Recommended Reading and Websites on Intuitive Work


While I’ve been fortunate to work with well-trained instructors, I know not everyone has that option. These are a few of the hundreds of books I’ve read on the subject of intuitive work. I’ve chosen these as they are helpful to beginners and a good review for more seasoned intuitives. Please look through this list and see if one of the entries resonates for you. And remember, if you’re going to engage in working with your intuitive strengths, psychic protection is important.

Sonia Choquette. Diary of a Psychic. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, 2003.

In this autobiography, Sonia Choquette shares her early experiences as a psychic and goes on to describe how she developed her skills and then became a professional. Entertaining and enjoyable, this book will appeal to a wide variety of readers, but will especially resonate with those who want to hone their own abilities.

Sonia Choquette. Trust Your Vibes. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, 2004.

This is an easy-to-follow, practical and lighthearted guide to working with your intuitive abilities. Sonia Choquette is a leader in the field and a gifted teacher. She devotes a chapter to psychic protection, which is an extremely important subject.

John Edward. Infinite Quest. New York, NY: Sterling Ethos, 2012.

John Edward, one of the most famous mediums of our time, if not the most famous, has written a detailed guide to those new to the world of intuitive work, as well as those more experienced in the area. Excellent explanations and abundant exercises are here. Edward’s down-to-earth viewpoint and his practical guidance are excellent.

John Holland. Psychic Navigator. Carlsbad, CA: Hayhouse, 2004.

John Holland, one of the most celebrated mediums of this era and one of my teachers, has written a brief, yet engaging book that includes simple explanations of how to work with your intuitive abilities and strengthen them.

Gary E. Schwartz, PhD. The Sacred Promise. New York, NY: Atria Books, 2011.

Dr. Schwartz is on the cutting edge of research in various areas of metaphysics. He pursues his subject with openness and scientific objectivity. This book is focused on how to receive guidance from Spirit and is written from a different perspective than the others in this list. Dr. Schwartz is not a medium, but a dedicated scientist who has done numerous studies on mediums.


A word of warning—just because it’s on the Internet, doesn’t mean it’s necessarily true. I’m sure you’re aware of that, but it’s good to keep that thought in mind as you look at websites. That said, here are a few that I have found to be worth viewing:

Institute of Noetic Sciences:

Founded in 1973 by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, IONS describes itself as “a research, education, and membership organization whose mission is supporting individual and collective transformation through consciousness research, educational outreach, and engaging a global learning community in the realization of our human potential.” Quite a mouthful! If you want to see what is happening on the frontiers of research in these areas, take a look at IONS. You may find yourself, as I do, uplifted and amazed by their work.


The Windbridge Institute investigates the capabilities of our bodies, minds, and spirits and attempts to determine how the resulting information can best serve all living things.

Your Soul’s Wisdom:

Melanie Real works with the Akashic Records to provide clarity and guidance for her client’s life journeys. This is not a different sort of reading. Her website offers information on Akashic Records readings.