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Lessons from the light : extraordinary messages of comfort and hope from the other side
Anderson, George (George P.)
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New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [1999]

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321 pages ; 24 cm
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In a time when interest in spiritual issues and the "other side" continues to grow at a phenomenal rate, George Anderson remains the premier voice among those who communicate with lost loved ones. In the twenty-five years he has worked with bereaved families to facilitate communication with their deceased loved ones, he has garnered a worldwide reputation for excellence in his mediumistic abilities. His gift is such that many in the medical and scientific fields have taken notice and consider his ability a true and genuine method of communication with souls in the hereafter.More than ten years ago, George Anderson's messages came to widespread public attention via the classic bestseller We Don't Die--followed by We Are Not Forgotten and Our Children Forever, all written by Joel Martin and Patricia Romanowski. Now, readers can once again find healing and hope in Lessons from the Light. Here George demystifies what it is to be a medium and answers the many questions most commonly asked of him. He also shares recent moving, inspirational readings that will reassure and enlighten the reader about life, spirituality, and our never-ending connection to those who have passed on.

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George Anderson not only works in the United States conducting seminars, lectures, and private appointments, but has also found wide appeal in Europe, Asia, and South Africa. He has been recognized by many in religious orders, including the School Sisters of Notre Dame, and has been the only living medium invited to Holland by the surviving members of the family of Anne Frank. He has also been featured extensively in newspapers and on television.

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Booklist Review

On the heels of James Van Praagh's popular books about life on the other side of the veiled curtain comes this account by medium George Anderson, whose We Don't Die (1989) predated Van Praagh's work. In addition to several introductory chapters on material covered in the previous book about what happens after death, Anderson's latest provides transcripts of recent readings in which the author establishes contact between the bereaved and their loved ones. To Anderson's credit, the transcripts seem to be unedited. There are plenty of instances where he appears to be off the mark or leading his client (the live one, that is). Still, examined with an open mind, these transcripts show that, more often than not, the information about personal circumstances and events that Anderson claims to learn from contacts on the "other side" is amazingly on target. Many readers will be comforted by this latest attempt to link the living and the dead. --Ilene Cooper

Publisher's Weekly Review

Author of the classic bestseller We Don't Die, Anderson has worked as a medium for over 25 years, helping bereaved families come to terms with their loss by passing along messages of well-being and promises of joyful reunions in the hereafter. "I feel a whirring in my head, very much like a generator starting up," Anderson explains. "And while I am discerning [i.e., receiving] I am part of the exhilarating electromagnetic force that souls use to transmit their messages." Part of Anderson's procedure is confirming the identity of the participating soul. Here, with the assistance of Barone, he employs written submissions from his clients that intimately describe lost loved ones and the circumstances of their deaths. The book also incorporates Anderson's reflections on abortion, miscarriage and reincarnation, as well as his compassionate view of suicide (he disagrees with mediums who profess that suicide victims are forever exiled in purgatory). But the fundamental point of this intriguing book is that love binds us. Anderson writes that "souls in the hereafter constantly tell us that love is what survives our physical bodies." Whatever skepticism some readers may feel about the possibility of an afterlife, the testimonies of Anderson's clients do provide poignant examples of the struggle to deal with loss. Readers don't need to share a belief in mediums or an afterlife to accept that an enduring spiritual bond with a lost loved one can be heartwarming and therapeutic for the living. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved