Friday, September 25, 2009

Review: Indigo Awakening by Dr. Janine Talty

Dr. Janine Talty, today a successful osteopathic physician, as a child found herself bewildered by a world full of challenges that she could not understand. She felt isolated, unable to cope with the regular life issues that other children managed easily. She could not comprehend math or spelling-yet she could see energies that others could not see, and had levels of awareness than no-one around her possessed. She exhibited unusual artistic and healing talent. She spontaneously remembered and drew pictures from 'old memories' of places her family had never visited. Only as she grew into adulthood, painfully learning to cope with her challenges, did she realize she was an 'indigo,' one of a generation of people with unusual talents and abilities, yet who rarely fit neatly into societal roles.This book is the inspiring story of how she overcomes these challenges, finds her voice and identity, and discovers a channel for her healing abilities as an osteopathic physician.

Received from the publicist for review.

Okay, let me just start by saying that I'm an open minded person normally, and I say the following as someone who has read Doreen Virtue and Sylvia Browne, investigated information about the Akashic Records, and has had tarot, palm, and psychic readings done as well as a past life hypnosis regression. So, you can see how I was drawn to this, yet the book was simply intolerable to read. I had quite high hopes for the book, but they were dashed on the very first page. I was so disappointed as the book could have been so good!

The book begins with the author boastfully stating in chapter one how in kindergarten "... my visual and creative abilities were seven to ten years ahead of my age group." Really? How are you supposed to connect and care about someone's story when they gloat like that in the first chapter? It just turned me right off. She maintained her "I'm so brilliant" attitude throughout. She obviously feels that she's better than others who are not like her.

The author also comes from an upper middle class family who allowed her to be indulged in her little fantasy world. Connecting with someone like that is rather difficult.

The book also reports that Indigos are supposed to be superior to other children because they learn differently. Why the author feels the need to portray the ability to learn "normally" as virtually criminal is beyond me. The author also strongly feels that artistic and athletic talents are far better than talents in reading and writing.

And, it is rather suspect that her "past lifetimes" included a number of high profile people, such as a pharaoh, a knight, and a British doctor in a British colony abroad. Really? I find it interesting how she was never someone ordinary or poor. Hmm...

Another pervading theme in the book is vomiting. Seriously, the author spends an inordinate amount of time on vomit, projectile vomiting, etc. It is, needless to say, really quite unnecessary.

The book ends with a rather disturbing appendix about Star Children - supposedly humans with alien DNA. Really, even Fox Mulder would cringe at that!

I can't even give this a star rating since I couldn't finish the book. Frankly, the author's pervading holier-than-thou attitude was just too much to handle. I was seriously tempted to just chuck the book across the room several times. A friend's favorite saying came to mind while reading it "Is she on crack?" Seriously, it was that bad. The only redeeming quality was the author's love of animals. There was a nice picture of her husband sleeping with a cat on his lap.


Ryan G said...

I haven't heard of this book before and I'm rather glad of the fact now. Great review, and I'm sorry you had to experience it.

Holly said...

WOW, safe to say I wont be adding this one to my list. Thanks for the honest review!

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