About the Book
This is a personal development book with a difference - quite literally a weird one. Starting with a new way of looking at an old word, it merges chaos theory with transpersonal psychology to create something that's highly practical and that gives new power and new direction to the everyday confusions of life.
In Nordic tradition, the word 'wyrd' - or 'weird' - meant much the same as 'fate'. Like fate, it describes the fabric of our lives; yet whilst we always have the choice, there's always a twist which changes each one into something we don't expect. It's those twists that give our wyrd its weirdness; yet the real weirdness is that these 'messages from the wyrd' are always there to help us. We can ignore them, and wait passively - fatalistically - for life to change: which it probably never will. We can fight against them, try to wrest control of our life from the Fates: only to discover that control itself is nothing more than a myth. Or we can learn to work with life's weirdnesses - and use their help to weave the fabric of fate into a new form of our choosing. That's our choice; yet there's always that twist...
It might seem a weird way of working with the world, but unlike so many others it's one that does work. With commonsense and clarity, with humour and humanity, and with a strong emphasis on practice and personal experience, this book shows how to develop an affinity for the natural weirdness of life - and to make life positively wyrd.
The sequel to this book - Wyrd Allies: Harnessing the chaos in your relationships - is also available here on Leanpub.
About the Author
Tom Graves is a writer and researcher with a special interest in intuitive aspects of the skills-learning process. He is perhaps best known for his books on dowsing and related subjects, such as The Diviner's Handbook and Discovering Dowsing, and his influential study on 'spirit of place', Needles of Stone. He is a computer specialist and is regarded as one of the pioneers on desktop publishing. His first book for some years. Positively Wyrd begins a new series of books which will explore personal, interpersonal and transpersonal development in a new 'wyrd' way.