A Tale of Spirit
Review is by Molly
Doris Mae Honer’s A Tale of Spirit Yours, Mine and Lessons from the Universe is an uplifting narrative filled with real people and the life experiences they face.
A Tale of Spirit Yours, Mine and Lessons from the Universe is a work of nearly 200 pages, comprising an introduction, 27 chapters and an epilogue. Chapter titles are an eclectic mix indicating what to expect when the chapter is perused.
Writer Honer showcases actual real people along with their Spirits in this account of life stories coming from oral family history. Life experience is something each of us lives. We each have life experience and life history; in the introduction the writer tells the reader that has included some of her own personal experiences along with those of others. Honer tells us that the individual tales related are not chronological, the reader can certainly begin to read on page 1 and traverse to the final chapter. Or, the reader may want to select a chapter here and a chapter there based on the title of the particular section.
From the first chapter, entitled the Valiant Spirit of Northern Women, on to others about her parents, motherhood, omens, senior discussions, the Canadian health care system, different faces of love and the magic of spirit to list a few; it is amply evident that the writer has set down what interests her most and is what she hopes will interest the reader as well.
Each quick read, numbering 4 or 5 pages to 15 or so is headed with a homily. I like homilies some are credited to names from history; Jean Jacques Rousseau, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Gibran, others she offers herself. All are pithy, out of the ordinary, and interesting.
Writer Honer relates that as she sees emotions and Spirits in color; everyone has the capability within themselves to feel and have Spiritual experiences as well. However that ability is more developed for some than for others. The more open to Spirit and the notion of spirit one is the more the likelihood that Spirit will be manifested.
I particularly enjoyed the first chapter in which three members of Honer’s own family are showcased. Honer’s grandmother Catherine was psychic.
On the pages of A Tale of Spirit the reader can be expected to gain of sense of something known, but unknown, something apparent while not apparent. Tugging at the reader’s heart readers may find them selves responding with emotion, tears, laughter or sadness. The events portrayed are a lifetime of experiences which the author hopes will be appreciated in the unique and unique manner befitting them.
Those who have a sense of psychic power will find much to enjoy, those who do not will also find much to enjoy and may be a little persuaded to begin to have a little sense of the psychic as well.
Inspiring and uplifting, A Tale of Spirit Yours, Mine and Lessons from the Universe is a work to enjoy, reread and keep it handy for thumbing through often.
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