"'Soul Skin' can best be described as bliss in literary form-it is a mind-bending, sweeping story of impossible journeys made so believable by Jan's incredible literary talent." Meaghan - New York Book Pundit
"Woman have you had enough?"
Soul Skin 2nd Edition.
An inspiring tale of hardship, wisdom and discovery, Soul Skin is a celebration of those of us who do not fit into 'normal'. Deeply moving, Soul Skin is an odyssey of many lifetimes, that summons our own personal journeys.
Life overflows with problems as Navi is caught in between two worlds, of loss, destiny and self-discovery. Striving to cope with; a child's cancer, marital heartbreak, a stifling rural church community, a scandalous love affair, job loss, menopause and a haunting dark shadow nemesis, Navi is left heart broken and shamed. Lost and alone with her daughter, she is comforted by her dead Grandmother and a mysterious soul skin man. Slammed into impossible challenges, insights come through ancient sisterhood teachings and sacred dream journeying to historic events in; a Nazi death camp, a pre-civil war deep south, indigenous North America, as Joan of Arc, audience with Lord Byron, as a wolf mate and more. Throughout, Navi candidly explores life with wit, yet it is the love bond of her daughter, Gran and soul skin man that carries her through.
Following the power of fate and finding the freeing truth of who you truly are, can be a magical journey of remembering your; innate heart wisdom, connection with the spirit world of possibilities and bring forth your life mission.
If you don't fit in, maybe, you came to change the course of history.
* Jan Porter is a seasoned writer and author of numerous self counsel books and novels.
*Connect with Jan via: www.inspiredsoulworks.com, GoodReads, G+, YouTube, Twitter, KindleMojo, WorldPulse.
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|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.92(d)|
About the Author
Jan Porter finds the magic of the past and cosmos within every day unsung (s)heroes and the human condition to share with you. She is a philosophical ponderer of human nature, spirit world and nature, hence she does not hold to any one particular tradition as a one higher truth or one size fits all. Viva la diversity!
Jan aims to share thought provoking human conditions, touch on that bigger picture of spirituality, mystical and ancient traditions through the ancient art of storytelling; real people, unsung unlikely heroes and a touch of the magical.
Jan recalls as a young child, being held captivated with magical yarns of indigenous cultures, saints, mysticism and shamanism and Robert Service's tales of the north northern wilderness . As a teen, she found old battered copies of Voltaire's 'Candide', Margaret Caven's 'I Heard the Owl Call My Name' and anything ancient mystical shaman which her awkward geeky adolescent soul hungered for. Inspired, she first dabbled with typewritten short stories, articles and poetry founding a funky alternative secondary school newspaper 'Cool School News'. After many years of work in Human Services, evening ferocious spiritual, quantum or philosophical reading while raising children (all much food for character and story seeds) followed by a long arduous post-secondary completion of world religions, philosophy and spiritual sciences, she is carving a new path that takes all of the good of our ancestors and the hope for tomorrow to make a splash!
Jan aims to offer insights and wisdom of our human condition with higher insights and to empower inspire and is the founder of the ad hoc Soul Works Gifting Foundation.
*For more information on Jan Porter's work or to Connect via www.inspiredsoulworks.com, GoodReads, Google+, Twitter, Kindle Mojo, YouTube
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite Wow! That is what I thought after I finished reading Soul Skin: A Spirited Shaman's Journey, the luminescent novel by author Jan Porter. Following our protagonist, Navi, as she navigates a midlife crisis, this book has something for every person to connect to. Navi feels stuck in a damaged marriage, financially and physically drained, and so lonely for contact with loved ones that are gone from this world that she can feel it. When she starts to practice what she calls “dream journeys,” through a balance of meditation and dreaming she is able to travel to historic places and events, speak to people of historic importance, and gain healing and clarity in her own life. Soul Skin: A Spirited Shaman's Journey is simply a wondrous book. I’m not sure how else I can describe it accurately. This book is not one that can be read lightly; it’s certainly not a beach read. It is a book that spurs thought and feeling, and it is one that I am so glad I read. Author Jan Porter is practically poetic in the way she describes Navi’s thoughts, ruminations and dreams, and reading her words brought tears to my eyes several times. Soul Skin is a book that would appeal to any reader who loves literary fiction, stories with strong female protagonists, those looking for a book that will make them think, or just a unique and very worthwhile read. I highly recommend this book, and certainly hope that Jan Porter is working diligently on her next effort in this vein.
If I could describe Soul Skin by Jan Porter in just two words, it would be: emotional roller coaster. The emotional complexity of Navi, to the things she goes through from beginning to the end, the incorporation of historical figures and everything in between make this novel more complex and deeply moving. I read somewhere that the best books will break your heart, as they should, because that means that you were able to connect to every element in the book on a personal level. This is true with Soul Skin. From battling the demise of her marriage to trying to cope with a loved one's fight with cancer, it seems like Navi’s life is already overflowing with problems that will last her a lifetime. Unfortunately, it doesn't stop there for her. While a good book will tap your emotional sensitivities, a great book must be able to connect with you on a spiritual level, and I think that Porter achieved exactly that in Soul Skin. From the get-go, Soul Skin will have your attention, and will keep it through more than 500 pages of adventure, self-discovery, and spiritual awareness. In her other nonfiction books, Porter has demonstrated a gift to related to her readers. This gift is evident as well in this work of fiction. I highly recommend Soul Skin by Jan Porter to those who want to read about a complex novel that will make you think and feel all kinds of emotions; those who are looking to channel their spirituality through a great story; and those who are looking for the perfect gift to give to friends and love ones.
An exciting book that is inspiring too! The storyline is great, i loved its organization and composition. I melted into the story while reading. It left me speechless after completing the book. Soul skin is a great book which I will recommend to read. It's inspiring and through provoking. The story is so engaging and it's an interesting non-fiction release by the author. Keep going!