were submitted, then accepted, as books to be considered for review. The reviewer didn’t review, probably never considered, and simply sold the books through a dealer.

    Think about that, next time you think you might save a few dollars by buying a “new” book that isn’t sold by the author or publisher. Buy (or not) according to your own ethics.

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    Anita says:

    “A Wrinkle in Time” was (is) one of my favorite books. It’s the rare children’s book that transcends its multiple genres and reaches audiences much wider than children and science fiction readers.

    I can remember being inspired by the protagonist, whom I related to so deeply as a young pre-teen – nerdy, shy, unsure, but oh-so-adventurous and smart as a whip! And traveling through blood vessels? In the days before CGI and special effects, I used my imagination to feel what that must be like. And got the inkling that going into medicine might be one way to experience the kind of adventure L’Engle wrote about.

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    Julie says:

    Wow, what a beautiful reading of Madeleine L’Engle! It fits so completely with what I know of her through her books. And it explains why I’ve found her so inspiring over the years.

    I first read Madeleine L’Engle when I was in elementary school. I loved the fact that, although her books are for children, she doesn’t talk down to children. She tackles the big themes and issues of life without watering them down.

    In fact, one of the reasons she had such a hard time getting “A Wrinkle in Time” published is that people couldn’t tell if it was a book for children or a book for adults! Some people thought it was too difficult for children to handle.

    I also expect she had a hard time getting published because she was ahead of her time, with those far-set eyes and the eyebrow range that you mentioned. She had the boldness to write not just about science and spirituality, but about very strong female characters, which wasn’t popular at the time (early 1960’s).

    I could also really relate to what you were saying about L’Engle’s emotional range. That’s one thing that I find very compelling about her. She has a way of writing characters that move your emotions profoundly, not in a histrionic or soap opera-y way, but in a way that just reaches to the very depths of your being.

    She can take you into the most challenging emotions and experiences of life, and bring you out on the other side reborn. That’s what I find so inspiring-her emotional range combined with that huge consciousness. Always her message is one of love, forgiveness, compassion, or something equally profound.

    I didn’t know that her last name meant “angel”. How appropriate!

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    Anita says:

    Such a great face to read. Reading her and then going back to read Virginia Woolf again, another writer, well, wow, what a treat.

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