P.M.H. Atwater, as she was inspired to name her self when she got married, is the author of more than 15 books. This is the third book that “she was told to write” during her third near-death experience. She has been researching near-death phenomenon since 1978, and is considered a world authority on the subject. A Manual for Developing Humans is her latest book.
This book is exactly about what the title says it is: a manual that you can keep referring to as needed, and develop with it as you re-read it and use it.
I found this book is unique in three aspects: first it is based entirely on threes there are no chapters; it is almost as if you can begin reading from anywhere you like. However, the main theme is development of conscious, subconscious and superconscious aspect to each topic. Topics within the book vary from the very practical, the basics of everyday life – how to use your mind, develop your intuition, breathe better, understand colour, sex, relationships, children; to how to take out-of-body trips, interact with spirit beings, mediate, bend time, and rethink money and the whole financial system as we know it. Each of the six main parts is separated by an enigmatic “thought-form drawing” she was inspired with.
The second aspect is that as I read through the six parts, my “reading flow” was “rudely” interrupted every now and then by unexpected enigmatic paragraphs – they read more like a haiku. I felt compelled to pause and think about their meaning and implications. As if someone has stopped in mid sentence – creating a tension without any additional explanation. It felt to me as if this was intended (by spirit or by P.M.H. Atwater) to jog the mind of the reader and wake it up from its slumber.
The third aspect: the actual content of the book changes. About half way through the book, right about the end of section 9 entitled Spirit World – Super Animate) and the beginning of part IV our Triune Relationships; the content takes a leap and again encourages the reader to take that leap with it!
I found myself reacting “energetically” to what I was reading – and it reminded of a similar experience when I was reading a previous book by Atwater entitled Future Memory, when I felt as though my brain was being re-wired!
The first three sections flow like a dream, are informative and contain practical tips, a few of which I have already benefited from. However, Part IV onwards felt like reading an entirely different book – it definitely changes you as you read it; and I believe this was the intention behind writing it.
As an “intuitive” reader, I am seldom surprised by a book of this genre– A Manual for Developing Humans is definitely worth reading – again.