Friday, September 3, 2010

The Encyclopedia of Angels, Spirit Guides, & Ascended Masters Book Review

The Encyclopedia of Angels, Spirit Guides, & Ascended Masters: A Guide to 200 Celestial Beings to Help, Heal, and Assist You in Everyday Life by Susan Gregg

Publisher: Fair Winds Press
June 2008
New Age
Price: $22.99 paperback
ISBN: 978-1-59233-343-1
320 pages
100 illustrations

The Encyclopedia of Angels, Spirit Guides, & Ascended Masters: A Guide to 200 Celestial Beings to Help, Heal, and Assist You in Everyday Life by Susan Gregg is designed like an Encyclopedia. It is divided into three color-coded sections to show when you enter a new category along with a short introduction.
The first part Archangel and Angels include Bath Kol, Barakiel, Gadiel, Guardian Angels, Jaoel, Emmanuel, Jeduthun, etc. Next are Saints where you will read up on Saint Bernadette, St. Agatha, Gregory the Wonder Worker, Saint Columba, Saint Ambrose, Anthony of Padua, Bridget of Sweden, Saint Alexis, etc. Lastly, the Ascended Masters, Spirit Guide, and Master Teachers that are Brahma, Hekate, Vishnu, Great Spirit, The Great Mother, Valkyries, Atlas, Ixchel, etc.

I would have preferred seeing their names done in alphabetical order but it doesn't make it a problem to navigate through as there is a Table of Contents in the beginning to find what you are looking for.

What I love about this particular book on Ascended Masters and Angels are the STUNNING illustrations recreated by Wendy Edelson of traditional and famous paintings done before of Mother Mary, Padre Pio, St. Christopher, Lakshmi, as well as newer versions of classics. When my mom flipped through the book she said this is so beautiful and it does make you stop as you get transfixed on these color renditions. I really appreciate having full length images to connect to El Morya, Mary, Lakshmi, Ministering Angels, Isis, Cupid, Moses, Lao-Tze, Mother Teresa, Zeus, Ra, Thor, Buddha, Merlin, Krishna and many more!!

You can see some image shots by visiting Google Book Search here.

However, I was disappointed that not everyone had a picture to go with them as I was expecting such as Jesus, Rainbow People, Mahatma Gandhi, Sybil, The Fates, White Fire Eagle. It's just my bias opinion since I am a visual person. You can always do a search to find these images or let your imagination takeover of what you want them to appear as.

You will get the name of the being, associated culture, a list of things they can assist one with, a simple invocation and action to call on them directly which is unique for the 200 benevolent entities spotlighted inside this book that could be as simple as lighting a candle, holding a crystal, singing your request, writing it down on paper, biographical information done in such a concise, thorough, lively way, and how you can expect them to answer you or what might happen when they are interacting.

Each one left me interested and learning things I never knew especially that there is a divine force to help with EVERYTHING!

I can attest to the one day I called on the angel, Theliel, who can intervene when you want to cool down during a heat wave and our area had a serious one! I had overlooked the part where Susan explains when he is hovering around you will find a black feather. Now, that day I opened up my closet door and out fell my Halloween Black Angel Wings. One of the feathers came out of it and landed on the floor. I shoved the wings back inside and picked up the black feather and kept it on top of my clothes I was sorting through. Later on when I glanced again on Theliel I could not believe the sentence that points out that very event of a black feather signaling he is there..I had to read it over a few times before I thought..whoa!!
I was able to deal with the hot temperature and the weather cooled down after that.

Every person would be wise to investigate and buy a copy for yourself, family, and friends if you are curious about other deities, or ones you are familiar with this will be the ultimate guide for you. Mine comes to the rescue every day!

My favorite thing is in the How to Use This Book in the beginning Susan recommends to open the book randomly to see who wants to work with you for the day. I did this one day and I kept getting Padre Pio! I guess he wanted to let me know not to give up on my health.

((sidenote: I am not getting paid to endorse this book. It's only the truth speaking.))

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