Postcards from Heaven: Messages of Love from the Other Side [NOOK Book]

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Editorial Reviews

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"Postcards from Heaven is one of the most tender, endearing, heartwarming books I have ever read. The author's humor, compassion, and love pour from every page. This book is a jewel and Dan Gordon an inspiration." — Caroline Myss, author of Entering the Castle and Invisible Acts of Power

"This book is a poignant, inspiring reminder of our nonlocal nature — that we are infinite in space and time, therefore immortal and eternal. Thanks, Dan Gordon, for reminding us of this in such a gentle, elegant way." — Larry Dossey, MD, author of Healing Words

"I have learned from my experience that Postcards from Heaven speaks the truth about life. Just as life has its joys and sorrows, Dan Gordon's book brought me to tears and laughter. It truly reveals that consciousness is not local and not confined to our bodies. It will expand your horizons, appreciation, and experience of life." — Bernie Siegel, MD, author of 365 Prescriptions for the Soul and Prescriptions for Living

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416591924
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Publication date: 11/11/2008
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 509,498
  • File size: 224 KB

Meet the Author

Dan Gordon was head writer of the hit TV series Highway to Heaven; his screenwriting credits include The Hurricane, Murder in the First, Wyatt Earp, and The Celestine Prophecy. He is the author of the stage adaptations of Terms of Endearment and Rain Man; cofounder of the Zaki Gordon Institute for Independent Filmmaking in Sedona, Arizona; and has been a guest lecturer at Columbia University School of the Arts, USC School of Cinematic Arts, UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, and Tel Aviv University.
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The Spacesuit

My Sweetheart, who is as wise as she is beautiful, refers to death as taking off the spacesuit.

Imagine you were an astronaut, out for a little space walk, puttering around the station perhaps, fixing up the solar panels, when suddenly you encountered a being from another galaxy. Let us say that you and the being exchanged astronaut pleasantries and looked each other over, possibly even touched each other, and then your new E.T. friend vanished, headed back to the mother ship all atwitter with news of the strange new species he had just encountered.

That being from a galaxy far far away would probably describe you as looking like their equivalent of the Pillsbury Doughboy or the Michelin Man. You were, he would report, bulky and white, with a glassy countenance. Then he might suggest that he believed that the spacesuit was just an outer shell. Underneath it, he believed, he had glimpsed something wonderful, graceful, elastic, muscular, and so much more beautiful than its bulky carapace.

I can imagine his cynical alien boss pooh-poohing the notion. "I've seen them," he might say. "And what you see is what you get. There is no inner earthling, separate and alive, which animates the outer earthling. Why," he might add, "I have even had occasion to measure their life span. It is there in the rectangular hump on their backs. It is called oxygen and when it runs out they die. Period. End of story."

So it is with us, says my Sweetheart. What some call Death is simply a discarding of the spacesuit. That's what we bury, the old suit, no longer needed.

I was there when my brother got a glimpse of that place where spacesuits areno longer necessary. I was there when he took off his suit, and later...when he sent me a postcard from the other side.

Copyright © 2008 by Dan Gordon

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Table of Contents

FOREWORD

INTRODUCTION

THE SPACESUIT

DAVID

PAPA

MOM

GRANDMA GODDESS

REB YISRAEL BEN SHMUEL DOV

ZAKI

HANUKAH

SHABBES HANUKAH

LIFE AFTER LIFE

NOTE TO READER

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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