An Ancient Tear

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Years after the stillbirth of her first child, Sophie surrenders to a mystifying longing to find her daughter's spirit. Her search takes her on a journey she could never have imagined. Veils fall away each time she risks all she's known to be true, until mother and daughter meet again and all is understood.

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"An Ancient Tear is a compelling story of how a mother's wounds of losing a child through death, miscarriage, abortion, and ...

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Overview

Years after the stillbirth of her first child, Sophie surrenders to a mystifying longing to find her daughter's spirit. Her search takes her on a journey she could never have imagined. Veils fall away each time she risks all she's known to be true, until mother and daughter meet again and all is understood.

REVIEWS:
"An Ancient Tear is a compelling story of how a mother's wounds of losing a child through death, miscarriage, abortion, and adoption can be healed through a connection to and with spiritual realms. Carol Schaefer is a brilliant writer and brings her readers right into the experience she shares. This book is filled with love, compassion, and healing words.
In a time where so many women and men are searching for answers that can't be answered through ordinary means, Schaefer lets us know that we can turn to the spiritual realms for comfort, answers and healing."
Sandra Ingerman, MA
Author, Soul Retrieval and Medicine for the Earth

An Ancient Tear by Carol Schaefer is pure poetry. A story about the most devastating loss anyone can suffer, the loss of a child, the author reveals her own personal knowledge of loss in an archetypal portrayal of great insight and sensitivity. Her sense of the spiritual aspect of the relationship between mother and child is profound and powerful. This book will bring comfort to anyone who is grieving the loss of a child, and will be appreciated by any mother or daughter.
Nancy Verrier, MFT

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781500844509
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/14/2014
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Schaefer's first book, a memoir entitled The Other Mother: A Woman's Love for the Child She Gave Up for Adoption (SoHo Press, 1991), is considered a classic in adoption literature. The Other Mother is listed in 500 Great Books by Women, a Penguin Books Reader's Guide, a list that goes back to the eleventh century. Adapted as a television movie by NBC in 1995, The Other Mother, starring Frances Fisher, scored high in the ratings with 25 million viewers. Acquired by the Lifetime Channel, the movie aired many times from 2000 to 2008. The sequel, Searching ..., was published in 2014.

Schaefer also authored Grandmothers Counsel the World, which has been translated into 12 languages, and Mary Queen of Scots.

She has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, and many local television and radio programs around the country and in Canada. As an Adoption Reform Advocate, she has often been a keynote speaker and given numerous workshops at adoption conferences since 1991.

REVIEWS:
"An Ancient Tear is a compelling story of how a mother's wounds of losing a child through death, miscarriage, abortion, and adoption can be healed through a connection to and with spiritual realms. Carol Schaefer is a brilliant writer and brings her readers right into the experience she shares. This book is filled with love, compassion, and healing words.
In a time where so many women and men are searching for answers that can't be answered through ordinary means, Schaefer lets us know that we can turn to the spiritual realms for comfort, answers and healing."
Sandra Ingerman, MA
Author, Soul Retrieval and Medicine for the Earth

An Ancient Tear by Carol Schaefer is pure poetry. A story about the most devastating loss anyone can suffer, the loss of a child, the author reveals her own personal knowledge of loss in an archetypal portrayal of great insight and sensitivity. Her sense of the spiritual aspect of the relationship between mother and child is profound and powerful. This book will bring comfort to anyone who is grieving the loss of a child, and will be appreciated by any mother or daughter.
Nancy Verrier, MFT
Author, The Primal Wound and Coming Home to Self

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2004

    It's like a banquet for the soul...

    An Ancient Tear took me on many journeys, each one a new surprise, each one more soul-filling than the last. I've never cried before while reading a book. I definitely want to read it again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2004

    Healing through Insight

    My mother-who came to know this author through her writing on adoption-brought this book to me soon after the death of my precious, only daughter. The poetic way this author portrays buried grief and gently reveals the power of the greatest force, of the most hallowed relationship- that between a mother and her child- gave me great insight and a feeling of peace. I feel this book catapulted me into a much deeper place in my understanding of this process of grieving. I believe any mother would gain insight from this reading as would any daughter. I especially recommend this reading to any woman who has suffered the most excrutiating loss--that of her child.

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