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Adventures of The Soul by James Van Praagh; reviewed by Saran Lamba


I am one of those who at any given time has atleast 4 children and a dog making ruckus in my house, so needless to say I am a master at tuning out and doing all sorts of mindless reading. So when I came across this book, Adventures of the Soul by James Van Praagh, the first thought that came to my mind was, Well! I’m never going to be able to get enough peace to concentrate on this book. Nevertheless, I decided to download a sample and give it a try, and believe me, I couldn’t put it down till I finished the whole book.

Having read a few books discussing the soul and its origin, I feel the essence in most of them is the same. They all tell us about our soul groups and how the mere thought affects not only our lives, but of those around us. This book also talks about the same thing, but the way it is written is very very different.  It’s as if you are having a one on one conversation with the author himself and the little examples/ anecdotes given, help in understanding.

The author describes himself as a clairvoyant and a spiritual medium and has written a number of books on the same theme.

In this book he has tried to explain the real purpose of our being and how we can achieve it. One of my most favourite quotes is,  that the soul is like flowing water which pools and forms a lake sometimes ( like us being in our present physical dimension) and then starts to flow again, may or may not form a lake but continues to flow till it reaches the source i.e the ocean in this case and the eternal spirit in ours.

Though it is a short book, he covers almost all the topics ranging from death and reincarnation, to how we can live mindfully. The best part is that he does not force you to believe anything and everything, if it does not resonate with you. He goes ahead and states, that if what he says doesn’t ring true to you, you should try something else that does. I love the way he says, we can either react with love or fear, and that like attracts like.

I highly recommend this book to someone who is looking for the purpose in their life or wants to know more about their soul and spirits.



FullSizeRender Saran is a mother of 2 children and a dog and when not being after their life, she tries to read anything that holds my interest, ranging from mystery to spirituality.


About artikaaurorabakshi

Artika Aurora Bakshi Artika Aurora Bakshi is the author of three well-acclaimed children’s books,My Little Sikh Handbook, My Little Sikh Handbook 2: Ardas, My Little Sikh Handbook: Travel Journal, and an anthology of stories, Hold On To Me. Her first story, set in Amritsar, during the pre-Partition period, All She Had Left, was published on Story Mirror. She co-manages, a manuscript help and book review site. Her passion for reading has led her to helping other writers with their manuscripts. She comes from a family of lawyers and has a master’s degree in International Banking & Finance. Currently based in Sri Lanka, she teaches Commerce and History on a part-time basis at an international school and enjoys being part of the literary scene in Sri Lanka. A regular at the Galle Literary Festival and other literary events in Sri Lanka, Artika’s articles and book reviews have featured in the Daily Mirror, Daily News, The Ceylon Chronicle, and various blogs, such as,,, She was actively involved with SAARC Women’s Association of Sri Lanka and was President of the Association in 2016. An avid reader, Artika runs an online book club with a membership base of over 600 members. Her quotes are featured under soul.nightingale on Instagram and on Soul Nightingale by Artika Aurora Bakshi on Facebook. Artika is also working on her fourth children’s book in the My Little Sikh Handbook series and a second anthology of stories for adults. You can reach Artika at .

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This entry was posted on July 25, 2016 by in Book Reviews, Guest Reviewers, Non Fiction and tagged , , .
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