I am obviously still celebrating Halloween with my choice for the book of the month in November, In fact, it was a great book to be reading over the holiday. Waking the Dead by Samuel Bowling is a Shamanic Medium of Stories of life after death. It is quite a fascinating read and Bowling is an excellent storyteller. I met Samuel at a friend’s house over the summer and he passed the book along to me to read and I was immediately enraptured by the subject matter.
The book is composed of a series of stories about his work as a medium and how he has helped some of his clients (and those who have passed) find closure and peace. In several of the stories, he talks about spirits that have attached themselves to individuals who are alive. Whether it is a family member, friend or a stranger, if you believe in spirits or not, Bowling weaves several compelling tales that will have you changing your mind.
We have all heard ghost stories and things that go bump in the night before, but sometimes these things may actually be real. The stories told by Bowling is his first-hand account to something beyond our physical sight, lying somewhere between realms, worlds, life and death. I am now a firm believer in “spiritual hitchhikers” picked up along the way in life. He makes a great argument that many of the mental and physical issues people have could be driven by spiritual attachments or “other things” influencing their behaviors. His stories paint a picture of hope that through awakening those energies, people can heal their lives and remove the obstacles holding them hostage mentally, physically and spiritually.
He sets a perfect atmosphere for each of his encounters from the ordinary home life to the eeriness of a building haunted by lost souls. The novel is a fast read. For more information about Samuel and his work, go to www.samuelbowling.com.