Friday, January 21, 2011

The Reviews Are In!

BOOK REVIEW  by author Tessa Jones 
Spiritual Turning Points: A Metaphysical Perspective of the Seven Life Transitions by Victoria Marina-Tompkins
(spring 2011 release)

Some books, once read, resonate with a powerful truth, leaving you with a perfect moment of utter clarity and you realize if you'd known about this long ago, the knowledge would have made it so much easier to deal with various issues and crises, and outcomes would probably have been accepted with a lot more grace and understanding.

This book, Spiritual Turning Points: A Metaphysical Perspective of the Seven Life Transitions, left me with just such a realization.

Author Victoria Marina-Tompkins writes from a unique perspective, filtered through three metaphysical studies: causal plane (which includes reincarnation), astrology and shamanism.  This distinctive blend gives a keen insight into what it means to travel this human path.

The book is structured simply and flows flawlessly from beginning to end, revealing a progression of the human experience from birth (and even before birth) to death… and beyond. Ms. Marina-Tompkins devotes a chapter to each of life's spiritual turning points - life's crossroads, if you will, and gives examples of how those pivotal and transitional moments provide the necessary structure for that person's life plan which helps them advance to the next phase. These become units of experience in the rhythm of life.  

Our past lives also affect life choices and current experiences, adding another layer of complexity for why we're here and what we wish to accomplish in this lifetime.  Although our soul may know the reasoning, our brain may not, and when uncomfortable situations arise, or the inevitable failing of our physical body occurs, it can be a truly frightening experience. The author successfully shows how to embrace these spiritual turning points and navigate our life with less fear, more anticipation, and a greater appreciation of the lessons we set out to learn.

The writing is fluid, concise, and compassionate. Spiritual Turning Points: A Metaphysical Perspective of the Seven Life Transitions affected me in ways I am still reflecting upon. I highly recommend this intriguing book for anyone who wants an understanding of why and how we choose to weave the myriad tiny threads that become the tapestry of our life.

Tessa Jones is an author of psychological suspense and young adult fiction

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