“Are You Spiritual But Not Religious” and “Near-Death Experiences” are Subjects in Controversial Autobiography That is Described as Spiritual Adventure Story

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An Upraised Chalice details a lifetime search for truth outside of religious dogma; authored by a commercial pilot/flight instructor, builder and adventurer and is awarded 5-Stars by ForeWord Reviews – ASEMC Press

Do you consider yourself more spiritual than religious?

An Upraised Chalice

Nothing gets one’s attention like one’s imminent demise

Barnes & Noble and New Leaf Distributing Company now carry a controversial new title that touches upon the new spiritual paradigm in America that is reflected in two compelling topics: “Are you spiritual but not religious?" and the increasing interest in near-death experiences. The 5-Star ForeWord Review of ‘An Upraised Chalice’ states, “Nothing gets one’s attention like one’s imminent demise - the book chronicles the remarkable travels, adventures and near-death experiences that have marked the author's quest to discover the meaning of life. The practical insights detailed here, born of experience, cut across religious boundaries to convey a vibrant spirituality in plain, accessible language.”

The subject matter of An Upraised Chalice is also reflected in a very popular CNN.com series on the new spirituality in America. These widely acclaimed articles by the noted journalist Jessica Ravitz of CNN is followed by thousands. In her July 2nd column, she writes, ‘The New American Dream – Searching for Spirituality: To discover one’s self, to find enlightenment, to take a spiritual journey. What does this language mean? Are these pursuits, these aspirations, really possible? And if they are, what do the results look like?’ These questions are addressed in “An Upraised Chalice – Adventures and Near-Death Encounters in My Search for the Brotherhood of Light - and What it Can Mean for You”

According to J. Mahon of ASEMC Press, “This book introduces some of the teachings from the Ancient Mystery Schools – handed down by the Great Masters over the many centuries. The near-death experiences detailed in this book are different from those that have been the subject of recent bestselling books, such as 'Proof of Heaven' and ‘Heaven is Real.’ The multiple near-death experiences related in 'An Upraised Chalice' convey a different perspective. In one instance, the author was warned by the great archangel Michael immediately prior to a fatal head-on accident in which both the author and the other driver were killed – but the author was sent back after having additional experiences on the other side. This specific near-death experience actually began a few minutes before the trauma of the head-on crash, effectively silencing many skeptics that say that NDE experiences occur because the brain is starved for oxygen as it begins shutting down.”

Denis Ouellette, the editor of Natural Life News, stated in his review, “Periodically, a book comes along that is capable of changing people’s minds about Reality. The just-released “An Upraised Chalice” is one such book. It chronicles the world travels and the inner and outer experiences of the author that have marked his life, told in an engaging style, filled with pictures taken along the way, and ringing of the truth of experience - it seems the tide is turning for the mainstream’s acceptance of life after death.”

‘An Upraised Chalice – Adventures and Near-Death Encounters in My Search for the Brotherhood of Light and What It Can Mean for You ‘ ISBN 978-0-9912635-0-9 is now available around the world from Amazon and in the US by Barnes & Noble and bookstores everywhere in both print and eBook formats. Free review copies are available from NetGalley.

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