Understanding the Anomalously Sensitive Person

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Are you… experienced? You or someone you know may be anomalously sensitive if you have experienced: deja vu, synchronicity, telepathy, precognition, psychic dreams, clairvoyance, healing, psychokinesis, contact with spirit guides, out-of-body experiences, past life recall, near-death experiences… or seen UFOs.

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San Francisco Book Festival Honorable Mention
Los Angeles Book Festival Honorable Mention

“Anomalously” means “unusually,” and anything or anyone who is “unusual” is “different.”  Human nature being what it is, those who are different are likely to be marginalized, and the use of the term “weird” serves the purposes of marginalization quite well.  Not only are Anomalously Sensitive Persons different in having heightened levels of sensitivities, they are also likely to be different in purely objective criteria — such things as hypopigmentation, Non-Right-Handedness, and having been born as one of a multiple birth.  Their differences are such, however, that once they have mastered the challenges of being different, they are positioned to move on to become modern day shamans who help others to understand, and to live within the framework of a life-enhancing world view that, in early times, was known as “wyrd.”

What People Say

Are you... experienced? You or someone you know may be anomalously sensitive if you have experienced: deja vu, synchronicity, telepathy, precognition, psychic dreams, clairvoyance, healing, psychokinesis, contact with spirit guides, out-of-body experiences, past life recall, near-death experiences... or seen UFOs. Why do some people tend to experience these sorts of things, while others do not?

Hypnotherapist and psychotherapist David Ritchey became so fascinated by the accounts some clients shared with him who reported having had transpersonal (metaphysical) experiences that he studied these people who he refers to as Anomalously Sensitive Persons. "Understanding the Anomalously Sensitive Person" is important because, though only a minority of the population, these people have important gifts and abilities to share with society, and deserve to be better understood and appreciated, rather than merely dismissed as being "weird."

Psychologists examining such sensitives using traditional diagnostic guidebooks, such as the DSM, have often been confused when they've found these individuals are often diagnosable with eight or more simultaneous valid psychological and medical conditions! Clearly there is something more going on than traditional psychology has understood. Rather than pathologizing what appear to be a range of human experiences with a history going back thousands of years, Ritchey provides us with a delightful overview of systematic scientific research that helps us identify common traits of sensitive people.

I particularly enjoy the illustrations found throughout this meaty yet slim volume, and the way the book is organized into fascinating sections that stimulate contemplation and discussion. Highly recommended!

--Cynthia Sue Larson, Editor, RealityShifters News

Author

David Ritchey

ISBN

9780938467847

Cover

Paperback

Size

7 x 10

Pages

176

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About the Author

After being educated in economics at Yale University, David Ritchey served five years as an officer in the U.S. Navy, including a year in Vietnam. Back in civilian life, he initially became a businessman as he had been trained but, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, he dropped out, got a divorce, moved to a remote old stone farmhouse and took up fine art photography as his vocation, winning over 60 awards during the next fifteen years.

During that period, he became fascinated with the psychology and neurology of both creativity and metaphysics and returned to school to train as a psychotherapist. During his fifteen years of clinical practice specializing in hypnotherapy, he undertook a twelve-year project to research and write about such subjects and his first book, The H.I.S.S. of the A.S.P., was published in 2003. Writing proved to be every bit as rewarding as photography and became his primary vocation. Being an inveterate learner, he focused on non-fiction subjects, enjoying the research as much as the writing. His more than forty published works have won over 25 literary awards. His books can be found at www.davidritchey-author.com and online book stores.

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His avocations have included scuba diving, sailing, skiing, tennis, golf, gardening, woodworking, dogs, magic, bridge, and Scrabble. He has two adult children, Harper and Mac, and one almost-adult grandchild, Brendan. He lives in historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and spends most of his time either writing or engaging in stimulating conversations over restaurant meals with close friends.