If someone told you that they knew for a fact that none of us ever dies when our bodies do, would you believe them? According to the Seven Souls that wrote the words of this book, no one on earth truly believes in the afterlife until they wake up on the other side.
The good news is it doesn’t matter in the least. As a writer, my job is to present the information to you, the reader, not to debate whether there is an afterlife. The souls assured me that if you’re reading these words it’s no coincidence and many lives will change for the better because of it. The word ghostwriter takes on new meaning with this book. Over several weeks in 2004, a gifted medium recorded the spirit world’s views on a variety of topics, ranging from capital punishment to the meaning of life. This was done using a technique known as automatic writing, where the medium held the pen and unseen hands did the rest. I was asked to help the Seven Soul Writers get the book into your hands.
Some will consider this book to be a total hoax. Others will see it as the truth. Still others will find themselves caught between the two extremes. The way you live the rest of your life hinges upon which option you choose to embrace. Choose as if your life depends on it.
Dan Farish was born in 1955 and raised in a working class Boston suburb, along with two sisters. His first book, 3 Steps To Recovery, won a 2012 Reviewer's Choice Award. He was as surprised as anyone. Why? Because he doesn't view himself as some self-important, snooty, pretentious author.
His writing style reflects his working-class Boston roots -informal, down-to-earth, and brutally honest. These traits come in handy when writing about airy-fairy topics like spirituality and the afterlife.
Today Dan lives on Whidbey Island, Washington, where he works as an author and addiction recovery coach, helping others overcome addiction using a spiritual approach. When he's not pondering the meaning of life, Dan spends his time exploring ways to create the ultimate cheese stead sandwich, which he suspects is pretty much the same thing.
My great-aunt, or "Aunt Gertrude" as we called her, was a very short spinster with the kind of lines down her upper lip that only very stern people get. When the spirit medium said she heard brisk, angry footsteps across a wooden floor, along with orders to "Tell that Daniel Farish I know him and I would NOT invite him for dinner", I knew Aunt Gertrude had arrived.
It's a moment that mad the hair on my neck stand up a little, but also brought a smile to my face. It was Gertrude's way of saying she was/is fond of me. As it turns out, she was the first of many long-lost family members and friends to communicate from the other side of life.
Like most people, I was more than a little skeptical about these communications from now deceased souls. My long-lost soul group members must have anticipated this, as they soon began communicating personal information that even the craftiest fake psychic and Scotland Yard together could never have known. The two mediums were able to contact a good number of departed souls that were once close to me in life. Each of them shared deeply personal details about people or places of my past, including the names of a deceased friend’s two sisters.