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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words; Expanded edition (September 8, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582702403
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582702407
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,834 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is a hands-on workbook...which will yield tangible results in developing your own intuitive ability. It would be hard to imagine a more thorough, cleanly structured, and encouraging book on the subject." -- The Bodhi Tree Book Review

"There's never been a book like The Intuitive Way! Comprehensive, easy, and entertaining, [Peirce's] no-nonsense approach inspires and instructs as no previous book on intuitive development has ever done. Bravo!" -- Hal Zina Bennett, PhD, author of Write from the Heart and The Lens of Perception

"The Intuitive Way fills a crucial gap in the training of most business people. What Steven Covey did for principle-centered behavior, Penney Peirce does for intuition. Here is a practical guide for using the power and clarity of intuition in the overly analytical workplace." -- William Bardallis, Management Consultant, Deloitte & Touche, Denver, CO

Book Description

When intuition is in full bloom, life takes on a magical, effortless quality; your world is suddenly full of synchronicities, creative insights, and abundant knowledge. Through an easy-to-understand ten-step course, The Intuitive Way shows you how to enter that state of perceptual aliveness and integrate it into daily life to achieve greater natural flow. Author Penney Peirce synthesizes teachings from psychology, East-West philosophy, religion, metaphysics, and business. In simple and direct language, Peirce describes the intuitive process as a new way of life and demonstrates practical applications from speeding up decision-making to expanding personal growth. Whether you're just beginning to search for a richer, fuller life experience or are looking for more subtle, sophisticated insights about your spiritual path, The Intuitive Way will be your companion as you progress through the stages of intuition development toward grasping your soul's purpose. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

More About the Author

Penney Peirce is a gifted intuitive empath and visionary, and one of the pioneers in the intuition development movement. She is a popular author, lecturer, and trainer specializing in intuition and sensitivity development, "skillful perception," and dreamwork. She has worked throughout the US, Japan, South Africa, South America, and Europe since 1977 as a coach to business executives, coaches, psychologists, scientists, other trainers, and those on a spiritual path; she has counseled tens of thousands of individuals worldwide about life and business direction, and the fulfillment of destiny.

Penney has been involved with The Center for Applied Intuition, The Institute for the Study of Conscious Evolution, Coach University, Coaches Training Institute in Europe, The Arlington Institute (futurists), and The Kaiser Institute, which trains hospital CEO's in the development of intuitive skills. Penney has led visionquest tours to Peru, Japan, Egypt, and the American Southwest; hosted a TV talk show; presented keynotes, lectures, and workshops at colleges and conferences internationally; and appeared on radio and television interview shows internationally.

She is the author of FREQUENCY: THE POWER OF PERSONAL VIBRATION (2009), THE INTUITIVE WAY: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO INCREASING YOUR AWARENESS (Beyond Words 1997; 2nd edition Council Oak Books 2005; 3rd edition Simon & Schuster 2009), DREAM DICTIONARY FOR DUMMIES (Wiley 2008), DREAMS FOR DUMMIES (Wiley 2000), and THE PRESENT MOMENT: A DAYBOOK OF CLARITY OF INTUITION (McGraw Hill 2000). She is featured in various other books, including: BREAKING THROUGH: GETTING PAST THE STUCK POINTS by Barbara Stanny, RETURN OF THE REVOLUTIONARIES by Walter Semkiw, MD, THE PURPOSE OF YOUR LIFE and WHEN LIFE CHANGES, OR YOU WISH IT WOULD by Carol Adrienne, THE CELESTINE PROPHECY and TENTH INSIGHT Experiential Guides, by Adrienne and James Redfield, and INTUITING THE FUTURE and OPENING THE INNER EYE by Dr. William Kautz.

Peirce's work is open-minded, practical, and sophisticated, synthesizing diverse cultural and spiritual world views with many years' experience in business as a corporate art director with such companies as Atlantic Richfield and American Hospital Supply Corporation. She is extraordinarily attuned to the intricacies of the mind and the dimensions of human awareness, blending a deep understanding of natural laws with a designer's skill in structural patterning. She is known for her ability to present complex ideas in a common sense, easy-to-understand way.

Penney emphasizes the practical aspects of intuitive development, helping people apply "direct knowing" to increase natural efficiency and their enjoyment and participation level in life. Her work assists people and organizations in uncovering life purpose and action plan, understanding and easing transitions, alleviating burnout, and finding accurate answers to pressing questions. She believes that life functions according to innate natural principles, and when we live in alignment with these truths, things work smoothly and effectively.

Penney was educated at the University of Cincinnati, the New School for Social Research, Columbia, and California Institute of the Arts. She makes her home near San Francisco. Her websites are and

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Very well written.
Sherry B. Huffman
This can give you great insight into why you choose one thing over another, and how you've been shaping your life in a certain way without even realizing it.
Janin Parchman
The Intuitive Way is a book and work/guide book to be used each day as you work with different thoughts and exercises.

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201 of 201 people found the following review helpful By Ruth Henriquez Lyon VINE VOICE on August 17, 2004
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Ms. Peirce has written a thoughtful and well-organized guide to developing our relationship with the intuitive mind. Her premise is that each person has an intuitive faculty, which is our birthright as human beings. However, some people are more in touch with this faculty than others. Thus her strategy is to show us what blocks intuition, then how to work to unblock it. The exercises she provides to help us do this take up a large part of the book. In that sense, it is more of a workbook than just a book to read.

Part 1, entitled "Creating a Clear Lens," walks the reader through a series of exercises to clean out habits of thought, fears, and unhelpful beliefs which most of us carry around until we do our interior housekeeping. Many exercises resemble the work that so many people do in therapy, that is, uncovering painful issues from the past and clearing them out. This clearing opens up the channel from the "Big Mind," that is, the intuitive mind, so that we can receive guidance.

In Part 2, "Accessing Subtle Information," the focus turns to specific exercises for developing more sensitive perception and awareness. You will find here an emphasis on using your body awareness to tap into your intuitive mind. This makes perfect sense, as being grounded in the physical realm gives us a stable base from which to extend outward into the unknown.

Finally, in Part 3, "Making Intuition Useful," Ms. Peirce leads us through exercises on applying intuition to everyday life. She includes very good information on dream work, working with the creative process, self-healing, and accessing super-conscious guidance, among other topics.

This is really a lovely book. It is down-to-earth and practical, but also leads the reader gently into the spiritual realm. Ms.
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61 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Tanner Griffins on November 8, 2005
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Penney Peirce is a workshop leader and creative consultant and her book "The Intuitive Way" is one of the most practical to choose from on the market. It is organized like a 10-week course and is packed with reflections and exercises. After having it read once, I had success just picking up a chapter again and doing a few exercises. The exercises are fun and inspiring. It's a book you keep and go back to for that reason.

She starts by what she calls "The cleaning of the lens of perception" which is about tuning to your own intuition and preparing to open up to it. The second part of the book is devoted to using many tools of intuitive development to recognize and then interpret the messages of intuition. She gives us a good chapter on body-based intuition. The last part of the book focuses on day-to-day messages of intuition such as dreams and how to regularly follow your insights.

Good reads going with this most hands-on guide would be Julia Cameron's books, Natalie Goldberg's books and Ray Bradbury's "The Zen of Writing" (for those into writing) and Hal Zina Bennett's.
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79 of 83 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 5, 2002
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This very readable book is packed with encouragement and inspiration for those who want to learn how to tune into their own intuitive wisdom. I led a 13-week class based on the book, and every one of my ten students felt it raised their awareness and abilities. Some of them have told me that they periodically review the book for fresh inspiration and guidance. There are certain sections I, myself, like to review when I don't understand why something is happening to me. The book helps me reframe how I'm seeing things -- an invaluable ability!
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 18, 1998
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This is my favorite book!!! I like to pull it out when I feel I need to be inspired. The exercises really work and when I do them, I find my intuition flowers! It is not just about intuition but about how to change your view of the world. It is inspiring and beautifully written. Read this book!
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Richard Szponder on May 21, 2011
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In The Intuitive Way, Penney Peirce offers a course on intuition development different from other "psychic skills" books on the market. Rather than developing intuition as a tool, Peirce suggests that intuition is part of everyday life and encourages the integration of intuition into everyday living. We all must awaken to the subtle, immediate messages offered by the universe as it presents the exact information we need exactly when we need it.

Peirce explains that the goal is to transcend a basic psychic experience and understand life from the vantage point of a deeper connection with divine spirit. By developing and integrating your intuition in your life, you'll increase your trust and confidence, reduce anxiety, and become a more hopeful, enthusiastic person.

Most of us have deep-rooted, unconscious negativity that has developed through our exposure to other people's ideas, and we believe that we are limited in our skills and creativity. Peirce offers guided meditations and writing exercises to recondition the subconscious mind and eliminate negative responses. By explaining "the three kinds of mind," any individual can learn to identify at what level this negativity exists and retrain that part of the mind to think differently.

The first half of the book can be challenging, as concepts of psychology, mysticism, and mythology are blended together to form Peirce's ideas. While some of the writing exercises are challenging, others are vague, and it can be difficult to make the connection between the exercises and the concepts.
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