Tales of My Large, Loud, Spiritual Family
When Katherine Agranovich hypnotizes her daughter Jessica to pass a math quiz, the teenager reports seeing two angels who give her sage advice. With that, the gates of consciousness fly open and the realm of spirit bursts through, propelling the Agranovich clan on a rollercoaster ride full of mystical visions, spiritual insights and shocking premonitions. But are they ready? This book takes readers inside the large, loud Agranovich household, where otherworldly encounters are accepted like grades and shoe sizes, and homework is often a cosmic lesson. Each day takes the family on a quirky spiritual adventure where “weird, crazy and abnormal” become the norm. Their young son is startled awake by a headless man, their daughter banishes obnoxious ghosts from her grandparents’ home and is whisked into the future to her wedding day. Even Katherine’s non-psychic husband, Felix, betrayed by his business partner, meets an astral financial advisor who offers sound advice in the midst of an economic crisis. But in order to embrace their children’s spirituality, Felix and Katherine, atheist Jewish refugees from Soviet Russia, have to undergo profound spiritual transformation themselves. Tales of My Large, Loud, Spiritual Family offers hope, courage and inspiration to parents committed to raising their children as spiritual beings. The stories in this book will mystify you, enchant you, and change your view of family dynamics forever. Katherine Agranovich is a mother of five, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Natural Health Studies, Hypnotherapist, speaker, and Reconnective Healing Practitioner. She’s a frequent contributor to: www.chabad.org.
Katherine Agranovich grew up as a Jew in the Soviet Union, experiencing the endemic anti-Semitism that subjected her to bullying from earliest childhood and to being barred from medical school despite having achieved the highest grades. She became a nurse, but her husband convinced her that there wasn’t a future for them and their son in Russia, and they were lucky enough to be granted political asylum in the United States along with her family.
Katherine was about to enroll in medical school in the US, when she became pregnant with her second child, and went into alternative medicine instead. One of the therapies she mastered was hypnosis, and hereby hangs the tale. Using hypnosis with her daughter for the usual things like test anxiety opened the door to a series of unusual visions and communications. Soon all her children and her husband were using the tool of hypnosis to launch themselves into altered states where their intuition could flower and bring the solutions to problems and even unbidden visions of the future.
The book is beautifully written with a flair and fluidity that is a compliment to both Katherine’s mastery of her new language and the book’s editors. Katherine enriches the narrative with humor and deep life wisdom; and by sharing her personal story with such candor, it is enjoyable on several levels. One is simply the colorful story of a family of refugees with their individual back stories, coming to the US with nothing, yet “making it” by dint of hard work and perseverance. Another is Katherine’s personal development as a mother, a healer and a spiritual being. At another level, you have the story of the blossoming of her of psychic skills, which came with too much validation to be passed off as coincidence or imagination. She shows how sparks of intuition we all might have experienced at one time or another could be fanned into the flame of knowing.