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Growing Up Weird: Confessions of a Closet Medium Paperback – September 17, 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
Some suggestions though for this author. You might want to start or join a psychic circle to hone your skills and fill in holes. These meet once or twice per week, same time, for about an hour or so to do some discussion about issues and problems in delivering messages, and spirit is likely to come through one or more of the members very clearly to give additional advice and tips on how everyone can improve. Keep on looking.
I like the story about Natalie Holloway. Maybe you wrote the book to get more clues to let everyone find her body. I am reading this in May of 2014, and far as I know the body has not been found. According to Wikipedia and the CNN blogs her body has not been found.
If you want, you can contact me and I might be able to give you some ideas on how to contact the authorities to get someone out there with body sniffing dogs to locate her. I agree, her parents have suffered terribly and they need closure. My husband used to do business in Aruba and he says the perp’s family is very wealthy and connected and blocks things. (I won’t use the name because it gives energy to the perp).
You see, by hooking up with other psychics, even if it is over the internet, you see clearly (clairvoyance), where and how people died.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed her story but I struggled with the dis-jointed way of writing.Published 5 days ago by iabc
She answered so many questions that I didn't even know I had. This is such a good read, I would recommend it to anyone!Published 20 months ago by BeenThereDoneThat
This was one of those books that I just couldn't put down. There are people out there that I believe are genuinely gifted with abilities that we term paranormal, and Karen is one... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Stacey Crummie
I enjoyed this fast paced book. The author is obviously gifted as a medium and psychic, but I found myself very annoyed at her family's skepticism. Read morePublished on March 21, 2014 by Rita
I am a medium with a gift. One of my gifts is to be able to detect rubbish - this book is so boring and so uneventful - if she had my experiences she would be a nervous... Read morePublished on February 22, 2014 by CHRISTINA
I did enjoy reading Karen's book, especially the parts where she quoted other authors and gave detailed suggestions as to directions we might turn to find more on whichever... Read morePublished on December 31, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This is a great book for anyone interested in the subject matter. It is well-written and informative. Definitely worth it!Published on October 31, 2013 by Zarian