cover image The Infinite View: A Guidebook for Life on Earth

The Infinite View: A Guidebook for Life on Earth

Ellen Tadd. TarcherPerigee, $26 (304p) ISBN 978-0-399-17546-6

Author and clairvoyant counselor Tadd (Death and Letting Go) believes deeply in a conscious, communicative spirit that both connects all humans to oneness and is the essence of all human incarnations and practices. In this thoughtful handbook to navigating life from a spiritually attuned perspective, Tadd gives all the credit to her spirit guides. Her approach tends toward active solicitation of the universal spirit’s messages through a meditative approach that sees the place of inner stillness as the meeting point between brain chatter and expanded perception. She encourages the individual’s inner spirit’s active engagement with the outside world through projecting the consciousness outward as a way to understand people and situations, third-eye focus on the human world for clarity, and asking and listening as core informational tools. Though she has a strong focus on past lives being the grounding of current experience, she leaves space for creative choice and shows how dichotomous concepts (fear/desire, humility/greatness) offer alternative perspectives on the same challenges. Those for whom these skills do not come easily might be frustrated by Tadd’s reports of her own success (and that of her clients), but those who are looking to spiritually refocus will find Tadd’s writing and ideas to be positive, approachable, and upbeat. (Apr.)