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.
Design and typography: A
Marketing copy: A
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.
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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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!
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.