Synchronicity and the other side… Book review by Jenean Gilstrap
Days, Jenean Gilstrap recommended us a book by Trish and Rob MacGregor, “The Seven Secrets of Synchronicity“. If you are interested in this topic, we are sure you are going to like “Synchronicity and the other side…” because Trish and Rob MacGregor are subject specialists.
Believe it or not, life continues after you die –
This is how the writing team of Trish MacGregor and Rob MacGregor introduce us to their latest book, Synchronicity and the Other Side.
As they quote Emerson in The Over-Soul…”the influences of the senses has in most men overpowered the mind to the degree that the walls of space and time have come to look solid, real and insurmountable; and to speak with levity of those limits in the world is the sign of insanity.” However, they assure the reader that here we will see…”the walls separating this world and the other world are not insurmountable, that we can obtain messages from deceased loved ones, that guidance can be found, that a larger picture of life and life hereafter is readily available…and that…the more contact one makes, the more the so-called realm of the dead appears to be buzzing with life, potential and promise.” Then, just as the authors assure us of what awaits us, they methodically and comprehensively go about leading us on this journey of awareness and understanding, receptivity and communication, to synchronicity and the other side.
Synchronicity is basically a “meaningful coincidence”, according to Carl Jung, or…”the coming together of inner and outer events in a way that is meaningful to the observer and can’t be explained by cause and effect…” In the journey to communicate with our loved ones who are now on that other side, synchronicity becomes the guiding light through the darkness of misconception and misinformation, turning impossibility into not only possibility, but probability, using the information and techniques set out [again] by these authors of synchronicity.
The MacGregors come about speaking on the subject of synchronicity with authority. Their last co-authored book, The 7 Secrets of Synchronicity, was born as a result of the MacGregors’ life-long interest in meaningful coincidences. As their own awareness in the subject grew, so, too, did their desire to write a book about synchronicity. In early 2009, using the technological tool of the internet for research and to sample their blog [http://www.synchrosecrets.com/synchrosecrets/] audience, their collection of “synchronicities from around the world” amassed rapidly. So it was that their first book on synchronicity was born – a guide leading the reader into the deep jungle of our own subconscious, lighting the way for our own awareness, creativity and life experiences, particularly, meaningful coincidences, to grow and flourish. See my review of this timely and informative book at http://gypsywomanworld.blogspot.com/2010_06_01_archive.html.
Now, taking the reader further on this “ultimate journey” now with their newest book, Other Side not only expounds upon theory, it is replete with actual life stories and experiences of people around the world, including those of the authors. Contact with those on the other side through altered states such as dreams and near-death experiences is examined. The use of healing spirits [shamans, mystics and holistic healers] is introduced. Spirit contact through synchronicities before or after the soul’s passing is deeply looked into, leaving one thinking that “…perhaps…ideas…of the nature of consciousness…should be re-evaluated.” Another avenue of spirit contact is through encounters with ghosts or spirits and, again, real life experiences abounding in synchronicity are shared. Almost everyone has had experience with clusters of things – clusters of numbers or names or words or objects – whatever. Such repetitions may be telling us that we “…should pay attention…the universe…is speaking…to us…one on one, about an issue that may be holding…us…back or about an idea or belief that may move…us…forward.” Objects of interest are another way in which spirit contact is often experienced, with an object [belonging to, or associated with, the departed loved one] long lost or even unknown, resurfacing, or showing itself in some way. Then, there is the “spirit of the trickster” – that “…archetypal figure often associated with the transition from life to death.” Trickster spirits can wreak havoc with our emotions with their sometimes disturbing nature, “creating strife” and testing our strength and resolve in certain instances. Even animals, including our pets, may be attuned to the spirit world…”vehicles of synchronicity and spirit contact.” Spirit guides may come to us through dreams, through the use of a medium, or even in the “form of touch” like when you “…feel as if someone has just placed a hand on your shoulder or simply sense that someone is near…and you…experience an emotional reaction to contact, an overwhelming sense of elation, or shed tears of joy.”
Regardless of the nature of contact with the other side, “when synchronicity is combined with spirit contact, new realms of possibilities and potentials open.” Each of us has experienced moments of clarity in our lives – those moments when the muddled waters of life are made just a bit clearer, sometimes by a seemingly mundane event. It is in those moments that we are able to see beyond the here and now and into the realm of the divine. By using “synchronicity’s symbolic code”, the divine becomes all the closer. The signs are everywhere. By using the tools and techniques provided us in Synchronicity and the Other Side, cracking that symbolic code becomes all that much easier.
The works of these award winning authors includes non-fiction subjects of dreams, astrology, yoga, animal symbolism and paranormal phenomena. The fictional work of Trish MacGregor is replete with subjects of time travel, micro-chipping of animals and people, vanishings, parallel existences, governmental involvement and cover-ups, and more. Her novel, Esperanza, came out last year, and its sequel, Ghost Key, has just been released. Rob MacGregor wrote Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and six other of the Indiana Jones original novels. He has appeared on several major television network channels, as well. His most recent novel, Double Heart, has just been released. It follows the two others in this dynamic trilogy the includes Prophecy Rock [an Edgar winner] and Hawk Moon [Edgar nominee]. Still another book with the same protagonist is Time Catcher. Then, there are the latest releases: Romancing the Raven and Double Heart.
The MacGregors also wrote the Sydney Omarr astrology books [since Omarr’s death a number of years ago] which include twelve  sun sign books by individual zodiac sign with daily horoscopes, together with an annual volume divided into monthly sections. In addition, for some time, they maintained an blog in Omarr’s name.
Check out the MacGregors’ books at their website or on Amazon. As I always say about their work – get it now – don’t wait.