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Linda Mackenzie
Symbols Of You

Adult; Self-Help, Sex & Relationships, Psychology, Philosophy, Fashion; (Market)

Symbols of You takes you on a personal journey into the world of Ancient Wisdom and its symbols. With fun exercises and charts you'll explore how to use symbols to help create a more positive, intuitive and connected life intuitive and connected life.
Mackenzie (Inner Insights) ushers readers down a path of intense reflection and spiritual development in this thought-provoking reference guide. Drawing from crystals, aromatherapy, angel hierarchies, and more, Mackenzie summarizes a variety of different symbols—which she defines as “everything you come in contact with in your life”—that can be interpreted individually and used as tools for self-discovery. She structures each chapter around a type of symbol, followed by suggestions on how to personalize them, and rounds out the information with health alternatives ranging from Chinese herbal recommendations to reflexology.

Self-awareness is key here, as Mackenzie encourages readers to choose symbols that resonate, underscoring the importance of having fun while working through each chapter to gain deeper insights. When exploring chakras, for example, she details their distinctive attributes—such as the creativity and self-expression of the 5th chakra—and includes introspective prompts to help readers determine which of those qualities best relate to their unique situations. Other guidance covers the ins and outs of palm reading, how to identify your life balance number, and using phrenology to understand personality (details like women adapting their hairstyles to flaunt head bumps in the 19th century or the belief that “very small hands show immaturity and a charming personality” add entertainment value).

Equally interesting is Mackenzie’s attention to the traditions and history surrounding each group of symbols, such as the meaning behind Native American animal spirit guides and psychologist Carl Jung’s study on archetypes as representations of “human experiences, ideas, and consciousness.” Noteworthy health recommendations include ancient practices like acupressure (with an easy-to-follow application chart and diagram of healing points) as well as the use of Bach flower essences to promote emotional stability and harmony. To help readers apply the book’s concepts and track their preferences, Mackenzie includes an interactive workbook and fill-in pages at the end. Fans of holistic self-analysis will be intrigued.

Takeaway: A holistic reference guide on interpreting symbols for self-awareness.

Great for fans of: Adele Nozedar’s The Illustrated Signs & Symbols Sourcebook, Gina Lake’s Symbols of the Soul.

Production grades
Cover: A
Design and typography: A
Illustrations: NA
Editing: A
Marketing copy: A

Amazon Review

Gmf 5.0 out of 5 stars

A Must Have!!

Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2023

Symbols of You is a book full of eye opening information on many things that have been in and around my life for years that I hadn’t given much thought. Highly recommend to anyone interested in awakening a sharper awareness of what’s right in front of them everyday. Looking forward to trying out Domino Fortune Telling with my friends. Love the included Herb chart for easy reference and natural remedies to common issues and so much more.

Amazon Review

Lisa M Reitinger 5.0 out of 5 stars

Fascinating Self Discovery Guide                               Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2023

This book will keep you engaged for hours! There is page after page of one-of-a-kind charts that help you learn about the spiritual world and yourself. You can learn about aromatherapy, astrology, and the meaning of colors and flowers. The section on crystals and gemstones was super interesting. I highly recommend!

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Amazon Reviews

Jennifer 5.0 out of 5 stars

The Most Comprehensive Self Discovery Book

Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2023 Verified Purchase

This is the most comprehensive self discovery book I have ever come across. There are so many tools and symbols to support us on our journey of life. And if you thought you knew what they all were, the author has many in the book you may have never even thought of. Like for me, one example is birds as a symbol of you - never thought of that but as I worked that chapter, I discovered three birds that are always around me and their meaning... which totally made sense. Lots of gems like this! I highly recommend this book. It is fun and eye opening!

All About Healing Radio Interview on 'Symbols Of You' March 8

Linda Mackenzie will be doing a live radio interview about 'Symbols Of You' on March 8th at 10 a.m. PT on Emily Francis' All About Healing Show. To listen live or to listen on-demand or by podcast on May 9 clickon the LISTEN TO SHOW link.