A Spirit In Motion

Non-Fiction - Spiritual/Supernatural
200 Pages
Reviewed on 10/02/2015
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Author Biography

Aaron J. Schieding is from New Hampshire, USA, has travelled all over America, and has been to Canada, Japan and Thailand. In his free time, he enjoys seeing movies, playing MMORPGs, watching documentaries & anime, and reading nonfiction books. He has always been curious about science and history. He believes that we must learn from the past and from those who came before us. In college, Aaron originally studied computers, but ended up changing to a major in English. He loves to write and appreciates the power of the written word. He is also a musician and has written dozens of song lyrics over the last decade.

Aaron is currently earning his bachelors in English and is looking forward to graduating soon. He will go on to teach English as a foreign language overseas. He has an onsite TEFL certification from Kaplan International English. He also served as an assistant instructor in an adult ESOL program. Aaron enjoys helping others to improve their English and looks forward to working in the field professionally. Aaron won the 2015-2016 English Scholarship Award for academic excellence at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, with his essay “Dracula: Pierced by the Bite of Spiritualism”. The essay details evidence that Bram Stoker was influenced by connections to the Spiritualist movement, which affected his writing of Dracula. This and other academic essays appear in his writing portfolio at WritingForToday.com.

    Book Review

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.