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Welcome to my blog!

Welcome. My name is Shawn T Murphy, author of Torn Between Two Worlds. I’m so happy to have you as a visitor to my blog about my new book. This project is very special to me, and I hope to share some of that excitement with you here.

I’ll be using this blog to interact with you about Torn Between Two Worlds, expanding on some of the topics in it and blogging on some of the ideas related to my book. This is a great place for you to get to know me, and I’m looking forward to getting to know you, too. What did you think of Torn Between Two Worlds? What questions do you have for me? How do you relate to my book?

I’ll be returning here frequently with new posts and responses to feedback from you. Until next time, tell me a little bit about yourself.

Finding Wisdom and Rhetoric today

Since releasing my second book, some of my readers have asked the question: “Where can we find wisdom today?” I have been refining my criteria to look at present day people without the benefit of the test of time.

Through his work with his patients, Dr. Brian Weiss has discovered reincarnation and past lives, but unlike some of his contemporaries, he has gone beyond his personal observations and searched for a holistic worldview to explain his observations. I am very pleased with the wealth of knowledge he has to offer, answering many of the hard questions on his website. In addition to this, he displays the personality of someone who understand wisdom. He is modest, loving and caring.

I came across Communication with God from Neal Donald Walsch and it reminded me of a book by a similar name from Johannes Greber called Communications with the spirit world of God. I know this work well as it is one of my main references for my trilogy. The comparison of the two just like night and day. Greber, like wise, is very modest and cautious when it comes to his communications with messengers from God. What we learn from Greber and other similar interactions (Rev. Vale Owen and Beatrice Brunner) is that God does not speak directly to people. God has an uncountable number of angels to send to protect and speak with humans.

Book Review: Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives by Michael Newman

I have read many books on the afterlife, ghosts, and the spiritual world and find Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives lacking for two main reasons:

1) The therapist, Michael Newman, asks too many leading questions in his case studies. He allows his own view of the afterlife to taint the reports from the subjects. For example: he tells his patients that souls are androgynous balls of light, when the subjects are describing male and female being.

2) Newman generalizes too much, based on the limited data that he has collected. Although he does not admit this in the book, he has a very strong sample bias to his cases. This leads him to make statements like: “all souls choose the life they will live.” This may be true for the patients of Newman, who were enlightened enough to seek out his assurance. There is a large percentage of people living today that have not gained any self-awareness that would lead them to seek out Newman. Thus, a sample bias that excludes the subjects who had not said in the conditions of their current lifetime.

I would suggest people to read a more board set of case studies in the book Life After Life from Beatrice Brunner who channeled these souls which were recorded before a live audience. There are 13 additional cases posted on Quora.

Torn Between Two Worlds answers many common questions on Quora

Since the release of my trilogy, I have been answering common questions posted on Quora addressed by my books. Over 4,700 questions have been answered and these have received over 3.5 million views. There seems to be a hunger for logic and reason that both religions and science are having difficulty delivering. Below are the questions I have answered that are of most interest to readers.

Although the old Testament reveals women were made from Adam’s rib, what is the actuality now known by science?

Do birthmarks have a spiritual meaning?

Do we reincarnate instantly after we die? Or do we end up in some kind of limbo waiting for years and years until it’s the right time to reincarnate?

How is it that the pyramids were build 12,000 BC and Adam and Eve came about 8000 BC?

What is the true story of Lucifer and the fallen angels?

Why do ‘ghosts’ never talk about going to heaven and what that is like or about God?

Please visit my profile for these and many other questions with the perspective presented in Torn Between Two Worlds.