If the Spirit Moves You

If the Spirit Moves You

Life and Love After Death

Book - 2002
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If the Spirit Moves Youis the story of life after death-it chronicles a year in the life of Justine Picardie following the death of her sister, her soulmate, from breast cancer. It tells of the yearning to conjure again a voice from the vast silence, of how we fill the space that appears when someone dies, or how the void fills itself, of a bond between sisters that, like an endless conversation, carries on. Told in a series of diary entries from Good Friday 2000 to Easter Sunday 2001, it is filled with significant characters from the author's life-her Jewish academic father, who searches for answers to life's existential questions in the Kabbalah; her Catholic therapist mother; her husband; her children-as well as the spiritualists she encounters and their machines that speak to the dead. If the Spirit Moves Youis poignant and bracing, cosmic and uplifting, all at once.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2002.
ISBN: 9781573222112
1573222119
Branch Call Number: 921 P586i
Characteristics: 258 p. ; 22 cm.

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ownedbydoxies
Aug 17, 2012

After the author's sister died at a very young age from breast cancer, the author set out on an exploration to find out if her sister's soul had survived and was out there somewhere. What's odd is that the author, while contacting all kinds of spiritualists, some lacking in skills, other very skilled, always seems to sort of negate anything anyone says to her regarding her sister's spirit. Even if the psychic has details, such as an old song the sister sang, or clothing the sister often wore, the author still sort of shrugs it off and goes searching elsewhere. So in that sense, this book disappoints.

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