About the Book - Synopsis
Table of Contents
Foreword: By Andrew Dodd, Engineer and Consultant.
Introduction: The author states how he became a 'seeker of truth' and why, whilst outlining the subject matter covered in the book and who it is for. He tells how an engineering background and scientific frame of mind was an advantage in his search for the meaning and purpose of life. The reader is encouraged, not to look at life as a series of isolated incidents, but to see it as a jigsaw puzzle and clip pieces together to form a meaningful picture.
1. Life – The Continuing Drama: Outlines humanity’s predicament on this troubled war-torn planet and sets the scene for the quest. The reader is requested to be an impartial
observer of people and life – without opinions or prejudices – to ensure an open mind for what is to follow.
2. Health – A Precious Gem: Discusses the reasons why there is so much sickness and disease - particularly in the Western world – and how and why we are digging our early graves due to lifestyle ignorance and irresponsibility. Health is wealth, and offers a passport to happiness and general wellbeing. This is the chapter message.
3. Happiness – Why Is It So Elusive?: Looks at the reasons for happiness and unhappiness and why real and lasting happiness is so elusive. The author maintains that the secret of real happiness is simple and gives reasons why.
4. Religion – Faith or Knowledge: This takes an in-depth look at the pros and cons of religion and the natural progression from blind faith and belief to knowledge and expeience.
5. Life After Death – The Evidence?: Intermingled with his personal life, the author tells of his research and experiences regarding the scientific evidence for life after death. He explains how his psychic faculties developed, enabling him to see people from the spiritual worlds, and the training and discipline required for mediumship. There are many contributed personal stories, including survival evidence given by children.
6. Death and Dying – Why the Fear?: Examines the nature of death and seeks to alleviate the fear and paranoia associated with it. It discusses the astral body, why we have one, and the scientific research to prove its existence. There are contributed examples of near-death experiences [NDEs] and out-of-body experiences [OBEs]. To assist the reader there is a sketch showing the astral body and its relationship to the physical.
7. Invisible Worlds – Where Are They?: Explains the multi-dimensional universe and the whereabouts of the astral and spiritual worlds. Descriptions of life in these frequencies and their inhabitants are also covered – complete with diagram. Where we go after ‘death’ is also discussed, together with the latest scientific experiments regarding electronic communication with the astral worlds.
8. Is There a God of Love?: Looks at how, down the centuries, the human race has perceived a personal God. It describes the author’s quest for proof of the existence of a loving God and his life-changing experiences en-route. There are contributions from fellow seekers who corroborate the author’s findings when they share their cosmic consciousness and other mystical experiences with the reader.
9. Love – The Law of Life: Love is the ‘secret of life’ – it is the universal language – as this chapter reveals when it discusses the Spiritual Laws governing the universe and the implications of karma on our journey through life. The many facets of love are examined, as is the need to give and receive love, especially during the raising of children.
10. Reincarnation – Do We Have More Than One Life?: Investigates the evidence that we may have more than one life on this Earth, together with the reasons why and the karmic implications of rebirth. The author shares his regression experience as well as those of other contributors. Past life experiences of children are also discussed.
11. Suicide – Why Do They Do It?: An investigation into why so many people commit suicide, or consider it, particularly young people. The author has counselled many who have thought about it or attempted it and seeks to address the reasons why. Bullying, stress, depression and marriage breakups are among the various causes examined. What happens to suicides in the afterlife is also explained.
12. Prayer and Meditation – What Are They?: Answers the questions, ‘Why, when, how, and to whom or what do we pray?’ and, ‘Does it work?’ With meditation, the author seeks to guide the novice enquirer into an understanding of its profound health and spiritual values in everyday life, as well as its relationship to the chakra system, the soul and The Absolute [God]. There is also a chakra diagram.
13. Healing – Does It Work?: A chapter that seeks to dissolve the mystique and mumbo-jumbo that many imagine it to be. More of the author’s personal life is included, with explanations on how he became involved, how healing works and how others can learn the technique. There are many descriptions of healing experiences.
14. Good and Evil – Why the Conflict?: The seemingly never ending duel between good and evil and the reasons why evil is ‘permitted’ – and necessary for our spiritual evolution – are discussed in detail. Hell and the devil are also explained.
15. Just For You – A Personal Message: A Chapter written at a personal level for readers who may have undergone recent trauma or grief, and an in-depth investigation into some of the life-changing situations that can cause them. The subject matter is brought to life by the personal experiences of those who try to cope with such tragedies as the death of a partner; the death of a child; giving birth to a handicapped baby; being diagnosed with a terminal illness and suffering physical violence or sexual abuse as a child. These are the stories that make up the rich tapestry of life, causing many to ask such questions as, ‘Why has this happened to me?’ Or, ‘What have we done to deserve this?’
16. Questions and Answers: Covers many of the subjects discussed in the book including controversial ones that are not.
17. The Meaning and Purpose of Life – The Jigsaw: Assembles some of the jigsaw and gives the reader an insight into the evolving picture of life. It is a summary of all the chapters and highlights the necessity of seeing life as a whole and not as isolated fragments or a series of meaningless incidents.
18. What Do I Do Now?: This chapter is for readers who sincerely desire to know more of the subject matter and lifestyles mentioned in the preceding chapters. Based on the authors forty years of research and experience, there are ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ for those who wish to pursue the psychic and spiritual pathways. There is also a diagram of some of the assembled jigsaw. Readers have been given enough of the puzzle to make them think, whilst encouraging them to find additional pieces for themselves.
Glossary: A brief description of metaphysical words and terms used in the book.
Bibliography: Titles and authors of books relating to relevant subject matters discussed in the book.
Useful Contact Details: Organisations relating to issues discussed in the book.
Index: Alphabetical list of relevant names, events and issues mentioned in the book (not in Kindle version).