Soul Story: Evolution and the Purpose of Life

Tim Freke. Watkins, $18.95 trade paper (288p) ISBN 978-1-78028-984-7
In this wide-ranging guidebook, Freke (The Jesus Mysteries) urges readers to enter the slipstream of time and memory as the soul and body evolve to an awakened state that is “an experience of oneness, which is felt as all-embracing love.” Along the way, he drops little tidbits of esoteric wisdom such as “you don’t have a life, you are a life” and “Destiny is your curriculum in the school of life, which gives you the opportunity to realise your soul potential.” In a book that looks more like a blog come to life than a sustained argument about any particular idea—illustrating his point that reality follows no pattern—Freke dances along from one topic to another, illustrating that an emergent spirituality can grow out of the meeting of an esoteric perennial philosophy and the best of an objectivist science. Freke’s magical mystery tour of a book concludes dreamily that “life is good, death is safe, and what really matters is love.” Agent: Susan Mears, Susan Mears Literary. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 02/13/2017
Release date: 04/01/2017
Genre: Nonfiction
Paperback - 314 pages - 978-1-5252-4615-9
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