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Reviewed by J. Aislynn d'Merricksson for Readers' Favorite
I found A Spirit in Motion by Aaron J Schieding to be quite an interesting read. This non-fiction book investigates the notion of the human soul and afterlife beliefs. The book was broken into several chapters, each with their own specialised sub-topics, ranging from origins of human souls, to varied concepts of the afterlife, to discussing whether animals go to heaven, to ghosts and entities that may be mistaken for ghosts of the deceased, and everything between.
I loved the fact that the book was dedicated to Nikolai Tesla. Many of the anecdotes and stories really made me stop and think. I particularly enjoyed a story in the chapter 'Tears in the Rain' about rain being a part of a person until the person dies, then the water would rejoin the essential flow of Mother Ocean. It helped me clarify my own personal spiritual beliefs that we all have a bit of others, most especially our ancestors, within us, and when we pass on our essence returns to the essence of the One, enriched by our life experiences. All in all, Schieding's A Spirit in Motion is worth the read if you have an interest in the beliefs surrounding the human soul, and the afterlife.