On the countdown of 12 Days – 12 Gifts of Enlightenment- gifts to give to the metaphysically inclined for the holidays, we’ve arrived at Gift Number Four which is:
Give the Gift of Immortality
As Winter Solstice approaches and we celebrate the return of the light, we are reminded of the cycle of birth, death and rebirth, the circle of life. Looking around us, the trees are bare, the flowers are gone and the landscape is quiet and at rest, yet we know that in the Spring, the seeds underground will rise again with new life.
For the metaphysically inspired person in your life, this holiday holds great meaning in the symbolism of this time and the energy connected with the three days during Winter Solstice and the return of the Sun. Throughout the ages, philosophers, kings and queens, and all of humanity have wondered what occurs as we move from this cycle of life to death and rebirth. The question and answers as to what occurs after the moment of death are as vast as the people who ask them. As we enter the age of Aquarius and shift into a new age of enlightenment, science and spirituality are joining forces to investigate and explore these age old questions.
Author Roy Abraham Varghese has engaged in a wide variety of scientific and religious studies on the afterlife. An author/editor of nine books on science, religion and theology, Roy co-authored There is a God: How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind. Roy’s previous book, Cosmos, Bios, Theos, included contributions from over 24 Nobel Prize winners and was described by Time magazine as “the year’s most intriguing book about God“. A panelist at the science and religion forum in the Parliament of World Religions and participant in the Millennium World Peace Summit of religious and spiritual leaders at the United Nations, Roy continued his work to write The Wonder of the World: A Journey from Modern Science to the Mind of God, which explored the relationship between science and the existence of God. This book was endorsed by two Nobel Prize winers as well as leading Christian, Hindu, Moslem and Jewish thinkers and the scientist who established the Big Bang Theory. His latest book: There is Life After Death: Compelling Reports From Those Who Have Glimpsed the Afterlife with a foreword from Raymond Moody, provides eyewitness accounts and scientific and historical data on life after death. — recommended as a must have for any student of Near Death Experiences and the journey of the soul.
To continue the study and review of the afterlife as well as establish a balanced review, one must look at the history and societal beliefs perspective of immortality. I highly recommend
giving Claude Lecouteux’s book: The Return of the Dead: Ghosts, Ancestors, and the Transparent Veil of the Pagan Mind. Professor Lecouteux’s research delves into the rich history of cultural beliefs from around the world including ancestor worship and the universal belief of the soul, as revered in various societies throughout the ages. Claude Lecouteux provides a revealing look into how our ancestors saw more clearly through the veils between life and death and understood that the dead often traveled back and forth through the veil at will. Professor Lecouteux shares how indigenous cultures handled the process of life and death, highlighting the disconnection which has occurred in modern times. A wonderful resource book for the advanced metaphysician and student of the paranormal. With references from around the world, The Return of the Dead shares historical, spiritual and ceremonial stories with a fascinating study of medieval customs. Claude Lecouteux is a former professor of medieval literature and civilization at the Sorbonne. He is the author of numerous books on medieval and pagan afterlife beliefs including Witches, Werewolves and Fairies: Shapeshifters and Astral Doubles in the Middle Ages.
Are you inspired to think out of the box gentle readers, when it comes to metaphysically inspired gifts for special loved ones in your life? These books, beyond expanding the mind, will certainly stir conversations, debates and create fodder for many gatherings to come. Tune in tomorrow as we explore Enlightenment Gift Number Five. If you’ve missed Gift’s One or Two, or Three, click on the links here to visit the articles and click on the subscribe button on the top section of this page, where you’ll be notified via email each time a new article by yours truly appears.
In eternal gratitude and joy of the Divine,
More about Kala Ambrose:
Kala is an award winning author, intuitive and talk show host of the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show. Her thought-provoking interviews entice listeners to tune in around the globe! Described by her guests and listeners as discerning, empowering and inspiring, she speaks with world renowned authors, artists, teachers and researchers delving into metaphysical, holistic and paranormal topics. Kala’s book, 9 Life Altering Lessons: Secrets of the Mystery Schools Unveiled delves into the mysteries of ancient Egyptian mystery schools and explains their wisdom teachings. Kala lectures on Esoteric Teachings, Developing Business Intuition, Working with Auras, Chakras and Energy Fields, and Wise Woman Wisdom (also known as the Divine Feminine). Kala’s Guided Meditations CD’s include Spirit of Hawaii and Egyptian Mystery Temple and Tibetan Mountain Journey. More info: www.ExploreYourSpirit.com