Controversial Autobiography is Released
Barnes & Noble and New Leaf Distributing Company now carry a controversial new title that touches upon the new spiritual paradigm in America that is reflected in two compelling topics: "Are you spiritual but not religious?" and the increasing interest in 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 author's 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. What does this language mean? Are these pursuits, these aspirations, really possible? And if they are, what do the results look like?' These questions 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, "This book introduces some of the teachings from the Ancient Mystery Schools - handed down by the Great Masters over the many centuries. The near-death experiences detailed in this book are different from those that have been the subject of recent bestselling books, such as 'Proof of Heaven' and 'Heaven is Real.' The multiple near-death experiences related in 'An Upraised Chalice' convey a different perspective. In one instance, the author was warned by the great archangel Michael immediately prior to a fatal head-on accident in which both the author and the other driver were killed - but the author was sent back after having additional experiences on the other side. This specific near-death experience actually began a few minutes before the trauma of the head-on crash, effectively silencing many skeptics that say that NDE experiences occur because the brain is starved for oxygen as it begins shutting down."