AuthorHouse Announces the Release of "This Side of the Gate" by John P. Johnston

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"This Side of the Gate" explores the concept of reincarnation by following one soul's journey thruogh history. For many, death marks the end. Feared and mourned, the mere mention of it often casts a pall on conversation. But for those who believe in reincarnation, this mysterious event is merely a passage to new life, one the soul will experience again and again. In "This Side of the Gate", now available through AuthorHouse, John P. Johnston explores this concept through the adventures one soul experiences in multiple lifetimes.

AuthorHouse announces the release of "This Side of the Gate" by John P. Johnston. The theme of "This Side of the Gate" is that “One Life” pervades everything and everybody, and that the purpose of life is the “unfoldment of consciousness” through reincarnation. Each of the book’s 32 chapters reveals a different character inhabited by the same, eternal soul, who narrates the tale from a unique point of view.

The story begins 12,000 years ago on the continent of Atlantis and ends in the 19th century with the Crimean War. It includes intuited information regarding Atlantean society and takes readers through time to a myriad of civilizations and locations from ancient Egypt to the Roman Empire to the Middle East and Europe. The characters include students, monks, warriors, scoundrels and saints, and the journey demonstrates how karma is created and can shape future lifetimes for better or worse. Historical information permeates the novel, but Johnston also includes psychological and spiritual insight.

“We live in a time [when] many of us yearn for a sense of wholeness, peace and brotherhood, and a way out of the world’s seemingly chaotic tailspin,” Johnston writes. “This book not only speaks to contemporary society, but [it also] awakens karmic memories stored in the subconscious mind, integrating the reader into a wider expanse of time.”

An enlightening journey packed with action and adventure, This Side of the Gate opens readers’ minds to a new perception of life and death.

Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Johnston moved to the Pacific Northwest while serving with the U.S. Air Force in 1967. He is married with three children and holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington. While earning his degree, he worked for the King County Department of Rehabilitation, where he served as a corrections officer for about seven years and a supervised release counselor for 18 years. An avid reader of psychology and metaphysics, Johnston has been dedicated to a meditation practice since his 20s. He retired in 2000, and began working fulltime on "This Side of the Gate", his first novel. For more information, visit http://www.ThisSideoftheGate.com, http://www.authorhouse.com, or http://www.authorsden.com/johnpjohnston.

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