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Plowshare Media is pleased to announce the release of the latest title in our imprint

Opening to the Light

Weekly Meditations on Messages from Near-Death Experiences

By Gary D. Guthrie

 Near-death experiences have been with humanity since time immemorial. The fact that they recur so often indicates their importance and urgency. 
Despite the vast diversity of near-death experiencers, their expressions hold surprisingly common themes.  Opening to the Light relates these messages. 
They speak of our intrinsic worth, and our place in the world and eternity. They invite us to become more deeply aware of our inner Light and abilities.       
     Chosen to correlate with the number of weeks in a year, there are fifty-two messages offered for reflection in this book. Bringing them into a period of meditation 
and working to incorporate their affirmations during each week of the year can help to empower you; to open and deepen your relationship with the Light.

About the Author:

Gary Guthrie had a near-death experience in 1982, when he was a college instructor overseas. Since that time, he has been active in near-death research
and in meditation practice. He has lived and studied in India, the Middle East, Japan, and Singapore. Besides teaching, he has worked as a hospital chaplain
 and in hospice settings. He is also the author of the book, The Wisdom Tree, a Journey to the Heart of God, published by Ocean Tree Books, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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What people are saying about it:

“You will want to keep this small, thin book handy so you can read it, use it, cherish it, meditate on it daily...
I cannot praise enough its easy simplicity and utter power. It is so cleverly put together, with photos of nature, neardeath
messages, wisdom from poets and seers, sharings from the heart; loveshine from the Light.... I mean this little gem is positively exquisite. Not fancy. Exquisite!”
—P.M.H. Atwater, lecturer and author of The Big Book of Near-Death Experiences, We Live Forever, Coming Back to Life, and others

“Gary D. Guthrie has written a beautifully illustrated book of wisdom—a gift for anyone who wishes to reflect on the human condition and beyond.”
—Evelyn Elsaesser-Valarino; Geneva, Switzerland; international lecturer and author of Talking with Angel : about Illness and Death and Survival

“Opening to the Light by author Gary D. Guthrie is an open invitation to welcome more light into our lives. Without a doubt, this book will serve as an antidote in our
troubled times and will help bring those who sincerely work with it closer to the light.”
—John P. Haines, New Zealand broadcaster and author of In Search of Simplicity

“Gary D. Guthrie provides introspection and heart in the fi ne meditations he has written in Opening to the Light. His
work is an inspiration to those of us who believe in the next great adventure.”
—Paul Perry, writer, documentary filmmaker and coauthor of more than 20 books with such notables as
Dr. Raymond Moody, Dr. Melvin Morse, Dr. Jeffrey Long, and Dannion Brinkley

“Near-death experiencers know that truth is not exclusive to science or religion and that it can be accessed directly by tuning
into the Light. Opening to the Light shares the secrets of tapping into the Light directly through your own meditations....Enjoy the journey!”
—Linda A. Jacquin, Executive Board of Directors (retired), International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS)

“Th is thoughtful book will take you deeper into the meaning and message of the near-death experience. Each week, you are
invited into a meditation on some of the jewels brought back from travelers to realms beyond; and to find their resonance in
your own soul.... These messages are more than stories; they are guideposts on a spiritual journey.”
—Beverly Brodsky; Coordinator, San Diego IANDS

“Gary Guthrie has gathered and condensed insights from the wisest sages in the world and synthesized them into one of the
best collections of transformational meditations and affirmations that I’ve ever seen....This book is a treasure—a delight to read and ponder.”
—David R. Larsen, Communication Chairman, Salt Lake City IANDS

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