Spirit of Self

Marion Brownlie | Spirit of Self

Beautifully illustrated, the gentle guidance of Spirit of Self can show children how find their own inner strength and essence. It will help them to understand their own thoughts and feelings, guiding them through many challenges during childhood and lay a foundation for their later years.



Spirit of Self

A must have book, written for children, but accessible to any age and for anyone who has ever felt a little alone at some stage in their lives.

From the intial page the reader is accompanied with beautiful images representing each part of the story.    The storyline is simple to follow, with much beauty and love woven through that simplicity.

 The reader is instantly embraced in a lovely journey that will help every child, teenager and adult to find, accept and nuture their inner strength during times when they feel alone.



Bachelor of Education

Diploma of Early Childhood


5 Star Readers Favourite Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite

Spirit of Self (Finding Spirit), Book One in the Finding Spirit series by Marion Brownlie is an uplifting and inspirational book for all those children who have felt alone at some stage in their lives. The book encourages them to accept, nurture, and strengthen their inner selves, and guides them through the challenges they face while growing up. Children will be motivated to think positively. They will also be guided to enhance their self-belief after reading this book, which will give them comfort and peace throughout their lives, especially when they are going through hard times. The discovery by the little girl of ‘My Spirit’ – which resides inside everyone – takes readers on a journey where they understand more about their inner selves and build up their self confidence whenever they feel low.

The spiritual vibe resonates well with readers and the author’s simple story and narration help them understand the concept of ‘spirit’ that is in everyone. The illustrations are bright and colorful and make the concept clear and the scenes more vivid. The question and answer format of writing makes it easy for readers to comprehend the concept of ‘spirit’ and color themselves with the color of the ‘spirit.’ The book is a good bedtime storybook and can also be used in classrooms and school libraries for read aloud sessions. This is a lovely journey for all readers.



Marion Brownlie









Marion grew up in New Zealand and began her life experiences with a difficult childhood, marred by dyslexia and an even more difficult marriage, which nearly drove her to suicide.

Through all this, Marion raised three children, each of whom have their own special gifts.

Marion became interested in spiritual enlightenment, metaphysics, self-empowerment and self-healing. The self-healing she used to heal herself of the many traumatic experiences that were deeply hidden. Continuing to learn more, she moved onto personal development, soul growth, the sub-conscious, other dimensions, spirit possession, the power of love, the effect fear and negativity has on our lives, and ventured into many areas of thought where people fear to tread.

She became a practising Master Practitioner and Councellor of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Hypnotherapist. She has also studied Massage and Reflexology as well as becoming a psychic/ intuitive and energy healer. Another disastrous relationship which took Marion to Australia, and her unique journey and spiritual development continued.



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