Will Tony Stockwell leave you in high spirits?
Spirited - Tony Stockwell
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Spirited - Tony Stockwell
Advantages: easy to read, interesting subject matter
Disadvantages: none really- being picky I don't like Tony saying 'darling', would have liked it to be longer
Tony Stockwell is one of a small number of TV pyschics who have become somewhat popular and known among the masses in recent years. He was a practising psychic for years prior to working on TV but it is that which has lead to his fame and no doubt to publishers being interested in any book written by him (more popular = more people to sell to).
Yes I am one of 'those' people who believe in the supernatural, but somewhat suprisingly to some of you, I am also a die hard athiest who believes in the big bang theory (no not the TV programme, although I must admit I do like watching that). My views on the matter are that the so called supernatural is just a part of science that we haven't yet discovered - things that were thought of as magic in ages past are now easily explainable with modern science, and so I feel that in the future science will develop to a level that proves 'ghosts' exist and how.
Anyway enough on my thoughts of the subject matter, now on to the book itself....
Spirited is essentially Tony's autobiography, geared around his development as a psychic medium. The parts I particularly enjoyed were where he relayed specific experiences, particularly in reference to his past lives - all very interesting to me.
I'm not particularly fond of the way he talks in real life - he says darling far to much, but this only really crops up in a few areas of the book where he's quoting himself.
At just over 200 pages it's hardly a long or difficult read and makes a nice change from other types of books if psychic mediumship is something you have an interest in. The style of writing I also found to be very accessible - the subject matter is one which could leave a lot of people feeling as though they're on the outside looking in, but Tony's writing draws you in and makes you feel a part of his experiences.
I picked the book up from a second hand shop on a Monday afternoon and read 3/4's of it while sitting on a beach having a picnic 2 days later, so definately a nice easy read.
If you're a skeptic then this book won't change your views, but that doesn't mean it won't peak your curiosity. What is it a famous psychic once said? Something along the lines of 'To the believer no evidence is needed, to the skeptic no evidence is possible'...
In summary I doubt this book is ever going to change your life, there is nothing particularly profound within it, nor likely anything to change your mind, whatever your current thoughts are, but if the supernatural is a subject you enjoy then you should like this book.
*This review also appears on Goodreads*
Summary: An interesting book about mediumship and the supernatural