REVIEW: "PASSION AND PRINCIPLE" - Top Book Reviewers:
passionate story of an Irish American woman’s survival in the 1800’s.
Passion and Principle is
Patricia McLaine’s first historical fiction novel and is set in the
1800’s, written from an Irish woman’s perspective. This is a love
story, a history lesson and an example of what strong passion and
principles can do for you in life. The main character, Mary Margaret,
is born with a veil (or second sight). It was fascinating reading
Mary’s perspective of growing up in Ireland and learning about ancient
druid lore and rituals that had been passed down for generations while
at the same time being brought up as a strict Catholic. She is forced
to grow up quickly, luckily, with wisdom beyond her years. It was heart
wrenching to read about her decision between two men: the first, a
passionate smuggler who would stay in Ireland forever, or the other, an
intelligent soldier who would live her dream and go with her to America.
Mary Margaret does go to America,
but I won’t tell you if it was with her soldier! One of the highlights
for me was her intense fight to end slavery and the personal conviction
that carried her through so much turmoil. That was a turbulent time in
history and reading about racism and the war from her perspective made
it more personal to me. Maggie’s character development was strong and
the twists and turns in the plot meant that I could hardly wait to pick
up the book again to see what would happen next. As Maggie’s family
grew, Patricia showed what an impact one family could have on history.
I felt connected as a reader to her family both on American and Irish
soil. The Irish ties that were interwoven throughout the novel showed
how strong their influence was in American history.
could easily write ten more novels that tell different stories from
various family members’ perspectives. This novel was tear-jerking in
parts, humorous, realistic, spiritual, and showed how destiny touched
Maggie’s life many times. The theme lingers... Do we live our lives
with the full driving force of our passions and principles?
REVIEW: "COSMIC CONSPIRACY"
- by Mihir Shaw:
As children we often view the
world through rose-colored glasses and know nothing of destiny.
Some, Cosmic Conspiracy - Psychic to the Rich and Famous reveals,
are destined for an entirely different path. Renowned psychic to the
elite and author Patricia McLaine never intended to be a psychic
consultant, much less a really popular one. More recently, her
future-predicting skills have translated into a Blog Talk Radio show
called "Exploring the Paranormal with Pattie."
It is important to note the reason behind the title Cosmic
Conspiracy, since Patricia McLaine never consciously chose to pursue
the field of the paranormal. Nonetheless, there was a conspiracy of
cosmic proportions brewing that pushed her into becoming an
international tarot reader, psychic, and astrologer. She has made
thousands and thousands of predictions on love, marriage, children,
divorce, home, health, wealth, career, family and friends, success
and failure for myriad individuals.
In the course of reading for over 40,000 people, McLaine has
traveled from one exotic locale to another. They include London,
Madrid, Florence, Rome, Geneva, Ibiza, Bombay, Kathmandu, Singapore,
and Hong Kong. Her list of famous clientele features prominent
entertainers and authors such as Susan Strasberg, Goldie Hawn,
Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers, and Michael Crichton, as well as
notable journalists and a few politicians who ended up in the White
As with Patricia McLaine, destiny often does the picking. The
'cosmic conspiracy' began one Sunday when Patricia playfully
'pretended' to read a friend's cards. Using her own words, Pattie
states, "Apparently, on that particular Sunday afternoon I was being
cleverly set up, by my mischievous though astute spirit guides, for
one of the biggest surprises and the very beginning of the most
magical and mysterious adventure of my life! In my opinion, it was a
clever, capricious and cunning scheme--if not an Absolute Cosmic
In a unique and indirect way, this book opens the reader's
consciousness. Even those who don't believe in psychic abilities
will find this book entertaining and enjoyable. Visit Patricia's
official website ([...]) to discover her extensive list of
credentials, as well as her predictions for 2011 and previous years.
You will be amazed and impressed.
Overall, Cosmic Conspiracy is a page-turner that will appeal to
audiences from all walks of life. This book is a highly-recommended
REVIEW - "COSMIC
CONSPIRACY' - Midwest Book Review by Michael J. Carson:
Cosmic Conspiracy - Psychic to the Rich
and Famous is Patricia McLaine's journey through life and how she gained
famous clients and helped to shape their careers for the better. Thoughtful
and intriguing on the insight on the many types of life, Cosmic
Conspiracy is a metaphysical memoir that will intrigue those who wish to
know the life and ways of the psychic."
REVIEW- DELL Horoscope December 2011, by
Back in the
1960s, Patricia McLaine was a young woman living near
Hollywood who had just given up her dream of being a famous
actor. But then she latched onto the notion that she could
become a great screenwriter. She went to George Darius, a
famous psychic in Venice Beach, to ask for a reading, fully
expecting a Tony or Oscar for her script. His conclusion
startled her: “You’re going to be a famous psychic and travel
the world to read for the rich and famous.” As much as she
imagined herself as an actress or screenwriter, fate seemed to
be pushing her toward being a psychic. It was a cosmic
conspiracy. When she began doing readings at age 30, she
realized she had some talent for this and has been doing it
McLaine’s memoir, Cosmic Conspiracy, she estimates that
she has done some thirty to forty thousand readings, and, yes,
many of these have been for the rich and famous. Her book is
filled with anecdotes about her encounters with Hollywood
stars, Washington politicians, and Texas billionaires. In the
late 1970s and early 1980s, her predictions about world events
appeared in the tabloid, The Star—she learned that when
she focused her intention and attention, she could see
disasters coming and some of the spectacular events that
happen to celebrities in the news.
sprinkled through her storytelling are the unique perspectives
of what being a psychic is all about. Her studies of various
paranormal subjects helped her overcome the nay-saying bias of
her Mormon background so that she could fine tune her psychic
impressions using tarot cards, astrology, numerology,
graphology and psychometry. She’s also studied under various
spiritual masters to get deeper insights into the Akashic
Record, karma, and spirit guides.
her chapters are so densely filled with the names of famous
actors, and her brief predictions for them that the reader
feels incredulous. This psychic is either very imaginative or
very famous in her own right. But her book is also filled with
signed photographs of some of the actors she befriended, many
of whom she met through her network of friends and famous
clients who reported to their famous friends. Perhaps the more
interesting chapters are those where she develops the
storyline with her closest friends, which include actress
Susan Strasberg, Shirley MacLaine and Goldie Hawn.
is a Scorpio, and so is Goldie Hawn. One day, Goldie phoned
for a reading to ask about her love affair with Bill Hudson.
Goldie was pretty sure that “this is it,” but that’s not what
she got. As Patricia explains, her job is to tell the truth.
When she said that the two would have children together, but
they wouldn’t grow old together, Goldie was disappointed and
refused to talk to Patricia for years afterwards. How these
Scorpios reconciled their friendship is one of the best
stories in the book—a tale of amazing synchronicity and truly
impressive psychic ability.
page-turner that will appeal to audiences from all walks of life. This book
is a highly-recommended must read!"
Publishers Weekly PW Select list July 2011!
This is a memoir of the author's life as a psychic in the world of
the paranormal where she helped thousands of people, including
REVIEW: BITTERSWEET SUMMER - Paula's
Story by Top Book Reviewers:
"A smoking hot
romance novel! The innocence of bittersweet love in the summer of
The author, Patricia McLaine, sets the
scene on fire right from the beginning in Bittersweet
Summer-Paula's Story. It is the summer of 1967, the
ultimate summer of free love. Paula is a single mother and
up-and-coming artist living in a beach house in California with her
two children. The book starts out with a bang when sparks fly
between Paula and her ex-husband’s young hot nephew.
This isn’t a woman who sleeps around
though. Her first love interest is scandalous and Patricia
takes the reader through all of the questions that a confused woman
faces in a tough situation dealing with self-doubt, responsibility
and morality. Love is not logical but we see Paula trying to
decide what is lust and what is love, never an easy choice where
passion is involved. Patricia writes some heavy-duty love
scenes making this a solid romance novel. You will never think of
the beach at night the same way!
Paula’s friend Dana is her best friend
and an intriguing character who knows everything about Paula.
They have an intense connection that some would say is psychic.
The author has also written a novel set in the same summer called
Summer of Love-Dana’s Story where readers get a chance to know
Dana that summer as well. Dana happens to introduce Paula to a
sexy Texas rancher, sparks fly and the drama continues! Will Paula
choose the young hot lover or the driven Texan who knows what he
I won’t give away the ending but the book was a fun read from start
to finish. Paula’s turmoil continues throughout the summer and
I eagerly await the next chapter in her life to find out her
ultimate choice and if the next summer is bittersweet as well. This
is an author to pay attention to. She is definitely heating up
the romance world.
On Publishers Weekly
PW Select list for October 2011!
The 1967 Summer of Love brings
more than its share for artist Paula, as she reignites the flame
with Jamie and meets Beau, a handsome, wealthy Texas rancher.
REVIEW: SUMMER OF LOVE - Dana's Story,
Top Book Reviewers:
story of steamy loving and sexual independence in the Summer of Love."
This is one of those books that you
want to read from start to finish - Summer of Love: Dana’s
Story. It is a light read that leads to some interesting
moral questions. Patricia McLaine, the author, does a fabulous
job of snatching the reader and immersing them into the world of
Dana. It is easy to get caught up in the plot and characters.
The story is set in 1967, the summer of love. Dana Scofield is
a film actress whose career is taking off and so is her love life.
Her life is full with developing her acting career, juggling her
dating world, to setting up her best friend Paula-an artist.
Dana’s love life gets into full swing quickly and we see her dating
a number of men at the same time reinforcing the free love of the
‘60’s. The author gives us a glimmer of insight to what women
experienced in order to gain sexual independence during that time.
We see Dana develop throughout the summer as she learns more about
herself with each man she dates and has fun at the same time!
An old flame emerges and causes confusion about what she wants in a
relationship and what she wants for her future. Does she want
to marry any of these men or none?
The conclusion was satisfying and left it open to a sequel that I
look forward to. This novel is in the romance genre and the
love scenes are steamy, but not cheesy, and had me heating up,
winking at my guy saying, “We’ll try that later.” There is
also a current novel that goes hand-in-hand with this one.
Patricia has written more about Paula, the artist, set in the same
summer called Bittersweet Summer: Paula’s Story, also worthy of a read.
REVIEWS: "THE WHEEL OF
DESTINY" by James Cox, Midwest Book Review
the folly and wisdom of The Fool to the nurturing influence of The Chariot
to the honor and responsibility inherent in The World, tarot psychic and
author Patricia McLaine takes the reader on a memorable and informative
spiritual journey through the 22 Major Arcana of the Tarot. After a brief
introduction to the system, each chapter begins with a basic presentation
of a Key, including such associations as Hebrew letter, key words and
occupational aptitudes. Then every possible position of the Key within the
Master Spread is discussed for a thorough understanding and ease in
interpreting the Life Path of our selves and others. The
careful and reflective reader will learn his or her own special role on
the Earth plane and in worlds beyond space and time as revealed in our own
Wheel of Destiny. "The Wheel of Destiny" is highly recommended reading for
all serious students and practitioners of tarot divination and
Readers Review of The Wheel of Destiny:
Email dated March 7, 2002: "Dear
Patricia, I recently bought a copy of THE WHEEL OF DESTINY, and
did my master spread. I'm so taken by your book, and by my reading--each
day I dip in and go over something, with much delight. It's as if your
words sink in on a very deep level. Another thing I would like to say
about your book is that I feel the words are coming from a place of real
Truth--a true 'knowing' that is from deep inside you. Because of
this I find myself letting in the words without any obstruction on my
part. I hope this makes sense. Thank you for writing your book."
Sandra Jensen, Toronto, Canada.
WORLD TAROT NETWORK
The Wheel of
Destiny: The Tarot Reveals Your Master Plan
by Patricia McLaine
I took this book out of the library because it was new (literally─1999
revised printing of 1991 version, never been touched by other hands),
and it had a beautiful cover ─lavender background, gold lettering, with
a picture of The World on the front. At first I ignored the book and had
to renew it to have time to read it. Once I began to read it, it
literally blew me away. It confirmed things that I already knew about
myself, and explained others.
Where in the heck was this book when I was in my 20's? (Hey─I might have
been ready for it ... maybe smile.) Patricia McLaine is one of those
people that you just know that you would love to meet in person. She has
been involved with Tarot as a divinatory tool for over twenty years. She
received the inspiration for this book while meditating on the
twenty-two Major Arcana. She equates the information received through
her Master Spread with that received from a natal or solar horoscope.
While the horoscope evolves from the alignment of the Sun, Moon and
planets at the time of birth, the Master Spread evolves from contact
with the Higher Self, or super consciousness.
To quote from the book: "The Master Spread will lead you through
unexplored territory, for the painstakingly deliberate design of the
Keys provide not only endless discovery concerning your own psyche but
take the part of a wise counselor and guide for your excursion through
the physical world. Key is an appropriate word for each of the cards of
the Major Arcana, for each Key unlocks a door of your consciousness that
leads to Light in the form of greater wisdom and understanding."
This is a very powerful spread, and is used to show underlying causes
(conscious or unconscious) that reveal patterns that need to be
transformed in order to promote spiritual growth, but also to instill
self confidence on the earthly plane. Ms. McLaine equates a Master
Spread reading with the essence of a Life Reading. (Having just done one
for myself, I can tell you that it is serious, and is a reading that you
only need to do once in your lifetime.)
Very explicit instructions are given as to how the reading is to be
done. Mental preparation, the direction to face while doing the reading,
how the cards are to be placed, taping of the reading for future
review--all of this is covered. Even just reading the words, you feel
that you have been lead to a very safe place here on earth, where no
harm can come to you. You know immediately that wonderful things are
about to unfold for you.
Following is a quick version of what each position of McLaine's Master
Spread is responsible for:
1.The first card represents you, and the individuality that you will
express on this journey on earth.
2. This is your personality - the mask that you wear for the world.
3. This represents your needs in the material world.
4. This represents your conscious, teachable mind (intellect), and how
you use it.
5. This represents your home environment and early family beginnings.
6. This represents your creativity and capacity for pleasure or romance.
7. This represents your work and health patterns.
8. This represents marriage and partnerships in the world (other
9. This represents your understanding, acceptance or rejection of death,
your ability for transformation during your life, and your mature sexual
10. This represents your access to Super consciousness, your philosophy
and code of ethics, and your religious inclinations.
11. This represents your goals and reputation in the material world,
your career and public standing.
12. This represents your friends, hopes and wishes.
13. This represents the powers of your subconscious mind, your fears and
your dreams, and your psychic health.
14.- 16. These cards represent your Trinity of Inspiration, gifts
inherent in you now earned in previous incarnations. These gifts inspire
you to evolve.
17.- 19. These cards represent your Trinity of Aspiration, traits or
talents that you aspire to attain during your present embodiment, and
the cosmic possibility of such attainment.
20. This represents your Magnetic Negative Feminine Polarity.
21. This card represents your Electro-Dynamic Positive Masculine
22. This card represents your Overself, your contact with your Higher
For those who work with the Qabalah, Ms. McLaine presents a well-done
section that over-lays the Master Spread on the Tree of Life. I found
this book easy to read, with a great depth of understanding of Tarot and
other systems, and was left with a general feeling that I had just
spoken with a very evolved soul.
For anyone wanting to use Tarot for spiritual evolvement, this book is a
must read. These are some of the things that came up in the reading that
I did for myself: my life challenge, why I have always felt that I move
alone through life, my financial karma, the death of my father when I
was thirteen years old (yes, the Master Spread showed the death of a
parent at an early age, and how that would affect my life), my career
patterns (and my involvement with the military), my pull towards the
occult and mantric arts and what I feel the second half of my life will
If you want to feel good about yourself and life─read this book (and
work the spread). It will bring you levels of understanding that open
new doors that will truly expand your life.
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Readers Reviews: The Recycling of Rosalie
"The characters in this story are
all unforgettable. They will make you laugh and make you cry--and will
live in your heart forever. Your special angel will inspire you to read
this one over and over again." Susan Scott
glimpse of what heaven might be like--peace, serenity, all your dreams
come true--and an angel to watch over you." B.L. Birute
after reading The Recycling of Rosalie, I find myself still chuckling over
her antics. We'd all like to think Rosalie's experience of life after
death is what really happens. A thoroughly entertaining read." Peter
book, The Recycling of Rosalie, is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I wasn't able to
put it down. PLEASE tell me that you are going to have another book to
follow this one! I loved the book so much I didn't want it to end! It
truly is the best book I've ever read. It is now, by far, my favorite.
I've had people ask to borrow it, but I'm afraid I won't get it back.
They'll just have to buy their own copy! What a wonderful book!"
Email dated November
19, 2003: "I forgot to tell you that while in Russia adopting our
new daughter I read THE RECYCLING OF ROSALIE. I absolutely loved
it! It was by far the best book I've ever read."
Melissa Hughes, Stafford, VA
April 25, 2003 about The Recycling of Rosalie on consignment in a
health food store in Arlington, VA:
"I purchased your book for myself
and once I started reading it I could not put it down. I laughed out
loud so many times, and I cried, too. You have really written a
wonderful book! Thank you so very much."
The sequel to this story has been
turned into a screenplay called LOVE IS FOREVER
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