Mildon, a self-described spiritual explorer, puts her extensive search experiences to work in her compendium of new age spiritual growth techniques. Divided into sections addressing body, mind, and spirit, Mildon shares her personal efforts to employ such new age staples as crystals, aromatherapy, decoding dreams, numerology, and past life regression. Alongside in-depth descriptions of each practice, Mildon includes personal commentary on its usefulness, as well as a “woowoo” factor—a way she describes how far along the New Age spectrum the practice seems to be. Text boxes within sections urge the reader to “explore this” by suggesting specific resources to find and practices to try. The introduction is a useful guide to discovering what kind of soul searcher the reader might be, or might wish to become. Mildon’s tone is irreverent and flippant and may not suit all readers. However, those wanting a dose of humor alongside their path will find in Mildon a kindred spirit and a companion for the search. (Nov.)
"Splitting her pants mid-yoga class so you don’t have to, Emma Mildon’s outrageously honest advice takes the fear out of stepping onto a spiritual path, soothing any anxieties over the odd ‘epic fail’ and arming readers with a wealth of grounded wisdom. Encompassing lashings of inspiration and first-hand experiences, heaps of humour and a whacking great dollop of wit, her light-hearted read reminds us that you don't have to lose your sense of humour on your quest to enlightenment—and had me giggling from start to finish."
"Don’t even think about beginning your spiritual journey without this book! Written with humor, humility and style, The Soul Searcher’s Handbook will help you find your way through the maze of beliefs, techniques, and, yes, oddities, you’re likely to discover along the road. Emma went ahead of you on the path, took notes, and came back to tell you what’s out there. Her sharing will save you time, energy, and possibly embarrassment as you embark on the journey that is your lifetime. And if you‘ve already started down the spiritual road, grab a copy anyway to learn about some of the places you’ve already been as well as those still ahead of you."
A warm, whacky, practical guide to everything body-mind-soul. Emma’s humorous approach to holistic living is both entertaining, informative and inspiring.
"O.M.G. Emma's new book on modern, life-affirming spirituality makes me want to fake tattoo my arms in gold feathers and run off to elope with God. Her offering is a hilarious and sexy primer for anyone interested in getting started on the spiritual path who may feel a bit overwhelmed by the breadth and depth of the options. With humor and rawness, Emma is like a goddessy-messenger-girlfriend who may just lead you to your inner guru."
...Emma journeys through the world of spirituality, past lives and the power of dreams. With quotes from famous minds and a wisdom beyond the author’s years, this book is a gentle, loving guide that peers into the world of mysticism, wellness and mindfulness."
"Now there’s an antidote for those with incurable cases of wanderlust. On your life journey, make sure you pack the soul searchers handbook. it will help you find your way."
The essential tour guide for any aspiring soul searcher, Emma Mildon is an absolute guru at playfully expanding the consciousness of her readers while offering invaluable been-there-got-the-T-shirt spiritual guidance. Charming, witty, and undeniably wise, Emma’s ode to modern-day soul searching is the perfect way to discover nourishing New Age practices and open your mind to heartfelt spiritual illumination.
"A totally refreshing look at how to incorporate spirituality into modern day life and not feel like you're constantly failing at it. This book will guide you on the journey of living a more fulfilling and judgement free life, introducing you to a myriad of wonderful practices. Even if you don't consider yourself spiritual this is a damn good dose of nutrients for the soul. A must read for the spiritually curious!"
"The soul-searchers handbook is a relatable, hilarious guidebook for anyone wanting to dip their toes into the world of spirituality and lead a wholesome, balanced, soulful life."
On the somewhat bumpy road to enlightenment, Emma Mildon humorously delivers the keys to living an authentic life. The Soul Searchers Handbook is a gem. It will keep you laughing as you learn!
"Emma is young and vibrant and The Soul Searchers Handbook will inspire you to be more like her. Her open, honest writing encourages you to be free to learn and experience all sorts of healing properties and techniques. We highly recommend this book to everyone in searching for a more empowered lifestyle.
If you’re looking for answers to the big questions from a modern day soul searcher, Emma Mildon is the teacher for you. In The Soul Searchers Handbook, Emma will teach you everything there is to know about spirituality and holistic living in a funky, modern, and down-to-earth way. If you wish to be enlightened and have a laugh while you’re doing so, you have to read this book!
World traveler and columnist Mildon has put together a compact, easy-to-read "everything you wanted to know" New Age spirituality book. She delves into aromatherapy, astrology, numerology, meditation, chakras, spiritual healing, and more for curious readers who wish to engage in holistic practices. Mildon explores universal wisdom and investigates what it would mean if people had the ability to heal and communicate through energy levels, crystals, and so forth. Suggestions, diagrams, and ten-point "woo-woo" scales work together to render a compelling read. VERDICT One of the best New Age texts without being preachy.