Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Garry Gewant’s “…Journey from Atheism to Spirituality” is a wonderful nonfiction work that discusses mystical topics in a down-to-earth fashion. All of the narratives are quite intriguing and entertaining. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Spirituality, mediumship, reincarnation, metaphysics, the workings of the Universe, and the like.
Interestingly, the pages of the book are not divided into chapters, but into “Life Lessons,” e.g., “Life Lesson 5,” instead of “Chapter 5.” I especially like how the episodes within each “Life Lesson” are at times broken up into short (non-fiction) stories that you can usually finish even if you only have a tiny period of time to relax and read.
Garry’s perspectives regarding the third eye, sixth sense, “skeptic vs cynic,” the Universe, etc., are all, in my view, highly accurate. I also found Garry’s philosophical statements to be in sync with the core shamanic beliefs that form a cornerstone of my own spirituality. Further, the author’s descriptions of the experiences he’s had with Spirit contact, synchronicities, hearing voices, and feeling those “familiar chills,” all ring true.
Garry’s accounts of how he goes from a tortured super market employee and smoker, to teacher, hypnotherapist, medium, author, and non-smoker, are unique and enjoyable. The stories about Garry’s father and the ramifications of his (and Garry’s own) smoking—are moving. The narrative about the metaphysical school trip (page 18 et seq) is spectacular, a showstopper. There are other showstoppers as well, but I can’t get into all of them here.
One fascinating account I must mention is the story of Garry’s connection to Brian Weiss, the penultimate past-life regression expert. It was at an upstate New York Spiritual education center called “Omega” where Garry met, and studied with, Dr. Weiss. It was also at Omega that Garry and I met, as you can read beginning with “Another Life Lesson - # 57.” I remember that event very well, and Garry’s description of the event is wholly accurate—providing more evidence of the honesty and integrity that is an essence of Garry as I know him, and that comes thru in his book.
“THE END OF THE BOOK But not the journey” wraps things up nicely on page 317, but Garry continues on to discuss the importance of family, providing further insight to who he is—a wonderful family man, who also just happens to be a gifted medium.