This Side of the Gate is the story of one Soul’s journey through many incarnations, sometimes playing the part of a villain, sometimes that of a courageous warrior, occasionally that of a student or teacher. Each lifetime is entirely unique; however, those lifetimes are in fact connected by a cause and effect relationship. Hence, the actions taken in any given lifetime invariably affect future lifetimes, sometimes hundreds, if not thousands of years later. Life’s inherent struggle and the inevitability of death are essential themes, and many of the chapters include penetrating insights into the nature of life beyond the grave. The underlying premise of the book holds that reincarnation blesses each of us with an opportunity to grow and evolve. On a practical level, reincarnation lends insight and understanding to circumstances and events that would otherwise have no meaning. In addition many people discover a wonderful sense of relief when they realize that they do not have to meet every challenge, satisfy every obligation, or achieve every goal in this lifetime. It helps to know that lessons learned are not lost, and that mistakes made are not final. They find comfort in the realization that they will be given other opportunities. Imagine the good that would prevail if we could but realize that each and every one of us has inhabited the body of every racial form, and that each and every one of us has incarnated time and again into many cultures and many religions. This is how consciousness evolves - learning and growing through diversity. “This fabulous work of fiction is…fraught with meaning between its sacred pages.” – Planet Starz, Mystic Living Today “…an unusually well-written novel that opens doors to self-discovery and minds to new consciousness.” – Metaphysical Reviews “This is a must-read for anyone captivated with the theory of reincarnation. The author takes us on a fascinating and profound spiritual journey via his previous incarnations which in turn trigger our own. I recognized myself in many of the author's situations, scenes etc. It was rather uncanny (the familiarity of the oneness.) This book contains invaluable lessons as together with the author we flow in and toward all that is The One!” – Vesna Perkovik “Twin Flame Poet”
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Published October 13, 2005
Literature & Fiction.