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Author Biography: Trained in religious studies and metaphysics at the University of Denver and the Sorbonne in Paris, Sonia Choquette is a spiritual counselor who has been in private practice for nearly thirty years. Author of The Psychic Pathway, Your Heart’s Desire, The Wise Child, and True Balance, she is a popular lecturer and workshop leader known for her storytelling and accessible style. She has appeared at the Omega Institute in New York and Costa Rica, the Transitions Bookstore and Learning Center in Chicago, New York’s Open Center, the Infinity Foundation in Illinois, and the Hoffman Institutes. She also makes regular television and radio appearances across the country.
Posted February 24, 2007
This is a generally good book but I challenge readers to keep the following in perspective: Sonia Choquette's Ph.D. in metaphysics is from the American Institute of Holistic Theology which is unaccredited. She attended the University of Denver and the Sorbonne in France but from what I gather ... did not receive a certificate or diploma or baccaulaureatte. In Diary of a Psychic I recall her stating she dropped out of Denver and worked as a flight attendant. She has stated that she studied the Kabbalah when mainstrean Judaism does not allow anyone to study it unless they are Jewish, a man, and 40 plus. Sonia once stated in her radio show that another psychic told her she was a rock star on the planet Saturn (I kid you not as God is my witness) either in a co-reality or previous incarnation Listen carefully to her radio show and other public appearances when she gives readings. There is a pattern of her saying many of the same things over and over again. She constantly tells people they are psychic so they will train with her at $3500 for level 1 and 2 at a spa resort in Illinois. Before Sonia met her husband she got involved with a man who left her for another man. If she is so psychic and trained since age 12 why didn't she pick up bisexual tendancies before being dump for another gender? She charges $800/hour for personal readings but why is it that alot of people whom I know who have read her are often told the same thing? Her repsonse is that she attracts a soul group. Everyone is told to do The Artist's Way, that they are psychic, to read Mindful Loving, to do The Hoffman Process (which she is on the board of advisors - maybe she gets a kickback or something), come to her workshops (of course, more money for her), and she recommended to a listener to do alternative medicine... such as homeopath which has been proven to have ZERO ingredients to be of effectiveness. She also recommends in her earlier books the following: Sai Baba (an Indian guru with controversial allegations of abuse on young followers), A Course in Miracles (written by a woman who claims to channel Jesus Christ), Lynn Andrews (a plastic shaman who has been exposed for making all her books up), and in her newer book reference Dr. Emoto on the impact of thought energy on matter. Dr. Emoto's Ph.D. is also from a questionable university and his findings were done not according to scientific protocol nor have his reports been peer-reviwed to maintain quality control. If you don't believe me do your own research ... and just listen to her radio show ... the same things over and over again is a pattern of messaging that is too obvious if you go through the archives carefully of her shows. Hmmmmmmm....... Finally, the facts speak for themselves ... she is a graduate of an unaccredited higher educational institution that she is now on the faculty of, claims that Christ taught her to be psychic in her autobiography, says she is Catholic yet practices spiritual methods that the church does not approve of such as divination, and so forth and so on. Though she is a well-meaning lovely lady the facts for any consumer should be taken into account. All that said, Sonia's guidance has turned around the lives of many people, overall she is a sweet wise guide who uplifts many people's vibrations. But as much as I personally adore this writer for her genuine sweet nature ... as a lawyer and Catholic I cannot overlook certain facts.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.