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Happy new year and welcome to the (Australian) summer-holiday edition of Spirit Sisters. I’m taking a short break and will be back very soon to share a wonderful conversation with someone extraordinarily gifted, which I know you’re going to love. I’m also planning the recording schedule for the new year, and corresponding with lots of incredible people, I can’t wait to bring you these conversations. On that note, if you have a story to share, please get in touch with me via email or via direct message on my Facebook page . I’m always excited to think of all the amazing untold stories that are out there.
Speaking of amazing stories, I have a treat for you. I’m going to read out a letter I received when I researching my book Spirit Sisters in 2008. The letter is about a near-death experience, although the writer refers to it as an OBE or out-of-body experience. The label doesn’t matter, because what you’re about to hear is a firsthand account of a profound and life-changing moment in the life of my correspondent, Sandra James. I should point out that prior to relating her memory of this otherworldly encounter, she leads into it with an account of an earlier near-death experience during surgery. Though less spectacular, this was also clearly important to the trajectory of Sandra’s story, so I’ve included it in the telling.
Sandra’s story, which is as tragic as it’s beautiful, was published in Spirit Sisters under the title The View From There and to this day it’s one of my all-time favourites. I’ve actually been looking for Sandra as I’d love to have her on the show, but I’ve had no luck finding her. Sandra, if you’re out there, please do get in touch!
If you’re lucky enough to be enjoying some holiday downtime, check out the show notes too, as I’ve included links to some popular episodes of Spirit Sisters, and also some of my favourite episodes of my previous podcast, The Ghost Files. I know that many of you really miss The Ghost Files, so I thought today I’d rekindle that spooky spark by reminding you of some of the chilling and wonderful conversations I enjoyed when I was hosting that show. As I’d often say back then, get ready for goosebumps…
If you’re in the mood for chills…
If you need a reminder that love never dies….
If you’re craving stories of miraculous encounters…
If you want to hear about an astounding near-death experience …
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