Ted Andrew's book, the first I've read by the author, has a lot to offer a reader. It deals extensively with different types of spirit guides, including angels, and how to contact them. Andrews offers tips on how to facilitate contact, such as using incense and bathing in sea salts. I haven't attempted to contact my spirit guide yet, but I plan to soon. The only drawback to the book is that it doesn't explain meditation fully and left me somewhat confused. Andrews also discussed crystal ball gazing which was very interesting. I plan to research it further.
What an addictive read, straightforward and easy to understand, dealing with the types of spirit guides, the middle pillar and mystic marriage exercises, fragrances that attract guides, a fascinating section on the guardian angels with their symbols, sounds and colours plus sections on nature spirits (those gorgeous little sprites, sylphs, salamanders & gnomes) and animal totems. I happened to be reading Robert Anton Wilson's Cosmic Trigger Vol. 1 at the same time and found full confirmation there of at least one type of nature spirit. I found the book so engrossing that I didn't stop long enough to properly do the exercises so I cannot at this stage confirm whether they really work in establishing communication - once or twice I did get a feeling of otherwordliness though, when doing the mystic marriage. But merely reading it certainly raises one's awareness. This volume is well illustrated to explain the exercises, energy bodies plus the aforementioned symbols of the archangels. Includes a bibliography for further reading. I recommend the book strongly since it encapsulates all the necessary information in one place, whereas other self-help books carry only bits and pieces.