January 27, 2010
There is no better time than now to introduce Judith Orloff, M.D., and her reissue of Second Sight, when resourcefulness is imperative and compassion at a premium. Within these compelling pages, Orloff is a master guide, leading us into little known or forgotten parts of our deepest selves. Her authentic voice is a touchstone in a wilderness of confusion, loss and self doubt. Second Sight is more riveting than fiction, its message as vital as any spiritual text. Articulated in a manner that is easily read, you will be swept up in her intuitive experiences and knowledge. Perhaps in the process you will be transported to your own life’s particular unexplained mysteries.
Initiation, the first of two sections in this book, weaves a tale of remembering, hearing, and validating what was nearly lost to her since childhood. In small and greater ways this inner work evoked a healing process that not only facilitated Orloff’s own intuitive restoration, but prompted breakthrough work with her clients. In Part 2’s Teachings, the reader becomes acquainted with methods that guide and enhance development of personal intuitive abilities. Through ritual, meditation, dreams, synchronicity, patience and lots of practice we are disciplined into the innate wisdom of our perceptive sense. We all have it but you have to use it!
Second Sight is a brilliant reminder that if we “step out of the way” and pay attention, magic occurs. We can see “beyond the veil.” Not as a new age “phony holy” but as an insightful, compassionate individual, linked in the chain of humanity where we are connected to something beyond ourselves. Orloff terms this place, “an infinitely fertile spiritual source.” What lies at the heart of this source is knowing, creativity, wholeness, and sight. This book is an essential and dynamic read for those wishing to have their lives “transformed into an amazingly rich tapestry.“ Judith Orloff quotes Jonas Salk when referring to this second sight of ours: “It is with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss me like gifts from the sea.”