AN UPRAISED CHALICE Autobiography is Released
Barnes & Noble and New Leaf Distributing now offer a controversial new title that is indicative of the new spiritual paradigm in America that is summed up by the term "spiritual but not religious." This compelling story includes a world-wide quest and multiple near-death experiences. The 5-Star ForeWord Review of 'An Upraised Chalice' states "Nothing gets one's attention like one's imminent demise - the book chronicles the remarkable travels, adventures and near-death experiences that have marked the authors quest to discover the meaning of life. The practical insights detailed here, born of experience, cut across religious boundaries to convey a vibrant spirituality in plain, accessible language."
The subject matter of An Upraised Chalice is also reflected in a very popular CNN.com series on the new spirituality in America. These widely acclaimed articles by the noted journalist Jessica Ravitz of CNN is followed by thousands. In her July 2nd column she writes "The New American Dream - Searching for Spirituality - To discover one's self. To find enlightenment. To take a spiritual journey. Are these pursuits, these aspirations, really possible? And if they are, what do the results look like?" These very subjects are addressed in 'An Upraised Chalice - Adventures and Near-Death Encounters in My Search for the Brotherhood of Light - and What it Can Mean for You.'
According to J. Mahon of ASEMC Press, the following excerpt from the book conveys an experience that most people will have. "The years move forward and everyone is attending to their life's priorities, focusing on how to be happy, make a living, raise a family. The years turn into decades and sooner or later, (hopefully later) sickness or accidents happen and all are again confronted with the big questions: Why? What's next? What has this life that I've lived been about? As one begins to consider their own eventual departure: What have I been able to do to make things a little better? What have I passed along to make others' lives more beautiful?"