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Title: Red Thread
Subtitle: Occult to Science and Beyond
Author: Anne Marie Kampf (Anne Kampf)
Genre: Non-Fiction – Education

Appearance (5):
The appearance of a book can make a significant impact on the experience of a reader, whose enjoyment is often enhanced by an enticing cover, an intriguing table of contents, interesting chapter headings, and when possible, eye-catching illustrations.

Plot (5):
The characters of a book should be well defined with strengths and flaws, and while they do not have to be likable, the reader does have to be able to form a connection with them. The tone should be consistent, the theme should be clear, and the plot should be original or told from a unique perspective. For informative books — those without plot and characters–this rating refers primarily to your concept and how well you presented it.

Development (5):
Development refers to how effectively you told your story or discussed your topic. The dialogue should be realistic, the descriptions should be vivid, and the material should be concise and coherent. Organization is also a key factor, especially for informative books — those without plot and characters. The order in which you tell your story or explain your topic and how smoothly it flows can have a huge impact on the reader’s understanding and enjoyment of the material.

Formatting (5):
Formatting is the single most overlooked area by authors. The way in which you describe scenes, display dialogue, and shift point of view can make or break your story. In addition, excessive grammatical errors and typos can give your book an amateurish feel and even put off readers completely. 

Marketability (4):
Marketability refers to how effectively you wrote your book for your target audience. Authors may include content that is above or below the understanding of their target reader, or include concepts, opinions or language that can accidentally confuse or alienate some readers. Although by its nature this rating is very subjective, a very low rating here and poor reviews may indicate an issue with your book in this area.

Overall Opinion (5):
The overall starred rating takes into account all these elements and describes the overall reading experience of your reviewer. This is the official Readers’ Favorite review rating for your book.


Reviewed by Foluso Falaye for Readers’ Favorite

Red Thread: Occult to Science and Beyond by Anne Marie Kampf examines how science and the occult are linked and what this connection reveals about our universe. The book is a reader-friendly study of astrology, alchemy, palmistry, and contemporary science. It explains how our consciousness is filtered down through the 12 zodiac signs. Readers are given information on Aristotle’s and the Greeks’ views on the symbolism of the four elements: fire, earth, water, and air. Anne describes how understanding a crucial concept regarding the elements can lead to improved physical and psychological well-being. The importance of balancing yin and yang, as well as masculine and feminine energies, is highlighted. Every topic treated in Red Thread will bring you closer to understanding the world around you, both seen and unseen.

You know when you read a book and you’re saying to yourself, “This is so true”? That summarizes my experience with the book. As I am an Aquarian, I felt like I was being described when I read about how
Aquarian people often seem “as though they’re here physically, but mentally elsewhere.” Since it explores different academic fields, Red Thread will appeal to a wide range of readers, including fans of history, philosophy, astrology, the occult, and science. Anne’s conversational, straightforward language ensures that sophisticated concepts are accessible to both experts and casual readers. Reading this work will awaken your curiosity about the world and to see more deeply into what lies beyond the grasp of science. Anne Kampf’s riveting, delightful, and remarkably enlightening book reignites a childlike eagerness to unravel the mysteries of the universe and become a fountain of youth for the soul.