I find soul work to be truly fascinating, which is why when I saw this book, Adventures of the Soul: Journeys Through the Physical and Spiritual Dimensions by James Van Praagh I had to pick up a copy. This book has been out for a while, but I only recently discovered it. I really enjoyed reading this book, both because of my innate interest in the subject of the soul, and due to the easy, almost conversational tone that James Van Praagh wrote the book in. Reading this book feels almost like having a fascinating conversation with an old friend which makes the subject matter accessible, even though the topic at first glance may seem esoteric. Unlike many books on the subject of soul, Adventures of the Soul is written without a particular religious viewpoint so all people can enjoy the book without feeling like the author believes that one type of religious belief is above any other.
The book is split into three parts, plus some special bonus material. The first part of the book is centered around the question, “What is the Soul?” This section is the foundation upon which the rest of the book is built upon. In it, the author shares with us the difference between body, soul and spirit, as well as how those three aspects of ourselves intertwine with one another.
The second part of the book revolves around what he calls “The Soul’s Home.” This section is really the meat of the book and where I found most of the juiciest nuggets of wisdom can be found. The author utilizes his personal experiences with souls and Spirit from his work as a medium to share with us information about where soul energy resides before coming to Earth and also once we leave the Earth plane.
The third part of the book delves into how our souls live in this physical world, and why we chose to leave the spirit realm and live on earth. I really enjoyed how James Van Praagh shared anecdotes from his personal life to paint a beautiful picture for us about the work all souls come to earth to do.
As a person who values meditation, visualizations and the benefits both can provide, I think my favorite part of the book is the last section, in which the author provides a few guided meditation visualizations. He presents them as exercises to aid you in discovering and then living out the work your soul came to Earth to do. Personally, I experienced profound shifts in thinking as a result of doing these exercises and I look forward to revisiting them again and again.
If you read this book, or are interested in reading it for the first time I would love to hear from you to discuss the material. I definitely recommend Adventures of the Soul: Journeys Through the Physical and Spiritual Dimensions by James Van Praagh to anyone curious about the soul, its purpose and connection to Spirit.