Books on intuition are essential for you to learn more about your elusive but rich mental backend which is responsible for how you approach life.
Intuition is a free gift that gives clarity in life’s situations. This post is a roundup of the best books I scouted on the subject to help anyone looking to harness more of their intuitive power.
Maximizing intuitive ability requires deliberateness and effort beyond the normal, everyday unconscious application of intuition.
There are many ways to become intuitive, but these books on intuition would give the right footing and the flexibility required.
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Studying these books and applying the knowledge therein would give anybody mastery over their ability to perceive information and clues about situations and all the benefits attached.
The subject of intuition even though relatable and experienced by everyone, is deep and requires dedication and passion.
Some might read one book and gain clarity while others might need more to find resonance.
I have been writing on the subject for some time now and felt it right to drop these books I found very helpful in the course of my research.
The best books on intuition
It is pertinent for me to point out that these books on intuition I recommend are not coming in the order of importance.
It’s hard to say which is the best because they are all good in their own different ways.
Though I do not suggest you buy all the books, you can go through these blurbs and let your intuition help you make a choice. Your first assignment on intuition…lol.
Here is the list of books on intuition you can choose from to develop your intuitive ability.
1. Intuition On Demand: A Step-By-Step Guide To Powerful Intuition You Can Trust
By Lisa K – Published June 13, 2017
‘Intuition On Demand’ is one of the books on intuition that is straightforward in achieving its purpose of making readers identify and understand their intuition.
This book is based more on personal development and doesn’t have too much scientific exploration but the personal and abstract experience.
I recommend it for newbies and people who don’t want to go into the complicatedness of the subject.
Just as we know intuition is vague in some people, while clear and succinct in others, we sometimes don’t understand the messages we get through intuition or we simply mistake them for the conjectures of the mind.
This book makes it clearer for everyone to know the differences.
Lisa K PhD promises that the book would make the reader take the driver’s seat of his or her intuition and find the right answers to the pertinent questions that characterize our daily decisions.
From fixing problems in relationships and making trips to picking up a friend and going on a date, intuition pervades every area of our lives.
The book also touches on areas of health and career improvement for the reader who will be able to use intuition when he wants to with real-time information.
Lisa K PhD in her experience teaches methods for helping people be intuitive from extensive years of experience honed by research and training.
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‘Intuition On Demand’ gives the reader simple techniques that can be followed up in a step-by-step fashion to help you master your intuition even if you have no prior knowledge of the subject.
According to Lisa, ‘Intuition On Demand’ will take you through reprogramming the way you think with worksheets and exercises that are practical enough to give you clarity.
- The book is clear in making the reader understand their intuition and its messages more
- Clearing the confusion on whether it’s your mind conjuring things or an intuitive message
- Revive and develop intuition in the simplest way
- Step-by-step approach that is easy to implement
- Expert approach by the author on using intuition for personal development
- Based on abstract and metaphysical experiences and not scientific ones.
2. Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination To Create What You Want In Your Life
By Shakti Gawain – Published December 13, 2016
Shakti Gawain’s Creative Visualization teaches how to use mental imagery with an affirmation to produce the changes anyone wants in their life.
This is one of my favourite books on intuition from the many useful works of the author on intuition and that is why I am recommending it to anyone.
In this book, there are understandable examples that make the book easy to relate to and consume while applying them the way they suit you.
Gawain’s simple way of presenting points makes the book engaging and keeps the readers’ interest high, and this explains why she is read by more than seven million readers across the world.
Creative Visualization has been published in many languages, earning the author huge followership and her techniques are used in different fields of human endeavour including education, psychology, health, business, sports etc.
It is also beneficial in finances, relationships, careers, and every area of life that requires careful decision-making.
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She stresses that meditation is a necessary activity to serene the mind for intuition to be very effective. There is no way of getting around it, according to her.
Creative Visualization remains a powerful resource for anyone looking to stretch their intuitiveness and, be willing to be led by a wise articulate teacher like Shakti Gawain.
- The importance of mediation in stilling the mind for effective intuiting
- Simple presentation of points for easy assimilation
- Using mental imagery and affirmation to project the changes one wants
3. Trust Your Vibes: Secret Tools for Six-Sensory Living
By Sonia Choquette – Published March 15, 2005
Sonia Choquette, the renowned spiritual teacher and psychic reveals in this eye-opening book on intuition, the hidden truths about awakening your intuition, recovering that voice and trusting your vibes.
This book will teach you how to experience the Divine and uplifting energy that would usher in a more satisfying life.
The author presented real-life stories of those who succeeded in harnessing their intuition to alter the course of their lives for good.
You will discover what they did, how they did and their application of thought in making the appropriate decisions for success.
After reading this and applying ‘Trust Your Vibes’, you will be able to trigger your channel of intuition and unlock all the emotional tools needed for an enjoyable, harmonious life.
- Helps the reader trust his vibes and invigorate intuition
- Promises to teach Divine experience and uplifting energy
- Real-life stories of those who succeeded in harnessing their intuitiveness
4. Second Sight
By Dr. Judith Orloff – Published March 2, 2010
Second sight is a classic book on intuition that teaches how to tap into the inner wisdom that has eluded many for centuries and harness all the goodness therein.
In the book, the New York bestselling author Dr. Judith Orloff shares her interesting life story as she teaches how to identify your own intuition in the midst of the noise – trust and apply it in your everyday life and those around you.
Many changes have taken place in psychiatry and modern medicine since she first published ‘Second Sight’ and so she has updated the book to capture all the changes.
So in this book, you are getting the new, better version.
She writes about her career and stretches his updated ideas on how intuition can be used to maintain health hinging on physical and emotional well-being with personal and firsthand experiences from patients.
Second Sight is rich with Judith Orloff’s life experiences and embraces of intuition as a tool for healing and how anybody can use her model to develop and improve on their intuition to enhance health and navigate life.
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The author’s prominent works have been with empaths and ‘Second Sight’ is as classy as it should be to have a place in every shelve of anyone who is keen on developing their intuition.
Judith Orloff distills both innovations in psychiatry and real-life experiences in this book and leads the path to trust oneself as a key to honing intuition.
She did it, and encourages you to also do the same by embracing and accepting your intuition to get positive results.
- Innovations in psychiatry and real-life experiences
- Teaches how to accept and embrace your intuition for positive results
- Hints on using intuition for several feats including healing and emotional wellbeing
5. The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe
By Lynne McTaggart – Published January 2, 2008
A pack of brilliant ideas that question the views of the workings of the world. ‘The Field’ of the books on intuition I strongly recommend boasts to be a good resource because it was well-researched from confident sources and I recommend it confidently.
The Field to me is a masterclass craft Lynn Mc Taggart has put together for everyone to take a long peek into the law of attraction in our age.
I recommend this powerful book to everyone because the author did a good job in bringing to the fore, the hard evidence, further into what we have been gleaning from the spiritual masters over the centuries.
‘The Field’ takes a huge leap away from the status quo of science and medicine relying on the belief that the mind and body are more connected than physics would want anyone to believe.
Lynn elaborates on the extension of electromagnetism beyond our bodies. This is a great shift in paradigm in biology as it provides a new way to look at health, memory, intuition, the soul, consciousness, spirituality, healing, decision-making, and interaction with our world.
The electromagnetic field closes the space between our minds and matters, us and the universe.
Different authors approach the concept of intuition in different ways, but Lynn applies science and how it affects our world with a clear connection to our body and mind and the mysteries in between.
This could be a source of controversy, but whatever argument, there are established and measurable data to drive home the points.
Here are Lynn’s other books:
- Brilliant ideas that question the status quo on intuition
- Hints on the law of attraction
- Sheds more light on the connection between the body and mind
- Explains the extension of electromagnetism beyond our bodies
6. How to Rule the World from Your Couch
By Laura Day – Published September 28, 2010
Laura Day is an author I respect as she has written many good books on intuition, especially practical intuition of which I would include a link.
I gravitate towards her works because of her practicality and ‘How to Rule the World from your Couch’ buttresses that.
That is why I am recommending this book to my circle. She makes it clear and light that intuition, though psychic, is an energy that is natural to every human.
‘How to rule the world from your couch’ sounds bossy and like what a gangster would say.
But Laura Day means it and has exposed how to use the innate tools inherent in everyone to do much more to enhance life.
Laura is an internationally renowned intuitive teacher who teaches how to break the door of success in any field with the application of your brain and all of its components, including intuition, for success.
This 268-page book has got practical exercises with step-by-step approaches that can be done at home.
Mastery of this book of intuition would give you the confidence and psychic energy to:
- Sustain good relationships
- Know how to find and identify your love mate
- Find your dream job
- Know which opportunities would be successful
- Lose weight and have your dream body
- Make better business decisions
- Be good at parenting and establish a good parent-child relationship
This book would refresh your intuitive powers as someone who is not deliberate about their intuition and also be a guide to the new sojourner who is just getting to be conscious of same.
The bottom line is that this book will help you develop daily life skills that you can apply deliberately every day for success.
7. The Intuitive Way: The Definitive Guide to Increasing Your Awareness
By Penney Peirce – Published September 8, 2009
Intuition is an innate capacity every human possesses and not a rare gift reserved for the lucky few. The good thing is it can be developed and improved upon.
A good intuitive who is versatile in intuition can lead you to the path of knowing when you need it.
This special book on intuition by Penney Peirce is an asset for every person who loves to be ardently intuitive.
Penney distilled insights from psychology, philosophy, religion, business, metaphysics and public opinion to make ‘The Intuitive Way’ a perfect handbook for you, the intuition enthusiast.
I include this book in my books on intuition because it is packed with facts and practicality to teach you how to reach an elevated state of perception laced with vitality and you can incorporate it into your day-to-day life.
According to Penney, contrary to what people believe, intuition is not the direct opposite of logic, but an encompassing way of knowledge and awareness that accommodates both the analytical (left brain) thinking and communicative (right brain) states.
Penney’s work teaches that intuition helps with inspired decision-making and quick learning.
It can be the bridge across the gully between our conscious, earthly selves, and eternal selves.
The Intuitive Way is a superb book on the intuition that makes the reader take action.
Penney encourages readers to use the tools with practical applications to get results in their intuition journey.
- Insights from psychology, religion, philosophy, and business
- Facts and practicality to teach you how to reach an elevated state of perception
- Promises inspired decision making and quick learning ability
- Learning to use both sides of the brain to make decisions
8. The Secret Language of Your Body: The Essential Guide to Health and Wellness
By Inna Segal – Published August 31, 2010
I recommend this book on intuition mostly for understanding and interpreting body signals.
Our body is a very powerful machine that communicates to us at each given time especially when it is not in its natural state.
When we don’t act on the signals fast, we might be endangering our health.
Inna Segal’s ‘The Secret Language of Your Body’ is one of the classic books on intuition that focuses on decoding the messages our ever-dynamic body tries to send.
It sheds a bright light on the causes of symptoms of medical situations and proffers healing processes.
This intuition manual dives deep into the medical flank of intuition, answering possible questions on the reasons for health issues.
The author proffers a step-by-step guide to help the body to recover to its state of absence of disease.
Included is a 35-minute downloadable audio that focuses on helping readers to connect with their bodies to initiate healing.
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Connecting with your innate healing is activating the latent ability of the intelligent body to heal itself through the guidance of Inna Segal.
Dedicating your time to this book judiciously, you will benefit the following:
- Initiate healing throughout the body including mental and emotional healing and cut off the root causes of diseases
- Heal the organs with practical exercises that are not hard to practice
- Understand the potent processes of healing and the hidden language of ailments
- Avoid limiting emotions and thoughts
- Understand the power of colours in healing
- Listen to your body, understand and use the messages it is signaling you
This book is worthy to earn a spot in your shelf as it can be a guide in understanding what your body is saying while you listen.
9. The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us
By Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons – Published June 7, 2011
A newbie in matters of the mind and decision could find this book of intuition by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simon confusing and make them doubt themselves.
The authors use exceptional experiments, stories and scientific discoveries to point to the important reality that our minds work in illusive ways.
They bring together research done by others and their own discovery on human traits like memory, perception reasoning and attention to divulge the overhyped intuition which they say often lands humans into trouble.
Their work quite counters the works of others by leaving more questions than answers.
They believe that our minds create illusive scenarios to cover the shortcomings we experience in reality and create relatable versions of the truth to suit us.
Here are some of the questions that put a question mark on the opinions of the majority on intuition:
- Why companies launch a product that is likely to fail with a huge amount of money
- Why movies that win awards are riddled with mistakes
- Why criminals have commonalities with chess masters
- Why measles and other infant diseases are making a comeback
The authors went ahead to fault human’s claim of understanding the world and describe it as a mere illusion.
This book on intuition posits that there are many ways we are being deceived by intuition and that has defined the failing of humans.
They however proffered solutions to removing the illusive veil that has covered our sense of judgment and to reason objectively for the first time.
What makes you want to go on reading the book is that the authors support their positions with examples hinging on the illusions created by our minds and how illusions are blended easily against reality.
Takeaways from the book:
- A persuasive and confident tone
- Scientific experiments to support real-life experiences are used as examples in the book
- The book does not rate humans to be able to see the difference that exists between illusion and reality
- Leaves readers more bewildered than what they already know
- Not a regular book on intuition but raises some questions one can reflect on to excite the mind further
10. Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon
By Joe Dispenza – Illustrated, March 5, 2019
The book ‘Becoming Supernatural’ is another masterclass from the author of the New York Times bestsellers ‘You Are The Placebo’, ‘Breaking The Habit Of Being Yourself’, and ‘Evolve Your Brain.’
‘Becoming Supernatural’ does not specifically focus on intuition but covers all areas of human potential of which intuition is a part.
Joe Dispenza did a great work by capturing the questions surrounding human development as it is affected by science in recent times.
He pulls on his 2012 research on how common people do what they do to transform themselves for success.
Why I recommend this book is how the author knits ancient wisdom together with science to teach ways one can harness a mystical, fulfilled life.
The book opens the eyes of people who don’t yet know that humans are supernatural beings who have power beyond what is known.
With the right knowledge and direction, anyone can harness their psychic ability through meditation and tuning into higher frequencies beyond our material selves, and other exercises to be able to express unhindered creativity in all areas of life.
People most time think that being supernatural requires eerie and complicated rituals that is done by psychics and spiritualists.
Everyone is psychic and has the ability to connect deeply with the energy of the Universe which makes one alter their brain chemistry to have the desired mystical experience.
The author hinted that if the exercises are done enough times, it becomes a skill that creates sustainable balance in health and body, a stoic mind, and free access to spiritual reality.
Some of the interesting things he talked about different that actually arrested my interest are:
- The seven energy centres of the body and how their balance brings about healing.
- The power of reconditioning the body to free oneself from past hurts and have a new brand mind. More like formatting the mind.
- The ability to change the energy one gives off to create the reality one want.
- The mystery of the pineal gland and how it is used to access the mystical realms.
- Space-Time vs Time-Space realities
It’s one of the books on intuition that goes deeper into mystics for those who want deeper knowledge of how intuition can be used for different purposes.
Dr. Joe gives it all in science-laden practical exercises in physical reality and quantum field of infinite reality.
11. Psychic Intelligence
By Terry Jamison – Published June 26, 2012
What makes ‘Psychic Intelligence’ interesting to me is that it’s written by twins. I got curious when I learned about the book and wanted to know how psychic twins can be.
The psychic twins, Terry and Linda didn’t disappoint as they did a great job and have garnered themselves a decent audience the world over with their goose-bump inspiring accurate predictions, including the 9/11 terrorist attack.
Also, many people who have helped testify their predictions come to pass later. They have incredible psychic intelligence.
In this book, the twins exposed how one can strengthen their intuition which is already present in everyone to look into the future and alter destinies for good.
Psychic Intelligence is a step-by-step book on how to look beyond the uncertainties, and become creative in finding new ways to dislodge the stumbling blocks preventing one from harnessing their intuition.
It’s one thing to be aware of your intuition and it’s another thing to be able to tap into it and make it work and give the desired results.
They hint at the Four Clairs – which are the four types of intuition – clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, and claircognizance.
By diving deep into these intuition types, one can attract good health, wealth, abundance, memorable relationships, true love, profitable businesses, and success in careers.
They show that no matter the situation, one can exercise the ability to control fears and emotions and tap into the power that resides within and steer their own destiny.
- Written by highly psychic twins makes the book interesting
- The writers have predicted some notable events including the 9/11 terrorist attack
- Hints that intuition is already in everyone, and what is needed is to develop it
- Step-by-step book on how to look beyond the uncertainties
12. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
By Malcolm Gladwell – April 3, 2007
‘Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking’ is another masterstroke from number-one bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell.
‘Blink’ is a good book to start off on the intuition journey.
According to the author, humans constantly process thoughts unconsciously towards making decisions.
Merging insights from psychology and neuroscience, Malcolm points out why some people effortlessly tune in to their intuition while others are oblivious or don’t care.
I like the way the book focuses on leadership and decision-making in a revolutionary way. Making decisions is an everyday thing for every human. The aggregate of all our micro-decisions informs our destiny and success.
Just like in his other book, ‘The Tipping Point’ which was about how we understand our world and interact with it, the spotlight is on within the self in ‘The Blink.’
When we take decisions unconsciously without having thought about the situation is most times aided by intuition, especially when the decision is to be made in a blink. This means our intuition thinks for us, closing the gap of uncertainty.
Thinking without thinking is not as simple as it sounds which is why some people sulk at making crucial, instant decisions while others excel at it.
The book also highlights why some people trust their instincts and achieve positive results while others’ instincts lead them to turmoil.
It charges to get the answer as to how the human brain works in different environments – home, office, kitchen, bedroom etc.
These questions are answered in ‘The Blink’, by the writer, a renowned psychologist who is reputed to predict whether a marriage would sustain by observing the couple for some moments.
His psychic prowess is second to none in decision-making. ‘Blink’ hints that good decision-making is not determined by long hours of deliberation or studying data, but by isolating few data that matter from the haystack of variables.
The Blink would tweak your understanding of your decisions and give you a clearer perspective and on your journey to intelligent intuition.
It is not enough to live. Every human should recognize, reflect on and interact with the world around them on the intuition level.
The book as compelling as it is delves deeper into the subconscious as Malcolm says that behaviours that are exhibited in a few moments of an encounter determine the outcome of such an encounter.
The book somehow does not encourage deliberate intuition, though being deliberate is sometimes necessary for focused concentration and to eliminate distraction.
Intuition is a very complex subject and this book did very well to break it down for the new sojourner in intuition.
Takeaways from the book:
- Clear and digestible introduction to intuition
- A simplified approach to intuition and is easy for enthusiasts
- Captivating point of view from the author
- Not enough scientific evidence because of the simplicity
- Does not touch much on decision-making as one of the benefits of intuition
13. Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious
By Gerd Gigerenzer – Published June 24, 2008
Gerd Gigerenzer, a researcher on intuition, is a psychologist and majors in decision-making with the use of bounded rationality.
His scientific and academic background reflects in his writing and the distillation of all surrounding intuitive thinking and how it affects behaviour.
The highlight of one of his books on intuition is the author’s belief that reflecting and reasoning over issues is overrated and instead favours split seconds decisions.
He asserts that making decisions is not as complex as we want to believe and that what it takes to trigger intuition needs, but the right simple factors.
He writes that cognitive, emotional, and social traits which we can call intuition or gut feeling work together to help us make better decisions.
He goes ahead to explain humans have evolved the gut feeling through our ancestors for the sole purpose of decision-making.
He talks about why our intuitions are always right and describe it not as a psychic activity but hinged on neurological activities in the brain to help humans act quickly when in a dire situation.
Why I am impressed with ‘Gut Feelings’ is that the writer goes deep into the psychological and biological components that make us intuitive which also reflects in our behaviours
Extracting facts from impressive research and personal experiences, this book exposes the effect and factors that drive our ability to be instinctive toward decision-making.
Takeaways from the book:
- Emphasizes more on evolutionary effects and neglects environmental factors and distinction of individuals
- Rich research evidence from biology and psychology
- Dives deep into the evolution of intuition for the benefit of man
- Looks at how individual opinions fare in social situations
- The writing tends toward academics
14. Living In The Light: Follow Your Inner Guidance To Create A New Life And A New World
By Shakti Gawain – Published December 6, 2011
This is another classic work by Shakti Gawain for people who want to go deeper into finding meaning and purpose in their lives.
Mastering your intuition makes life easy, though there are surmountable difficulties along the way.
But Shakti shades bright light in the grey areas of intuition in this book in a practical approach dwelling more on the ‘how tos’, to arrive at the intuitive clarity that has eluded you.
I recommend this book if you need to identify the inner voice that would be a guide to an intuitive self of wisdom.
‘Living in the Light’ will give you clear direction in creating a new path for your life where you can listen and trust your intuition.
The task is being exposed to intuitive awareness and letting it permeate every area of our living, eliciting those energies we have always yearned for.
Shakti with her unmistakable clarity shares the power of awareness in transforming our lives and propelling us to bring our heart desires to reality.
In parenting, finance, and creativity – ‘Living in the Light’ will give leeway to having a clear and confident approach to success as we struggle with personal, social, and global challenges beyond us.
This book is a well-detailed map of improvement, fulfillment, and awareness of your consciousness.
- Promises easy life when mastery of the techniques is achieved
- Practical approach on ‘how tos’ to have clarity with intuition
- Recognize and use wisdom in tandem with intuitive messages
- Can be useful in parenting, career, finance etc.
Though intuition is essential in our everyday lives, we use it unwittingly to get by, being aware of it and being deliberate in mastering it in good taste.
One of these books on intuition might just be the nudge you need to make a big difference in your life.
Though there are many books on the subject, from my experience and what I already know, I recommend these as they capture the very core of intuition and everything surrounding it.
There are many others, but any of these would give you a head start on your intuition journey.
Thanks for reading!
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