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Product Details

  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Purple Sage Publishing (September 17, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983669015
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983669012
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 4.9 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,860,509 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Karen Crumley graduated Texas Tech University with a degree in Microbiology. This is where she learned about the dangers of smallpox. She worked for a short time with the Texas Tech Medical School research department, then taught High School Science for 26 years.
James Crumley also graduated Texas Tech. He then worked with the USDA and ranched along the Texas border.

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Ms. Crumley has really shown the personal side of how this gift affects people.
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I'd recommend this book to anyone interested in ghostly and psychic encounters.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Genie L. Robinson on October 6, 2011
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Mediumship and all things paranormal are most fascinating subjects for me. If you can be a paranormal hobbyist, then that's what I am. It rankles that I have no "gift" whatsoever but that doesn't stop me from tearing through the writings of John Edward (author of Crossing Over) and similar books. I'm keenly interested in not just the work of but also in the life of mediums. I deeply admire and am fascinated by mediums like John Edward and Lisa Williams. Unlike many other famous mediums, Edward and Williams seem to me to be sincere, genuinely gifted, and devoted to doing only good things in the world.

This book is every bit as fascinating as I'd hoped. It is less a biography and more a collection of personal experiences. It's my interest in the personal experiences of a psychic medium that draws me most to this type of book.

Being a non-theist I was at first put off by the book's dedication to Christ, and although the book is rife with biblical references and shows the author's deep religious devotion, it remains a fascinating book about mediumship and psychic ability. The author's religious beliefs seem to be such an integral and genuine part of who she is rather than a way to sugar-coat her book for the world. Based on the book, the author seems to live her religious beliefs, not just spout them. This makes what she has to share about mediumship that much more compelling.

"Growing Up Weird" had exactly what I wanted out of a book written by a medium. It is a deeply personal glimpse at what it's like to have the gift of mediumship and psychic ability.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By carolinedivine on December 31, 2011
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Reluctant author revealing an insightful, interesting viewpoint of her very personal experiences. Self-published book that relays a simplistic and intimate story of a life deeply affected by her psychic abilities and her journey to understand her gift. A person of science with a gift that contradicts every law of science yet exists every day of her life. Fascinating especially regarding her "predictions" of her own death as well as her thoughts for the future of our Earth. Buy it and draw your own conclusions.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By bookworm on September 14, 2012
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This is the autobiography of Karen Crumley, a retired teacher with a degree in microbiology who first became aware of her sensitivity to the spiritual realm in childhood. With time, that sensitivity expanded into a multitude of areas and she now says she sees similar sensitivity developing in her grandchildren. She doesn't hold séances or hunt ghosts but spirits don't seem to have much trouble finding her.

As the title indicates, Ms. Crumley says she was in the closet for most of her life, wanting to be able to share what she was experiencing but holding back for fear of social rejection. With age and increased understanding, she has become more comfortable with her abilities and less concerned about what others think of her.

She gives credit for her "gifts" to God. However, unlike so many other authors on this subject, she does not boast of having privileged insight about the nature of God or of having all the answers about the afterlife. Her experiences seem to be related with openness and honesty.

The book has little need of editing and it moves at a comfortably brisk pace. I enjoyed reading it.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Adan Aguirre on March 22, 2012
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I am not the type to randomly pick up a book and start reading. heck, who am i kidding. i failed english because i wouldnt take the time to read. why does that information matter? because i cant seem to put the book away. i've barely gotten a few chapters in and LOVE it already. mrs crumley's gift that she unveils in her experiences, is one that many wish could have, but few are granted. she doesnt abuse it, nor take it lightly. she accepts it and takes it for what it's worth. i've lost quite some sleep on this deployment for staying up later to read more of the book, and because of anticipation of what new information will be shared in the chapter/chapters to come. overall, the book is turning out to be great. it was well worth the purchase. i couldnt be more satisfied. thank you for sharing mrs crumley. i hope this wont be your only book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Donna Dray on February 9, 2013
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I really enjoyed this book. I loved how she writes from her heart and shares her experiences without justifying them with scientific clutter.
Thank you Karen Crumley!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 27, 2012
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I totally recommend this book. If you are into psychics and the paranormal this is a great book for you!. Humorous and a great read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Slemsb on August 13, 2013
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Interesting book. Enjoyed reading the stories. Thought if try it out and found myself not being able to put it down.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By wife of a merle fan on January 18, 2012
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Ms. Crumley has really shown the personal side of how this gift affects people. She is witty and charming. Really gives hope to those of us who may be experiencing similar "feelings".
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