A Rainbow Over the River: Experiences of Life, Death, and Other Worlds

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CLAIRVIEW BOOKS, Jun 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 230 pages
For many years Veronika van Duin has been able to see "over the river" experiencing spiritual dimensions and worlds hidden to the physical eye. With clairvoyant vision she has perceived angels and demonic beings, people who have died, and even events taking place in other parts of the world. But in 2002, with the passing of her mother Barbara Lipsker, the author's spiritual journeys became more concentrated and frequent, and she began to see people who had recently crossed the threshold of death, including the victims of an airplane disaster and a suicide bombing.

In A Rainbow Over the River, the author tells her remarkable story, from her earliest glimpses of the other side to her most recent excursions "over the river." In the second part of the book, she records an intensely moving diary of her mother's passing, rich in love, care, and profound understanding of suffering. She describes how, despite the sadness of losing their mother, Veronika's family see the death as a transition to a new existence and, ultimately, as a great festival of life. In the third section of the book she speaks of her mother's life as a pioneer of Camphill, a social movement that provides home and work for people with special needs. She also offers thoughts on birth and death, grief, healing, prayer, and the meaning of existence.

A Rainbow Over the River is a glorious celebration of life, illumined through a knowledge of death and the eternal nature of spirit.

 

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Contents

Guardian Angels
14
The Reality of Reincarnation
30
A Past Life Overshadowing the Present
43
Getting Back to Work
59
My Own Guardian Angel
72
Witnessing Crossing the River
85
My Mothers Life Story
196
The Loneliness of Dying
203
The Death of Children and That of Adults
209
Bathing in the River
218
Life Within Life Within Life
225
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About the author (2004)

VERONIKA VAN DUIN was born in Scotland and is married with three grown-up children. She trained as a nursery nurse, and for many years lived with her family in community with people with special needs. Here she discovered the work of Rudolf Steiner, which provided the foundation for her spiritual striving. She currently works and lives in a Camphill Community in Northern Ireland. Veronika van Duin runs seminars and workshops for homemakers, and is the author of Homemaking as a Social Art (2000) and A Child in Community (2002).

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