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Wendie Colter

My road to medical intuition began as early in my life, and it began with books. As a teenager, I had a summer job at a famous Los Angeles “new age” bookstore called the Bodhi Tree. Working there, I gained access to a treasure trove of spiritual knowledge, and immersing myself in metaphysical books became a lifelong passion. For my 10 most influential books, I will explain how these particular books highlighted key moments in my life.

Wendie Colter, MCWC, CMIP, is a Certified Medical Intuitive Practitioner, Master Certified Wellness Coach, and founder/CEO of The Practical Path®, Inc. Her accredited certification program, Medical Intuitive Training™, has been pivotal in helping wellness professionals develop and optimize their inherent intuition. Wendie’s trailblazing research on medical intuition is published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. She is the author of the groundbreaking book, “Essentials of Medical Intuition: A Visionary Path to Wellness,” (Watkins/Penguin-Random House), which is endorsed by Dr. Bernie Siegel, Dr. Kenneth Pelletier, Dr. Larry Dossey, Dr. Shamini Jain and more.

My 10 Best

(In chronological order)

Be Here Now
by Ram Dass


As a child, I was initially attracted to the fun visual style of this book, but it became a beloved guide and companion. I read it so often it became dog-eared and faded, and the pages nearly fell apart! Ram Dass’s teachings of presence and awareness I consider to be integral to my early spiritual development. His voice, wisdom and humor resonated throughout those pages, and I have re-visited it many times over the years.

by Richard Bach


This tale of manifestation and spiritual non-locality is presented as an engaging, heartfelt story of friendship. For a spiritually-minded pre-teen, it gave me the building blocks of understanding the nature of intentional manifestation and the importance of following our own path. This book also gave me the understanding of the importance of looking at everyday life as an evolving experience that can hold both magic and greater self-awareness.

Kinship With All Life
by J. Allen Boone


One of my most important spiritual teachers was my first dog, a wise and loving soul. We recognized each other intuitively from the moment we met and his joyful lessons of acceptance, authenticity and love have never left me. When I read Kinship With All LIfe, I learned how to open intuitive lines of communication with both my dog and the broader animal world to experience the wisdom and sentience of our animal earth-mates.

Heal Your Body: Metaphysical Causations for Physical Illness by Louise Hay


Early on, a dear friend invited me to participate in Louise Hay’s living room gatherings in Santa Monica, California, a powerful, insightful experience. I still have Louise Hay’s little blue pamphlet – the original version of her best selling book, Heal Your Body. This pamphlet was the beginning of her meteoric rise in publishing and, more importantly, her teachings on the intrinsic connections between the mind, the body and health. Her writings laid the groundwork for understanding the messages our bodies want us to know.

Quantum Healing
by Deepak Chopra


In my young adulthood I was diagnosed with a small benign tumor. I had just read Quantum Healing, Dr. Chopra’s inspiring story of becoming aware of an innate healing force that can be harnessed with our minds. I used the examples from his book to shrink the tumor by half with mind-body visualization techniques – a feat which astonished both my doctor and myself. This experience propelled me to learn everything I could about the connections between our minds and our bodies – a lifelong education and practice that supported my development of medical intuition.

Anatomy of the Spirit
by Caroline Myss


In the mid-1990s, I was given a set of audio tapes of Caroline Myss’s workshop based on her seminal book, Anatomy of the Spirit. I will never forget being riveted by her words and experiences. I understood that what I had been doing intuitively for much of my life actually had a name and a practice associated with it! Her wonderful book both validated and illuminated my path in medical intuition and as a healing arts practitioner, and presented the foundations and understanding of the skill of medical intuition to the world.

The Education of Oversoul 7
by Jane Roberts


I was aware of Jane Robert’s books of the channeled Seth material, but never delved deeply into it. Reading this wonderful book was an affirming experience in what my own spiritual guidance had taught me from childhood about the interconnectedness of our souls, reincarnation, spiritual growth, and the nature of space-time reality. I felt my mind and spirit expanding with every page.

Ask And It Is Given
by Jerry and Esther Hicks

The Abraham material changed my life and perspectives in so many ways, I’m not sure where to start. At a particularly difficult and emotional time in my life, a friend kept giving me recordings of the Abraham-Hicks talks. I reluctantly began listening to them, and then was completely hooked by the humor and depth of the information. The Law of Attraction quite literally gave me a foundation for an understanding of personal power and responsibility that continually inspires me.

Co-Dependent No More
by Melody Beattie


In my work as a medical intuitive, I am able to discern the traumatic events of people’s lives that may manifest in health issues. These experiences are often blind spots, or lost to memory, but can continue to exist in our energy fields and cause disruption in our lives. This masterful book helped me shed light on my own personal life traumas and build a path to healing and balance. Healing goes deep, and this book is a phenomenal guide to personal awareness.

Reinventing Medicine
by Larry Dossey


I was truly honored to interview Dr. Dossey for my book on medical intuition. Dr. Dossey has been a fearless advocate in bridging medicine and spirituality. Non-locality, medical intuition and its relevance to healthcare are brilliantly presented in his book, with concepts for a new era of medicine that embraces intuition as a paradigm-changing skill for all healthcare providers. His vision for the future of healthcare is one I am proud to support by educating wellness professionals in the understanding and practice of medical intuition.