Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Writing Podcast Schedule for October 2008

Since Samhain or Halloween is coming soon, I thought it would be nice to offer something on our podcast and blog for those who have loved ones on the Other Side.

The veil between the physical and non-physical worlds is thought to be very thin this time of year and many of us ask the spirits of our deceased loved ones to join us for the evening. For me, it’s like a family reunion of departed souls as we lovingly honor Virginia, Mom-Mom, Pop-Pop, Edmond, Pap, Little Granny, and Uncle Asa. This year, we will add to the list my dear friend and Web guru Jerry McEwen, who was murdered during the holiday hoopla last December.

Trick or treat is actually a spinoff of the tradition of providing food offerings to honor deceased visitors who were welcome to come by their old homestead. Like balloons on a mailbox for a birthday party, candles were lit to let the spirit know where the celebration was being held. Read this article about Samhain, an ancient Celtic holiday for more information.

October 3
Nashville author of The Sage Age—Blending Science with Intuitive Wisdom, MaAnna Stephenson, will be the guest on Writers in the Sky Podcast.

Stephenson is a published composer with airplay in eleven countries. Her advanced education includes attending Jackson State Community College and Lambuth University concurrently, double majoring in music and acoustics with a special apprenticeship at a local recording studio as a sound engineer. She also has a degree in electronics.

Both scientists and those embracing New Age thought will enjoy this book, as well as the wisdom and wit the author shares in our interview. Visit www.SageAge.net for more information and links for purchase.

October 10
Irene Watson, author of The Sitting Swing: Finding Wisdom to Know the Difference was born and raised in a tiny hamlet of Reno in the northern area of the province of Alberta in Canada. Irene wrote about growing up in a semi-abusive home to finally accepting that experience as a path to a spiritual understanding of life.

Irene is the Managing Editor of Reader Views, where avid readers can find reviews of recently published books and interviews with authors. Her team of reviewers carefully reads each book and posts their honest opinions.

Irene Watson's pretentious life could go no further until she faced her past. Her moving and inspiring memoir begins at the end, in a recovery center, where she has gone to understand a childhood fraught with abuse, guilt, and uncertainty. Her powerful story is a testament that it’s never too late to change your life, never too late to heal. The Sitting Swing shows us how guilt, fear, and ignorance are borne by our children. Two distinct parts of the book look at an abusive child-rearing and the process of recovery that takes place years later. On many levels this is a classic story showing us that change, growth, forgiveness, and recovery are possible. It is also a heartwarming, healing story and a testament to the strength and courage of the human spirit. In the end, it gives hope and freedom to those who accept the past and move forward by rewriting life scripts that have been passed down for generations. For more information, please visit http://irenewatson.com/

October 17
We will take a mid-month break from the theme of the spirits to interview Marc Boyajian about his book The Next Falling Empire. Mr. Boyajian is a Syrian-born author who was raised in Lebanon and moved to the United States as a young adult. As someone who always held a deep love for this country, even before having the opportunity to live here, Mr. Boyajian shares his thoughts on steps that must be taken to preserve the American way of life.

Mr. Boyajian provides a road map of policy changes, ranging from issues of health care and education to the Iraq War and our global economy. He discusses each subject in straightforward language with specific solutions. Whether or not you agree with his proposals, you will appreciate the ability of Mr. Boyajian's writing to spark debate. Check out this interview to learn about his prescription for America. For more information about this book, please visit http://outskirtspress.com.

October 24
Carol Denbow will interview me (Yvonne Perry) about my book More Than Meets the Eye, which covers many aspects of the dying and grieving process and sheds light on near-death experience, suicide, euthanasia, and spirit visits after the passing of a loved one.

Carol has experience with South Coast Hospice & Palliative Care in Coos Bay, Oregon. Hospice care is one of the topics in my book, and one that I believe is a concern for many people, who have aging loved ones they need to care for in their final days.

More Than Meets the Eye, True Stories about Death, Dying, and Afterlife, is available for free as a PDF for anyone who subscribes to our free newsletter at writersinthesky.com. Also, I'm running a special on the books I have in my closet. For $10 plus shipping, I will autograph and mail a paperback copy to you. Contact me and give your address and the name of the person to whom you would like the book inscribed.

October 31
Have you had a Near-Death Experience ~ Out-of-Body Experience ~ Spiritually Transformative Experience ~ or other experience that can't be readily explained?

Then, be sure to join Yvonne Perry as she interviews Reverend Juliet Nightingale on Writers in the Sky Podcast.

Because of her NDEs (near-death experiences) and her involvement with the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS), Ms. Nightingale not only pioneered her own radio program, Toward The Light, she also has been interviewed on other radio and television programs and has appeared in numerous print media as well. Juliet is our guest by special request as part of our Samhain (Halloween) celebration this month.

Toward The Light is a special organization that offers an abundance of resources and services that bring nourishment to the soul, inspiration, peace of mind, and a true sense of well-being. They offer near-death studies and support (including a weekly radio show); Reiki & remote healing; psychic, spiritual, grief and motivational counseling as well as books/videos/DVDs on near-death and related topics. We also offer other special products and services for body, mind , and spirit.

Rev. Juliet Nightingale is a facilitator, radio show host, speaker, teacher, medium, and life coach, and is available for public and private speaking engagements. She also conducts seminars covering a wide range of topics. From England, her accent immediately draws people in. And, although a bit shy and reserved, Nightingale holds her audiences spellbound with her 'tell-it-like-it-is' style, then engages the audience in a colorful discussion.

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